Stage One have supported and invested in West End and Number One tours across the UK and overseas for over 40 years.


Stage One's investment arm also supports small-mid scale producers through the Small Scale Commercial Investment launched in June 2019.

  • Stage One investment schemes are a commercial investment. If you are a new producer, you may find the Bursaries for New Producers more suitable.

World’s End is the first show that I’ve produced independently - It’s been a real test of my skills as a producer, and luckily I’ve come out the other end, feeling like this is what I’m supposed to be doing. There’s been definite challenges, however I’ve felt really supported from Stage One, and my mentors.

More than anything working with Harry Mackrill (Director), James Corley (Writer) and our entire creative team and cast has been the most beautiful, fulfilling experience - I know I won’t get so lucky on every production I work on; but what a wonderful way to start the journey.”


Nisha Oza
First Recipient of Small Scale Commercial Investment
Independent Producer

Stage One formed in 1976, as the Theatre Investment Fund, where it's primary action was financial investment in theatre productions in the West End.

Through our development programmes we strive to create opportunity for the next generation of producers to produce commercially, on this scale.


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