Musical theatre, perhaps more than any other form of theatre, relies on collaboration, and a key part of what we do at MTN is to create the opportunities where like-minded people can come together to talk, plot, share and network. So we run a programme of training and networking events, where practical sessions led by key industry professionals are followed by an opportunity for informal chats over a drink, later into the evening. We hope to see you at an event soon.

We now live stream our events for our members – so if you are unable to attend a particular event, worry not, you can watch it live. Filming details available once you become a member of MTN.

Our events are free to MTN Members to attend (unless specified) and for Organisational Members, all staff can attend. Non member fee £10








‘Round Table Discussion on Diversity in Musical Theatre Storytelling’– 22nd May – Venue TBC – Musical Theatre Network is partnering with New Musical Development Collective on a round table discussion about diversifying new musical theatre. For further info contact



Previous Events:


UK Industry Conference at Lyric Hammersmith

Schools Round Table – Central London

Schools Round TableEdge Hill University

The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin – Show and panel discussion with the writer, creative team, and MMD’s Victoria Saxton and MTN’s James Hadley.

Know Brexit / EU funding Event – with EUCLID

MTN members drop-in, a networking opportunity, leading into attending MMD Open Mic night at Phoenix Arts Club

Director Kate Golledge interviews director and composer Jeremy Sams

MTN networking event with Producers Pool, in partnership with Chris Grady’s Producers Poo 

Networking event at Bristol Old Vic

Producers Round Table: Musical Theatre and East Asian Markets

‘Wearing multiple hats’ (exploring how driving musical theatre forwards often leads to taking on multiple production/creative roles) The Edge, Manchester

The Inside Story on The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme. New Wolsey Ipswich

PRS Foundation share advice on funding opportunities

Directing musical theatre. In partnership with SDUK

Drop in Event in Brighton.

Artistic Directors & Musical Theatre

Drop in Event at Hackney Empire

Members drop-in at The National Theatre

Q&A with creatives on “The Buskers Opera”

Spotlight on New British Musical Theatre – At Curve, Leicester

Workshopping New Musicals

Discussion about future plans for Musical Theatre Network

Feedback Session on BEAM Pitching days.

China Plate & Musical Theatre Network, launch Musical Theatre Darkroom

Grants for the Arts – raising money to develop your new musical

Workshopping your new musical – from page to stage

Pitching Your Work

Touring your show

Taking your show to the Edinburgh Fringe

Your one wild precious life

Working Out the Theatre Tax Relief Scheme

Q&A with the writers and producers of Memphis the Musical

Negotiating Contracts

Exploring Story Through Musicals – in partnership with Theatre Royal Stratford East

Musical Theatre Scratch Night at West Yorkshire Playhouse

Songwriting with Stiles & Drewe at Salisbury Playhouse


Tim Levy, New York Producer & Bob Boyett Productions
"MTN... highlighting new talent, showcasing pieces of development work that needs to be taken further and acting as a forum to produce more and better music theatre in the UK."
Tim Levy, New York Producer & Bob Boyett Productions