Theatre & Touring Summit - Monday 26 June 2023


Theatre & Touring Summit

Monday 26 June 2023 | The Brewery, London

The Theatre & Touring Summit (formerly ‘Symposium’) returns on Monday 26 June 2023Taking place at The Brewery, London, the event brings together theatre professionals from across the UK to highlight the issues facing the sector, and explore solutions to improve the landscape for theatre in 2023 and beyond. 

The Summit is designed to strengthen connections between industry peers, to promote best practice insights and to unearth practical solutions to enable our members to continue to bring high-quality theatre to wider audiences across the UK. 

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Bookings are now open, and the programme of talks is available to download here.

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Presented by UK Theatre and Society of London Theatre, the Theatre & Touring Summit is a valuable opportunity to come together to explore and tackle issues affecting the theatre sector. Join us for: 

    • Practical workshops   
    • Inspiration from high profile speakers
    • Discussions in breakout sessions
    • Time for business conversations and networking 

Book your ticket today


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This is a in-person conference. All speakers and attendees should attend the venue in person.

Discounted rates are available for SOLT & UK Theatre Members, as well as members of other industry bodies/groups including:

  • ABTT, ABO, FST, ITC, LIP, Stage One, Bridge the Gap

EARLYBIRD - SOLT & UK Theatre Members can book at a discounted earlybird rate until 17:00, 22 May 2023*

*UK Theatre reserve the right to close Earlybird bookings early depending on capacity and demand.


The main conference takes place at The Brewery, London.

The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SD

The drinks reception takes place at The Barbican, London, which is 0.1 miles from The Brewery.

Barbican Centre, Silk St, Barbican, London, EC2Y 8DS

The full programme of talks is now available to download or view on our Eventbrite page, with speakers to be announced soon.

A guide to timings of the day is as follows:

  • Registration: 10:15
  • Sessions Begin: 11:00
  • Sessions Close: 17:00
  • Drinks Reception: 17:15 - 19:30

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Accessibility Information

The Theatre and Touring Summit 2023 will take place at The Brewery, with a drinks reception taking place nearby at The Barbican.

Attendees who require a Carer or Personal Assistant to accompany them can book a free Carer ticket by emailing

  • Both venues are wheelchair accessible, though there are limitations in The Barbican conservatory (information below).
  • BSL interpreters will be attending each session.
  • Hearing loops will be in place in all three conference rooms.
  • The Barbican is 0.1 miles from The Brewery, and guides will direct attendee's along the pathway between venues.

Accessibility at The Brewery

Accessibility at The Barbican

  • Access Guides for The Barbican are available to read.
  • The reception takes place in The Barbican Conservatory:
  • The Conservatory is on the gallery floor (Level 3), reached via the main lifts. Automatic glass doors (120cm wide) lead outside from the gallery floor and continue down a ramp (1:12). The Conservatory is on your right, entered through double doors (135cm wide). The Sculpture Court is on your left, up three steps or via a ramp.
  • There is limited access for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility due to steps in some areas.
  • Further accessible information available from The Barbican website.


If you have any further accessibility requirements or questions regarding accessibility at the conference, please contact us at

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