The Stage One Workshop

Twice a year, Stage One run a three day workshop for new producers. If you have ever wondered how to get a show from conception to a West End stage, then this is the course for you. Over the 3 days industry professionals will lead sessions on all elements of producing a commercial show providing detailed examples and valuable resources to equip you with all the tools you need to produce commercial theatre.

This workshop is held in multiple locations around London’s West End and is led by our Chief Executive, Joseph Smith and other experienced industry professionals who generously give up their time to support this opportunity for emerging producers. The workshop includes seminars on:

  • Fundraising & Investor management
  • Budgeting
  • Contracting a West End theatre
  • Marketing & PR
  • Co-producing, touring & transfers

The cost for the workshop is £425

The cost includes food & drink across all three days. Please note that subsidy is available for eligible candidates. For more information please email Suzie on [email protected]

 “When I was moving into producing, the single most practical, inspiring, sobering, empowering and essential thing I did was to attend the Stage One workshop.

For me it was, literally, career-changing."

Tracey Childs

Mercury Theatre Colchester

Executive Producer and Joint Chief Executive

How to apply:

Applications for the workshop are currently closed.

Following government advice on Coronavirus containment, the Stage One workshop in October 2020 was cancelled. Similarly we have decided that our May 2021 workshop will, unfortunately, not be taking place.

We are however putting together some webinars which we encourage new producers to partake in. If you would like more information on how to get involved in these, please email Suzie ([email protected]) to be added to a mailing list which we will contact with further details when we have them.

How do I get a place on the workshop?

The workshop is incredibly over-subscribed so we advise you to have a read through our workshop guide before applying.