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A one-day Introduction To Creative Producing

An Introduction to Creative Producing.

"An M.A. in a day...!"

Soho, London (and also now online!)

This one-day workshop takes a unique overview of UK Theatre.  It will also prepare students who wish to attend the Diploma in Creative Producing for Theatre And Live Events, although it is not necessary for access to the Diploma course.


What is the difference between a Creative Producer and a 'normal' Producer? Where do Artistic Directors fit in? What about Finance, the law, choice of plays or musicals? Then there's employing actors, working with creatives, commissioning new works, copyright, contracts, fundraising, other events, investing in theatre, parties and pitfalls! It looks at everything needed to produce an event or theatre production.


It's for anyone who has ever felt a desire to create theatre and promote it. Writers, investors, marketers, actors, directors, those from the film and television industry, or just those who are curious. The introduction looks at the pros and cons of commercial production, setting up a theatre company and local/national touring. It covers legal issues, contracts, working with creatives, and securing rights. It will also be useful to anyone who has considered investing in theatre, is interested in event production or is just curious about what a Creative Producer does! Obviously, the course is UK based, but will be of interest to international practitioners too.  AND YOU CAN NOW ATTEND ONLINE!


No previous knowledge is assumed although some of the content will depend on the make-up of the group. You will be asked to answer a few brief questions when booking.  Previous participants at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and R.A.D.A. have included students, amateur actors, producers, directors, TV executives, theatre administrators, theatre investors, arts council officers, writers and those just curious about how UK Theatre works! The feedback has been unanimously positive, so get in quick!

"An excellent course - Nick combined solid helpings of advice and experience with sprinklings of anecdotal experience, which was a great combination."  Part Suspended Blog

"Thorough and enjoyable. It's saved me about 5 years! And given me a great insight into the whole of British Theatre."  Val James.

The course is run by Nick Hennegan, on behalf of the not-for-profit charity, the Maverick Theatre Company. Nick has successfully produced hundreds of plays and created numerous events for blue-chip clients and leading ad agencies in the UK and overseas. He has a Masters in Creative Producing for Theatre and Live Performance from Birkbeck College, University of London and has won numerous arts awards, including a bursary from The Society Of London Theatre's Stage One.  He will also offer signposts to further learning.


Tickets are limited and there has been no price rise from previous years. The cost for the day and all documentation will be £89 for attendance or, thanks to a donation from a theatre professional, £49 for online attendance.  Please note, in the current situation, only online bookings are available.  Please book tickets online. You will be asked a simple question at registration and we will be in touch before the day with details. Places are limited.

Please book tickets here.

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