Musical theatre relies on collaboration. A key part of what we do at MTN is creating the opportunities where like-minded people can come together to talk, plot, share and network. We run a diverse programme of training and networking events, where practical sessions are led by key industry professionals and followed by informal networking opportunities. We organise round-tables, seminars, Q&A sessions, drop-in meetings, feedback sessions, scratch nights, social gatherings and talks for MTN Members which cover a wide range of topics. Our most recent events have included discussions focusing on; workshopping new musicals, funding opportunities, directing musical theatre, negotiating contracts, touring new musicals, ‘Wearing Multiple Hats’, musicals at the Edinburgh Fringe, theatre tax relief, songwriting and composing new musicals.

Our events are free for MTN members to attend (unless specified) and for Organisational MTN Members, all staff can attend. Space permitting, non-members can attend MTN events for a fee of £10. We live-stream and record our events where possible for our members – so don’t worry if you’re unable to attend a particular event,  as filming and audio details can be available to MTN members.

We hope to see you at an MTN event soon.




  • Pieces of String  @ Mercury Colchester (Saturday 28th April 2018)
  • Producer Platform Event TBA (Thursday 17th May 2018)

For further info on our upcoming events, please contact



Recent Events:


Directing Through Movement w/ Kate Golledge and Daragh O’Leary (2018)

Directing Through Song w/ Adam Lenson, Matthew Xia & Kate Golledge (2017)

MD’s & Gender Inequality Round Table @ The Arts Theatre (2017)

MTN & MMD Summer Social @ Lyric Hammersmith (2017)

Opportunities For Musical Theatre @ Edinburgh Fringe (2017)

Diversifying Networks @ Birmingham Rep (2017)

Wearing Multiple Hats @ Theatre Royal Stratford East (2017)

Producers Gathering Resources & Fundraising Panel (2017)

I Capture The Castle Pre-Show Event (2017)

Diversity Round Table Event NMDC (2017)

Tommy @ Theatre Royal Stratford East Drop-In (2017)

UK Industry Conference at Lyric Hammersmith (2017)

Schools Round Table – Central London (2017)

Schools Round Table – Edge Hill University (2017)

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin @ Theatre Royal Stratford East Q&A (2017)

Know Brexit / EU Funding Event with EUCLID (2017)

MTN Members Drop-In @ Phoenix Arts Club (2017)

Director Kate Golledge interviews Director and Composer Jeremy Sams (2016)


Rebecca Applin
"Through the Resident Composer Scheme I have worked on an amazing variety of types of shows and platforms.  Meeting and working with lots of different directors and creatives has been incredibly valuable and I hope the start of collaborations that will carry on into the future."
Rebecca Applin



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