Universal Arts works with festivals, promoters, producers and receiving venues in countries that accept international productions.
We represent a portfolio of client shows from around the world that have already been successful in their home base and which are looking to widen their touring reach. We specialise in representing medium to large scale shows which are not language dependent such as physical theatre, musicals, dance and opera. However we also have a small portfolio of English language text based productions. In addition we hold a collection of drama texts available for productions or translations.
We are willing to share our portfolio of clients with festival and receiving venue programmers, producers and promoters to create business opportunities for everyone involved.
We offer a specialised service to overseas agents and producers during the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which is to the world’s performing arts what the Cannes Film Festival is to the film industry – THE MARKET SHOWCASE. Every year in August over 750 hundred companies from around the globe present over 1,500 productions to over 500 world-wide buyers. Good productions are invited by festivals and receiving theatre programmers, independent producers purchase scripts and productions for further development, and TV companies search for new talent.
Universal Arts can act as your festival administrators preparing and delivering budgets, finding the most suitable stages, comfortable and affordable accommodation and professional press and PR companies. We also manage and programme our own venues, including the New Town Theatre, possibly the most beautiful festival venue in town. The 200 seat Mysterious can be configured as an end-on stage theatre or as a cabaret space with tables and chairs and its own bar. The 355 seat Majestic is a striking theatre suitable for large-scale productions.
For more information please phone (+44 131) 478 0195 or e-mail: email@example.com