Ian Albery

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Ian Bronson Albery (born 21 September 1936) is an English theatre consultant, manager, and producer. He is a former chief executive of Sadler's Wells Theatre (1994-2002),[1][2] and was in charge of the Donmar Warehouse from 1961 to 1989.[3]

He is the son of Sir Donald Albery, a prolific theatre manager. From 1958 through 1972, Ian Albery served as stage manager, production manager, or technical director for more than 100 West End theatre productions, including:

Albery has served as managing director at the Piccadilly Theatre, the vice-chairman of the Association of British Theatre Technicians, and as an executive member of the Society of West End Theatre.

Personal life[edit]

Albery married actress Barbara Yu Ling Lee (died 1997) in 1966. They had two sons before the marriage ended in divorce.[4] He has a daughter from a later relationship with costume designer Jenny Beavan. In 2003 he married Judy Monahan.[5]


  1. ^ "History - Complete history", Sadler's Wells Theatre. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  2. ^ Sarah Frater, "Bums on seats - by bus", FT.com, February 18, 2002. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  3. ^ "History" Archived 2011-12-17 at the Wayback Machine, Donmar Warehouse. Retrieved 2012-10-13.
  4. ^ Who's Who 1995 (127th ed.). London: A&C Black. 1995. ISBN 0713639954.
  5. ^ "Albery, Ian Bronson". Oxford University Press. 1 December 2017. doi:10.1093/ww/9780199540884.013.5159. Missing or empty |url= (help) (subscription required)
  • Ian Herbert, ed. (1981). "ALBERY, Ian Bronson". Who's Who in the Theatre. 1. Gale Research Company. p. 7. ISSN 0083-9833.