SMG Europe has appointed Dan Harris as General Manager for the new Hull Venue, due to open in late summer 2018 in North Humberside, England.
As part of SMG’s expanding portfolio in the north of England, Harirs will now oversee management of the new 3,500 capacity venue, alongside The Baths Hall and The Plowright Theatre.
Hull Venue is a state-of-the-art, music and events complex with a capacity of up to 3,500 people that will allow Hull to attract large corporate conferences, exhibitions, dinners, and trade events as well as major touring concerts, stand-up comedy, family shows and sporting events.
The venue will have the flexibility to reduce to a 2,500 all-seated capacity and a 1,400m2 exhibition space plus 800 capacity conference auditorium with additional meeting rooms.
John Sharkey, executive vice president of SMG Europe, said:
Dan has been instrumental in the success of our two Scunthorpe venues and I’m delighted to announce we’re now expanding his role to cover our new project in Hull. 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.
Speaking of his new appointment, Harris said:
Following this year’s hugely successful City of Culture 2017 in Hull, entertainment in the region is now firmly on the agenda and I’m looking forward to leading the team across all three venues as we keep the momentum alive. In addition to bringing the best in live entertainment and sporting events to all three venues, we’re also working closely with national conference and exhibition organisers to ensure both our new and existing venues offer a wide and varied programme.
Joining Dan’s senior management team will be Paul Savage, recently appointed head of entertainment sales and marketing for all three venues. Further announcements regarding senior management appointments will be made over the coming months.