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16 – 21: How to be a theatre producer?

A group of young people, sitting in a circle, in discussion

16 – 21: How to be a theatre producer?

Workshop dates:

Tuesday 19 February, 10am–5pm
Wednesday 20 February, 10am–5pm
Thursday 21 February, 10am–5pm
Friday 22 February, 10am–5pm

John Lyons Education Studio, National Theatre
This course is available to 16–21-year-olds
£40 (bursaries are available)


Have you ever wondered what a theatre producer does and how they do it? Do you love theatre and want to learn more about how to put on a production? 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 professional producers from the National Theatre and Talawa Theatre Company, 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.

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

To apply please complete this form by Sunday 20 January. We will then be inviting everyone to come for a short interview on Saturday 26 January so we can learn a bit more about you and why you want to take part. 

Talawa is the UK’s primary Black-led touring theatre company. Their work is informed by the wealth and diversity of the Black British experience, and through that they create outstanding work by cultivating the best in emerging and established Black artists.

Tobi Kyeremateng is a cultural producer with a focus on theatre, live performance, festivals and film. She has worked for Battersea Arts Centre, the Old Vic and Ovalhouse, and she has collaborated with companies such as AFROPUNK, Bestival, Block9, #MERKY, Penguin Randomhouse and more. She is currently Executive Producer (Up Next) at Bush Theatre for BABYLON Festival and a producer at Apples and Snakes.


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.