209th Anniversary Season · America's Oldest · Founded 1809
Staff & Board
Ed Gilchrist

Ed Gilchrist

Director of Marketing and Public Relations

Ed is (still very much!) enjoying a career in entertainment that began in high school and spans more than 40 years. Originally from Pittsburgh, he worked for that area's largest concert promoter until relocating to Philadelphia for management roles with The Pennsylvania Ballet and Electric Factory Concerts in the 1980s. His resume includes cinema, dance, concerts, museum, orchestra, theatre, and special events such as Bonnaroo Music Festival and the Olympic Games. Prior to joining The Walnut, Ed directed all marketing, sales, and public relations efforts for Cleveland Play House, America's first regional theatre. This included the theatre's year-long 100th anniversary celebration, and the stewardship of its selection as the recipient of the 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award. Ed has spoken on marketing, subscriptions, and customer service, and is a recipient of the International Ticketing Association's Ticketing Professional of the Year.