Intro to Producing

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27th August 2021

Intro to Producing

We have teamed up with Stage One and Beatfreeks to deliver ‘Intro to Producing’ – an introductory workshop to demystify the role of the theatre producer. We’ll answer the question: “what does a producer do anyway, and could I be one?

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What is it?

An informal workshop giving you the opportunity to learn more about the role of the theatre producer through live Q&A, networking and table discussions where you will take on the role of producing a new show. Featuring intimate table discussions and plenty of Q&A opportunity with some top producers (names to be announced), this workshop will explore all aspects of producing, including booking venues, budgets, fundraising, managing teams and marketing.

Who is it for?

This event is suitable for:

  • Those with no or some experience of producing but an interest in theatre.
  • For actors / directors / theatre artists who want to explore the role of a producer.
  • For theatre administrators / trainee producers who want to learn more about producing a show and meet fellow producers

This opportunity is open to all ages and locations within the UK, but positively aimed at those in the Birmingham region who identify as under-represented across the theatre industry. Including but not limited to, those who have faced barriers due to their ethnicity, disability, gender, age or sexuality.

If there are ways we can make this event more accessible for you please contact us on [email protected] or 0207 557 6752.

Not in the area?

You’re in luck! Whilst we would love you to join in person, the event has an option to join digitally and to view and participate in the Q&A portion of the workshop. Virtual spaces will be limited. Please note as a digital participant you will not be able to participate in the networking and table discussions.

Who are we?

Launched in 2006, China Plate are an independent theatre studio that works with artists, venues, festivals and funders to develop, make and present engaging, entertaining and accessible new work. We are passionate about creating adventurous and imaginative theatre with popular appeal and a social purpose.

Stage One is a charity solely dedicated to supporting the next generation of theatre producers through educational programmes and investment schemes.

Beatfreeks is an engagement and insight agency with a vital community of young creatives. They connect them to brands, government and funders so they can influence how the world works. They’re invested in young people getting their share of power.


Location: Digbeth, Birmingham – The Old Library
Date & Times: Tuesday 28th September, 5:45pm

£5.00 – General Admission
This gives you access to all elements of the event.

£3.50 – Virtual Admission
This only gives you access to watch a livestream of the panel Q&A, with opportunity to submit questions.

More information will be emailed to you before the event. If you would like a subsidised place, please contact Suzie Brewis on [email protected]. We have free places available for people on a low income or unemployed.