Producers Programme

A six month programme of workshops and mentoring, delivered by established industry professionals, and designed to provide a practical introduction to the role of the Producer and the specific skills/knowledge involved in mounting a successful production.

Through a series of evening and weekend sessions, the programme will explore making work at a range of scales and within both the commercial and subsidised sectors, with participants also having access to current Northcott projects and opportunities to collaborate with Early Career Artists and Associate Companies.

The programme costs £50 but there are some free places available, and a limited number of bursaries to support travel and other costs – complete the appropriate section of the application form linked below if this support might make it possible for you to take part.

Don Carlos by Friedrich Schiller begins rehearsals in Exeter.

How To Get Involved

Applicants must be South West based and aged 18+ years.

Please note that this is a professional development opportunity, so we’re looking for people who are interested in the possibility of developing a career as a producer within the performing arts. You might currently be unemployed. You might have just completed a vocational training or graduated from University. You might already be employed but looking to develop your career in a new direction.

Whatever your background, you should have some experience within theatre and a clear sense of why producing interests you.

As part of our commitment to addressing historic under-representation of certain groups within the arts, we positively welcome applications from people of African and Caribbean heritage, people of South Asian, East Asian and South East Asian Heritage, D/deaf and disabled people, LGBTQ+ people and those experiencing barriers due to their socio-economic background. We also guarantee to interview any suitably qualified d/Deaf and/or disabled artists.

Applications for 2021 have now closed.

Please feel free to get in touch with Helen Bovey for an informal chat about the programme,


Email Helen