Bridge the Gap is a Stage One initiative that supports under-represented producers in the commercial theatre industry.

Stage One created Bridge the Gap to address the lack of diversity in Theatre producing. We want to support people from an ethnically diverse background, who identify as working class, are LGBTQIA+ and/or those that have a mental or physical impairment who are drastically under-represented across our development programmes. 
Through The Producer Programme with Bridge The Gap we aim to support 10 emerging producers giving them the skills they need to make the next step in their producing careers through; 
  • Workshops
  • Mentoring 
  • Kick Start Grants
Applications for The Producer Programme will open again in Spring. Find out more here.

Bridge The Gap is the only year-long programme dedicated to training under-represented producers in commercial theatre.

 “As a part of the Bridge The Gap programme I have met so many producers and been able to expand my network, which continues to grow.
I’ve been able to establish my company and its mission statement, beginning to move from the subsidised to the commercial sector with access to an amazing network through Stage One”

Ameena Hamid

Bridge the Gap Participants 2019/20

Ameena Hamid Productions