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

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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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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latest job vacancies

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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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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Production Manager – The Marlowe

We’re looking for a Production Manager to lead and develop the production department at this very exciting time in the company’s development. 2017-19 has seen a huge range of work produced by the organisation both within our theatre and participation spaces and on a...

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Event Production Manager – Kings Place

Kings Place are delighted to announce that we are currently recruiting for a Event Production Manager. The Role The role specialises in the technical production of events and conferences. Reporting to the Head of Production and responsible for the management of the...

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