About Us

About Us

Licensing the world's greatest musicals since 1952.

About Us

Let's Make a Musical

At MTI, it’s about enabling as many theatres to perform as many shows as possible – to have the shared experience that is musical theatre.– Drew Cohen, President and CEO

Music Theatre International (MTI) was founded in 1952 by legendary Broadway songwriter Frank Loesser and orchestrator Don Walker. MTI’s London office, overseeing a European market from Iceland to Israel, typically licenses over 5,000 productions a year, from schools and amateur societies to professionals, reaching audiences of more than 6 million annually. Across its catalogue of more than 400 titles, MTI represents an array of musicals including Broadway classics (Guys and Dolls, West Side Story); contemporary hits (Mean Girls, Waitress); the ground-breaking works of Stephen Sondheim (Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd); global titles (Mamma Mia!, Matilda the Musical); Cameron Mackintosh-produced hits (Les Misérables, Miss Saigon); Disney (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid); and the Mackintosh and Disney-produced Mary Poppins.

MTI is especially dedicated to the education sector and has created special collections to meet the needs of various types of young performers. MTI’s Broadway Junior series are 30- and 60-minute musicals for performance by primary and middle school-aged performers, while MTI’s School Editions are musicals tailored to the needs of secondary school pupils.

MTI London produces an annual Junior Theatre Festival, Europe’s biggest celebration of musical theatre for young performers, at the ICC in Birmingham. MTI is also proud of its user-friendly production resources, providing support to our customers across all aspects of musical theatre production.

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Our Reach

Europe

 

6 million
The number of audience members who see an MTI musical each year.

200,000
The number of households actively taking part in an MTI musical each year.

20,000+
The number of performances of MTI’s shows taking place each year.

16,000+
The number of professional theatres, amateur and youth groups, schools, colleges, universities and production companies that license MTI shows.

5,000+
The number of productions of MTI’s shows taking place each year.

North America

 

25 million
The number of audience members who see an MTI musical each year.

1 million
The number of households actively taking part in an MTI musical each year.

100,000+
The number of performances of MTI’s shows taking place each year.

70,000+
The number of professional theatres, amateur groups, schools/colleges/universities elementary/middle/high schools, universities and camps that license MTI shows.

25,000+
The number of productions of MTI’s shows taking place each year.

International

 

1,000+
The number of productions of MTI shows across Australia, New Zealand, Africa and the Middle East.

500+
The number of productions taking place across Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and China each year.

100+
The number of foreign language translations of our shows.

60+
The number of countries licensing MTI shows.

24
The number of time zones in which MTI shows are currently playing.

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