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

Edinburgh Forum Video available

The video of the PMF forum 'Focus on the Fringe' in Edinburgh is now available. Many thanks to: Flints for their support Ruari Cormack for chairing Chris Buffham and Fi Fraser for being on the panel Kelman and Gemma Greig-Kicks at neon8 for producing the video. Click...

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PMF Social

Our regular Autumn social is back! Come and join us on Friday 8th November at the Spice Of Life, 6 Moor Street, Soho, London W1D 5NA. from 19:00 to 23:00  Feel free to bring friends and colleagues - its open to all technical professionals within Theatre & Live...

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latest job vacancies

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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Freelance Production Manager – Theatre503

Theatre503 are looking for a Production Manager to work on 503Panto by Louise Beresford and Anna Spearpoint.  You will work with the show’s Creative Team and in-house Technical Manager at Theatre503 to collect, collate and oversee all technical aspects of the...

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Head of Production – The Albany

The Albany is looking for a versatile and experienced senior manager to oversee our performance venues and lead the technical team to deliver our year-round creative programme. This is a highly collaborative role with a strong focus on managing budgets and resources...

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Scenic Project Manager – Footprint Scenery

Footprint Scenery is looking to recruit a Project Manager for its production and scenic operations based at Queens Road Peckham. We are looking for a reliable, hardworking, trustworthy individual who can work on their own and as part of a team.   You will be based in...

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Project Manager – Brilliant Stages

The Company Brilliant Stages is a world leader in designing, producing and delivering advanced staging technologies and entertainment structures to live events around the globe. From concert touring stages and complex motion systems to brand activations and...

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Technical Manager – Derby Live

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Technical Manager to join our busy and expanding Production & Technical Team at Derby LIVE, part of Derby City Council. We present, produce and host an excellent and diverse programme of live performances,...

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Freelance Production Manager – Trigger

In partnership with Arts Council England, Plymouth City Council and Theatre Royal Plymouth this project fuses myth, legend, science, puppetry & aerodynamics into one unforgettable event, which will use the city centre of Plymouth and The Hoe as a stage. Trigger...

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