A theatre Producer oversees all aspects of a theatre production. They are the starting point of everything. They raise investment from backers, find the venue, hire the creative team and have a say in casting and design. Their role and duties change constantly.
As well as opportunities on the Get Into Theatre website, you can search jobs through The Stage Jobs.
There are no specific qualifications required to become a Producer, however a degree or diploma in a media-related subject will really increase your chances of work. It’s essential to have a creative portfolio of any previous experience you have.
You will need a detailed understanding of the management and technical process involved in theatre production. Other related skills you should have are:
Some Producers begin with an apprenticeship as a starting point to learn new skills and gain experience. You can gain a position within a company and gain skills in different departments such as part of the production team before working your way to a Producer position. People often start initially as a Producer within a company before then perhaps starting up their own production company. Have a look through our opportunities in producing here.
A Producer (in general) can earn an average of £37K per year. A salary for a theatre Producer can be competitive and differ depending on experience.
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Published: 19 June 2019