This course is suitable for anyone who wants to develop the skills of a Stage/Show Producer.
This production professional has a helicopter overview of a stage event and leads the wider production team in making it happen on time and to the highest standards. It is up to the Producer to ensure all aspects of the conference or entertainment stage will work for the audience as well as meeting the needs of the client and other stakeholders.
You may already be stage managing and want to take on more responsibility, or a company may want to grow in-house expertise as a way of supporting and expanding their business – if so this course is for you.
Producing any event requires an understanding of the purpose and ambitions for that event; what’s going to happen when, how, and on budget? There are lots of things to consider, such as choice of venue, content, staging, staffing, money and safety.
We’ll be focusing on the stage elements of a conference or show and how you can ensure your audience, client and team leave the venue feeling they’ve had a great time and that it’s all been worthwhile. By taking a 360 degree view of an event, from audience to artist, sound to sightlines, we will begin to understand how important every aspect is to the success of a stage event and why the Producer role matters. Along the way we’ll realise that a Producer is not alone! They have other wonderful professionals they can involve creatively.
During the day we’ll evaluate the areas of expertise participants already have that will benefit them in the Producer’s role. We’ll also think about any areas that might need extra development, and explore ways of getting extra experience and support after the course.
Experience of working on events: conferences or entertainment shows – preferably with some kind of management or marketing responsibility. E.g. Artist Liaison, Head of Comms, Stage Manager, Production Manager, H&S lead.
Bring examples of events you’ve attended as a member of the production team or audience – what went well, what left you wanting something better?
Jo Daykin is a highly experienced Event Producer and Stage Manager.
She began her professional life as a primary school teacher in Inner London before moving into advisory posts and teacher education at the University of Greenwich.
From there she joined the BBC as a Radio Producer/Director, then moved into Live Events TV and Live Events Production. She project managed events such as the BBC’s ‘Proms in the Park’ at venues around the country and produced and directed the BBC’s Audio and Music Festival for its own staff.
Since leaving the BBC Jo has produced many shows and events at iconic venues such as the Royal Albert Hall and Trafalgar Square: from glittering dance shows to thought provoking art installations. She works internationally on corporate live events and conferences for high profile agencies and clients.
This training can take place at your venue, studio or workplace. Alternatively, we can arrange a suitable space from our network of venues.