Conrad Nelson to step down as Artistic Director and Joint CEO of Northern Broadsides

Conrad Nelson joined the Northern Broadsides team in 1992, and after 26 years of service, he will be leaving the company in his current role as Artistic Director / Joint CEO next year. Conrad says:

“It’s been a huge privilege to lead Northern Broadsides over the last year. I’m proud of what the company has achieved since I joined in 1992. Now is the time to hand over the reigns of leadership. Thanks to all for your support. Onwards! Much Ado next spring and then to new adventures”.

We would like to wish Conrad the very best of luck in his future ventures and we will be keeping a close eye on his work.

A Christmas Cantata - Sunday 9 December, 3pm & 6pm

We are proud to be staging a concert version of the Charles Dickens classic A Christmas Carol this December. All proceeds from ticket sales and donations will support Northern Broadsides’ productions and education work, ensuring we can continue to produce award-winning entertainment for generations to come. Featuring the exceptional harmonies of a mixed voice choir, celebrate the spirit of Christmas with Northern Broadsides in the atmospheric Viaduct Theatre. Ebenezer Scrooge (played by Conrad Nelson) has the coldest of hearts and the stingiest pockets to ever jingle down the icy streets of Victorian London. One frosty Christmas Eve, Scrooge has a midnight visitor that changes the course of his life forever. This classic Christmas favourite is brought to life in a joyful sung concert, with music by Ashley Thompson and words by Deborah McAndrew. Book tickets through or through their friendly box office team on 01422 255 266.


Northern Broadsides’ new Fundraising & Marketing Team 
Pamela Johnson is Broadsides’ new Development Manager, an experienced freelance consultant and trainer, she specialises in fundraising, project management and business development. Pamela worked for Broadsides in the earliest days of the company and is thrilled to be back working with the company once again.  Pamela says: 

“Having worked with Broadsides on its inaugural tour of Richard lll and other early productions, it’s great to be back with the company, which is still as vibrant, entertaining and distinctive 25 years on.“

Jess Rooney joins the team as a Marketing Manager, having worked in the charity and arts industries in creative marketing roles since graduating with a degree in Advertising and Design from The University of Leeds and an undergraduate degree in Psychology.  Jess says: 

“I’m so excited to start working with this respected and well-loved brand. There are so many opportunities to create interesting campaigns that (I hope!) will really appeal to audiences old and new”.

Welcome to the team, Pam and Jess!