About Us

The charity that supports theatre producers.


Stage One have supported theatre producers for nearly 50 years through educational programmes and investment schemes. In an average year we generate:

And much more…

“For many people producing is something you stumble into, you arrive at without realising and are often doing it before you know you’re doing it. It’s an instinct to organise, collaborate and ultimately put on a show.

It can sometimes be a lonely business so knowing that there is an organisation that trains, supports and nurtures people through those formative years is what drives me and my involvement in Stage One. I’m also constantly learning through my own producing practice and hope that these experiences all help shape the energy I aim to bring to Stage One and the producers we work with.”


Joseph Smith
Chief Executive of Stage One
Producer for Rocket Stage