The Stage One Workshop

 The Stage One workshop is our longest running programme, designed as an introduction into the commercial theatre industry through seminars and networking across 3 days.



On 8th - 10th June 2023 we'll be hosting our next Stage One Workshop in Covent Garden, all about commercial producing.


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 [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 our Stage One Workshop are now closed. 

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For more information on the workshop, please read our guide. If you have further questions about your eligibility or how the process works, please do not hesitate to get in touch with the team at [email protected]

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