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. 

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

Click below to read each venue's job pack: 

  • The Rep, Birmingham
  • Nottingham Playhouse
  • Theatr Clwyd
  • Royal Lyceum, Edinburgh 
  • Sheffield Theatres

Applications for producers wanting to undertake a placement in 2024-25 are now closed. 

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 2024-25 National Placements are now closed.

We will be reviewing applications and getting back to everyone who applied as soon as possible. 

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