Artistic Directors

The Royal Court Theatre has had 13 Artistic Directors since 1956.

Vicky Featherstone (2013- present)
Dominic Cooke (2007-2013)
Ian Rickson (1998-2006)
Stephen Daldry (1992-1998)
Max Stafford-Clark (1979-1992)
Stuart Burge (1977-1979)
Robert Kidd (1975-1977)
Nicholas Wright (1975-1977)
Oscar Lewenstein (1972-1975)
Anthony Page (1969-1972)
Lindsay Anderson (1969-1972)
William Gaskill (1965-1972)
George Devine (1956-1965)

Vicky Featherstone

Artistic Director 2013 – present. Featherstone was Artistic Director of the National Theatre of Scotland since its foundation in 2...

Dominic Cooke

Artistic Director 2007-2013. Dominic was Artistic Director of the Royal Court 2007 – 2013. He was Associate Director of the Royal...

Ian Rickson

Artistic Director 1998-2006. Ian worked as a freelance theatre director before becoming Artistic Director of the Royal Court in 1998. ...

Stephen Daldry

Artistic Director 1992-1998. Stephen was Artistic Director of the Royal Court, 1992-1998. Before that, he was Artistic Director of the ...

Max Stafford-Clark

Artistic Director 1979-1993. Max was Artistic Director of the Royal Court, 1979-1993 and of the Traverse Theatre Edinburgh, 1968–1970....

Stuart Burge

Artistic Director 1977-1979. Stuart was Artistic Director of the Nottingham Playhouse, 1968–1973 before becoming Artistic Director of ...

Robert Kidd

Co-Artistic Director 1975-1977. Robert was Co-Artistic Director of the Royal Court 1975-1977, along with Nicholas Wright. FOR THE ROYAL...

Nicholas Wright

Co-Artistic Director 1975-1977. Nicholas joined the Royal Court as Casting Director before becoming the first director of the Theatre Up...

Oscar Lewenstein

Artistic Director 1972-1975. A founder-member of the English Stage Company, established 1956, Oscar was Chairman 1970-1972 before becomi...

Anthony Page

Co-Artistic Director, 1969-1972. Anthony began his career at the Royal Court as an assistant in 1958. He took over George Devine’s Ar...

Lindsay Anderson

Co-Artistic Director 1969-1972. Lindsay was co-Artistic Director of the Royal Court 1969–1972, along with William Gaskill and Anthony ...

William Gaskill

Artistic Director 1965-1972. William was Artistic Director of the Royal Court 1965-1972. He was also Associate Director of the National ...

George Devine

Artistic Director 1956-1965. George was the first Artistic Director of the English Stage Company at the Royal Court. He co-founded the O...