24 May, London | Application deadline 20 March

A must for emerging producers and anybody interested in learning what it takes to produce theatre. In this one-day workshop you’ll learn how to pitch, budget for, fundraise and market a show, from some of the country’s most successful theatre producers:

Guy Chapman runs Target Live, the leading arts marketing and PR agency, working with such clients as the Barbican, South Bank Centre, London Coliseum and Bill Kenwright. He teaches producing at Mountview, and Marketing for the Arts at Sorbonne University, Dubai. 

Iain Gillie was Chief Executive at Leicester Curve, and is Managing Director of PW Productions whose shows include An Inspector Calls and The Woman In Black. He has worked with the National Theatre, Thelma Holt, Ballet Boyz and Matthew Bourne.

Karl Sydow is the producer of the phenomenally successful stage musical Dirty Dancing. New York productions include the National Theatre’s Happy Days with Fiona Shaw, and The Seagull with Kristin Scott Thomas. Among many West End productions are Dance of Death with Ian McKellen and Sinatra: The Man and his Music at the Palladium.

The course will take place from 11am to 5pm at Out of Joint’s rehearsal base near Finsbury Park, London.


Places cost £60 (Early bird £50, book by Mon 6 Feb). Please download and complete the application form and email it to Gina Abolins, Education Administrator at The deadline is 20 March.

Subsidised places: Thanks to a generous donation from the Roddick Foundation, there are a limited number of part-subsidised places available on this course. In order to apply for a subsidised place, please also download this additional subsidised place application form and send both this and the main application form to Please note: The deadline for applying for a subsidised place is 6 March.

This event is part of our Professional Development Programme.

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