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

Rigging For Production Management Forum

Join us on the 14th December for our second forum hosted by The Bush Theatre! RIGGING FOR PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT with Chris Higgs of UK Rigging. Christmas drinks at the bar post-forum! GUEST PANEL TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON!...

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PMF Social – Mulled Cider Night

On October 19th come and join other PMs and technicians for our Autumn social, there will be mulled cider and talk of CDM!  Spice of Life Pub, Soho (next to the Palace Theatre) from 6pm - see you...

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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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Finance For Freelancers Forum

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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Weird how many people I know from London who are also in NY right now. Great evening decompressing with another PM

Today would have been Petrus Bertschinger’s 56th birthday. Petrus was one of our key supporters in the PMF and we thank him for being for giving so much of his time to his students and the wider PM community.

Remembering my old Tutor and pal Petrus today on what would have been his 56th Bday. Never met anyone who cared for theatre more!

Great to see so many PMs, TMs, technicians and suppliers at the @ForumPM social last night! #theatre #ciderforall

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