Kieron Chissik is The Cabinet of Living Cinema‘s Creative Director and has produced immersive cinema, site-specific arts events and music direction for live cinema and theatre since 2003.

Kieron began his musical career as a chorister at Winchester Cathedral under Martin Neary and David Hill performing and recording Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Requiem with EMI. He went on to study Film and Philosophy at Glasgow University (MA Hons) before working as a freelance producer/ programmer/ MD with immersive cinema and theatre-makers such as Shunt Vaults, Punch Drunk, Future Cinema / Secret Cinema, Old Vic Tunnels and festivals including Latitude, Wilderness and Shambala. As Creative Director of Cabinet of Living Cinema he has devised and produces award-winning touring pieces including Visionary Boscombe, Kingdom of Paul Nash and sell-out tour #100years: Enchanted Cinema.

Future Cinema, 2007 (MD/ Producer)
The Paper Cinema 2008-2010 (Producer, Night Flyer: Winner Fringe First)
Masque of the Red Death, Punch Drunk/ BAC, 2008 (King Pest, MD)
Powerplant, Edinburgh Fringe 2009 (Head Technician)
Romeo & Juliet, Naples Theatre Festival 2010 (MD)
Stoke Newington International Airport, 2010-2011 (Programmer)
Day of the Dead Festival, Old Vic Tunnels 2011 (MD/ Producer)
Making Tracks, Rich Mix, 2011-2013 (MD/ Producer)
Things to Come, Victoria and Albert Museum, 2013 (MD/ Producer)
Theatre of the Wandering West, 2015 (Creative Director)
Kingdom of Paul Nash, 2016 (Creative Director)
Grey Owl on the Western Front, 2017 (Creative Director)
Ring Cycle, Royal Opera House, 2018 (Workshop / Volunteer Coordinator)
Visionary Boscombe, 2019 (Creative Director/ Volunteer Coordinator)
Enchanted Cinema Tour, 2021-2022 (Producer, Programmer)

Kieron Chissik with ROH Community Choir volunteers creating a vocal FX score (Ring Cycle, 2018)

Kieron Chissik facilitating a children’s workshop for Screen 25, 2019.

Kieron Chissik performing at LSO St. Luke’s, 2018

Naples Theatre Festival, Romeo & Juliet, 2010 (dir. A. Zeldin, MD Kieron Chissik)

Kieron Chissik in Q & A for Kingdom of Paul Nash touring show, 2017

Kieron Chissik, Music Director

BBC World Service

Music contributor/ consultant, 2012-2021 including award-winning programmes The Paddle Out and The Wind Phone


Leonora Carrington, Short Cuts, BBC Radio 4

Kieron has been MD for contributions to award winning Short Cuts since 2018, including this year’s special programme dedicated to surrealist Leonora Carrington.


Cabinet of Doctor Caligari, Nosferatu, Man with a Movie Camera

Kieron has been MD / performer for live cinema events with Nomad Cinema, LSO St. Luke’s & Cabinet of Living Cinema between 2016 and 2019, bringing sell-out shows to the church including Nosferatu and Man with a Movie Camera.


Gogol’s The Nose

Live theatre score for adaptation of the Nose by puppetry/commedia dell’arte company, Carnival of Objects, 2012/2013


Iran’s Sporting Dreamers

MD/ Composer for Documentary (Aljazeera and independent release, Nima Shayeghi, 2013)


Breakdown or Breakthrough: pregnancy, birth and the first 18 months of life

MD/ Composer for Documentary, 2012 (in partnership with NSPCC and Warwick Medical School)


The Man Who Became a Room

Kieron, Jack Maguire and Zac Gvirtzman created a live score to The Man Who Became a Room, a performance inspired by Rachel Lichenstein/ Iain Sinclair’s best-seller Rodinsky’s Room. 2012 (produced by Sonja Linden)


Romeo and Juliet

Score devised and performed live by Kieron (Fender Strat, 2 Line 6 DL4s), Naples Theatre Festival, June 2010
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The new show of the European Theatre Company, created in 2008 by the Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, with director Alexander Zeldin and dramaturg Hussein Omar, becomes a multiethnic and multilanguage tragedy, pervaded by the conflicts between fathers and sons, Europeans and immigrants. The young English director succeeds in giving us a realistic portrait of contemporary Europe, and at the same time involves in his metaphor a cast made up of North-african and Middle-eastern actors, Italian immigrants of first and second generation. The show is designed by George Tsypin and lit by Jean Kalman with music by Kieron Chissik and costumes by Daniela Salernitano and the associate director and voice coach is Barbara Houseman. – Press Release, Naples Theatre Festival, May, 2010


BBC Radio 3: Late Junction

00:18: Kieron and Zac Gvi — Kieron Chissik: Groatless Sailors
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The Paper Cinema

Scores devised by Kieron (flamenco guitar, viola, foley): Night Flyer, King Pest & Lost World (2008-2010)
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Art + Cinema = Dark Energy

Dir. Ken McMullen, MD/ live scores by Kieron Chissik, 2008


The Jewish Museum

Live score for East & West commissioned by the Jewish Museum, 2010 and performed by Kieron (guitar, viola) and Zac Gvirtzman (accordion, clarinet).