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

Head of Production – Watford Palace

Watford Palace Theatre is recruiting a Head of Production to oversee the technical co-ordination of all in-house productions, touring shows, hires and, take part projects;  to work alongside the Artistic Director, Executive Director and Producer to support and enable...

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Freelance Production Manager – Park Theatre

Park Theatre are looking for an experienced freelance Production Manager for the following coming up in our autumn season: Show: SYDNEY & THE OLD GIRL by Eugene O’Hare Stage: Park200 (200 seater and thrust stage) Fee: £2,500 flat fee Production dates: White card:...

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Production Manager – UK Opera Tour

SENBLA / Ellen Kent Opera are recruiting a Freelance Production manager for their Upcoming UP tour. The tour does One or two nights per venue, starting on Monday 20th January at Manchester Palace, finishing on 25th April. £1000 per week, with double room accommodation...

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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. This includes: • Small to medium-scale UK productions for families or communities • Projects in schools, installation...

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Forum on Welfare in Technical & Production Roles

Don't miss our Forum at this years @abtttheatreshow  on 6th June from 14:30 to 16.30, Palm Court Suite 5, focusing on Welfare within Technical & Production Roles. Proudly supported by our wonderful friends at @SLXmedia. With a fantastic panel from @SMAssoc,...

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Production Co-ordinator – National Theatre Wales

National Theatre Wales is seeking to appoint a highly motivated and energetic individual for the following vacancy. Production Coordinator  The Production Co-ordinator is responsible for the effective production administration of all National Theatre Wales’ work....

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Technical Director – Disneyland Hong Kong

Disneyland Hong Kong are looking for a Technical Director on a 32 month contract. The Technical Director is responsible for the technical delivery of assigned live entertainment shows, events, and projects and is the central source of technical information and...

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