It is my instinct that the theatre has always survived on mavericks – people with a passion for the theatre who go their own way.”  

Cameron Mackintosh

Theatre Producer Training Events and PRODUCERS PARTY - see below. 

Affordable Creative producer Training.


Arts Council of England.

If you've ever wanted to start your own theatre company, or train as a producer, or produce events, or be a self-producing artist, then you have come to the right place.

If you work in the performing arts as an actor, writer, director, stage manager, designer or on lights, sound, props or costume, there have always been many books, resources and courses to help learn your craft and skill.  And yet until very recently, there has been LITTLE OR NO INFORMATION on how you can become a producer.  Now there is! 

In 2008, Birkbeck College at the University of London, created the first dedicated M.A. in Creative Theatre Producing.  Since then, universities and some drama schools have started theatre producer training, but they only generally offer an expensive M.A. or M.F.A. often taught by academics, or those with no actual experience of producing.  Our Academy Diploma course director, Nick Hennegan has just that... an M.A. in Creative Producing from the University of London... but has worked in the arts for over 40 years and produced over 100 shows and events, at all scales and all over the world.

So although the established courses are great if you want a formal, higher qualification, the good news is THERE IS NOW A MORE AFFORDABLE ALTERNATIVE, run, not by academics, but by 'real' theatre and event producers and practitioners. Many of our guest lecturers and tutors teach on the University and Drama School M.A. and M.F.A. courses.  The new Diploma In Creative Producing for Theatre and Live Events, is based on solid professional experience and included in the fee is a trip to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe - the world's biggest open arts festival.

Our Diploma Course is tutored and guest lectured by some of the biggest and most successful names in the theatre producing business, including Simon Riley, Katy Lipson, Will Brenton, Julius Green, Joseph Smith, Stage One, John Adams and others.

So if you've ever wanted to start your own theatre company, or train as a producer, or produce events, or be a self-producing artist, then you have come to the right place. Learn about contracts, creatives, copyright, funding, finding actors, directors, writers, venues, tours, plays, parties and payment.  Get tuition from some of the top theatre producers and businesses practitioners in the West End, U.K regions and from around the world. 

There are two options and a 'sampler' session: 

1) Our acclaimed one-day taster, 'An Introduction To Creative Producing.' online from Soho, London . There is no application needed for this one day workshop.

2) The new part-time, professional  'Diploma in Creative Producing for Theatre And Live Events'. London and online. Some of our students from this year have already; appeared in the West End, preparing a co-production of Journey’s End, establishing a new UK theatre Dance tour and planning new productions for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

3) If you'd like to find out more about being a producer, self-producing artist or starting a theatre company we are running regular, 1-hour 'Sampler' workshops. - How to become a Theatre Producer.

Please get in touch. Maverick Theatre and its Academy is all about ease of access.  It's all about you.  And remember, there is no such thing as a 'born' producer. We've all come from elsewhere! Sir Cameron Mackintosh was an A.S.M!


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The first Diploma started 2nd November, 2020.

We are also now taking applications for the EIGHTH cohort, starting in 2024.

Please apply now, or contact us if you have any questions having read through this website.

Access is from anywhere in the world via a smart phone, tablet or computer. 

“Tell Me. What Is It You Plan To Do With Your One Wild And Precious Life?”   

Mary Oliver

"I’ve completed my first raise! Your training, guidance, and the network The Maverick Academy gave me was absolutely instrumental in getting me this far, and I can’t thank you enough for that."

Jonathan Kingsley, DipCP

"I've learnt so much over the past few months with the Diploma For Creative Producingand can't wait to put it into practise!!" 

Charlotte Young, DipCP

“The Diploma ia an excellent course. It’s been amazing to meet such a range of people actually working within the industry. It makes you excited to start creating yourself.”

Meredith Lewis, DipCP.

"Thorough and enjoyable. It's made me realise my potential and probably saved me about 5 years! And has given me a great insight into the whole of British Theatre. And with the people I've met, I no longer feel like an imposter!"  

Val James - ITCP Student.

"It was wonderful taking your 'Introduction to Creative Theatre Producing' 1 dayworkshop on Saturday. Thank you for setting up such a helpful course and answering my many questions! It was wonderful to meet and learn from you. I found your overview of creative producing, the time and structure to practice thinking through a pitch, and the way you shared your expertise to be invaluable."

Dyan Rizzo-Busack. Creative Director. U.S.A.  ITCP Student.

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Other short courses are currently being planned - How To Budget a Show - Business for Bohemians - How to Invest In The West End - How To Find Actors - Working with Directors.  Subscribe below for further details.

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