Musical theatre relies on collaboration.

Our events create opportunities where like-minded people can come together to talk, plot, share and network. We run a diverse programme of training and networking events, where practical sessions are led by key industry professionals and followed by informal networking opportunities. We organise round-tables, seminars, Q&A sessions, drop-in meetings, feedback sessions, scratch nights, social gatherings and talks for MTN Members which cover a wide range of topics – many of which have moved online over 2020.

Our events are free for Individual & Student MTN members to attend (unless specified) and for Organisational, Venue and College MTN Members, staff and students can attend. Space permitting, non-members can attend MTN events for a fee of £10. We live-stream and record our events where possible for our members.

We hope to see you at an MTN event soon.


Upcoming Events

Pitching Your Musical in the Digital Age: Part 2 – Marketing & Distribution

RESCHEDULED to Thursday 29 July 2021 at 7.00pm – 8.30pm –  hosted online

Join MTN and MMD for this second online panel discussion on best practice in pitching new musicals online. Following on from our discussion on how to create and prepare your digital pitch, this panel will discuss the best ways to market and distribute your pitch online, with social media, press and more.

Free for MTN & MMD members, £5 for non members.

More details and registration via Eventbrite – click here.


BEAM 2021 @ Hackney Empire and online via

10am – 6pm, Friday 10th September, 2021.

BEAM is the UK’s biggest showcase of new musical theatre and BEAM2021 will be a hybrid, digital and live event, happening live at Hackney Empire and live streamed (or on demand) via  There will be pitches from 38 new musicals in development, some pre-filmed, with ideas ranging from daytime bhangra raves, to climate change told as a love story, from challenging the UK’s hostile environment policy to singing lesbian pirates, as well as panel discussions and networking.  

In 2019, MMD and MTN travelled across the UK to hear pitches from more than 320 new musicals and curated a showcase of fabulously diverse shows in a variety of stages of developments, so they can be presented to potential development partners, producers and audiences.  

For the first time, and responding to the covid pandemic, BEAM will also be showcased online via live stream and on demand options, allowing even more people across the UK, and internationally, to experience up and coming new British musicals. 

This is the third presentation of the biennial industry showcase of new British musical theatre following the postponement of BEAM2020 On the Friday evening, audiences can also enjoy the Stiles and Drewe Best New Song Prize Concert.

Paid event, with a variety of ticket prices and packages available, and a members discount for MTN members. Early Bird pricing is also available until 12pm, 30 July 2021. If you do not have your members discount code, please email

More info about BEAM2021 – click here.

Book in person tickets, or bundle deals via Hackney Empire – click here.

Book online tickets (live or on demand) via – click here.

Click here for Past Events Archive

Check out some of our past free online panel events on the MTN YouTube page.


Dougal Irvine
"The Cameron Mackintosh Resident Composer Scheme holds such great memories of a creative, supportive and formative time."
Dougal Irvine



- 1 day ago

We want as many people as possible to experience new musical writing at #BEAM2021 and the Stiles and Drewe New Song Prize Concert, which is why we’ve extended our early bird offer! For the best value deal use the link in our bio to book your tickets by 12pm Tuesday 10th August!
h J R

- 1 day ago

@MercuryMusicals: We want as many people as possible to experience #BEAM2021, which is why we’ve extended our early bird offer until 10th AUGUST – for the best value deal book your tickets by 12pm Tuesday 10th August! Use the link in our bio to book #BeAtBeam
h J R

- 2 days ago

Check out the latest episode of Rise Up featuring MTN members @Finn_Anderson and @TaniAzevedo_ 's show A Mother's Song! The monthly #RiseUp episodes from @perfectpitch bring such joy, and insight from #NewBritishMusicals in development!
h J R