UK Musical Theatre Conference 2024

Produced by Musical Theatre Network and Mercury Musical Developments

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Fri 12 Apr 2024

Have we entered a new era for musical theatre?

Join us at the Royal Court as we gather to delve into the future prospects for musical theatre in the UK. A day packed with panels, networking, discussions and provocations, the conference is a chance to think creatively about new work development and production, and the broader issues facing the musical theatre industry.

Topics may include: strategies to sustain a flow of high-quality new work, the intersection of musical theatre and new technologies, how musical theatre ideas are changing to keep pace with a fast-evolving world, and radical revivals of older works. Plus, hear visions from new artistic directors, take part in interest-based networking groups and connect with industry colleagues to share experiences and ideas.

As the theatre industry faces significant challenges, we will consider musical theatre’s potential to invigorate and sustain the industry through difficult times. Don’t miss this opportunity to be part of the conversations shaping the future of musical theatre.

The UK Musical Theatre Conference 2024 is produced by Musical Theatre Network and Mercury Musical Developments. Discounts are available for MMD and MTN members.

“The UK MT Conference is a fabulous opportunity for people across all areas of the new musical sector to meet and connect. Coming together and connecting over the ways we move forward and develop new work in the ever-changing climate is integral to our continued success. Days like UK MT Conference – and the connections forged there – always leave me renewed, energised and excited.” – Katy Lipson, Producer & Founder, Aria Entertainment


About The Team:

Musical Theatre Network is a not-for-profit membership organisation, bringing people and resources together to improve infrastructure and opportunities for new musical theatre in the UK. Our membership is a national network of producers, theatre venues, directors, higher education organisations and others staging or developing musicals. In partnership with its members, MTN works to strengthen and diversify the new musical theatre sector nationwide, and so support development of the artform. We run a year-round programme of sector and professional development events, and raise awareness of new musical theatre productions around the UK.

Mercury Musical Developments is a membership organisation and charity that is dedicated to nurturing new musical theatre writing. Our membership of over 400 composers, book writers and lyricists have access to a range of development and showcasing initiatives including seminars, workshops, professional residencies and Writers Labs designed to further their craft and career. We actively seek out commissions, build professional networks and are ambassadors on behalf of all our members. At MMD our aim is to support and represent the writers who are shaping the future of musical theatre across the UK.

Jerwood Theatre Downstairs

Multiple wheelchair spaces are available in the auditorium. We will endeavour to accommodate access needs for attendees, please detail on the booking form.


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