Craig Hassall AM


Craig Hassall, an esteemed leader in performing arts management, is the President and Chief Executive Officer at Playhouse Square, one of North America’s premier performing arts centres. Playhouse Square in Cleveland Ohio, the second largest performing arts centre in the United States, features 11 performance spaces and stands as a beacon of artistic expression and cultural impact.

Regarded as a visionary and innovator, Hassall’s distinguished career includes notable achievements such as his transformative leadership at the Royal Albert Hall, where he propelled the venue to greater heights with an expanded event portfolio, increased revenues, and enhanced prominence within London’s cultural landscape. His roles as chief executive of Opera Australia, managing director of the English National Ballet, and chief operating officer at Raymond Gubbay Limited further exemplify his influential presence in the performing arts industry. Hassall’s artistic contributions to major international projects, including the Olympic Games in Sydney and London, solidify his standing as a leader in the delivery of arts productions to diverse communities.