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Sita Thomas


Artistic Director

Fio Theatre

Tell us about yourself

Dr Sita Thomas is Artistic Director of Fio theatre company based in Cardiff. She is Creative Associate at Wales Millennium Centre, Associate Artist at National Youth Theatre, and Headlong Origins Director. Sita was previously Co-Artistic Director (maternity cover) of Common Wealth theatre. 


Directing credits include: Coventry Embraces, a large-scale site-specific production as part of Good Chance’s The Walk with Little Amal; Go Tell The Bees, a co-created community led feature film about Pembrokeshire for National Theatre Wales; Press Play Here, short films for Theatre Royal Stratford East; Under The Mask, a binaural audio drama about the NHS for Tamasha and Oxford Playhouse. As assistant, associate and staff director, Sita has worked at National Theatre, Royal Court, Theatre Royal Stratford East and Royal Festival Hall.  


Sita holds a PhD from the University of Warwick and a Masters in Movement Direction from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. She is a trustee of Emergency Exit Arts and Young Vic and is part of the advisory groups for Refugee Week and Movement Directors’ Association. Sita is also a presenter of Channel 5’s milkshake!  

The Steering Committee

The company directors and panel are involved on an individual capacity, not representing their organisations and on a voluntary basis.

If you are interested in joining the panel in future please email Kathryn Bilyard on with some information about yourself and why you are interested.

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