Philippa Jelbart’s background of 15 years in hospitality has prepared her for the multitude of different events that take place at the venue every year, although there is always something to surprise her! Her managerial experience means that she is equally happy balancing the books, selling tickets and artworks, and doing the housekeeping to boot.
Mary Lou Jelbart is fortyfivedownstairs' Artistic Director & one of its founders. She has a longstanding career in the arts as a radio presenter & reviewer.
Briar Holt has worked in curatorial, administrative and visitor service roles within arts organisations focussing on emerging and mid-career artists
Front of House Manager
Front of House Manager Andrew Hansen has an extensive background in the theatre including being a founding member of theatre company, Handspan.