James Turnbull is an award-winning producer, programmer, educationalist and project manager.
He has been a figurehead of the English arts and cultural scene for over 16 years, managing some of the UKs most celebrated companies, festivals and venues including The Shout, Cartoon De Salvo, The Old Market, Starboard Festival and Otherplace Productions.
James’ tour and production management includes work for the BBC Proms, The Royal Albert Hall, Battersea Arts Centre and the South Bank Centre as well as found spaces, village halls, schools and youth clubs.
As Executive Producer of the award-winning OnO Theatre for over 5 years, James oversaw more than 20 productions and theatre-in-education tours, raising significant investment from Arts Council England; the police; the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills and local authorities. James is a trained work-based learning assessor, and has widely taught Live Events & Promotions and Arts Management at further and higher education levels in London and Sussex.
James was a Director of Otherplace Productions for 5 years, with whom he founded 160-seat pop-up performance venue The Warren – winning Best Venue and Best Contribution to the Brighton Fringe Festival at The Latest awards in 2012 – as well as managing central Brighton theatre, music, film and visual art venue, The Basement.
In recent years, James has been the spearhead of #TOMTech – a multi-faceted research & development project for The Old Market theatre, pushing the boundaries of performance and technology, virtual reality and live story-telling – for which he has been profiled by The Guardian and the BBC.