Theatre & Immersive

Providing commercial, pragmatic advice across the full theatrical and immersive space

Our theatre practice offers a comprehensive service to producers, composers, authors, directors, actors, agents, designers, choreographers, rightsholders, investors and venues.

Representing some of the most successful creative talent and companies involved in the performing arts, our lawyers are experts on all aspects of the financing, development and production of stage plays, musical theatre, dance, and immersive experiences.

We understand how important it is in this fast-paced sector for our clients to have trusted advisers on hand who know what clients want to achieve, and can help them achieve it quickly, commercially and pragmatically while fully protecting their rights and interests.

As the world of live productions continues to evolve, our theatre lawyers have been at the forefront of launching and supporting immersive experiences and new commercial opportunities. Our Commercial, Live Events and Advertising and Marketing practices give us an unrivalled ability to turn our hand to new forms of exploitation beyond traditional theatre.

With the firm’s strong experience and expertise in related sectors such as Film, Television, Music and Publishing, we are also able to provide comprehensive advice relating to the optioning of theatrical rights, and the exploitation and creation of ancillary and related rights.

Specialist Areas
  • The acquisition of underlying rights including IP licences, option agreements and commissioning agreements;
  • Copyright issues and rights clearance;
  • Production finance, investment agreements and co-production agreements;
  • Production contracts with producers, directors, writers, musicians, performers and other members of the creative team;
  • Touring advice, including transfers into and out of the UK;
  • Corporate advice in relation to the structure and formation of corporate entities, SPVs and equity investment; and
  • Agreements relating to the theatre owners and venues