The voice of Production Managers within the performance and live events industries

Who we are

The Production Managers Forum (PMF) is the only professional organisation of its kind in the UK, serving as a vital resource for production managers working across a variety of locations and industry sectors. The PMF aims to engage the production manager community, providing networking, visibility and ongoing professional development opportunities to its members.

Originally created by the ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) and the SMA (Stage Management Association) in 2000 and still actively promoted and supported by both organisations the PMF is now self-run. The organisation hosts regular meetings throughout the year, giving production managers a place to share knowledge and collaboratively discuss topics and challenges facing the PMF community. In 2013 lighting supplier White Light provided the PMF with this website as a gift to the organisation.

latest news

PMF at PLASA 2017

Join the PMF (Production Managers’ Forum) for the launch of their new website and a presentation about the future of the organisation. After a year of discussions and feedback from Production Managers all over the country and further afield, we’re injecting new life...

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PMF FORUM: Finance For Freelancers

Our first Forum Event; FINANCE FOR FREELANCERS will be hosted by the Royal Central School for Speech and Drama on the 14th September at 6:30pm in the New Studio. FREE ENTRY Guest Chair: David Ripley, Head of Technical Support Departments, RCSSD Panel: Tref Davies,...

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On the 6th June 2017 we had our launch at the ABTT conference. We had a really warm and welcoming audience to show off our new website to. Thank you all who attended, its was a very constructive session for us. We had several audience members bringing up topics which...

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After a hiatus of a couple of years, the PMF is back and launching at ABTT this summer! We will be demonstrating our new website and explains who we are and how we, as an organisation can help you. It will be a great opportunity to meet as many of you as possible and...

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Are you a regional Production or Technical Manager? We are looking to add to our Support Hub network, this will mean that we, the PMF committee will direct location specific questions to you for advice in your local area for touring/freelance PMs. (There will be no...

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Come and join us at @PlasaOnline on Sunday 17th at 14:00 and our friends in Rigging are holding a forum for PMs too!

Join us for our first forum! We're focusing on finance for freelancing Production Managers and debunking the HMRC jargon.

See you there!

We have a Crowdfunder page to raise funds for our first panel discussion!

Do you have any topics you would like to see discussed at the PMF? Tweet and let us know! PMF x #productionmanager #theatre #edfringe

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