Mark Ball

Joining the Southbank Centre as Artistic Director in 2021, Mark Ball is responsible for the delivery of the entire artistic programme, working with the Southbank Centre’s Artistic and Creative Engagement teams and extensive creative networks to produce a dynamic and world class programme at the heart of London. 

Prior to the Southbank Centre Mark was Creative Director at Manchester International Festival (now Factory International), where he led the artistic programme for the newly opened Aviva Studios and has also held positions as Artistic Director and Chief Executive of the London International Festival of Theatre (LIFT), Head of Events and Exhibitions at the Royal Shakespeare Company, and Artistic Director of Fierce!  Mark is Chair of Belarus Free Theatre.

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