Joseph Smith

Joe is the Chair of the Gate’s Board.

Co-owner Smith & Brant Theatricals: He is the producer of multi award-winning musical Come From Away in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia as well as the West End productions of True West, Bitter Wheat and national tours of Gaslight, Abigail’s Party and Ghost Stories.

Producer Rocket Stage: He is currently developing new musicals for the theatrical arm of Elton John and David Furnish’s production company, Rocket Entertainment.

Chief Executive Stage One: Joe has headed up the charity Stage One since 2011 and strongly believes in nurturing and supporting the next generation of commercial producers. He was instrumental in creating the Bridge the Gap programme in 2019, aiming at increasing diversity in the producing industry through training, mentorship and vital financial support.

Prior to this he started his career as Producer at the National Theatre in 1992 before working as Executive Producer at Old Vic Productions on smash hit musical Billy Elliot worldwide, and the award-winning productions of Sweeney Todd, Jerusalem and Clybourne Park.