Theatre & Touring Symposium 2019

Theatre and Touring Symposium 2019

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Following a sold out first year, the Theatre and Touring Symposium 2019 returns on Monday 17 June 2019 to The Brewery, London.  

Presented by Society of London Theatre and UK Theatre, this industry conference is an opportunity for the theatre sector to come together to discuss and tackle shared issues, leading to real and practical change.

Tell us what you want to discuss and who you want to hear from:

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The programme for the Symposium will also be informed by discussions taking place at the Venues, Producers and Touring Forums which are taking place across the UK between November 2018 and March 2019. 

Booking closes Friday 7 June.

Click here to download the delegates' list for the Theatre & Touring Symposium 2019.

Chair: Jessica Hepburn

Jessica is the former Executive Director of the Lyric Hammersmith and a former director of UK Theatre and the London Theatre Consortium, Jessica has since founded Fertility Fest, published two books and continues to be a trustee of theatre organisations.

Keynote Speaker: Mark Cornell

Mark is CEO of Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG), former Managing Director of Sotheby's Europe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Moet Hennessy USA and Chief Executive Officer of Krug Champagne. Mark joined ATG in 2016. In his keynote speech Mark will establish the themes for the day and inspire you to think differently.

“Mark’s global experience leading some of the world’s premier brands, and Jessica’s experience with both theatre and as a high-profile media commentator, will help and encourage everyone across the industry to find new solutions and actions for change.” (Cassie Chadderton, Head of UK Theatre)

£225 + VAT - Non-member rate

£195 + VAT - Industry body rate: valid for ABO, ABTT, FST and ITC members

£195 + VAT - Member rate: valid for UK Theatre and SOLT Members if booked after 15 February 2019

£75 + VAT - Concession rate*

*Please choose this category if you are purchasing your ticket as an individual and you:

  • are self-employed and earning less than £20,000 per year OR   
  • have less than 2 years’ experience in the theatre industry and are not currently in full time employment


We have a special rate available for Stage One Trainee Producers and bursary recipients. Please email or call 020 7557 6737 to find out more. 

Please let us know if there any financial barriers to you attending this conference, as we'd like a variety of voices in the room. Contact us on

If you are unsure which category you should choose or have any questions don’t hesitate to get in touch. You can email or call 020 7557 6700.

The Theatre and Touring Symposium 2019 will take place at The Brewery, 52 Chiswell Street, London, EC1Y 4SD.

Directions to The Brewery.


Integro Insurance Brokers in association with Chubb

"Integro Insurance Brokers in association with Chubb are very proud to be UK Theatre's preferred insurance supplier and sponsor of the Theatre and Touring Symposium. The Symposium provides a fantastic opportunity for the industry to show its support for each other. Our tea, with their extensive experience, knowledge and exclusive products are looking forward to meeting you there."


"Spektrix is proud to be a Gold Sponsor of this year's Theatre and Touring Symposium. we believe that knowledge sharing between touring, producing and presenting organisations is key to a thriving sector. We're looking forward to connecting with you at #TTSymp19 to discuss the role that audience development, data, and collaboration can play in ensuring the long term health of the industry."

TRG Arts

"Gathering leaders from the theatre industry to contribute to meaningful discussion and share their stories can positively impact the future of theatre in many ways. TRG Arts is pleased to support the Theatre and Touring Symposium for its second year, and to bring our international experience to these important conversations."



The Theatre and Touring Symposium 2018 was held on 18 June 2018 at The Brewery, London. 

The following report sets out the key points made in the symposium's discussion sessions, and the suggested practical actions for UK Theatre and the Society of London Theatre to take forward with colleagues across the industry. You can download the report here.

Click here to see the Theatre and Touring Symposium 2018 programme, contributor information, delegate list and further information.

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