London is a world leader in theatre. The London Theatre Consortium brings together 14 of London’s theatres to work in partnership with a belief:
- that working together will help us develop strong strategic and creative initiatives,
- that sharing expertise, practice and resources is a powerful mechanism for maximising efficiencies and for managing the sharing of work,
- in the strength of collaboration and the power of a strong collective lobbying voice.
Almeida Theatre, Battersea Arts Centre, Bush Theatre, Donmar Warehouse, Gate Theatre, Hampstead Theatre, Kiln Theatre, Lyric Theatre Hammersmith, Royal Court Theatre, Soho Theatre, Theatre Royal Stratford East, Unicorn Theatre, Yard Theatre and Young Vic.
LTC runs projects and initiatives in several areas:
- Workforce development, including our apprenticeship programme
- Environmental sustainability
- Representation, Inclusion and Access
We are also keen to share our practice and learning, and to advocate for the sector.
This group of theatres form a powerhouse of British theatre and a cornerstone of London’s reputation as a cultural capital, a role recognised in terms of public investment.
- The combined annual turnover of the consortium is almost £60 million.
- For every £1 of ACE investment, the consortium generates on average a further £4 to spend on making world-class work and keeping these beautiful theatre spaces open to the public.
- The 14 consortium theatres sell nearly 1,400,000 tickets per year—more than the National or Royal Opera House.
- Across the LTC, we employ over 1,000 core staff per year plus 1,000s more artists, stage management and freelancers.
Every day of the year…
- … nearly 4,000 people see a show in an LTC theatre;
- … we present an average of 21 shows;
- … in the region of 13k web visitors to LTC sites;
- … we bring in over £90k in earned income (tickets, bars and cafes);
- … we receive £40k in philanthropic, charitable & corporate support;
- … Arts Council support helps us generate an additional £30k;
- … we put over £96k back into the economy buying goods and services;
- … we spend over £53k on core salaries, including £15k in tax and NI.
- … we work with nearly 600 young people every day of the week during term time.