Starting a Performing Arts Company

Tuesday 11 February 2020 10.30am - 5.00pm

This course provides an overview of everything you need to be thinking about when setting up and running your own performing arts company.

By the end of this course you will have a basic knowledge of:

  • How to decide upon a legal structure
  • Registering as a Limited Company
  • Deciding whether to apply for Charity Status
  • Contracts, employment law and legal responsibilities
  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Basics of financial management
  • Different funding a performing arts company

‘Spectacularly good course. ITC passing on their golden pearls of legality in the theatre world.’ Jenny Kondol, Permanently Visible Productions

Target Audience

This course is aimed at people who are interested in formalising their per foaming arts company. It will give you the basics that will underpin your artistic vision when you start out and help you to avoid fundamental mistakes.


The course is an informal mix of the trainer’s presentation and exercises. There will be the opportunity to ask questions and talk about your own situation. Course notes and reference materials are provided.


Charlotte Jones, ITC's Chief Executive, leds this course with Zoe Bateman (General Manager) and Thea Stanton(Comms Manager).


This course is offered at a reduced rate of £85+VAT (£102) to assist those starting new companies.


The Albany, Douglas Way, London, SE8 4AG

Start time

The training room will open at 10am please arrive ready to start promptly at 10:30am.

For more information or to discuss access needs, please call (0207 403 1727) or email us

Bookings are registered on receipt of the course fee. As there is are limited places on our courses places are allocated on a first come, first served basis. Outstanding payments may be cancelled in order for others to book and attend. Please find our full booking terms and conditions, including the cancellation policy here.