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Advocating for ALL freelancers in the arts, we are an inclusive, independent community for the 200,000+ self-employed and freelance workers from all areas of theatre, opera and live performance, who make up 70% of the UK theatre workforce.




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We run monthly workshops and our website is one of the largest online resources of freelance focussed support available.



We lobby industry leaders, organisations and government to make sure that the freelancers' voice is heard AND listened to.

What we do

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


of the Theatre workforce are Freelancers


of the entire UK workforce is arts and culture

estimated jobs in the Arts sector

billion contributed to the UK economy by the Art and Culture sector

The Big Freelancer Survey 2023

The Big Freelancer Survey aims to provide a detailed report of the past 12 months. The 2023 report is OUT NOW

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