David Pritchard

ROH Deputy Technical Director

David Pritchard graduated from Hull University with a BA (Hons) in Drama in 1976.

He has spent his entire working life in the technical and production side of live theatre. Starting in stage management at Lancaster, subsequently as Stage Manager at Oldham, Plymouth and Royal Court Theatre, London. He then moved into Production Management at the Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, and then four years at the National Theatre, London.

He joined the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden in 1987 as Production Manager, subsequently becoming Head of Production, with responsibility for all the Opera House’s making departments. In 2010 he was part of the design team responsible for the ROH’s new production workshop at Purfleet, one of the largest purpose-built scenery workshops in Europe. He is also the ROH Deputy Technical Director.

David Pritchard also oversees the ROH Bursaries awarded to Linbury Prize finalists.

David Pritchard

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