Matthew Vass-White – General Manager

Matthew joined in November 2019, having previously managed and programmed venues both locally and in Manchester over the past 22 years. He has professional qualifications in Arts Management and Marketing and extensive experience in large scale ticketing and event management.

Sara Stewart Haddow – Deputy General Manager

Sara joined The Regent Centre in Dec 2013 following the merger with the Christchurch Information Centre. Sara manages the Information Centre on a day-to-day basis and helps us welcome the estimated 1.5 million tourists to Christchurch every year, as well as over 100,000 into the Regent Centre alone.

Julie Corbin – Volunteer Coordinator

Julie joined The Regent Centre in August 2014 as our full time volunteer Coordinator. The Regent Centre currently has over 200 volunteers working FOH and it is Julie's responsibility to help manage them and the rotas.

Gary Theobald – Press, publicity and film officer

Gary is the Regent Centre’s longest serving staff member who has been with us for over 30 years. His knowledge and understanding of the film industry has enabled us to be in the forefront of film bookings and has made us into the venue we are today. He is a keen tennis player and cake eater

Alexandra Stanley – Finance Officer

Alex is an integral part of the Regent Centre that keeps us operating and functioning to a high level daily. We currently welcome over 300 events into the venue every year and Alex is responsible in making sure everyone gets paid on time, both in house and externally. Originally from Bath, Alex lives locally with her family and two dogs, Millie and George.

Shaun Luckly – Technical Stage Manager

Shaun studied for a BTEC National Diploma at Wakefield College, specialising in sound, lighting and dance. He then went on to study a Higher National Diploma in Theatre Design at Croydon College, specialising in sound and lighting. He worked for Director Ken Alexander at The Byre Theatre in St Andrews as resident Production Manager and sound engineer for their repertory Theatre before going to Glasgow to work at The Tron Theatre as the Assistant Technical Manager. He was involved in the design and implementation of their refurbishment when they were awarded a £3.5 Million Lottery Grant. In the late 1990's Shaun worked as a senior technician at the BIC before joining the Regent Centre in 2002 where he still enjoys turning around the busy schedule and training up and coming technicians.

Laura Dean – Marketing Assistant

Laura joined the team in 2016 as Marketing Assistant assisting the Deputy Manager with the marketing, publicity and promotion of the Regent Centre. She has a background in public relations and previously worked for a PR company in central Bournemouth. 

Laura is an avid theatre lover and loves heading to London to see the latest West End show. 

Tom Critchell – Senior Technician

Tom started at the Regent Centre as a Technical volunteer after he did his work experience in 2011 and then joined the staff team in 2016. Tom previously worked at the Lighthouse as a casual Technician before they closed for their summer refurbishment, during which time he worked with English Touring Opera, Mousetrap, Birmingham Royal Ballet and many more.

He also Studied BTEC Performing Arts and is passionate about going to the theatre to see shows. Tom also worked at Adventure Wonderland as part of the Entertainments Team.


Rosemary Edwards  – Front Of House Assistant

Rosie is a practicing visual artist with a passion for all the arts.  She has worked in the arts for over 15 years for numerous arts organisations mainly in Wales.  This includes work for the Arts Council of Wales, annual arts festivals and Wales Millennium Centre where she undertook educational projects, programming and front of house duties.  
Rosie has been at the Regent Centre since September 2016 and says “It is nice to be able to work in a vibrant arts environment with enthusiastic people, both staff and volunteers, which also is at the heart of the local community.  This is a rare thing and should be cherished."

Vicky Semple  – Administration Assistant

Vicky completed her diploma in recorded and performing arts at CAPRA in 2002. She went on to form Bourne Rep, Bournemouth's first professional theatre company. With this company, she directed and produced over thirteen plays and musicals in venues across Bournemouth and the surrounding areas. Alongside this work, she formed a youth theatre and taught drama to young people. After starting a family, Vicky concentrated on freelance directing and producing.

Vicky is thrilled to be part of the Regent Centre family and loves the colourful mix of personalities and stories that our volunteers and customers share daily.

Naomi Mondino - Front of House Assistant

Naomi joined the team in 2018, having brought her children up on the 'Regent Cinema Experience' she was excited to be part of the day to day running of somewhere she was so familiar with. Naomi has spent many years building relationships with the young people of Christchurch and surrounding areas working for Dorset Youth Service and as a Safeguarding Manager for Bournemouth and Poole College. She is delighted to find so many of those faces are now long standing patrons of the Regent Centre.

Naomi has built some fabulous relationships with the Regent Centre's many amazing volunteers with whom she shares tales from stories her grandfather shared with her about Laurence of Arabia to what her stubborn little Scottie dog has done that day .

Simon Foulkes - Building Maintenance

Georgina Smith - Front of House Assistant

Patrick Marsden - Front of House Assistant

Caroline Holley - Front of House Assistant

Poll Abel - Front of House Assistant 

Mark Everritt - Front of House Assistant



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