Blueprint 2


    a training programme for emerging producers

    We’ve extended the deadline for submissions until 9am on Friday 26 May.

    BLUEPRINT is a space to learn by doing. At its heart, it’s an opportunity for people who might otherwise never work professionally in theatre to develop their skills in producing and programming and create change in a sector that desperately needs new voices.

    The emerging producers we select will meet regularly, whilst learning from the TFT Arts Team. Together they will curate and programme events that take place at TFT. It is our aim to ignite and support the trainee producers and hope that in turn, we too will be inspired and guided by their ideas.

    We are proud to be offering this training FREE of charge, and hope that by doing so we will create pathways into the industry for people no matter their financial situation.

    At a glance:

    • Fortnightly workshops in producing and programming skills (3 hours per workshop)
    • Opportunities to see shows and feed into our programming (all related expenses paid by Tobacco Factory Theatres)
    • The trainee producers will curate a scratch festival in 2024 called SPARK, this will involve some additional commitments equating roughly 3 days


    Click here to apply.

    Applications will close at 9am on Friday 26 May.

    Interviews will be held online the week beginning Monday 5 June. If you do not have access to a webcam or a private space to join the interview, let us know and we can arrange for this to be in person.

    If selected for the programme, you will be expected to join us for sessions beginning on 20 June from 5 – 8pm at Tobacco Factory Theatres, and these will run through to late February 2024, with short breaks in August and December.