Events


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.

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Upcoming Events

Regenerate – Lost Songs from the Musicals 

Sunday 18th September 7pm 2022 

REGENERATE  Livestreamed Gala Fundraiser will be free for everyone to join and watch – with the audience donating toward new musicals as they watch via text, phone or online. 

About this event

For one night only, an unique night for musical theatre REGENERATE: Lost Songs From The Musicals will take centre stage at the Livestreamed Gala Fundraiser in support of charity Mercury Musical Developments (MMD) in partnership with Musical Theatre Network (MTN), to take place on Sunday 18th September 2022 at 7.00pm GMT (1900hrs.)

Titans of musical theatre have been retrieving their favourite songs cut from classic shows and rummaging through their bottom drawers, selecting and repurposing beloved melodies and lyrics to premiere an incredible array of never-before-heard songs, regenerated for one night only!

Songs from Elton John & Tim Rice – Toby Marlow & Lucy Moss – Masi Arare – Claude-Michel Schönberg & Alain Boublil – Adam Guettel – Stephen Schwartz – Maury Yeston – Douglas Hodge – Stiles & Drewe – Irene Sankoff & David Hein – Don Black & Debbie Wiseman & more to be announced!

Donate now!

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Being a conscious creative is essential in the future landscape of arts, entertainment and media no matter what type of story.

About this event

Date: 20th July 2022

Location: Online

Tickets: Click HERE

Being a conscious creative is essential in the future landscape of arts, entertainment and media no matter what type of story you choose to create. Many creative teams can make blunders or uninformed errors when seeking to welcome and create art for and/or featuring different identities to themselves and be unsure how to create caring environments to foster creativity. This panel series aims to equip creatives with tools to do just this. 

These panels, developed by Meg McGrady (they/them), will offer a chance to hear practical knowledge from different communities and gain all the core knowledge and essential tools for creating diverse, accessible and accountable work. All of the panels will feature a mix of performers, directors, and writers who can speak to the experience of working in theatre and offer practical and direct solutions. The second of these panels will consider queer identities, with future discussions hoping to consider disability, neurodivergence, global majority identities, faith identities and creating care in general. We’ve had some brilliant feedback on the first panel, held on 4th July with panellists Jessica Allen (she/her), Amber Sinclair-Case (they/them), Preston Allen (he/him) and Joy Tan (they/them), which considered improving inclusive practice in relation to trans identities/creatives in musical theatre and the performing arts more widely. You can now watch that first panel HERE. 

Conversation 2: Queer Identities

Depictions of LGBTQ+ people have often focused on the cis male, white narratives, and been influenced by limiting, sometimes othering stereotypes. It’s time to imagine what Theatre and Musical Theatre can look like when more inclusive of the full diversity of queer identities.  This conversation will be chaired by Meg McGrady (they/them), with panellists expected to include performer Nicole Raquel Dennis (She/They), Lucy Dickson (She/Her) and Evie Rose Lane (She/Her) and will consider questions such as:

• While musical theatre has a history of including cis-male white narratives, there has been a distinct lack of stories about other members of LGBTQ+ communities, particularly those whose identity is othered in relation to more than one aspect of their identity, lived experience or heritage. How can we take steps to stage more narratives or characters focused on these stories?

• When have you felt most welcomed in a theatre setting and how can that be emulated or reproduced in theatre in the future?

• What advice or steps would you offer to a straight writer who wants to include a queer character within a show they are writing?


Click here for Past Events Archive

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

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