Exit interview: Tim Munro, Theatre Royal, Hobart

After 17 years as CEO of Australia’s oldest continually operating theatre, Tim Munro is moving on. He reflects on his time with the theatre and looks to its future.

After 26 years at Hobart’s ‘grand yet intimate’ Theatre Royal, including 17 years as CEO, Tim Munro has decided it’s time to move on.

‘We’ve come from being a broke, small arts organisation that thought it was all about an old building, to having a diverse audience and a building project that’s almost complete … The organisation is stable, the program is diverse and it’s now focusing more on Tasmanian work and artists,’ he said.

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Richard Watts is ArtsHub's National Performing Arts Editor; he also presents the weekly program SmartArts on Three Triple R FM, and serves as the Chair of La Mama Theatre's volunteer Committee of Management. Richard is a life member of the Melbourne Queer Film Festival, and was awarded the status of Melbourne Fringe Living Legend in 2017. In 2020 he was awarded the Sidney Myer Performing Arts Awards' Facilitator's Prize. Most recently, Richard was presented with a Lifetime Achievement Award by the Green Room Awards Association in June 2021. Follow him on Twitter: @richardthewatts