Tour Booking with Max Emmerson


This workshop will now take place online over zoom, if you cannot make this date and time, simply book a ticket now and a recording of the session will be sent to you after the event. 

You’ve created a play/performance, done a sharing, redeveloped the work and now you feel it’s ready to tour. 

Who do you contact first, what do venues expect from you? What is a tour pack and how do you make it? Who writes the contracts? What’s the box office split? Is that better than a guarantee?  

We’ll discuss all these questions and more with producer Max Emmerson.  

This workshop is suitable for Artists/ Makers who are thinking about touring, as well as producers who haven’t planned tours before.  

Limited Places available.


About Max

Max trained as an Arts Manager at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts (LIPA) and is currently Producer at Leeds Playhouse and Executive Producer for Emmerson & Ward Productions. Max has previously worked as Executive Producer for Box of Tricks Theatre Company, Project Producer for ThickSkin Theatre, Interim Producer for Oldham Coliseum, Assistant Producer for the Royal Exchange Theatre and Production Assistant for Bill Kenwright Productions in London.

Producing credits include: Nine Night by Natasha Gordon (Leeds Playhouse & Nottingham Playhouse), The Last Quiz Night on Earth by Alison Carr (UK Tour), Love It If We Beat Them by Rob Ward (R&D) Walk This Play Audio Series by ThickSkin Theatre (Digital), Conversations by Rob Ward (Digital), Sappho by Daneka Etchells (R&D), The MP, Aunty Mandy & Me by Rob Ward (Leicester Curve), Sex/Crime by Alexis Gregory (Soho Theatre), Under Three Moons by Daniel Kanaber (UK Tour), Riot Act by Alexis Gregory (UK Tour), Don’t Bother by Broccan Tyzack-Carlin (Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Brighton Fringe & Manchester Fringe), No Miracles Here by The Letter Room (UK Tour), Gypsy Queen by Rob Ward (UK & International Tour), SparkPlug by David Judge (UK Tour), The Tempest (Royal Exchange Theatre), The People Are Singing by Lizzie Nunnery (Royal Exchange Theatre), Adam & Eve & Steve by Chandler Warren (Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Shout! The Mod Musical (Liverpool Royal Court Theatre).

Max was the first recipient of the Anthony Field Producer Prize at LIPA and has completed the Stage One Producers apprenticeship scheme in London.


Tickets £5

If you would like to attend this workshop but your financial situation would prevent you from booking a £5 ticket, please do contact for a confidential chat. We want our workshops to be accessible to as many people as possible.

If you would like to attend this workshop and have access requirements you would like us to know about in advance please contact