In theatre…

  • We negotiate significant minimum rates increases with UK Theatre, the Independent Theatre Council and TNC (representing the Royal Court, Royal Shakespeare Company and National Theatre).
  • We have launched the Musical Theatre Kit, a joint publication with the Musicians’ Union and a map to both unions’ latest musical theatre writing guidelines.
  • We hold annual Olwen Wymark Theatre Encouragement Awards.
  • We organise the annual Literary Managers’ Forum to discuss issues directly with the theatres and the production companies.
  • We have won new rights for playwrights commissioned by UK Theatre organisations, including provisions to protect textual integrity and additional fees if their work is performed in English-language productions in non-English speaking countries.
  • We produced a Rights Card for playwrights working under our TNC and UK Theatre agreements.
  • We have actively supported the Playwrights’ Progress showcase for new writing; and the In Battalions campaign to highlight the damaging effects of Arts Council cuts.