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

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. 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.


Musical Theatre producing and development in Scotland & beyond Thur 7th October 4-6pm

In association with Producers’ Pool we are holding our second meeting to explore actions which producers, venues, programmers and developers can take to enrich and enliven the new musical and the commercial musical world in Scotland and beyond. We will be hosted by Andrew Panton Artistic Director of Dundee Rep at the theatre in Tay Square Dundee. You can join us there and stay on after 6pm for a snack/drink and a sharing of a new piece of work, or you can Zoom in and be part of the discussions which will be held on the zoom platform. As said above, attendees should have a zoom device with them so that they can join the cloud based gathering.

Paid event – book via Producers’ Pool here – all funds collected go to Producers’ Pool.

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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- 4 days ago

@LeewayProds: Cyfle i gyfansoddwyr isod i weithio gyda @ClwydTweets a @MercuryMusicals 👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇👇
h J R

- 5 days ago

❤️👏❤️ Thank you to @RGMProd and all of our #BEAM2021 artists for coming along on the wild, wonderful, creative ride that was #BEAM2020, becoming the first hybrid outing for the BEAM showcase! #newmusicals
h J R