“Harbottle & Lewis has a ‘long-standing reputation as a destination of choice for media and entertainment clients.'”

Chambers UK

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 an ever-changing global business: for example, we helped lobby for the introduction of the theatre tax credit and are regularly involved in some of the most innovative theatre deals.

Our clients work at the highest levels in the UK, US and internationally across theatre, musical theatre, immersive 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. In an increasingly converged entertainment industry, we also help clients navigate other related sectors through our expertise in TV, film, music and beyond.

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

Our clients include the producers of West End and Broadway shows such as Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Angels in America, Motown, Wicked, The Book of Mormon, War Horse, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Come From Away and Company. We represent many productions as they transfer to and from other territories around the world.