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 Individual & Student MTN members to attend (unless specified) and for Organisational, Venue and College MTN Members, staff and students 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.


 Upcoming Events


‘Road Show’  – UK Musical Theatre Conference 2019 – Friday 15th March – Royal & Derngate, Northampton – Book HERE.

‘Breaking into Musical Theatre Career Pathways’ – Monday 25th March – Lyceum Theatre – Members book via, Public Tickets HERE.

‘Fundraising for New Musical Theatre in the UK’ – Monday 1st April – The Other Palace – Members book via, Public Tickets HERE.

BEAM Follow-Spot Programme: ‘Future Development of New Musicals in Scotland’ – Scottish Youth Theatre – Book HERE.


Recent Events:


Producer’s Round Table @ Above The Arts (2018)

Q&A with Barbara Whitman @ Jerwood Space (2018)

ACE Funding Discussion with Arts Council England @ Diorama Arts (2018)

General Managing in Musical Theatre w/ Joanne Benjamin, Clive Chenery & Amy Powell-Yeates (2018)

Building and Maintaining Careers Producing Musical Theatre w/ Katy Lipson & Chris Grady (2018)

Musical Theatre In Higher Education Round-Table @ University of Winchester’s Musical Theatre Symposium (2018)

Pieces Of String Pre-Show Discussion @ Mercury Colchester (2018)

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

Directing Through Song w/ SDUK, 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)


Dougal Irvine
"The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme holds such great memories of a creative, supportive and formative time."
Dougal Irvine



- 4 days ago

RT @StilesandDrewe: About to read Act 2 of our new show and we’d love to tell you all about it except shhhhh it’s a secret
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- 4 days ago

We're so excited to see so many of you in #Glasgow today for our Staging New Musicals in Scotland #panel discussion…
h J R

- 4 days ago

RT @A_R_McGregor: Looking forward to panel chat and then presenting some songs at the @MercuryMusicals @MTheatreNetwork event today in SYT,…
h J R