Regional Programme

We work with venues around the UK offering groups for young and emerging theatre directors which provide access to exclusive free workshop and development opportunities as well as a chance to meet regularly with a group of peers to network and share ideas.

Partners so far are Tobacco Factory Theatres and Bristol Old VicSherman Cymru; Northern StageTraverse TheatreHOME Manchester;  Leeds PlayhouseRoyal & Derngate Northampton;  Birmingham RepReading Rep, Wiltshire Creative and Nuffield Southampton Theatres.

Click on a venue to find out more about the JMK Directors’ Group we run there and email for details on how to join.

About the Regional Programme:

Our groups at these partner venues are curated and run by our five Director Practitioners (DPs) - who are established, locally-based directors. These DPs curate our Programme for their region, working with their nearest partner venues to tailor our Programme to the needs of local directors.

The emerging directors who take part in our Programme benefit from the mentorship, guidance and support of their local DP, who is in place to oversee their creative and professional development. The DPs also lead workshops at each other’s venues, exchanging knowledge and skills to benefit all our participants.

Our Director Practitioners are Adele Thomas, Nik Partridge, Maria Crocker, Martin Berry and Liz Stevenson. Find out more about them here.

Assistant Director Bursaries:

At each of our JMK Directors’ Groups, we award one Assistant Director bursary each year for a member of that group to assist on a production at their local venue. Click here to discover more about our bursaries.

Our Supporters:

The JMK Regional Programme in 2018 is supported by The Carne Trust (for our work at Sherman Cymru), The Leverhulme Trust, the Andrew Lloyd Webber Foundation, the Austin and Hope Pilkington Trust and Arts Council England Grants for the Arts.

Read more about the programme here:

Talent, tenacity and something else

How the JMK Trust is supporting emerging directors

Leaving London: the hunt for theatre directors outside the capital

IMG_0368(1)(2) IMG_0695(2) 6i0n3AtjX9iDqx5I01UgblKAUZmDZNREDuHcWx7AZpE,yQxuzb6wIxn_xe7SlAzyQZI1Lp3Ou2oh8Ng3pDoUQ-M kWrqN0LTSwWyFuomIYD16ND2aKPlQfR6aLaa4sMRcdk,kKjSfeetBlyUnvZcbDovDeuo_nlBRr0l3fM0Tb5WG6o mS4QO47rxjWmQAWSEERBHtKHqJowGJkCKrCdPs8AdbM,_NqzDB0_k1TmnQqa5f0JM5FW6GBsji1oSVWyAWd21nU N0vDcNgb4IM0Q4TQw1Biey3oxII0bXU7C0OqAQykx8Q,kfFEymo9tgijarJvxjmpNGnstl-P0YVxCdZqjOPiHNo O9DUCeGIZOew_ubb-coZrm85tTStF7o76wuP4o0210w,iNcJB-5WgcAr-D6Na4HypuU4ST7cvS27cRj0eG8hH1g