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Theatre
We advise on all issues including the funding, production and licensing of plays, both in the UK and overseas, the acquisition of rights, advice on copyright and the negotiation of contracts.

We act for producers, investors and theatre owners as well as creative team members.

Our expertise in both the commercial and subsidised parts of the industry is of particular importance and puts us at the forefront of negotiations for the increasing number of transfers and co-productions between the two sectors. We also have strong expertise surrounding the productions of large-scale musicals in the West End, on Broadway and in other major cities around the world.

Alongside our specialist theatre group, other areas of the firm advise on wider theatre related work. For instance, our Property practice is able to advise on the acquisition, development and disposal of theatres and our Corporate group offers advice on investing in and the raising of investment for theatrical productions.

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