Freelancers Make Theatre Work

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Calling all UK based freelancers.


Freelancers Make Theatre Work is a collective voice to advocate for the UK freelance theatre workforce. It is an inclusive community for the 200,000+ self-employed and freelance workers from all areas of theatre, opera, dance and live performance, who make up 70% of the UK theatre workforce.

A campaign to raise awareness of the vital role of freelancers in the theatre industry.

A platform to collect the opinions and concerns of the freelance theatre workforce with the commitment to express them to theatre managements, production companies and government.

A central resource of information for the freelance theatre workforce that welcomes contributions from organisations and individuals to share the conversations going on behind closed doors.

Find out more about Freelancers Make Theatre Work here.

Complete the BIG FREELANCER SURVEY it’ll only take 5 minutes and it’s anonymous.

Help build a big picture that represents who we are and how the pandemic has impacted our livelihoods.

Amazingly, there’s very little data available about theatre freelancers. So, Freelancers Make Theatre Work have partnered with Curtain Call to make this survey to try to understand what impact the Covid-19 pandemic has had on our livelihoods.

​Help Freelancers Make Theatre Work to build a big representative picture of who the freelancers in this industry are, and how they’ve been affected by lockdown.

​All data is anonymous and the survey will take less than 5 minutes.

​The more of us that fill this in, the more we’ll know. Data is power!