Martin Sutherland has been Chief Executive of Royal & Derngate, Northampton for five years having spent the previous four years as Director of The Corn Exchange & New Greenham Arts in Newbury, Berkshire.

Prior to this Martin worked as an independent producer and general manager, touring over 50 theatre, comedy and circus productions throughout the UK and internationally. His early career was spent working with commercial theatre producers including Elton John's Rocket Theatre on West End and Broadway musicals.

Martin is a Trustee of Oxford Playhouse, Unlimited Theatre, and The Malcolm Arnold Society and a Fellow of the RSA.

More recently, the management team at Royal & Derngate developed a new organisation, Northamptonshire Arts Management Trust, to deliver finance, administration, sales, marketing, human resources, IT, programming and management services – for both Royal & Derngate and The Core at Corby Cube which opened in November 2010.

The Errol Flynn Filmhouse opened in June 2013.