Theatre

“Harbottle & Lewis ‘has strong technical knowledge combined with commercial and practical advice, and they really understand issues from a client’s perspective”

Chambers UK, 2016

Advising the theatre industry has been central to the firm since its foundation. You need lawyers who are both legal and industry experts. You also need us to help you adapt to a changing global business: for example, we helped lobby for the introduction of the theatre tax credit and continue to advise around its implementation.

In an increasingly converged entertainment industry you may also need our expertise in other sectors including TV, film, music and beyond.

Our clients work at the highest levels in the UK, US and internationally across theatre, musical theatre, ballet, opera, dance and circus, and include producers, theatre owners, not-for-profit producing companies, venues, drama schools, industry bodies, agents and creative talent.

Our clients include the producers of West End and Broadway shows such as Billy Elliot, WickedThe Book of MormonCharlie and the Chocolate FactoryKinky Boots, Sunny Afternoon, War Horse and The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time. We represent many productions as they transfer to other territories around the world.

We support up and coming producers at the start of their careers, in particular in association with the charity Stage One.