About Us

What is UK Theatre?
UK Theatre is the UK’s leading membership organisation for theatre and the performing arts. 

We have traditionally supported theatre organisations and now also help individuals who work professionally in the performing arts at all stages of their career. Our members benefit from a range of tailored packages to suit the needs of each Membership category.  Our services include:

Training & Events
Facilitating professional development is key to UK Theatre’s aims.  We run a wide variety of courses to allow industry professionals to develop their skills and knowledge.  We also host national conferences and events, bringing Members together to share information and discuss issues affecting the sector. 

UK Theatre provides fantastic networking opportunities for performing arts professionals across the UK, hosting regional meetings as well as national events. We also run a mentoring scheme that promotes the sharing of experience and industry knowledge between Members at all stages of their careers.

UK Theatre lobbies local and national government to ensure that the sector’s voice is heard.  We run the My Theatre Matters! campaign in partnership with Equity and The Stage, and our audience development initiative the Family Arts Campaign promotes the importance of making families welcome in theatres.

UK Theatre Awards
The annual UK Theatre Awards celebrate professional excellence, and are the only awards to honour the achievements of performing arts all over the UK.  2013 saw the inaugural My Theatre Matters! Most Welcoming Theatre Award, voted for by over 55,000 members of the public. 

Employment Relations & Legal Services
Organisation Members can get one-to-one legal advice from our in-house lawyers and our Employment Relations team supports members by helping to resolve disputes and negotiating contracts with industry unions.   Other categories of membership get access to our essential legal and employment relations updates.

Click here to find out more about UK Theatre Membership

Other links:

• Contact Us / UK Theatre People
• UK Theatre Board

UK Theatre Association is a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, whose registered office is at 32 Rose Street, London, WC2E 9ET, Company No 323204.