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Performing Arts is an artists’ management agency, representing outstanding conductors, stage directors, choreographers and set, costume and lighting designers working worldwide.

Founded by Richard Haigh in 1983, it is now managed by Samantha Lambourne.

Samantha Lambourne is Managing Partner of Performing Arts and Artists Manager. She has over 20 years production experience working for both theatre and opera companies in the UK, as well as freelance work both here and abroad.  In 2004 she launched her own fashion sports wear brand for a major European tournament, featured in a range of National media publications.   She has been Managing Partner at Performing Arts since 2015.

Sophie Rafalowska-Dunning joined Performing Arts in March 2015 as contracts and finance administrator. She now manages the agencies younger, emerging artists as well as handling the administration side of the company. Previously she has worked as a Junior Publicist at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Marketing and Publicity Officer for The Old Market Theatre in Brighton, and Social Marketing Officer for STOMP.

Richard Haigh worked for agencies Allied Artists, Dutch company De Koos, and Trafalgar Perry management before founding Performing Arts in 1983.

After 32 years managing the company Richard retired in May 2015.

If you are interested in being represented by Performing Arts, please get in touch

Please note that we do not represent singers, actors or performers.

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