Level Up Producer Course: Applications Now Open - Unity Theatre

As part of our Creative’pool programme, supported by by Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, we’re excited to launch our Level Up Producer Course.

About the Course

Unity’s Level Up Producer Course offers a programme of support, training and guidance for a smaller cohort of artists and companies looking to self-produce their work to a high standard. Through a series of skills development, mentoring and networking opportunities, the course will help you develop productions to a level ready for touring.

The Level Up Producers Programme is an opportunity for 4-6 self-producing companies or artists to be attached to Unity over the course of 6 months as they build skills and confidence in their producing practice. They will take part in 2 intensive weekenders, as well as regular mentoring check-ins and cohort get-togethers between September 2021 and February 2022. After that, they will have another 6 months of mentoring and guidance from the Unity team as their projects come to life.

The Course will be bespoke to the successful companies, addressing the specific areas they wish to develop, challenges they face and ambitions they have for their work.

We ask that Companies apply with a project you would like to develop throughout your time on the Programme and eventually tour beyond Liverpool. This should be a project that isn’t a long way into development yet, and that you can use as a case study for the workshops and training you receive on the Programme. We hope this will be something that feels exciting, challenging and that you see as ‘levelling up’ for your work.


Who the Course is for?

The Level Up Producers Course might be for you if:

You’re a Liverpool City Region-based company or artist

You’ve produced shows before but you’re not sure how to take the next step

You can identify specific areas or skills you’d like to develop

You have a new project in mind that you want to develop while on the programme

You can commit to 2 weekends – one in autumn, the other in early 2022, as well as mentoring and support in between


Applications open: Wednesday 14th July.
Deadline: midday on Monday 9th August.
Applicants will be informed of outcomes and any next steps by Monday 16th August.
Dates for the weekenders will be scheduled with the successful applicants. The first will be in the autumn, and the second will be in early 2022. Please keep this in mind when applying.

To apply


To apply we would love to hear about:

  • Your company (any structure of company is eligible – limited company, CIC, charity, collective, independent self-producing artist etc.)
  • Your experience of self-producing so far
  • Your ambitions for the company
  • Why you would benefit from being part of the Level Up Producers Couse
  • 3 areas you would like to develop your producing skills in (these will help shape the course and ensure you can benefit the most from the training)
  • The project you would like to develop throughout your time on the Programme (see Overview section above for more details)

    You can answer all of these questions along with some more practical details in the form by clicking here.