Emma Shaw

Emma Shaw


  • Location: London
  • Career stage: Early
  • Freelancer: Available Soon

I have been a producer for nearly eight years. In that time, I have developed over 200 events, shows and projects. Having started my career in national public policy and media, I crossed over to theatre production in 2016.

My most recent role was with Sparkle & Dark’s four month national tour of I AM BEAST. Funded by Arts Council England and The Wellcome Trust, performances were spread across thirty venues predominantly in the South. Part of my brief here was to create teenage orientated shows, workshops and events running in parallel to the tour. These included events at two Off-West End venues (Pleasance Theatre and Greenwich Theatre) as well as an outdoor ‘hands-on’ show involving live music and puppetry at The Warren at Otherplace as part of the Brighton Fringe.

I am currently splitting my time between several fringe theatre projects. I am producing Mechanical’s Macbeth for the creative duo In Souliloquy. This will debut at The Criterion Theatre as part of their new writing showcase in November.

Similarly, I am in the initial development stages of a fringe musical comedy T & The Rock, in collaboration with the writing group Nevertheless She for early next year.

In addition, I am producer for the multi-disciplinary theatre company The Night Kitchen with two show in the works (Selkie and Family Tree) for 2018. Night Kitchen shows mix circus traditions with dramatic narratives - the cast and artistic team are a mix of RADA alumna, dancers and cabaret acts.

Before 2016, I was a project development manager, producer and researcher for several public policy companies and charities.

This work included developing and producing large scale summits, conferences and political debates. I managed budgets up to £2.4 million, and live events attended by up to 1400.

I graduated from University of Oxford with an MA in Modern History in 2008.

As well as championing new writers, I also write my own scripts. Theatre writing credits include Day Job (Stratford Theatre 2017); Afterglow; and Everything Was Alright (Leytonstone Itch 2016). 


  • Budgeting
  • Business development
  • Marketing
  • Scriptwriting
  • Arts and Events Management
  • Arts Fundraising
  • Branding and Brand Marketing
  • Creative Teams
  • Finance and Budgeting
  • Producer
  • Production
  • Strategic Development
  • Team Building
  • Theatre