Pleasance Producers

To inspire, develop and empower!

Preparing you for the Edinburgh Fringe

Pleasance Producers is a collection of tailored sessions designed to prepare self-producing theatre companies and emerging producers coming up to Edinburgh Festival Fringe with Pleasance.

By attending our Pleasance Producer sessions you will receive insight into the responsibilities of producing theatre for the Fringe, practical approaches for bringing together and managing a production, as well as being in an open platform to ask questions and discuss your projects. It will also provide you with the chance to connect directly with Pleasance and meet other producers and theatre makers, building up your network of support for the upcoming Fringe. Ultimately we want to support you in your journey towards the Fringe and aim for you leave inspired and empowered to take the Festival by storm!

For more information on these sessions, email [email protected] 


Schedule - Times and Dates to be announced!


Tuesday March 12th - Copy/Image/Accessibility 

Covers 40/100 word copy for Fringe Guide, advice on lead poster image with thoughts on access provisions for your show.


Tuesday March 19th - Budget/Fundraising

Pointers on budgeting and raising funds for Edinburgh.


Wednesday May 8th - Technical

Covers important information that you need to submit via the Technical Information Form (TIF) including your Tech Spec & risk assessment as well as guidance and advice about what to include, plus a chance to ask questions about anything and everything tech related.


Tuesday 21st May - Marketing and PR

Covers looking at draft marketing plan, paying for advertising, online vs outdoor; writing press releases, doing own PR vs getting an agent, how to work with an agent.


June - Connecting with Industry

Covers connecting with venues, how to approach them, how to make the most of the Fringe


July - Street Team, Arts Industry and Ticketing

Covers Flyering and Ticketing (this will include how to arrange promo codes, press and industry comps, papering, sales reports and more)


We will also be covering several workshops in person throughout your Edinburgh run, including workshops on Stage to Screen adaptation, copyright ownership and publishing. Keep an eye out on the website as the workshops are updated weekly.