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Theatre +

Live Events

Our dedicated theatre and live events practice, managed by Sonya Veltman, is unique in Australia in having local, international and in-house theatrical industry expertise.

Sonya Veltman has worked on a multitude of live stage productions worldwide both as firm-based and in-house theatre lawyers in London and Sydney.

Our team works closely with theatre owners, producers, authors and creative talent across all aspects of live stage production, including in the drafting and negotiation of various agreements.
We are active members of the industry in Australia and have strong relationships with our international counterparts, including a close network of UK and US legal and tax/accounting professionals.


Our international reputation and experience enables us to provide the highest quality legal and business affairs expertise for incoming and outgoing productions at all stages of development and exploitation.

Our theatre and live events work includes providing advice in relation to the following:


  • acquisition and licensing of rights, including stage and music rights and clearances

  • investor and financing arrangements and agreements

  • engaging and commissioning authors, composers, lyricists and book writers

  • agreements with creative contributors, including directors, designers, choreographers

  • co-productions and licensing of productions

  • agreements with theatres and venues

  • sponsorship, marketing and merchandising

  • supply, purchase or hire of equipment and other services

  • recording agreements

  • rights clearances and advice on copyright and trade marks


Opera Singer

Shirley McGrath


Fast, efficient and accurate with great understanding of the client’s needs and wants.

Actors on Stage

Neil Gooding


Neil Gooding Productions has been represented by Blueprint Law across many different productions and legal matters.  I always appreciate their honesty, guidance and quick turnarounds and response times.  It is wonderful to have a lawyer like Sonya Veltman that is not only great at her job – but loves theatre, and understands it inside out.


Jay James-Moody


Sonya and the Blueprint team are second to none. Expertly knowledgeable with the best advice on the most complex of issues, exceptionally patient, communicative, warm and forthright. We feel incredibly secure and supported with Blueprint in our corner.

Falling Down

Alex Woodward


Working with Sonya and Varsha from Blueprint Law was a fantastic experience. The team is knowledgeable and highly experienced in all things theatre and live events. Sonya and Varsha helped us feel confident with our decisions by providing detailed advice and assistance on legal documents and licensing agreements. We cannot recommend this fantastic team more.

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