Dan Shelley


I am currently a freelance technical and production manager, while also raising mental health awareness in theatre and live events through the AAPTLE Wellbeing working group and being part of the Reset Better working group.

Before becoming a freelance production technical manager I was the Technical Manager for the Battersea Arts Centre.

In my role at the BAC, I was the technical and production manager for all commercial and community events that take place at the BAC, which has had a huge range of events including BBC Proms Launch 2019, Sky Arts Portrait Artist of the Year 2020/2021 and ‘The Way Out’ a collaboration between the BAC and BBC Arts which aired on the BBC in May 2020.

Before taking on events I was the technical lead for the re-opening of the Grand Hall in summer 2018 which sadly burnt down in 2015. This included working with the team finishing off all the snagging and. After this I led on the Phoenix Season in the Grand Hall which had performances from the National Theatre of Scotland, Briony Kimmings, Daniel Kitson and Geeko to name a few.

Before taking the role at the BAC, I worked as a touring chief electrician, in which I had the pleasure of working on international tours for Imperial Ice Stars and UK tours of Our House, Avenue Q and many more.

I found out about the PMF after being invited to attend the forum ‘DDA – Beyond Compliance: It’s not just about wheelchairs’ March 2019 at the ENO, which I was also asked to be on the panel for the second half of the forum.

Ever since then I have been an active member in PMF attending socials, forums and the AGM. I became Resource Associate in January 2020 working alongside Mandy and the rest of the team and am now a full committee member.

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