Louisa Davies is the Events Manager at the Royal Shakespeare Company, where she is responsible for developing a programme of activity to animate the theatre buildings for daytime visitors, whilst opening up main stage productions and Shakespeare’s plays to the widest possible audience. This is a diverse programme that incorporates everything from family activities, workshops, debates through to large scale outdoor commissions and town-wide collaborations.
Alongside this Louisa also works as independent creative producer on a range of projects incorporating theatre, spoken word, outdoor arts and music. Currently her portfolio includes storytelling producers Adverse Camber, artist Yvon Bonenfant who creates sculptural and performative work exploring the human voice, and filmmaker/ photographer Adrian Burrows.
For ten years, she was the Producer – Performing Arts at mac birmingham. Her tenure at mac included the organisation’s £15m Building Project where she managed the commissioning and delivery of audience development and public art projects to mark the reopening. For the organisation’s 50th birthday she produced Sounding the River, a promenade show through Cannon Hill Park incorporating light and sound installations and performance works.
Louisa has a Masters Degree in European Cultural Policy and Administration from the University of Warwick, and is a semi-professional musician. She is also a board member of Birmingham-based theatre company The Bone Ensemble, and has previously served on the boards of Foursight Theatre and The Other Way Works.