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A collective voice to advocate for the UK freelance theatre workforce

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An inclusive community for the 200,000+ self-employed and freelance workers from all areas of theatre, opera, dance and live performance, who make up 70% of the UK theatre workforce.


We aim to encourage more transparent and inclusive conversations within the theatre industry by listening to and articulating theatre freelancers’ needs to theatre managements, production companies, industry bodies and government.


A campaign to raise awareness of the vital role of freelancers in the theatre industry.

A platform to collect the opinions and concerns of the freelance theatre workforce with the commitment to express them to theatre managements, production companies, industry bodies and government.

A central resource of information for the freelance theatre workforce that welcomes contributions from organisations and individuals to share the conversations going on behind closed doors.