Community Theatre Insurance

The Association of Community Theatre, in partnership with Marsh’s Entertainment & Leisure Insurance broking team, have developed a tailored and affordable insurance program for the industry.

The core insurance policies are:

Public Liability Insurance ($750 stand alone, or $540 if purchased with Voluntary Workers Insurance for a combined cost of $990)

The activities covered are the rehearsal and staging of theatrical or musical performances including theatre-based workshops and promotion of performances ($20 million limit with market leading extensions and sub-limits).

Volunteer Workers Personal Accident Insurance ($450)

Provides significant lump sum payments, weekly benefits and other compensation outlined in the policy in the event of accidental death, permanent disability and temporary disability for all board members, committee members and unpaid individuals engaging in activities on behalf of the Insured Theatre Group.

Money Insurance ($140)

Provides cover for loss of up to $3,000 of the theatre group’s money whilst in the possession of an authorised person or at the box office.

All policies are renewed annually on the 31st December each year and premiums payable are pro-rated up to 6 months to the renewal date.

As part of the partnership, Marsh rebates a portion of all premiums back to the Association every year. The funds are used to promote theatre company performances, professional development and advocacy.

By buying insurance as part of the Association of Community Theatre group, theatre companies enjoy stable premiums and consistent coverage over a long period, thereby avoiding fluctuations in pricing and coverage compared to a purchase on a standalone basis.

The partnership fosters collaboration, with the Association of Community Theatre working with Marsh to constantly improve the coverage and address any emerging needs of its members.

Theatre companies must be a member of ACT to participate or be a member of affiliated umbrella organisation in states outside of NSW.

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Image: We Will Rock You. Packemin Productions. February 2021.