The egg’s Lindsay Baker has been recognised at a national awards ceremony in London receiving an Action for Children’s Arts 2014 Members’ Award in appreciation of his work at Bath’s theatre for children and young people.
The Action for Children’s Arts Members’ Award is presented to individuals and organisations for the contribution their work makes to enriching children’s lives through the arts. Established in 2010 the annual awards ceremony was created as a way of recognising the work of people whose names don’t hit the headlines – the unsung heroes of children’s arts.
The award was presented by Bernard Cribbins OBE at the ACA’s annual celebration of children’s arts held at the BBC Radio Theatre in Broadcasting House, London on 13th November, where Lindsay was one of nine recipients chosen from throughout the UK to be honoured.
Recognised for his exceptionally good customer service and devotion to his role, Lindsay Baker has worked at the egg theatre since it first opened in 2005. Prior to this, he was a member of the Theatre Royal Bath’s Main House Box Office team for five years.
Kate Cross, Director of the egg theatre, said,
“You won’t find a customer or a visiting theatre company that doesn’t praise Lindsay’s welcoming smile and can-do approach to running our child and family friendly venue. Everyone at the egg depends upon Lindsay because he is so dependable. We are all delighted that he has won this award which recognises his enormous contribution to the egg since it opened, nine years ago.”
The egg theatre first opened its doors to the public in October 2005 and remains one of only five dedicated theatre spaces for children and young people in the British Isles. Lindsay is responsible for looking after the numerous theatre companies who visit Bath from across the UK and abroad to perform at the egg, ensuring good sales, and providing outstanding customer service to the many children and families who Bath’s children’s theatre welcomes every day throughout the year.
Lindsay shared the limelight at the 2014 Action for Children’s Arts Awards event with national treasure Bernard Cribbins OBE, who was honoured with the J.M. Barrie Award for a Lifetime’s Achievement in children’s arts, recognising his contribution as a much-loved performer in television, theatre and film during a career spanning seventy years.