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latest news

We were saddened to hear of the recent passing of Ivor Benjamin. Ivor was not only a well-respected director of theatre, but a tireless campaigner fo...

latest research

We are delighted to announce that the training and career study, commissioned by the National Theatre, RADA, The Old Vic and SDUK has now been publish...

DOWNLOAD FULL SDUK EARNINGS REPORT HERE In September 2014 Stage Directors UK was launched, and within three months 850 directors had joined. We a...

In autumn 2017 SDUK commissioned researcher Corinne Furness to investigate the gender split of directors being employed to direct productions in arts ...

members get

financial and contractual advice

  • Personal practical advice on contracts and terms.
  • Ongoing advocacy with industry organisations and agents to improve fees, rights and royalties.
  • Mediation and intervention in challenging work circumstances.

 

training and development opportunities

  • Free members events and workshops with a range of directors, designers, and other creatives across all genres.
  • Exclusive access to notes and audio files from those events and activities.
  • A Mentorship programme.

 

social and professional networks

  • A vibrant and active community of peers that understand the work you do.
  • Brokered communications between members with similar interests and experience.
  • Regular informal meet-ups with fellow members.
  • A nationwide regional membership network, physical and online.
  • Collaborations and Partnerships with like-minded industry organisations.

 

offers and discounts

  • Offers on tickets from many UK theatres.
  • Discounts on rehearsal spaces, theatrical texts, accountancy services and more!
  • Exclusive membership offers to clubs, associations and publications.