Women in Theatre Survey

The Women in Theatre Survey was conducted in 2021 to investigate the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on women in theatre. This was the first survey specifically gathering information on women in theatre in the UK in terms of the impact of the coronavirus pandemic. This is also one of the largest recent surveys specifically focused on women in theatre in the UK.

The survey is supported by The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Sphinx, University Women in the Arts, the December Group, Equity, ERA 50:50, and Stage Directors UK. It is a follow up survey to the more general Women in Theatre Forum Report in 2021, which was supported by the same partners.

In 2023, a Women in Theatre Survey Update was published. This update seeks to discover whether women in theatre are still being impacted from the pandemic, building on the previous survey’s finding that over 60% of women in theatre were considering leaving working in theatre.