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Theatre 2016 Conference


Ten industry bodies are working together on Theatre 2016, a major two-day conference that will bring 1,000 delegates from across the theatre sector together on 12 and 13 May 2016 in central London.

This is the largest ever event of this kind and the first time since 2005 that the sector has come together for a major industry-wide event.  It will be held across three venues in London’s West End: the Piccadilly, Lyric and Arts Theatres.

Theatre 2016 will celebrate the UK’s current position as a world leader in theatre and highlight theatre’s massive contribution to the cultural, social, educational and economic health of the nation.

The programme will also take a critical look at new challenges that must be addressed as well as some issues that the industry has struggled with over several decades.  Theatre 2016 will discuss and attempt to reach some consensus on what the sector needs to do to ensure it is successful, sustainable and even more relevant in 2026.

Tickets will be on general sale from Thursday 17 December 2016. Discounts for early booking will be available.

Be sure to Register here

For further information about Theatre 2016 please visit and for latest updates @Theatre_2016.


The Piccadilly, Lyric and Arts Theatres