ARIA ENTERTAINMENT is a theatrical production company headed up by Producer and Company Director Katy Lipson. Katy has most recently worked as lead producer on the UK Premiere of The Addams Family musical (UK Tour and Singapore), as well as transfers of the new musical YANK! (Charing Cross Theatre) and 50th Anniversary production of HAIR (The Vaults) which both began life at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre where she is resident producer and co-artistic Director. In February 2018, HAIR won the Best Musical Revival award at the WhatsOnStage Awards.
Other notable recent productions include the critically acclaimed transfer of Pippin to Southwark Playhouse, The Toxic Avenger to London’s Arts Theatre after a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Aria’s annual festival of new International musical theatre From Page To Stage at The Other Palace, sponsored by The Really Useful Group, Theatrical Rights Worldwide and RnH. Katy Lipson is a recipient of a Stage One bursary and Start Up Award for new producers as well as being a proud member of the National Alliance Of Musical Theatre.
In February 2017, Katy was awarded the ‘Best Producer’ Award at the Off West End Awards and was named in The Stage’s Most influential people earlier this year. Meanwhile, Hope Mill Theatre won Fringe Theatre Of The Year by The Stage in 2018.
Current Productions include, Pippin, Spring Awakening and Aspects Of Love.