• Facebook ad pixel tracking


    LIFT is about London. For over 35 years we have presented shows in partnership with London’s major arts venues, theatres and galleries, but also in countless hidden spaces and places across the city. LIFT is firmly rooted in the life of this great city and of its people, celebrating the experiences of the many individuals, cultures and communities that call London home.

    We work with world-class artists, whose radical imaginations create exceptional work that questions the nature of theatre, engages with the big ideas of our time, and reveals the stories and communities of our incredibly diverse city.

    LIFT has done more to influence the growth and adventure of English theatre than any other organisation we have.

    Sir Mark Rylance, LIFT Patron


    We’re a lively bunch, dedicated to finding, promoting and collaborating with the greatest talent across the world. We’re all here to provide you with a memorable LIFT experience.

    Kris Nelson

    Artistic Director & CEO

    Email Me

    Carolyn Forsyth

    Senior Producer

    Email Me

    Patricia Akoli

    Projects Coordinator

    Email Me

    Dan Jacques

    Finance & Admin Manager

    Email Me

    Francis Christeller

    Partnerships & Development Manager

    Email Me

    David Lewis

    Head of Finance and Operations

    Email Me

    Mekel Edwards

    Production Manager

    Email Me

    Bonnie Smith

    Head of Marketing & Digital

    Email Me

    For PR enquiries get in touch with The Corner Shop.

    LIFT’s generous and supportive Patrons are Dame Amelia FawcettRalph FiennesSir Nicholas HytnerLady Helena Kennedy, Sir Mark RylanceFiona Shaw CBEJuliet Stevenson CBEDame Janet Suzman and the Earl of Gowrie.


    LIFT is governed by a dedicated and talented board of trustees, supported by a Digital Board, a Tottenham Board and a Finance Committee. Their support ensures we are able to deliver all that we do to the highest standard.

    Bernard Donoghue

    Director - The Association of Leading Visitor Attractions

    LIFT Trustee (Chair) & LIFT Finance Committee

    Hannah Azieb Pool

    Senior Programmer, Contemporary Culture – Southbank Centre

    LIFT Trustee

    Malakai Sargeant

    Director of S&K Projects

    LIFT Trustee & Tottenham Board

    Martin Harrison

    Group Financial Controller - Inmarsat PLC

    LIFT Trustee & LIFT Finance Committee (Chair)

    Simon London

    Co-Founder – KidRated

    LIFT Trustee

    Alan Strong

    Technology consultant

    LIFT Trustee

    Helen Shute

    Chief Executive/Executive Director, Rambert

    LIFT Trustee

    Craig Hassall AM

    CEO - Royal Albert Hall

    LIFT Trustee

    Aileen Walker OBE

    Public engagement and parliamentary strengthening specialist

    LIFT Trustee & LIFT Finance Committee

    Richard Huntington

    Strategy Director - Saatchi & Saatchi

    LIFT Trustee

    David Philip

    Retired Finance Director

    LIFT Trustee & LIFT Finance Committee

    Enni-Kukka Tuomala

    Empathy Designer

    LIFT Trustee & Digital Board (Chair)

    Matt Muir

    Communications Consultant

    Digital Board

    Tishna Molla

    Film & Literary Agent, Michelle Kass Associates & freelance consultant

    Digital Board

    Ross Sleight

    Chief Strategy Officer - Somo

    Digital Board

    Tiru Thiruvilangam

    Head of Innovation and Engagement - Impact

    Digital Board

    Jonathan May

    Programme Manager (Americas and South Asia) - British Council

    Digital Board

    Kevin Isaacs

    Communications Consultant

    Digital Board

    Imwen Eke


    Tottenham Board

    Donna Walker

    Tottenham Board

    Selma Nicholls

    CEO & Founder of Looks Like Me

    Tottenham Board

    Jenny Bailey

    Tottenham Board

    Marlon Bruce

    Community Empowerment & Strategic Delivery Manager, Haringey Council

    Tottenham Board

    Gina Moffat

    Director of Blooming Scent (BGAC)

    Tottenham Board


    A collection of archive material from our favorite shows, events and LIFT moments.


    Tottenham Artist Hangout

    DEPART on tour

    The BIG LIFT Quiz

    Sick vs On Fleek



    The Children's Choice Awards

    Canada, Mammalian Diving Reflex, UK, Unicorn Theatre

    Kids Press Play


    Dance, Germany, Royal Court Theatre