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Events & Training

FST organises a number of networking events, members’ meetings and training sessions and offer these as a mix of live, online and hybrid events.

Past events

FST Peer Sharing: Budgets
Online Meet Up

Join us for this informal and interactive peer to peer sharing event which is aimed at demystifying project budgeting.

General Managers Meet-up
Online Meet Up

Join us for our final quarterly General Managers Meet Up, also relevant to all those who hold similar operational roles including producers, Finance Managers, Directors, or Chief Executives.  In addition to general discussion, this session will also focus on staff recruitment and retention and we will be joined by Barry Nichol, Employment Lawyer (Anderson Strathern

Information Sharing Session 3
Online Meet Up

An open invitation to join colleagues from across the performing arts at information-sharing sessions discussing aspects of the current political and funding landscape. 

Information Sharing Session 2
Online Meet Up

An open invitation to join colleagues from across the performing arts at information-sharing sessions discussing aspects of the current political and funding landscape. 

Information Sharing Session 1
Online Meet Up

An open invitation to join colleagues from across the performing arts at information-sharing sessions discussing aspects of the current political and funding landscape. 

General Managers Meet Up & One to One Legal Surgeries
Online Meet Up

Join us for our regular General Managers Meet Up/Legal Surgery, this session is relevant to all those who hold similar operational roles including producers, Finance Managers, Directors or Chief Executives. Following the usual group discussion, we will also be offering free one-to-one legal surgeries in association with Anderson Strathern. Joining us for this meet up are Victoria Sampson and Barry Nichol. 

Producers Forum
Online Meet Up

This forum is open to FST members and non-members. It will focus on reviewing gaps in training and CPD available to producers.

Technical Forum
Online Meet Up

Open to members and non-members. During this session, we aim to specifically focus on reviewing the FST technical training and CPD provision. Please Note: Forum will now take place 11:30am - 12:30pm

General Managers' Meet Up
Online Meet Up

General Managers Meet Up (Cost of Living Crisis) This meeting will be relevant to General Managers and those who hold similar operational roles including producers, Finance Managers, Directors or Chief Executives.

'Thank You Very Much' - European Touring post-Brexit and mid-Pandemic
Online Meet Up

In November - December 2021, the National Theatre of Scotland and Claire Cunningham Projects embarked on a 5-city European tour of Claire Cunningham’s acclaimed dance-theatre piece Thank You Very Much. Join some of the team behind the project to discuss the challenges and opportunities of European touring in the current climate.

FST Health & Safety Forum
Online Meet Up

In this forum we invite you to join with other members working in the sector to discuss the current issues in Health and Safety.

FST Members' Meeting Online - Thursday 9 December 2021
Online Meet Up

The theme of this meeting will be: Open for All? Six months on from the easing of COVID restrictions on public performance, what does being open really mean and what lessons have we learned from the pandemic?