The award-winning theatre and film director is the Artistic Director of the London Theatre Company.

Nicholas Hytner
Nichola Hytner

"I am honoured and delighted to be joining the Board of the RSC as its new Co-Artistic Directors take the helm, and I am looking forward to what I am sure will be an exciting future”.

The theatre and film director Nicholas Hytner is to join the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Board, formally taking up the position at the Company’s AGM in Stratford-upon-Avon later today.

Currently Artistic Director of the London Theatre Company, the BAFTA, Tony and Laurence Olivier Award winner was previously Director of the National Theatre from 2003-2015. There he directed plays by Alan Bennett (The Madness of George III, The History Boys, The Habit of Art); Shakespeare (Henry V, Much Ado About Nothing, Hamlet, Timon of Athens, Othello); plays from the classical repertoire (The Alchemist, Phèdre, London Assurance); and a wide range of new plays including War Horse and The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night Time.

Nicholas has also worked widely in opera and in film, directing The Lady in The Van and The Madness of King George.

Nicholas served as a Trustee of the Royal Opera House 2008-2021, he is an Honorary Doctor of Letters at Cambridge University and an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts at the Juilliard School. He was knighted in 2009.

Shriti Vadera, Chair of the Board

"I am excited to welcome Nick to the Board. His exceptional experience will add huge value to the Board and to the next phase of the Company’s future under new artistic leadership."

Today the RSC Annual Review was published, you can read the Annual Review 2022-23 here.
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