Kate Veysey is a Theatre Director, Facilitator and Visiting Lecturer.
As a facilitator, Kate works with a diverse range of groups and companies to deliver bespoke sessions with various groups. This has recently included York Refugees in Action, IDAS, York Young Carers and York Mesmac (York-based LGBTQ+ youth). Kate has been a Visiting Lecturer for York St John for the last four years, delivering various modules for all year groups, up to MA level. In the last year, Kate has been a Visiting Lecturer for Exeter University Medical School, leading on the SSU module: Theatre as a Tool for Resilience - Recovery and Renewal Post Covid 19, for fourth year junior doctors. Kate is also a Senior Moderator for the Arts Award qualification run by Trinity College London.
In her role as Youth Theatre Director at York Theatre Royal since 2009, Kate has directed over 50 productions in the main house theatre (most recently Hetty Feather in association with High Hoops Aerial studio), studio, off-site - in varied locations including Fairfax House and the National Railway Museum - schools tours and internationally. As a professional freelance Director, she has directed productions all over the country, most recently – in 2021 - Five Children and It at Sheffield Crucible and The Mill at Stillington.
Kate qualified from Royal Holloway, University of London in 2001 with a BA(Hons) in Drama and Theatre Studies and then from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in 2002 with an MA in Advanced Theatre Practice (Directing). She has also achieved a Distinction in the Coaching and Mentoring certificate at York St John University in 2016.