The Actors Centre

Producing a Show

WHAT IS IT? An introduction to theatre producing in London; an overview of how to pitch, fundraise and market a show; an introduction to opportunities for Actors Centre members at the Tristan Bates Theatre; a chance to ask questions about producing or a project you’re working on. HOW WILL IT WORK? The workshop is aimed at producers as well as writers, directors and artists keen to explore more about producing or who are considering self-producing. It will include sections on the different kinds of venues and opportunities available for producers in London; sections on marketing, budgeting and fundraising for a production; dos and don’ts of pitching and working with venues; and a discussion section with an opportunity to ask questions about your own projects. WHAT DO YOU GET OUT OF IT? An insight into the role and responsibilities of producing theatre; techniques for assembling and managing a production; advice from the TBT’s producer on members’ opportunities at the theatre. Price £FREE


Matthew James Francis Keeler

Matthew Keeler is currently Producer for Tristan Bates Theatre, taking over the space in June 2016. Formerly Associate Producer for St. James Theatre, Matthew worked at the theatre since its opening in 2012. Notable productions include Sir Trevor Nunn’s Scenes from a Marriage, Stephen Sondheim’s Putting It Together and Andrew Lloyd Webber and Don Black’s Tell Me on a Sunday (West End transfer and Laurence Olivier Award nomination for Best Musical Revival). As well as producing, Matthew co-founded and co-curates the St. James Theatre’s artist development initiative, St. James RE:act, and was responsible for coordinating the programming of the St. James Theatre’s two spaces. Matthew is a graduate of the Young Writers’ Programme at Royal Court Theatre, Soho Theatre’s Writers’ Lab, Soho Theatre Graduate Writers’ Programme and has had attachment with the National Theatre Studio. His work has been produced at Leicester Curve and has received rehearsed readings at Soho Theatre and St. James Theatre. 


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