Who we are

The Production Managers’ Forum (PMF) is a resource for anyone involved in the production or technical 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 and technical 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

Forum on Sustainability in Theatre and Live Events

The PMF, with the Royal Court Theatre, will be hosting a Forum and Social to discuss issues and challenges regarding Sustainability within the Theatre and Live Events industries. Please join us, either in person at the Jerwood Theatre Upstairs at The Royal Court...

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Members Survey

All PMF members should have received an email inviting them to complete our online Survey. This is really important to the PMF, so please try and find the time to complete it. It is NOT a marketing campaign; we will be using the findings to ensure we are spending our...

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Report on the AGM

Our first AGM was well attended in person and on our live Facebook feed. Many thanks to all participants and to the National Theatre for use of their facilities. Click here for a summary of the meeting and the action points The full presentation and minutes are...

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latest job vacancies

Production Manager – Glyndebourne

Extraordinary Opera, extraordinary people.  We have a vacancy for an experienced Production Manager to join our production team to successfully oversee the design, construction and staging of sets for all Glyndebourne productions from concept delivery through to...

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Freelance Production Manager – Theatre Centre

We’re recruiting for a Freelance Production Manager to manage all aspects of the technical delivery of Theatre Centre’s production of  Birds and Bees by Charlotte Josephine, directed by Rob Watt, which tours nationally to schools in autumn 2020. Key Dates: R&D...

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Production Manager – Wiltshire creative

Wiltshire Creative has been formed from the merger of the three Salisbury arts organisations receiving Arts Council NPO funding - Salisbury Playhouse, Salisbury Arts Centre and Salisbury International Arts Festival - with the goal of building on the success of the...

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Technical Manager – Chequer Mead Theatre

Chequer Mead in East Grinstead hosts over 250 events per year both in the main auditorium and throughout the venue. The theatre offers a mixed programme of professional and community events and hosts many other events throughout the theatre. In addition the venue...

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Assistant Technical Manager – Barbican

The Barbican Centre is a world-class arts and conference venue, presenting an unrivalled international artistic programme across all art forms and offering facilities for hosting a wide range of business events e.g. conferences, AGMs and graduations. We are looking...

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Director of Technical Training – RADA

We are looking for a talented individual who can lead the Theatre Production department. The role holder will lead the strategic direction of theatre production training and manage the staff and resources of the theatre production faculty. You will also be responsible...

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Deputy Production Manager – Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre and one of the UK's top five visitor attractions, occupying a 17 acre site that sits in the midst of London’s most vibrant cultural quarter on the South Bank of the Thames. We exist to present great cultural experiences...

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