FAQ - Rental

Yes; where materials are on hire only (90% of our catalogue) then all organisations who request a performing licence will be required to hire a standard rehearsal set from us. The materials rented by MTI Europe are the materials that have been provided by the author(s) of the work and are the ONLY authorised materials for rehearsals or performances. Some shows have rehearsal materials available for sale only (eg. HONK! – script, CALAMITY JANE – script and score) – you should always consult the relevant show page to check what is available.

During rehearsals, the director or producer may find that some changes are required to make the show work in their theatre, or they may feel making ‘minor adjustments’ to a show (such as changing the gender of a character or changing the name of a town to give it local significance) is inconsequential to its integrity. Often directors believe they have the right to ‘experiment’ with the authors’ intentions as an expression of their artistic vision.
This is not the case.
When you are granted a performance licence, by law the show you license must be performed as it is written. You have no right to make any changes at all unless you have obtained prior written permission from us to do so. Without prior permission from MTI Europe your actions may subject you to liability for breaching the terms of your licence agreement. Occasionally, new versions of shows are created when the authors or someone the authors have approved re-conceives the piece. However, only the authors have the right to make these revisions, and they rarely grant third parties permission to do so.

Everything we have despatched to you must be returned within FOURTEEN DAYS of your final performance. Failure to return any rental items within the this time period will automatically result in a charge for the full replacement cost of any and all outstanding items. To avoid additional charges you should ensure that all materials are free of markings. You are responsible for the safe return (and cost) of the returning of materials – MTI Europe does not provide a service for collection of materials. We recommend you use a trackable service such as Parcelforce or DHL.

MTI Europe will charge the following rates should you lose any hire materials. The fees below will also be levied if any materials are returned damaged or contain any pencil markings.

Libretto Vocal Book - £25
Libretto or Vocal Book - £12.50
Piano Conductor / Piano Vocal Score - £50
Orchestral Part - £35
Full Score - £100 - £500 (depends on the show)
CD (Backing/Logo/SFX) - £25.00

Fees correct as of 01.01.2017