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