SHARING IDEAS AND KNOWLEDGE

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

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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Forum on Sustainability

On Friday 13th March, at 2pm, we will be hosting a Forum at the Royal Court Theatre, (Jerwood Theatre Upstairs) discussing issues and challenges regarding Sustainability within the Theatre and Live Events industries. The Forum is being presented in conjunction with...

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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

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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Production Manager – Mountview

Mountview is one of the UK’s leading drama schools. We offer professional vocational training at foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate level in performance and production arts, alongside evening, weekend and holiday classes for all.  We present around 28...

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Technical Manager – ATG New Wimbledon Theatre

New Wimbledon Theatre is the closest regional theatre to London with a large seating capacity (1,600), good technical facilities, excellent transport links, a 100-seat Studio and a strong customer offer. Providing leadership to the technical team and back of house...

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Technical Director – South Hill Park

Technical Director South Hill Park is seeking a new Technical Director to lead on all technical requirements for South Hill Park Arts Centre, both on and off site for visiting companies, hires, artists and in-house productions. As a member of the senior leadership...

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Production Manager – RADA

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone self-motivated, good with people and highly practical, and with experience in theatre production, to play a key role as part of RADA’s Technical Teaching and Production Team. As such RADA’s Production Manager plays a major...

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Coventry City of culture / West Midlands Police

We have had 2 jobs vacancies that have come through to the PMF from the team at Coventry City of Culture 2021.  They are slightly unusual, in that they are not production management roles and they are with West Midlands Police, but reading through the job descriptions...

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Production Manager – Culture Creative

We are a leading project and production management company based in Edinburgh and North East England and operating worldwide. We provide creative solutions for cultural projects and events, and specialise in site specific projects in heritage and landscape settings....

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