Advice & Services

Advice and Services

ITC offers its members unlimited bespoke advice on a full range of legal, managerial and financial topics including: copyright, employment and dismissals, contracts, tax, business planning, organisational structure and staff development.

Representing this community of 450 members ITC provides a strong voice for the independent performing arts sector – raising its profile and representing its interests with policy makers.


Check out The Independent Theatre Podcast 

We cover topic such as:

– The Theatre Greenbook

-Ethical Management

-The Anti-Racism Touring Rider

Download and stream wherever you get your podcasts from

We also provide:

  • A range of tailored professional development opportunities including in-house and online training.
  • National and regional networking events and industry conferences, helping to create a thriving community of performing arts professionals.
  • Access to online helpsheets on contracts, employment law, finance and much more, as well as regular newsletters.
  • Personal support and guidance through the Company Registration and Charitable Status application processes, (we charge for this support at competitive rates, see below).
  • DBS service.

ITC Incorporation & Charitable Status Rates

Company Formation (Online application)£150+ £30 VAT = £180
Company Formation (Paper application)£200+ £40 VAT = £240
Charity Application (Existing company)£300+ £60 VAT = £360
Charity Application (CIO)£350+ £70 VAT = £420

What our members think

“I’ve been a member of the Independent Theatre Council for just 5 months, but in that time though, I’ve received advice on setting up my own company, have kept up with the latest on what Covid-19 means for our industry and what support is available and have had 3 training sessions to strengthen my skills as an Artistic Director.”

ITC is a community of over 450 performing arts companies and producers. Join us to take advantage of the considerable benefits that we offer our members.

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