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


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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The PMF is coming to Edinburgh for the Fringe! We hope to see some of you there for a chat and a swift half between shows! More details to follow, watch this space!

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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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