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

A date for your 2020 dairy

The first Annual General Meeting of the Production Managers’ Forum will be at the National Theatre at 2.30 on Friday 17th January 2020. All PMF members are welcome. The AGM will be followed by a Social. More details to follow in the New Year. Wishing everyone a...

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latest job vacancies

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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Touring Production Manager – Star Entertainment

Star Entertainment are looking for a touring Production Manager to manage the daily running of the production, including managing technicians and cast. Starting immediately, touring Germany. Travel and accommodation arrangements: Travel and Accommodation and Food...

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Project Manager – Brilliant Stages

We are recruiting for a new Project Manager to join our busy projects team. The successful candidate will be working alongside our Head of Projects and Projects team to build upon our dynamic, agile and energised department. The successful candidate will become part...

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Head of Production – 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 now looking for a new Head of Production to lead the Production team and oversee all aspects of managing our venue and...

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