About Workshops

Three Day New Producers' Workshop

Twice a year Stage One run a three day workshop for New Producers' which is generously supported by the Society of London Theatre. The course is designed to give new producers an insight into producing with talks from a range of industry professionals on topics such as; marketing, PR, contracting, budgeting, negotiating, rights, raising funds & looking after investors. To take a look at an example schedule please click here. It is a unique opportunity for new producers to learn the wide range of skills required to produce commercial theatre.

The next Stage One three-day workshop will take place on Thursday 12th - Saturday 14th October 2017. The cost will be £425, which includes the cost of all meals and a west end theatre ticket.

Applications are now closed for the Autumn Workshop.

So you want to be a Producer? Introduction to Commercial Theatre

On Tuesday 14th November Stage One will be running a 1 day course at the Birmingham Hippodrome. The aim will be to de-mystify the role of the producer; with a particular emphasis on the relationship between the subsidised and commercial theatre sectors.

Sessions will include:
Budgeting for a Commercial Production
Raising Investment
Collaborating between the commercial and subsidised sector
Marketing and Publicising your production

During the day there will be time to network with other delegates and the day will conclude with the opportunity to buy a ticket to attend the opening night of Sunset Boulevard.

Price: £50


Apply for a Workshop

To apply to the next Three Day New Producers' Workshop, you'll need to become a Stage One member. Becoming a member offers you opportunties and resources, as well as allowing you to build your own Producer profile. It's completely free to sign up, so what are you waiting for!




The three days cover all aspects of “how to put on a West End show”. The topics covered include: Overall Financial View of Productions; Setting Up Producing Entities’ & Acquiring the Rights for a Play; Touring & Co-Producing with a Regional Theatre; Speed Networking; Royalties; Tax Relief; Marketing; Raising Funds & Looking After Investors; Contracting West End Theatres and How to Engage with Stage One in the Future.

There will also be many opportunities to network with delegates and industry professionals.

We start all three days around 9am every morning. Thursday ends at around 8pm, Friday will end at 10pm and Saturday’s presentation will finish at 12pm however you will also attend a matinee performance on the Saturday afternoon so depending on the show you will leave around 5pm on Saturday.

It is vital you are prompt and attend all presentations scheduled. You will have the option of not attending the Saturday matinee performance but unfortunately we will not be able to issue a refund for this.

The cost of the workshop is £425 but we do have assistance funds in place to offer a 50% discount for producers who meet the following criteria: I am 25 or under at the time of the course in question; I earn an annual salary or income of £18,000 or under and I am dedicated to a career as a theatre producer. Please be aware we only have a select amount of funds to award once your application has been accepted.

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