Links & Resources

Links & Resources

As the name suggests, we keep this page up to date with the latest opportunities of interest to our Cumbrian artists.

UK Theatre Producers Facebook Page

brilliant collection of over 11,000 producers and artists at all stages in their careers. A great place to ask for advice or crowd source opinions.

Young Vic Genesis Network

Set up by the Young Vic’s Directors Programme, this is a network of emerging directors, designers and producers. A good place to find other creatives.

The Musical Theatre Network

A paid membership organisation, supporting and networking artists and producers working in new musical theatre.

Other useful organisations

Stage One

A development organisation for emerging producers in the commercial sector. Runs various programmes for people at different levels of experience.

UK Theatre

The UK’s leading theatre and performing arts membership organisation. Their website contains a wealth of useful resources.

Theatre Casting Toolkit

A great resource full of documents and toolkits to make the casting process safe, fruitful and legal(!).

Practical Resources, Toolkits and Templates

UK Theatre – Producing, Presenting and Touring Handbook

Developed in consultation with producers and venues, the handbook contains templates for deal memos and recommendations for best practice on both sides of the agreement.

UK Theatre – D/deaf and Disabled Access Resources

Includes info on how to make your performances accessible, where to find further info and training from advocacy organisations, and a guide for how to apply for Access to Work.

UK Theatre – Suggested Rates of Pay

Suggested rates of pay and draft agreements for performers, creatives and technicians, as negotiated with the relevant unions.

Touring Networks

Venues North

A network of venues from across the North of England who are committed to supporting artists to create new work. They produce ROUTES IN – an invaluable guide to getting programmed or finding artist development support across the North


A venue network and touring initiative based in the South East of England, delivered by Farnham Maltings with support from Arts Council England and an advisory group of venue leaders, programmers and producers from the region.

Venues South West

A network of venues and organisations in the South West who support artists. They produce a brilliant ‘rip off’ (their words, not mine!) of the Venues North ROUTES IN guide.