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05 Jul 2011

Independent Theatre Council (ITC)

The Independent Theatre Council is the UK's leading management association for the performing arts across the UK. It includes organisations and individuals working in the field of drama, dance, opera and music theatre, mime and physical theatre, circus, puppetry, street arts and mixed media. ITC members are based throughout the UK and work extensively both nationally and across the world.

ITC is committed to providing members with a comprehensive package of advice services, training and professional development opportunities, and networking meetings. On the website there is a list of training courses as well as advice and information pertaining to numerous facets of work in the arts industry, such as copyright issues and and employment laws.

ITC strives to perform a vital facilitating role for the performing arts. It encourages and sustains performing arts practitioners and organisations by:

  • Providing comprehensive advice and support services to performing arts businesses so that they can concentrate on creating high quality, imaginative art;

  • Providing a strong voice for the UK performing arts sector – raising its profile and representing its interests with policy makers;

  • Uniting a community of performing arts professionals where sharing of good practice and peer-learning can take place;

  • Empowering, educating and energising arts professionals through professional development suitable to all stages of their careers


Around 600 touring companies, venues, individual managers and producers are currently members of ITC, and thus take advantage of the following membership benefits:

  • Free legal and management advice, including copyright, employment, contracts, tax, business planning, organisational structure and staff development;

  • Discounted rates on our programme of courses and professional development opportunities;

  • Industrial relations and contracts service;

  • Criminal records disclosure service;

  • Discounted insurance packages with Performers Insurance;

  • National and regional networking events and industry conferences;

  • Regular newsletter and access to members' only area of the website;

  • Incorporation and charitable status service;

  • Lobbying and advocacy


In addition to the above services, members also benefit from sharing knowledge and experience with their peers within a thriving community of performing arts professionals.

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