Stage One launched the regional producer placement scheme in 2013 in order to increase communication and shared knowledge across the subsidised and commercial sectors. The placement not only benefits the producer but also the host theatre/organisation as they have further opportunity to produce in-house. 

Applications for our National Placements are now open!

Deadline for all five roles: 5pm on 28th May 2024

We are pleased to be hosting our 2024-25 National Placements with the following hosts!

Click below to read each venue's job pack: 

Applications for producers wanting to undertake a placement in 2024-25 are now open! 

Stage One are currently hosting our 2023-24 placements with Bristol Old Vic, Northern Stage and Theatre Royal, Plymouth. 


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How does it work?

Each year, Stage One partners with 4 subsidised houses across the UK to recruit, train and support 4 talented producers through a year-long fully funded placement scheme. Emerging producers will have the opportunity to apply for a placement at one or all venues and following successful shortlist from Stage One will have the opportunity to interview with the theatre’s producing team. The producer will have the opportunity to assist in producing high quality, potentially commercial work learn of the challenges and opportunity of working in a theatre venue.

The successful candidates will be employed by the partner organisation on a 12 month fixed-term contract, and work within the team. Additionally, this person will receive:

  • One to one mentoring from an experienced producer/professional (likely their line manager),

  • Regular check-ins with the Stage One network

  • A free place on the Stage One Workshop

How to apply


Applications for National Placements are now OPEN! Deadline: 5pm on 28th May 2024. 

Each placement host has its own job pack. Please read each pack carefully before applying. 

If you require any information in an alternative format, we're very happy to hear from you! Contact or 020 7557 6777. 

Ready to apply?

To apply for any of the placements, please go to Stage One's Members Portal. You’ll need to register as a member to access the portal – this is completely free. You’ll find the application form under ‘Apply’.

We’re interested in what you say rather than how you say it. You’re welcome to answer in a format that best suits you and enabled you to respond fully to the questions. This could be written English, Welsh, video (BSL/ spoken English/ spoken Welsh/ SSE), audio recording, bullet points etc.

If you would like to apply to Theatr Clwyd in Welsh, please email to request the application form or download here

If submitting your application via the website form isn’t best for you, or you need support in making your application, please email or 020 7557 6777.

If you have any questions about Stage One's placement scheme, please contact or 020 7557 6737.

"Having a trainee producer has been brilliant for Bristol Old Vic. Our Producer Placement, Charlotte, was chosen from a huge number of fantastic applicants and came into the role ready to hit the ground running. 

She's been a massive support to the producing team and we're delighted to support the next generation of talented producers as they develop their skills.”

Jess Campbell

Jessica Campbell
Director of Producing & Programming
Bristol Old Vic