Who we are

The Production Managers’ Forum (PMF) is a resource for anyone involved in the production management of theatre or live events.

It enables members to share ideas, information and knowledge, and to connect with each other through the PMF website, social media channels, support hub, newsletters, regular forums and social events.

The PMF is run by experienced professionals and is free to join.

It was originally created by the Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) and the Stage Management Association (SMA) in 2000 and is still actively promoted and supported by both organisations, and by theatre and live events companies and suppliers.

The PMF aims to:

  • share ideas and knowledge
  • support and promote best practice within production management
  • give access to up to date information, legislation and codes of practice
  • connect Production Managers with each other through this website, social media channels, regular forums and social events
  • produce a regular newsletter
  • advertise relevant job vacancies via this website and our social media channels
  • develop a Support Hub of individuals and suppliers, to provide regional support and local knowledge
  • provide mentorship schemes for young and aspiring Production Managers

See our Mission Statement for more details

latest news

Mentoring Scheme Launched

We are really excited to announce the new Production Managers’ Forum Mentoring Scheme. Whether you are new to the industry, in training or currently working in another area looking to move into production management then the mentoring scheme is for you. When you sign...

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latest job vacancies

Head of Stage – Derby Theatre

Derby Theatre is currently entering an exciting phase in its development and will be expanding its staff team over the coming months. We are currently looking for a Head of Stage to be responsible for delivering all technical staging aspects of all productions and...

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Head of Production and Technical – BAC

We are looking for an experienced and approachable Head of Production & Technical to lead our Production & Technical team. The person in this role ensures the highest standards of production support are delivered to emerging and established artists, as well as...

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Production Manager – Senbla

We are looking for a Production Manager with experience in theatre touring shows in multiple venues throughout the UK. Technical knowledge is required as well as extremely good organisational skills. The tour we would require you for would be our Ellen Kent UK and...

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Technical Director – Sadlers Wells

Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading dance house – a place where artists come together to create dance and where people of all ages and from all walks of life come to experience dance. At the heart of Sadler’s Wells is a spirit of creative innovation and artistic...

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Production Manager – Bill Kenwright Ltd.

LEADING WEST END, NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT THEATRE and FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY is seeking to appoint skilled and committed theatre professionals to work at its London head office as part of its expanding team: Production Manager - Responsible for...

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Production Manager – Roundhouse

As one of the most exciting and adaptable venues in London, this is a unique opportunity to engage with visiting companies and producers across a wide range of productions. The Production Manager will be responsible for the planning and successful delivery of all...

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Production Manager (x3 jobs) – Coventry 2021

Coventry City of Culture Trust was set up in 2015 to bid to be UK City of Culture in 2021. Now that we have been successful in securing the prestigious title, we are recruiting the team ready to deliver an amazing build-up programme, an ambitious UK City of Culture...

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Production Manager – Storyhouse

Storyhouse in Chester is the country’s most exciting new arts building and organisation. The £37m theatre, library, cinema and restaurant is part producing theatre, combined arts organisation and inspirational library, which opened in May 2017. We also run events such...

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Production Manager – Punchdrunk

Punchdrunk is recruiting a Production Manager position to oversee and manage all the production processes and departments of the charity’s activities. Type of Position: Permanent Full Time Rate of Pay: £32,000 - £35,000 Anticipated working hours: Monday - Friday -...

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Head of Production – Theatre by the Lake

Theatre by the Lake is seeking to appoint a Head of Production to be responsible for the effective staging of all productions on Theatre by the Lake’s stages, with co-producers, and on tour; overseeing all equipment and staffing and playing an integral part in the...

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