Stuart trained in Stage Management and Technical Theatre at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. After graduating in 1992, he began his working life as a Stage Electrician at the London Palladium. Soon after, he moved to the Donmar Warehouse where he took up the post of Chief Electrician; a position he held for 11 years. In 2004, he joined the Old Vic Theatre where he worked as Head of Lighting for three years. In 2007, he joined the team at WL as Head of Events, where he oversees the management of the wide variety of events on which the company provides its production support.