Preparing for Brexit

Preparing for Brexit

SOLT and UK Theatre were successful in an application for the Government's Brexit Business Readiness Grant. We used this grant to help the theatre sector prepare for a possible No-Deal Brexit scenario. 

Our preparation sessions have now concluded. On this page we have collated recordings from 3 of the sessions, the presentation slides from the speakers and other useful information and links

More information for members can be found in the member's Brexit pages. 
Delivered by lawyers from Magrath Sheldrick, this presentation covers Freedom of Movement, the EU Settlement Scheme, the potential transition in the case of a No-Deal Brexit, UK Immigration for Performers, Shows and Entourage, and case studies of touring in 5 five EU countries (France, Germany, Spain, Ireland and Holland). 

Movement of People - Correct as of 16.10.19


Delivered by freight expert company Sound Moves, this presentation covers Movement of Product topics such as Carnets, Licenses and CITES, EORI numbers, Transitional Simplified Procedures (TSP), the Customs Procedure Code (CPC), VAT (specifically in relation to the movement of product), Commercial Invoices, and the Common Transit Convention (CTC).

Movement of Product - Correct as of 16.10.19

IP and Data was covered by different firms and speakers in the various regions. Please see below links to the presentation slides that were used across the series of sessions. Subjects covered include Intellectual Property, Copyright, Trade Marks, GDPR and Data Protection.

IP & Data - 30.09.19  - Delivered by Colin Bell and Will Eggleston from Brabners (

IP - 02.10.19 - Delivered by Colin Sawdy from Sheridans (

Data - 09.10.19 - Delivered by Antonia Gold from Sheridans (

IP & Data - 16.10.19 - Delivered by Muneeb Gill from Dentons ( 

IP & Data - 21.10.19 - Delivered by Colin Bell from Brabners (

IP & Data - 23.10.19 - Delivered by Hayley Lewis and Helen Snow from Geldards (

We have been collating the Frequently Asked Questions from the sessions in London and across the regions. 

Movement of Product FAQs - correct as of 23.10.19

Movement of People FAQscorrect as of 23.10.19

IP & data - correct as of 23.10.19

Data Protection 

For more information on data protection and Brexit, please visit the ICO website

More detailed information about data protection in the case of a no deal Brexit, please see this page on the ICO website, and for small businesses there is some additional information found here

Schengen Calculator

When planning tours, this calculator works out the travel days remaining under a Schengen short-stay visa, either in terms of checking the maximum length of stay which would be allowed on a particular day in the future, or to calculate the length of previous and/or on-going stays to get an answer on compliance with the 90 days / 180 day rule. 

UK Theatre "Exiting the EU" Survey

UK Theatre has been repeating an "Exiting the EU" survey every 6 months since October 2017 with organisations in the theatre industry. The overview of results can be seen below: 

UK Theatre & SOLT's Exiting the EU survey results (Surveys 1, 2 and 3 combined). Survey 4

this needs content in to work - this will be hidden in the css

Get in touch

32 Rose Street
Covent Garden

+44 (0)20 7557 6700

  • White Light
  • Charcoal Blue
  • Theatre Tokens
  • UK Theatre Insurance
  • Spektrix
  • John Good
"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.