Until April 2020, Louise Jeffreys was the Artistic Director of the Barbican Centre, overseeing the strategic delivery of the artistic programme and leading the marketing and media relations teams. She championed the Barbican’s external events in East London, including the Walthamstow Garden Party and Leytonstone Loves Film.
Louise was previously Head of Theatre and Arts Projects at the Centre, responsible for Barbican International Theatre Events, which became one of London’s most innovative artistic programmes, presenting and co-commissioning leading international theatre, dance and opera. Prior to the Barbican, her roles included Administrative Director at Nottingham Playhouse, Head of Production at Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich, and Technical Director at English National Opera.
Jeffreys is a certified ILM Executive Coach and Mentor and is on the Board of Trustees for Told by an Idiot and Deputy Chair of English National Opera.