Our People

Emma Butler Smith

Executive Director and Joint CEO

Emma is the Executive Director & Joint CEO of HighTide.

Prior to joining HighTide, she was CEO of the Marina Theatre in Lowestoft from 2018-2023. From 2016-208, Emma was Head of Marketing at the Marina working closely with the CEO on a broad range of organisational issues.

Emma has 25 years’ experience of working in the arts & heritage sectors, working as a producer, general manager, tour booker, administrator & marketeer for companies including Fresh Glory Productions, Oxford Shakespeare Company, Menagerie Theatre, Kentwell Hall, Shakespeare Birthplace Trust, John Good Holbrook & the Royal Shakespeare Company.