Mr Neil Reading

Venue Manager - Arena Theatre/Performance Hub

Reading Neil II
Email address: Phone number: 01902 322297 Location: Arena Theatre - City Campus Faculty: Faculty of Arts School/Institute: School of Performing Arts Areas of expertise: Theatre, Directing, Producing, Festival Operation, Artistic Direction, Arts Marketing, Arts Administration


I have been involved in the performing arts from a young age, I studied Theatre Studies at the University of Hull and an MA in Directing for Theatre at St. Mary's College, Twickenham. 

I began work at the University of Wolverhampton in 2007 at the Students' Union where I was Activities Co-ordinator for 5 years before moving to the Performance Hub as Promoter, arriving at the Arena Theatre as Venue Manager in May 2013. Alongside this I have been a freelance theatre director and producer for 15 years and have produced over 30 theatrical productions as well as several festivals. I am currently Company Director for Beautiful Shadows Theatre Company and the producer of 14/48 Wolverhampton.

Research interests

  • Jackson Pollock: Performance Artist?


  • BA Hons - Theatre Studies,
  • MA - Directing for Theatre.