The Actors Centre

Producing: Where Do I Start?

WHAT IS IT? This session is your chance to get an overview of how to pitch, fundraise and market a show, either as a dedicated producer or an actor, director or writer looking to produce your own show. HOW WILL IT WORK? The workshop is aimed at producers 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 and at arts festivals; 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, and practical techniques for assembling and managing a production. Price £18


Katy Lipson

Katy Lipson has most recently worked as lead producer on the UK Premiere of The Addams Family musical (UK Tour and Singapore), as well as transfers of the new musical YANK! (Charing Cross Theatre) and 50th Anniversary production of HAIR (The Vaults) which both began life at Manchester’s Hope Mill Theatre where she is resident producer and co-artistic Director. In February 2018, HAIR won the Best Musical Revival award at the WhatsOnStage Awards.  Other notable recent productions include the critically acclaimed transfer of Pippin to Southwark Playhouse, The Toxic Avenger to London’s Arts Theatre after a run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Aria’s annual festival of new International musical theatre From Page To Stage at The Other Palace, sponsored by The Really Useful Group, Theatrical Rights Worldwide and RnH. Katy Lipson is a recipient of a Stage One bursary and Start Up Award for new producers as well as being a proud member of the National Alliance Of Musical Theatre. In February 2017, Katy was awarded the ‘Best Producer’ Award at the Off West End Awards and was named in The Stage’s Most influential people earlier this year. Meanwhile, Hope Mill Theatre won Fringe Theatre Of The Year by The Stage in 2018.


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