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Ian Taylor

Managing Director //

Ian Taylor is a professional production manager with over a decade of experience in the theatre industry. Ian has an extensive background in stage management and as managing director of the eStage, a company dedicated to serving the needs of the entertainment industry.

Working in stage management Ian’s career began with Glyndebourne and The Royal Opera companies in 2004 and 2006, respectively, as an assistant stage manager. Within only a couple years, he became a stage manager for The Royal Opera beginning with Cosi fan tutte in 2010. Other companies he’s stage-managed for include ROH2, Secret Cinema, Opera Holland Park and Pimlico Opera. He was senior stage manager for Opera Holland Park’s Summer Festival for four years and in 2012 started production managing for The Philharmonia Orchestra, W11 Opera, Arcola Theatre, The Royal Opera, Ice&Fire, Papatango Theatre Company and Secret Cinema. Before starting eStage in 2014.

With a deep understanding for the needs of individual performers and the arts industry in general, Ian also brings over a decade of expertise to eStage’s digital offering creating a vibrant online presence for those in the entertainment industry. Ian holds a bachelor’s degree in stage management and technical theatre, with honours, from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

In 2020 Ian became a Director and Committee member for the Production Managers Forum.