Production Management

The roles of the Production Manager and the Technical Director can vary depending on the needs of a particular production, but also on the size and complexity of the organisation.



Women in Production Management

A forum held at the ABTT Trade Show, June 2018, organised by the Production Managers Forum (UK). 

External Links

Discussion Forums

Podcast: Production Meetings Essential listening


Ironclad Performance Work Gloves [Los Angeles, CA, USA]
Pockit Utility holsters & accessories for your tools [USA]
Setwear Gloves, belts, bags [CA, USA]

Health & Safety

RU Safe? information and guidance about safety in small venues [UK]
The Purple Book - The Purple Guide to Health, Safety and Welfare at Music and Other Events [UK]
The Yellow Book - ABTT Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment Safety standards and guidelines for venues. [UK]


Gallowglass Event Crews in UK & Mainland Europe [UK & Europe]
Parents & Carers In Performing Arts [UK]


Allan Chapman & James Insurance Public Liability Insurance etc. [UK]
Birkbeck-Jerwood Space London Rehearsal Room Survey 2016
Crew Cover Insurance Public Liability Insurance etc. [UK]
La Playa UK Public Liability Insurance etc. [UK / USA]
Production Managers Forum - Conversations About Production Managemetn Series of Videos
Theatre Digs Booker Touring Accommodation Finder [UK]
Wrightsure Insurance Public Liability Insurance [UK]


AutoCAD Viewer
Autodesk AutoCAD
Autodesk Fusion 360 CAD Free for students & startups
Bluebeam Markup, annotate and share drawings [USA]
CAD 4 Theatre CAD training [UK]
Capture Lighting Visualisation Software [Sweden]
Gantt Project Free Gantt chart and project planning
Modelbox CAD drawings of UK venues [London, UK]
Omnifocus To Do List management
ShoFlo Collaborative Show Calling Software [USA]
Theatron Planning Software for Productions [Finland]
TurboCAD range 2D and 3D CAD

Unions / Associations

AAPTLE Alliance of Associations & Professionals in Theatre and Live Events [UK]
ABTT (Association of British Theatre Technicians) Training, Advice, Membership [London, UK]
Actors Equity [American actors and stage managers] [USA]
BECTU Broadcasting, Entertainment & Cinematograph Trade Union (UK) [London, UK]
IATSE International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees [USA]
LPA Live Performance Australia
NCDT (National Council for Drama Training) [London, UK]
PLASA UK Professional Lighting & Sound Association [UK]
Production Managers Forum Support Network & Professional Development [UK]
USITT United States Institute for Theatre Technology [USA]