At Musical Theatre Network one of our main goals is to connect the people and the organisations who, like us, are working in this wonderful artform. So this page is full of links into websites we’ve found useful – it’s an eclectic mix including funders, development organisations, blogs, commentary, industry reviews and interviews. We hope that some of the links will be useful – and if you find any other sites  on your travels that you think other members of our community would be interested in, please let us know and we’ll add them to the list.


Mercury Musical Developments: MTN’s partner organisation, and focused on developing the craft of new musical theatre writing through masterclasses, showcases and supported development

Perfect Pitch: an organisation we work with on different initiatives and focused on providing a national infrastructure of mentors and and partners to assist writers in the development of their work

BOOK Music & Lyrics: an organisation running a programme of ongoing workshops for the creation, crafting and development of musical theatre writing and related specialist skills                         

Stage One: supporting new UK theatre producers and productions through bursary schemes, workshops, apprenticeships and networking events                                                                                     

SimG Productions: a champion of new theatre writing, showcasing new work and nurturing and supporting the talent of rising theatre artists and writers                                                                      

Creative Choices: providing the tools and knowledge to help you develop your creative career

Ideas Tap: a creative network providing support, opportunities, funding, arts jobs and career advice. Not specifically focused on musical theatre but on the cultural and creative sector more generally


Arts Council England:  funding arts activities that engage people in England, or help artists and arts organisations carry out their work

Arts Council Northern Ireland: the lead development agency for the arts in Northern Ireland and the main support for artists and arts organisations, offering a broad range of funding opportunities

Creative Scotland: the national development agency for the arts, screen and creative industries in Scotland

Arts Council Wales:the country’s funding and development agency for the arts


The Watch File: a great resource to locate who holds the rights to existing work

The Larder: a free dynamic online resource for writers and composers of musicals, and for writers/composers who also produce, direct, etc. Facilitated by Jenifer Toksvig of The Copenhagen Interpretation, The Larder is a blog full of useful info, a Twitter feed full of dynamic discussions, and a newsletter full of events and opportunities. To sign up for their regular newsletters click here.


NAMT: a New York based organisation working with venues across the States to support, develop, produce and present new musical theatre, and running a major annual festival                                

British Youth Music Theatre: the UK’s national organisation providing musical theatre activities for young people across the UK

National Youth Music Theatre: a UK wide organisation that aims to produce challenging music theatre work, both major productions and workshops, for young people of all backgrounds as participants


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🚨ONLINE EVENT 🚨 Top Secrets of Fundraising Copywriting with professional fundraiser and MMD member, Tim Connor 🗓️ 2nd Feb 💻Online 🕐7pm 🎟️£5 Members, £15 non-members
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