In February 2019 Gary Roden became Senior Vice President of Client Development and Commercial at Ticketmaster UK. Gary has worked for Ticketmaster for approaching 5 years, where he has driven the transformation and rejuvenation of the Theatre, Arts and Comedy division of the business, originally as a Business Development Director and more recent as a VP, prior to undertaking his new role this February.
He has worked in a variety of senior roles within the theatre industry since starting his career on the Clear Channel Entertainment trainee manager programme back in 2003.
In his early career he became General Manager of touring theatre company New Perspectives, touring new theatre work across the UK. At the age of 25 Gary joined Live Nation as General Manager of the Bristol Hippodrome.
The venue was sold by Live Nation in 2009 to the Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), where Gary’s career continued to progressed further when in 2010 he took over the management of the 3000 seat Edinburgh Playhouse, the UK’s largest theatre. Prior to joining Ticketmaster Gary was the Managing Director of Parkwood Theatres, operating 4 separate venues across the South of England.