Before, after and behind the curtain

All-round legal support for stage plays, musical theatre productions, events and tours

Music, dance, dialogue and dramaturgy: musicals, revues and show events bring together many art forms and even more diverse forms of presentation and marketing: from local theatres to large international stages and cinemas. All-round legal support for large stage productions is one of our firm’s particular strengths. We provide specialist advice relating to all aspects of theatre productions: from the initial phase (story development, financing, rights acquisition) to production (cast, music, production team) to performance and commercial exploitation on national and international stages, on television and in the cinema.

For many years now we have been providing legal support for award-winning concert and event agencies and the productions staged by one of Germany’s biggest variety theatres.

Our clients also include theatres, local promoters, agencies, actors and playwrights. In the theatre field we offer specialized advice on the drafting of contracts pertaining to all stages of production.

Our specialist areas in the theatre field

  • All-round support for productions in all aspects of business law
  • Rights acquisition/performance agreements
  • Registration, licences, German copyright acquisition (GEMA)
  • Agreements with contributing artists (actors, dancers, stage designers, choreographers, etc.)
  • Stage labour law
  • Crisis management for tours/events
  • Dispute resolution
  • Concert and tour agreements
  • Artist-engagement and agency agreements