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.
Freelance Production Manager – Gothic Opera
Gothic Opera are looking for a freelance Production Manager who will work on their Halloween 2023 production, Robert Planquette’s Rip van Winkle. There will be 5 performances between 27th October
Technical Manager – Bolton Octagon
To be responsible for the effective delivery, installation and maintenance of technical elements for productions at The Octagon in conjunction with the Head of Production and freelance Designers and makers.
Thanks to everyone who came to our AGM. We reviewed the work of the PMF over the last year and presented plans for the future to the membership. All registered PMF members can see the presentation here.
First Town Hall of 2023
Thanks to everyone who came to our first Town Hall of 2023. Chaired by our very own Mandy Ivory-Castile, we asked PMF members from around the world what they are looking for from the PMF in 2023 and beyond. We talked about opportunities to join the PMF Committee and had
SOLT UK Theatres
10 Principles for Safe and Inclusive Workspaces
Bullying, harassment and discrimination have no place in our industry.
These principles aim to eradicate abuse and all forms of discrimination.
They can also offer a shared vision to promote and maintain a safer, more inclusive workplace environment for everyone working within theatre and the performing arts.
Theatre Green Book.
The Theatre Green Book sets out the path
to a sustainable future.
We’re living in a climate crisis and theatre has to change its practice. The Green Book is an initiative by the whole of theatre.
It sets standards for:
- sustainable productions
- sustainable buildings
- sustainable operations
A framework for positive steps toward sustainability.
SiPA is The Sustainability in Production Alliance.
They are a community of live production professionals who share the belief that our industry must embrace sustainability to ensure its future and have published 10 Quick Sustainable Wins for many areas of our industry.
Equity Safe Spaces
Equity is calling on everyone in the industry to work together to create a culture shift.
They want an industry where workplaces are free of bullying and harassment and are asking companies to show their commitment to creating safe spaces by reading the
Safe Spaces Statement at the beginning of a production’s rehearsal period.
Here are a few of our favourite links. Please give them a try, if you don’t know them already.
And contact us here if you would like to add others.
AAPTLE includes representatives of associations who work in all aspects of the theatrical and events community including more than two hundred thousand creative and production practitioners.
Their aims include establishing an Alliance that
will be an open and ever evolving community, supporting ways to connect and take action; and actively working towards making our industry a safe, inclusive and sustainable place to work,
now and in the future.
The PMF are happy to be active members of AAPTLE
The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) is a membership organisation with backstage and theatre buildings at its heart.
It aims to be the best place for theatre related training, advice and safety information
- Codes of Practice for the Industry.
- A helpline for your technical queries.
- Ongoing training for your professional development.
- Guidance on the design and operation of venues.
FMTW is an inclusive, independent community for the 200,000+ self-employed and freelance workers from all areas of theatre, opera, dance and live performance, who make up 70% of the UK theatre workforce.
They aim to support fellow freelancers in every way they can by encouraging more transparent and inclusive conversations within the performing arts industry by listening to and articulating theatre freelancers’ needs to theatre managements, production companies, industry bodies and government.
UK Theatre is the UK’s leading theatre and performing arts membership organisation.
Their vision is to see a well-connected and well-supported theatre sector that is recognised as being at the heart of UK life, with thriving organisations, the world’s greatest creative and managerial talent and ever larger and more diverse audiences.
They promote excellence, professional development, and campaign to improve resilience and increase audiences across the sector.
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