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Guidance for musicians working in theatre

Getting into a career in theatre

Working in Amateur Theatre

Local amateur theatre companies often produce musicals and it’s a good way to get started, build a CV of shows performed and get a feel for theatre work.

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Guide to Auditioning

If you’re facing an audition we’ve got some useful tips and an explanation of the process, as well as information about screened auditions.

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Working in Musical Theatre

Want to know what it’s like to work as a theatre musician and whether it’s an area that might be applicable to you?

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Theatre news and features

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Gabriella Di Laccio and the Donne Foundation: Championing Women in Music

This Women’s History Month we share a powerful guest blog from an award-winning soprano, recording artist, public speaker, curator and activist. Meet Gabriella Di Laccio, the unstoppable force behind Donne, Women in Music - a charitable foundation which is breaking records and influencing change.

Published: 14 March 2024

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MU member services for theatre musicians

Upcoming events

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20 Apr 2024

WSWE Local Members' Day in Saltash

Attend two workshops, network with local members, get free portable appliance testing and meet your MU Officials at a local venue in Cornwall.

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20 Apr 2024

Free Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Saltash

Open to MU members in the Wales and South-West England Region only, this is an opportunity to ensure that your equipment is safe and you are able to provide assurances for your insurance, venues and bookers.

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21 Apr 2024

Free Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) Birmingham

Run by Phil Docker's Guitar and Amp workshop, this is an opportunity to ensure that your equipment is safe and you are able to provide assurances for your insurance, venues and bookers. Available for all MU Midlands members.

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