Advocacy & Campaigns

Advocacy & Campaigning

UK Theatre believes that theatre and the performing arts matter; to the public, to society, to education, to the economy. We make this case to local and national Government to make sure that the sector’s voice is heard, and to make sure that theatre and the performing arts continues to play a vital role.

We respond to the external environment, advocate and campaign on issues affecting the theatre industry in the UK. We keep members involved and provide responses to recent consultations and briefings on key issues. 

These include, but are not limited to: diversity, funding and income generation, theatre and performing arts workforce, cultural education, access and changes to working practices. More detailed information on our goals can be found in our Business Plan

We support other campaigns such as PIPAFamily Arts Campaign, the NCA and What Next? And in 2017 UK Theatre became an official partner of the Hearts For The Arts, helping the NCA to deliver the programme. 

Members looking for our full list of consultation responses, advocacy work and monthly advocacy briefings, can find them on our Advocacy Page. 

If you have any queries about any of our current campaigns or briefings, do get in touch on 020 7557 6700 or email Hannah our Advocacy Manager. 

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UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre's General Election 2017 Manifesto Asks 

We know the theatre and performing arts sector can contribute much to Britain’s future prosperity. Arts and culture, including theatre and the performing arts, make a powerful contribution to our society and to our national identity. They make areas richer culturally and financially, and they make places more attractive to live and work.  Society of London Theatre (SOLT) and UK Theatre believe that the success of the theatre and performing arts industry to date provides us with a creative competitive advantage that must be protected and enhanced for the future.

With the above document we asked the parties to commit to issues that will aid the continuation of a thriving theatre industry in the UK.

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