Ian Taylor is a Production Manager with over two decades of experience in the theatre and events industry. He has worked for producers such as Birmingham Rep, Sheffield Theatres, Hampstead Theatre, Barber Opera, Bush Theatre, Southwark Playhouse, The Park Theatre, the Philharmonia Orchestra, W11 Opera, Arcola Theatre, Troupe, Papatango and Secret Cinema.
His career began in stage management at Glyndebourne and the Royal Opera companies in 2004 and 2006, respectively, as an assistant stage manager. He later became a Stage Manager for The Royal Opera, beginning with “Cosi fan Tutte” in 2010 and managing multiple shows in the Linbury Studio for ROH2. He went on to stage manage for Secret Cinema, Opera Holland Park and Pimlico Opera. He was Senior Stage Manager for Opera Holland Park’s Summer Festival for four years. Before Moving to Production Managment in 2012.
In 2014 Ian founded “eStage”, a company for Production Managers with a deep understanding of the needs of productions and the arts industry in general.
In 2016 Ian managed the creation of the “Backstage Professional Development Conference”, bringing together industry professionals offering knowledge, advice and guidance based on their careers in the industry.
Ian holds a bachelor’s degree in stage management and technical theatre, with honours, from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.