Paul Cathey, General Manager

Paul Cathey, Director of Production & Events

Paul Cathey is the General Manager and is proud to have joined the nonprofit AT&T Performing Arts Center prior to its opening in 2009. Paul’s 26 years of experience include national tours, production management, lighting design, audio engineering, technical direction and pyrotechnic displays. From arenas, theatres and convention centers to parking lots and rooftops, these skills enable Paul to have a global understanding of the varied needs of live event production. He is particularly well respected for his ability to budget shows and have them work in either a single venue or on the road in many.

Paul has been at the director level for more than 19 years, and overseen all operations, from booking to settlement, of a variety of events, from concerts to Division I athletic contests. He is often requested to speak at conferences or universities, where he also occasionally mentors.

Regionally, he has worked or designed for Texas Shakespeare Festival, The Dallas Opera, Shakespeare Dallas, Bruce Wood Dance, Dallas Summer Musicals, Texas Ballet Theater, UNT Opera, Water Tower Theater, Metropolitan Classical Ballet and IATSE Local 126.

Paul earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Design and Production from the University of Texas at Arlington. He is a professional member of USITT and IAVM, a graduate of their Venue Management School, and is currently pursuing his Certified Facility Executive designation.