The Stage One Workshop

Twice a year, Stage One run a three day workshop for new producers. If you have ever wondered how to get a show from conception to a West End stage, then this is the course for you. Over the 3 days industry professionals will lead sessions on all elements of producing a commercial show providing detailed examples and valuable resources to equip you with all the tools you need to produce commercial theatre.

This workshop is held in multiple locations around London’s West End and is led by our Chief Executive, Joseph Smith and other experienced industry professionals who generously give up their time to support this opportunity for emerging producers. The workshop includes seminars on:

  • Fundraising & Investor management
  • Budgeting
  • Contracting a West End theatre
  • Marketing & PR
  • Co-producing, touring & transfers

The cost for the workshop is £425

The cost includes food & drink across all three days. Please note that subsidy is available for eligible candidates. For more information please email Suzie on [email protected]

 “When I was moving into producing, the single most practical, inspiring, sobering, empowering and essential thing I did was to attend the Stage One workshop.

For me it was, literally, career-changing."

Tracey Childs

Mercury Theatre Colchester

Executive Producer and Joint Chief Executive

How to apply:

Applications are now closed. Please sign up to our newsletter to get the latest information on upcoming Stage One programmes.

You need to sign up or log in to access the form. If you find this format inaccessible, please do contact Suzie on [email protected] to discuss other forms of application (video, audio etc.)

If you have any further questions about your eligibility or how the process works, please read our guide and do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at [email protected] 

How do I get a place on the workshop?

The workshop is incredibly over-subscribed so we advise you to have a read through our workshop guide before applying.