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

Mentoring Scheme Launched

We are really excited to announce the new Production Managers’ Forum Mentoring Scheme. Whether you are new to the industry, in training or currently working in another area looking to move into production management then the mentoring scheme is for you. When you sign...

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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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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

Draughtsperson – Footprint Scenery

Footprint are designers and makers in the entertainment and retail sectors. We are looking for a freelance draughtsperson for project based drawing work for January 2020. AutoCAD is essential, Rhino and ArtCAM preferable. The job will entail preparing clear and...

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Freelance Production Manager – Gate Theatre

The Gate theatre is looking for a Production Manager to work on Trainers… by Sylvan Oswald. The Production Manager is responsible for the planning and physical realisation of the production. You will work with the show’s Creative Team to collect, collate and oversee...

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Street Party Production Manager – Brent 2020

Brent 2020 is seeking to recruit a production and event management company to work with the in-house producing team on the logistical and technical delivery of ‘the Kilburn High’, our mile-long street party, taking place on the Kilburn High Road on Saturday 11 July...

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Head of Stage – 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 currently looking for a Head of Stage to be responsible for delivering all technical staging aspects of all productions and...

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Head of Production and Technical – BAC

We are looking for an experienced and approachable Head of Production & Technical to lead our Production & Technical team. The person in this role ensures the highest standards of production support are delivered to emerging and established artists, as well as...

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Production Manager – Senbla

We are looking for a Production Manager with experience in theatre touring shows in multiple venues throughout the UK. Technical knowledge is required as well as extremely good organisational skills. The tour we would require you for would be our Ellen Kent UK and...

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Technical Director – Sadlers Wells

Sadler’s Wells is a world-leading dance house – a place where artists come together to create dance and where people of all ages and from all walks of life come to experience dance. At the heart of Sadler’s Wells is a spirit of creative innovation and artistic...

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Production Manager – Bill Kenwright Ltd.

LEADING WEST END, NATIONAL and INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT THEATRE and FILM PRODUCTION COMPANY is seeking to appoint skilled and committed theatre professionals to work at its London head office as part of its expanding team: Production Manager - Responsible for...

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Production Manager – Roundhouse

As one of the most exciting and adaptable venues in London, this is a unique opportunity to engage with visiting companies and producers across a wide range of productions. The Production Manager will be responsible for the planning and successful delivery of all...

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