SMG Europe has appointed Dan Harris as GM for the new Hull Venue, due to open late summer 2018.
Harris will oversee management of the new 3,500-capacity venue, alongside The Baths Hall and The Plowright Theatre, both in Scunthorpe.
John Sharkey, EVP of venue operator SMG Europe, said: “Dan has been instrumental in the success of our two Scunthorpe venues and I’m delighted to announce we’re now expanding his role to cover our new project in Hull. This new organisational structure, led by Dan, allows us to better programme content across all three venues as we continue to synergise our offering in the north.”
Joining Harris' senior management team will be Paul Savage, recently appointed head of entertainment sales and marketing for all three venues. Further announcements regarding senior management appointments will be made over the coming months.
Harris said: “Following this year’s hugely successful City of Culture 2017 in Hull, entertainment in the region is now firmly on the agenda and I’m looking forward to leading the team across all three venues as we keep the momentum alive. In addition to bringing the best in live entertainment and sporting events to all three venues, we’re also working closely with national conference and exhibition organisers to ensure both our new and existing venues offer a wide and varied programme.”
The venue will have the flexibility to reduce to a 2,500 all-seated capacity and a 1,400m2 exhibition space, plus 800 capacity conference auditorium with additional meeting rooms.