Venues, Theatres & Independent Cinema Insurance
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Safety for audiences
Public liability insurance), staff (including liability covers for volunteers/freelancers) and artists.
Digital and cyber risks
Multimedia performance and streaming technology. Data and copyright breaches.
Why do you need specialist venue insurance?
Running a theatre, performing arts venue or independent cinema involves unusual working practices, so it’s important to work with a specialist insurance adviser who understands the way you work, as it will determine the type and level of cover you need.
Perhaps your venue is unusual or listed; you may need cover for specialist equipment – audio-visual gear, sets, props and costumes; you’re vulnerable to cyber-attacks – hacks and hardware corruption, including breach of box office and donor data. Does your programmer need travel insurance for seeing new shows? How are you sharing the liability in contracts with, say, a visiting production company?
Our Arts Portfolio policy is designed specifically for arts organisations and independent cinemas, covering many of your venue’s risks under a single ‘umbrella’ policy to prevent gaps and unnecessary duplications between policies – so you have the cover you need, but you won’t pay for insurance you don’t.
Arts Portfolio is exclusive to Partners& and designed by us. As specialist advisers, we understand the risks and pressures you face – we speak your language and can support you in your decision making.
Our advice-led approach means taking a holistic view of risk, to include your people risk, cyber risk and stakeholder risk. We’ll collaborate with you to shine a light on vulnerabilities and help you benchmark with your peers.
Our in-house claims team provides complimentary loss adjusting services on larger property claims, and will be there for you every step of the way if you need to make a claim.
We can also support you with useful connections around your venue insurance requirements – from health and safety and cyber incident management to employee engagement to take care of your people.
Who we support
multi-artform and conference facilities
including listed buildings
including film festivals
Usual types of cover
Theatre “employees” may include freelancers and volunteers; “business hours” are not 9-5; “public liability” means audiences. This means your venue insurance requirements are different from other organisations – and our specialist theatre insurance cover is designed to reflect this.
cover for unusual heritage and listed buildings, computers, instruments, hired-in equipment, AV equipment, merchandise
for audiences, food/drink and merchandise
for staff, volunteers and freelancers
protecting income streams during physical and technological disruptions (fire, flood, power and telecommunications failure, prevention of access)
cash box office receipts, fees, subsistence expenses
for employment and contract disputes, health & safety issues
financial protection against allegations of negligence or breach of duty