John Young

Compliance and Training Consultant

With a 30-year career in the industry behind him, John is a hugely experienced theatre professional. The newest member of the Theatreplan team, John will provide a range of specialist services, including fire risk assessment, staff training and project management.


Having studied Stage Management at the Guildford School of Acting, University of Surrey, John went on to complete residencies at several regional theatres before joining Ambassador Theatre Group in 1999 as Technical Manager at the Milton Keynes Theatre. He became ATG’s Head of Technical Services in 2001, overseeing the technical management, capital projects, training and infrastructure of the group’s UK and international venues.

In 2013, he introduced technical theatre apprenticeships with ATG and he now chairs the Creative Venue Technician Trailblazer Apprenticeship Consortium. He has also recently started his own consultancy and training business, John Young Creative Industries.

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