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

BEAM 2021 @ Hackney Empire and online via stream.theatre

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 stream.theatre.  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 ellen@musicaltheatrenetwork.com.

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 stream.theatre – click here.

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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.

SUPPORTERS

Rachel Tackley, English Touring Theatre & President of TMA
"This is an exciting development for British musicals."
Rachel Tackley, English Touring Theatre & President of TMA

OUR TWEETS

@MTheatreNetwork

- 10 days ago

It's our final day of our #BEAM2021 countdown, so we'll leave you with this stunning preview of 'Infinity Script' If you loved watching these clips (as much as we enjoyed sharing them) make sure to book your ticket for BEAM before it's too late. Wherever you are, #BeAtBEAM. https://t.co/7fqoZmqx3d
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@MTheatreNetwork

- 10 days ago

TOMORROW IS #BEAM2021 This year's event is more special than ever, with more creatives, and more ways to watch. We couldn't be more excited to have only one day to go, and we hope you're ready to #BeAtBEAM Ticket link still available in our bio 🎶 https://t.co/u218U9UcaE
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@MTheatreNetwork

- 10 days ago

You've heard of the Velveteen Rabbit, but what about The Velveteen Daughter? Discover the true story of Pamela Bianco by tuning into #BEAM2021 - live from @HackneyEmpire or streamed to wherever you are. Buy your ticket today to #BeAtBEAM on Friday 10th September. https://t.co/Kdxe3BqcMB
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