Courses and Workshops

An Introduction to Creative Producing.  Book Tickets

"An M.A. in a day...!"
Soho, London, 25th March, 2017

This one-day workshop takes a unique overview of UK Theatre. 

WHAT IS IT?   What is the difference between a Creative Producer and a 'normal' Producer?  Where do Artistic Directors fit in?  What about Finance, the law, choice of plays or musicals? Then there's employing actors, working with creatives, commissioning new works, copyright, contracts, fundraising, other events, investing in theatre, parties and pitfalls! It looks at everything needed to put on a show or event or start a production or theatre company, from the local pub, to a national tour, to the West End of London. We have various guests, live and on video, who are theatrical specialists.  It will also touch on film and TV opportunities, Broadway, touring, commissioning new works, copyright, contracts, fundraising, other events, investing in theatre, parties and pitfalls!

WHO'S IT FOR?  It's for anyone who has ever felt a desire to create theatre and promote it.  Writers, investors, marketers, actors or directors or just those who are curious.  The introduction looks at the pros and cons of commercial production, setting up a theatre company and local/national touring.  It covers legal issues, contracts, working with creatives, and securing rights. It will also be useful to anyone who has considered investing in theatre, is interested in event production or is just curious about what a Creative Producer does!  Obviously, the course is UK based, but will be of interest to international practitioner too.

DO I NEED EXPERIENCE?  No previous knowledge is assumed although some of the content will depend on the make-up of the group.  You will be asked to answer a few brief questions when booking.  Previous participants at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane and RADA have included students, amateur actors, producers, directors, TV executives, theatre administrators, arts council officers and writers. The feedback has been unanimously positive, so get in quick! 

"An excellent course - Nick combined solid helpings of advice and experience with sprinklings of anecdotal experience, which was a great combination."   Part Suspended Blog

"Thorough and enjoyable. It's saved me about 5 years!  And given me a great insight into the whole of British Theatre." Val James

The course is run by Nick Hennegan. Nick has successfully produced over 60 plays and created numerous events for blue-chip clients and leading ad agencies.  He has a Masters in Creative Producing for Theatre and Live Performance from Birkbeck College, University of London and has won numerous arts awards, including a bursary from The Society Of London Theatre's Stage One.  He will also offer signposts to further learning. 

WHAT DO I NEED TO DO?  Tickets are limited and there has been no price rise from previous years.
The cost for the day and all documentation will be £79. Please book online.  You will be asked a simple question at registration and Nick will be in touch before the day with an agenda and detailed timetable. 

Places are limited. Please book tickets here

There’s an added benefit to attending the workshop, too.  Successful applicants will enjoy unlimited access to the new website  


Business For Bohemians! Budget That Show!

Nick Hennegan is a writer who has had to learn the business of production!  The mantra 'Spreadsheets are our Friends' is repeated often.  As a result of feedback from the 'Introduction To Creative Producing' workshops above, we are drilling down into specific areas of production. 

The first session is 11th February, 2017, in Soho, London - 'Budgeting a tour or production'. 

Things to look out for and pitfalls to avoid.  It's suitable for anyone arranging any sort of production, on any scale, from an event, to the fringe, to a national tour, to the West End.  PLEASE BOOK HERE.

Can't make the date?  Not in London? 

'An Introduction to Creative Producing' - online.

Sign up for the ONLINE 'Introduction To Creative Producing' course. 
Six online monthly workshop modules at  just £30 each.  (£180 total.) Please Email for further details.