Masterclass: Introduction To Producing

Saturday 17th June 2017, 10am - 6pm, London 
Location: Tamasha (Rich Mix, Bethnal Green Road, London E1 6LA)

Apply by: Friday 9th June
Contact the office for any late places that may become available.

This one day workshop, co-led by Tamasha’s Producer Alex Towers, Soho Theatre’s Producer David Luff* and Tamasha’s Artistic Director Fin Kennedy, will introduce some of the key principles of producing small scale theatre for fringe and studio venues.

Areas covered will include: fundraising (including Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts), budgeting for shows of different scales, approaching venues and negotiating deals, managing the creative team, contracts, royalties and box office agreements.

Participants are asked to come with one small scale theatre project they are interested in producing. The day will involve group discussions, small group breakout work with one of the three tutors, time to discuss your particular idea and a general Q&A where you can ask our professional team anything about starting to produce your own work. While we can’t promise to launch any careers, we do aim to leave participants with enough working knowledge to start to take steps towards making their show idea a reality.

This is an entry-level workshop and anyone can apply, but the day will particularly suit emerging producers at the starts of their careers or, theatre artists seeking to self-produce their own work or the work of others.

Please phone the office if you are unsure if this is for you or would like to talk it through.
This is open to producers and artists from all cultural backgrounds.

Workshop fee: £60 (inc VAT) for the full day.

How to apply: 
Apply by: midday, Friday 12th June 2017
No formal qualifications are necessary to apply, however applicants should demonstrate an interest in producing for theatre. Applications should include:  
1) Your current CV including a short covering letter stating your experience to date and your reasons for applying
2) A short paragraph (max. 250 words) about the show idea you would like to work on within the session
3) A completed Data Form which you can download here>

Please email Ingrid on with your application with subject line 'Introduction to Producing Masterclass' or call the office on 0207 749 0090 if you have any questions.

Please note, payment must be received in advance, upon notification that you have been allocated a place. Places will only be confirmed on receipt of payment. Please also note that due to cost associated with hosting this masterclass, if you cancel your place after 5th June 2017 we will be unable to refund the fee. Any cancellations before 5th June will be subject to a £15 admin fee.


*David Luff is Theatre Producer for Soho Theatre. Recent shows include First Love is the Revolution by Rita Kalnejais, The One by Vicky Jones, The Night Before Christmas by Anthony Neilson and Fleabag by Phoebe Waller-Bridge.

As independent producer he’s had shows on at the Bush Theatre, Young Vic, Hampstead and Traverse and produced tours around the UK, to New York, Berlin and the Middle East. He is currently developing the stage adaptation of Network with the National Theatre.