Emma Bettridge



Emma works with Massive Owl as a producer.

Emma is a Producer, Director and Festival curator. She works as a consultant producer for Annie Siddons, Vic Llewellyn, Bea Robert, Massive Owl and Rachael Clerke. She is a resident at the Pervasive Media Studio at the Watershed and also the chair of Wiveliscombe Town Hall Trust, an Arts Council England Artistic and Quality assessor and an Artist Advisor for Jerwood Arts.

Prior to this she ran Bristol Old Vic Ferment for six years, Pulse festival at the New Wolsey Theatre for three years and was part of the curatorial group for Caravan2014 (Farnham Maltings/Brighton Festival). She was an associate reader for the Soho Theatre, a consultant for Escalator East to Edinburgh (ACE East initiative) and a peer reviewer for the Wellcome Trust from 2010-2013. In 2010 she managed Gecko‘s international tour of The Overcoat (China & UK), produced the national tour of My Name is Sue (Northern Stage, Queer Up North, Soho theatre) and worked on the NSDF festival in Scarborough. Between 2004 and 2009 she ran the Pleasance London and Edinburgh Programmes.

Her passion lies in developing and commissioning new work. With a focus on creating and enabling artists to make the best work they can – employing time, space and breath into the process of a making a show. Examples of this type of process are demonstrated in Stillhouse’s Ours Was the Fen CountryThe Bullet and the Bass Trombone (Sleepdogs), My Name is Sue (Dafydd James & Co) and The Castle Builder (Vic Llewellyn & Kid Carpet).