VENUE OPERATOR SMG Europe has appointed Dan Harris as general manager of Hull Venue (cap. 3,500), due to open next summer.
Harris will oversee management of the £36 million venue, while continuing his work at The Baths Hall (1,800) and The Plowright Theatre (354) – both in Scunthorpe – which also form part of SMG’s portfolio.
“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,” says SMG Europe executive vice president John Sharkey.
As well as hosting concerts the venue, which will be able to offer a 2,500 all-seated capacity, will also stage conferences and exhibitions.
“Following this year’s City of Culture 2017 in Hull, entertainment in the region is now firmly on the agenda and as a team across all three venues we want to keep the momentum alive,” says Harris.
Paul Savage was recently appointed head of entertainment sales and marketing for all three venues.