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Taunton Brewhouse appoints new Executive Director

Taunton Brewhouse has announced that Vickie Hobbs has been appointed as Executive Director at the theatre and community venue.

Vickie is combining her lifelong passion for theatre with her extensive experience working in the arts, charity, and business development sectors to lead the Brewhouse team. As well as a period as Head of Finance at Taunton Brewhouse, Vickie’s career has so far included roles with Taunton Association for the Homeless and Somerset Art Works.

Vickie’s experience in working with businesses and charities to maximise their potential and achieve their goals will be invaluable to the venue as it continues to attract world class talent and run a variety of opportunities for the local community to get creative. As well as managing the team, Vickie will also lead on development and sponsorship at the Brewhouse, a registered charity.

Vickie said: “I’m absolutely delighted to have been appointed as Executive Director at Taunton Brewhouse. There are a lot of exciting plans for the future and we have a great team who work hard to deliver a leading theatre for our local community.

“With the festive period approaching, we’re looking forward to welcoming families to the Brewhouse for The Little Prince and are already making plans for next year and beyond.”

Taunton Brewhouse is currently preparing for the world premiere of The Little Prince, a magical new musical for the whole family to enjoy this Christmas. Based on the much-loved story by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, it features a heartwarming story, spectacular circus performance and original music.

Taunton Brewhouse has a varied live programme, ranging from celebrity comedians to critically acclaimed drama. The theatre’s LEARN programme offers people of all ages opportunities to get involved in the arts through regular classes for young people and adults plus a series of special one-off workshops.

Val Hammond, Chair of Trustees at Taunton Theatre Association, added: “I am delighted that Vickie Hobbs has become our Executive Director. Vickie is a rare individual who combines sound financial understanding with a deep and practical love of the arts.  I much look forward to working with her in taking Taunton Brewhouse forward.”

Also newly appointed to the team is Tom Elliott, who joins as Marketing Manager. Tom will be using his experience working in arts marketing and his specialisms in theatre and digital to help the venue reach as many people in the local community as possible.

More information about Taunton Brewhouse and tickets for The Little Prince are available by visiting

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