SDUK Sessions are a mixture of formal panel discussions, informal conversations, masterclasses, workshops, meet-ups all of which aim to bring directors together to share experiences, learn skills and discuss work.
For this year we currently have the following SDUK sessions being planned, however please note these are subject to change. We will post here, on Facebook and on Twitter as details are finalised, and booking open, and of course, all members will have immediate information through our regular emails.

What: Making it Happen: Directors
A panel discussion with industry leaders on family friendly practices in Directing hosted by The Old Vic, PIPA & SDUK
When: 11 July 11am – 1pm
Where: The Old Vic Theatre, London The Cut, London SE1 8NB
Who Is It for: Directors who are interested in Best Practice working with artists who are parents and carers, as well as directors who have caring responsibilities themselves.
Book via Eventbrite HERE

What: SDUK Evening Drinks Meet-Up, MANCHESTER
When: 28th July 7pm – 9pm
Where: TBC
Who is it for: SDUK members who direct for the Fringe and Festivals. Hosted by board member John Garfield Roberts.
Booking Link to Follow


What: Directing and Diversity
Join Jenny Sealey MBE, Artistic Director of Graeae Theatre Company and SDUK, to discuss how we address issues of diversity in our industry. How do we better represent UK demographics and open doors too often shut? Who is joining the strands of opportunity together?

When: 13 August 5pm – 7pm
Where: Fringe Central (venue 2) Appleton Tower, Corner of Windmill and Chapel Streets, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE
Booking Link:

What: Women in Theatre
A panel discussion and open forum on confidence as women working in theatre. Hosted by SDUK Co-Chair Kate Saxon, with guest speakers Phyllida Lloyd, Rebecca Gatward and Emma Rice.
Monday 25 September 6.30-9.30 (time to be finalised)
The Green Room at Century Club
Booking via eventbrite HERE