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16-21: How to be a Producer

Young people in discussion during an NT youth workshop

16-21: How to be a Producer

Have you ever wondered what a producer does and how they do it? Are you passionate about theatre, music and art and want to create cultural events that inspire others? Are you a creative thinker and do you like solving problems? Then this producing course is for you!

Led by cultural producer Tobi Kyeremateng, alongside producers from the National Theatre, Southbank Centre, Young Vic and many more, you will discover how versatile a producing role is by learning about budgeting, marketing, project management and working with artists. Sign up to see what it takes to produce a show and find out how the professionals make it happen.

We are keen to hear from young people from a range of different backgrounds, abilities, genders and ethnicities for this opportunity.

Tobi Kyeremateng is a multi award-winning Cultural Producer based in South London. She has worked for and collaborated with organisations such as AFROPUNK London, Bush Theatre, gal-dem, Nike, Ovalhouse, Roundhouse, Samsung, Tate Modern and more, and has produced short films that have been screened on NOWNESS and at Prada Mode. She is the founder of Black Ticket Project.

To apply please complete this form by Monday 3 February. This is your chance to tell us about your interest in theatre. The more you tell us – within the word count – the more we will understand about you and why you want to take part. We will then be inviting everyone to come for a short interview on Saturday 8 February so we can learn a bit more about you and why you want to take part.  

Workshop dates:

Monday 17 February, 10am–5pm
Tuesday 18 February, 10am–5pm
Wednesday 19 February, 10am–5pm
Thursday 20 February, 10am–5pm
Friday 21 February, 10am–5pm

John Lyons Education Studio

This course is available to 16–21-year-olds

You must be available for every session to take part in this course.

£40 (bursaries are available)

We would never want cost to prevent anyone from taking part. Full and part-funded bursary places are available to support with course cost and/or travel. You can apply for a bursary when you apply for the course.

This is a targeted initiative aimed at improving underrepresentation in the producing field – members who apply through The Black Ticket Project get free places.