Producing Course

Our producing course is for emerging producers who have a passion for new plays and wish to receive support to produce new writing in the region in which the course is delivered.

The course takes place over eight monthly sessions, and covers the key elements of producing new writing: developing new projects, pitching to venues and partners, company structures and branding, finance and fundraising, recruiting and managing teams, marketing and audience development, and the production process.

At the end of the course, participants have the opportunity to pitch for two grants of £2000 which will support two producers or companies to realise their next new writing project in the region.

Our producing course is fully funded and completely free to participants! Travel and access bursaries are available to ensure that anyone, anywhere in the region, can take part.
Previous courses have been delivered in partnership with Nuffield Southampton Theatres and Leeds Playhouse.

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Participant Testimonial

Helen Bovey - Creative Producer
The producing course was a brilliant opportunity to connect with emerging producers across the region and to travel to venues in the region that I hadn’t visited before. 
The course content was incredibly informative, with each session focusing on a different element of the role of a producer – this helped me immensely to segment my practice and identify areas I needed more training in.
Chris and George were so generous in sharing their experiences in the industry, the company’s growth, successes and failures; it was this personal touch which made the course very accessible and no aspect of producing seem unachievable or too scary.
Prior to the course I was not very ambitious with my budgeting and fundraising, but I feel as though moving forward I have more confidence in approaching trusts and foundations and speaking about my work and interests. I feel better equipped to up-scale the projects I produce and support artists to produce projects, and more knowledgeable about tour booking – looking at venues and making choices on suitability for the work. I also feel more confident in working as an arts leader and hope to develop further leadership skills.