Lindsey Alvis

Lindsey Alvis


Where are they now?

After 10 years producing theatre, first for London based touring company Headlong & then Liverpool Everyman and Playhouse theatres, Lindsey returned home for Hull UK City of Culture 2017 before joining Middle Child, where she is currently Executive Director and Joint CEO. Lindsey is passionate about providing opportunities for artists and audiences in the city in which she grew up, making Hull a creative and vibrant place to live, work and play.

Creating gig theatre that brings people together for a good night out with big ideas, Middle Child is committed to breaking down barriers and ensuring that theatre is affordable and accessible for all. Alongside Artistic Director Paul Smith, Lindsey oversees the artistic vision, strategy, and leadership of the company. Productions include family hip-hop musical There Should Be Unicorns by Luke Barnes, with music by James Frewer and Kobby Taylor, in association with Beats Bus; the award-winning grime and hip-hop inspired The Canary and The Crow by Daniel Ward with original live music from Prez 96 and James Frewer; and the electrifying cabaret Us Against Whatever by Maureen Lennon, in collaboration with Nastazja Somers, with music by James Frewer.

In 2021/22 Lindsey completed a fellowship with Clore Leadership with much of her learning focussing on pregnancy and early motherhood in relation to leadership, personal and professional development, and paid work. She is passionate about parents being able to remain and thrive in the sector and retaining talent, championing flexible and inclusive working policies.