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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 connect with each other and to share ideas, information and knowledge.

Find out more about the PMF here.

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10 Principles for Safe and Inclusive Workspaces

Bullying, harassment and discrimination have no place in our industry. These principles aim to eradicate abuse and all forms of discrimination.
They can also offer a shared vision to promote and maintain a safer, more inclusive workplace environment for everyone working within theatre and performing arts.

The Reset Better Charter.
Can our industry return with a better work/life balance following the Pandemic?

The Reset Better campaign originated in conversations at PMF Town Halls on returning to a workplace that is ‘better’.
This led to the Reset Better Charter & Principles to promote a different way of working in the industry.

SiPA.
A framework for positive steps toward sustainability.

SiPA is The Sustainability in Production Alliance.
We are a community of live production professionals who share the belief that our industry must embrace sustainability to ensure its future.

Theatre Green Book.
The Theatre Green Book sets out the path
to a sustainable future.

We’re living in a climate crisis and theatre has to change its practice. The Green Book is an initiative by the whole of theatre. It sets standards for making productions sustainably, and for making theatre buildings sustainable.

Favourite LInks

Here are a few of our favourite links. Please give them a try, if you don’t know them already.
And contact us here if you would like to add others.

AAPTLE includes representatives of associations who work in all aspects of the theatrical and events community including more than two hundred thousand creative and production practitioners.

Their aims include establishing an Alliance that
will be an open and ever evolving community, supporting ways to connect and take action; and actively working towards making our industry a safe, inclusive and sustainable place to work,
now and in the future. 

The Reset Better Charter.
Can our industry return with a better work/life balance following the Pandemic?

The Reset Better campaign originated in conversations at PMF Town Halls on returning to a workplace that is ‘better’.
This led to the Reset Better Charter & Principles to promote a different way of working in the industry.

SiPA.
A framework for positive steps toward sustainability.

SiPA is The Sustainability in Production Alliance.
We are a community of live production professionals who share the belief that our industry must embrace sustainability to ensure its future.

Theatre Green Book.
The Theatre Green Book sets out the path
to a sustainable future.

We’re living in a climate crisis and theatre has to change its practice. `The Green Book is an initiative by the whole of theatre. It sets standards for making productions sustainably, and for making theatre buildings sustainable.

Discussion Boards

These are a new feature on the website and allow members to ask questions and to view and post comments about current issues.

In particular there is a board dedicated to COVID 19 where members discuss how can we make shows while observing social distancing, and what help is available to freelancers. Members have also posted useful documents and links.

Click the Discussion Boards link on the Members Menu

In Conversation Videos

We have teamed up various Production and Technical Managers
and recorded their conversations for you to view.

Those involved so far are:
David Evans, Head of Production, National Theatre Wales, and PMF chair
Gavin Pell, founder and MD of Pirate Crew
Gary Pell, Head of Stage, National Theatre
John Young, Founder and Director of John Young Creative Industries
Sarah Hemsley-Cole Production and Event Manager
Click here to see the conversations

our aims

  • 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

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