As International Agents we represent client shows which have already been successful in their home base and which are looking to widen their touring reach. We have toured shows across the world, representing companies from Canada, Cuba, Czech Republic, England, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Korea, Poland, Reunion Island, Scotland, Venezuela and the USA.
We specialise in representing shows that are not entirely language dependent such as physical theatre, dance and musicals. Additionally, we provide directing or co-directing consultancy to help existing productions better suit the international market. The original aim of Universal Arts was to assist international theatre companies to extend their touring reach by showcasing work at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe and marketing it to international theatre and festival programmers. We continue to work with the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where each August over 700 companies from around the globe present over 1600 productions to nearly 700 worldwide buyers. Good productions are bought and sold by inviting festivals and receiving theatres programmers. Independent producers purchase scripts and productions for further development and TV companies search for new talent. In this environment we provide a package of festival services including, administration, financial management and marketing. We also programme and manage prestigeous venues, working with up to 40 theatre companies from across the world each Festival.