Who We Are

Foundation Theatres Pty Limited is owned by Stephen Found. The company owns and operates the Sydney Lyric and Capitol Theatre.

In May 2009, Capitol Theatre Management Pty Limited became a wholly owned subsidiary of Foundation Theatres Pty Limited. Sydney Lyric Theatre Pty Limited has been owned and operated by the Foundation Theatres Pty Limited since October 2011.

Our theatre team pride themselves on delivering great experiences to our patrons and production partners. Our ideas, work ethic, workplace pride, team spirit and commitment to safety are respected hallmarks of our organisation.

  • STEPHEN FOUND, OWNER

    Stephen is the owner of Foundation Theatres Pty Limited. Previously the founder of Bytecraft Entertainment Pty Limited, Stephen has worked as a supplier to the theatre industry in Australia and internationally for more than 40 years. With a passionate interest in the live performance industry, Stephen’s objective is to support the vibrant and successful theatre industry in Australia.

  • GRAEME KEARNS, CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

    Graeme Kearns has lead Foundation Theatres since he joined the company in 2009. Prior to joining Foundation Theatres, Graeme was Commercial Director of one of the world’s leading event production companies. Whilst overseeing the organisation’s theatre operations, Graeme’s primary role focuses on the development of the organisation, strategic operations, theatrical investments and programming.

  • PAUL RIGBY, DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS

    Paul has extensive operational and management experience in the entertainment industry, encompassing theatre, corporate events, concert touring and major ceremonies. With a background specialising in technical operations, logistics and client relations, Paul’s focus is on the management of theatre operations and projects.

ANASTASIA KOTYCHEVA
JASON BATES
JESSE YATES
KAREN MURPHY
KEVIN FOKES
LAURA COCHRANE
PAMELA WARING
SIMON FOX

Head of Ticketing & Marketing
Head of Venue Facilities
Head of IT Systems
Executive Assistant
Head of Patron Services
Head of Projects and Development
Head of Food & Beverage Operations
Head of Technical Operations