Clive Odom

Senior Associate

Clive Odom
Clive Odom

Clive joined Theatreplan in 2000 to take responsibility for the stage engineering at the six-stage Copenhagen Opera House, having previously worked in almost every role backstage in a variety of leading UK theatres. He handled the installation of the new lighting, sound and stage equipment when the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool was rebuilt in the 1970’s, then subsequently worked at the Royal Exchange Theatre, Manchester before moving to the Royal Opera House where he became Stage Engineering Manager. Whilst there Clive used motors which were installed in 1901, and is highly knowledgeable about Victorian stage installations. During the Royal Opera House’s major refurbishment in the late 1990s, he was responsible for the design and development of new stage engineering installations.  

Clive has developed many state-of the-art staging and technical solutions for a wide variety of performance spaces from Sydney Opera House to Helsinki City Theatre and the Grand Theatre and Opera House in Leeds. Clive enjoys the scale and scope of the larger projects that Theatreplan has delivered over the years.

First introduced to theatre as a teenager, after a friend asked him to help on the strike of a production at a local venue, Clive met the technical crew and was immediately hooked. He started his first professional job shortly afterwards at the Connaught Theatre in Worthing.  

Clive likes to find solutions to technical problems by approaching them from an unexpected angle, to find new ways of working. He is currently working on further upgrades at Sydney Concert Hall and Copenhagen Opera House, helping Theatreplan ensure these venues continue to remain amongst the greatest examples of their type in the world.

Current Position
Senior Associate

Joined Theatreplan
2000

Professional Associations
IoTC, ABTT

Relevant Projects

Operaen, Copenhagen
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Sydney Opera House
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Helsinki City Theatre
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