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Eleanor Szarka

London Studio Administrator

Eleanor manages the day to day running of the London studio, including health and safety, maintenance and utilities. She provides administrative support for the local team and is the first point of contact for visitors and guests.

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Having taken an interest in theatre from a very young age, Eleanor took part in many productions throughout her school years. Whilst studying Classics at university, she developed a focus on Ancient Drama that let her combine her interests in theatre and the ancient world, and led her to performing in two Greek tragedies in the original Ancient Greek during her time at King’s.

After graduating she worked in a variety of temporary roles, including managing reception at a busy shared office, and providing administrative and project support at an architectural consultancy and a legal firm.

She joined Charcoalblue as a temporary Administrative Assistant, aiding the business support team on travel booking, updating databases and the re-opening of the London Studio. Since joining Charcoalblue permanently as London Studio Administrator, she has facilitated the organisation of the UK branch of Charcoalblue’s Annual General Meeting for 60 people in three weeks, and singlehandedly organised a Christmas party for 65 people on the business night of the year, also in three weeks!

If you were to establish your own venue, what would you call it?


… and what would that venue specialize in? Dance, live music, theatre…?

Something immersive and intimate, with music, dance, and probably some circus-style performance

What qualities should a 'great performance space' have?

It has to be transportive, and a little indulgent

What first sparked your love of theatre or performing arts?

I’ve always been fascinated with theatre, at first with the allure inhabiting someone else’s life for a short time, and later with the staggering level of effort and care it takes to pull a production together.

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Supporting the industry internationally since 2004

The Queen's Awards for Enterprise: International Trade 2020 UK Theatre Tonic Theatre Communications Group Carbon Literate Orginisation - Silver
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