Sharing Ideas and Knowledge

Sharing Ideas and Knowledge

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Who we are

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.

Latest News

Following on from our Skills Shortage Forum

The APPG (All Party Parliamentary Group) for Theatre is calling for evidence about the impact of the ongoing problems on the industry. The evidence collected as part of this work will inform a report which will be shared with Parliamentarians, Ministers, and policy makers across the UK. The APPG for

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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