RESOURCES & FAQ

The League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers, Inc. was founded in 1959 for the purpose of promoting and fostering theatrical productions produced in Off-Broadway theatres, to assist in the voluntary exchange of information among its members, and to serve as the collective voice of its membership in pursuit of these purposes.

Can anyone join the League?

Any person or business entity engaged as an Off-Broadway theatre owner or operator, theatre manager, producer or manager of a production in an Off-Broadway theatre may join the League. Members of the League of Off-Broadway Theatres and Producers are obligated to abide by the collective bargaining agreements currently in place with Actors' Equity Association, United Scenic Artists and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society.

How do I apply for membership?

To apply, click here. The application form, accompanied by your dues check (made payable to The Off-Broadway League ) should be mailed to the League at 101 East 15th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003. When your application has been processed, your name will be added to the League mailing list, and you will receive a confirmation email.

Can a corporate entity apply for membership?

There are four categories of membership: (1) Theatres ($100 annual dues) (2) Productions ($350 annual dues for commercial productions, $200 annual dues for not-for-profit productions, and $100 annual dues for not-for-profit productions in theatres with 199 seats or fewer) (3) Individuals ($150 annual dues) or (4) Associates ($50 annual dues). However, in each case, a representative must be designated.

What are the benefits of League membership?

See our membership page, as well as: 

  • Representation at the negotiation table for collective bargaining agreements with Actors' Equity Association and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society
  • Support at grievance proceedings under those agreements, as well as information and guidance regarding the history of the agreements and past industry practices.
  • Shared information at membership meetings regarding members experiences, concerns, and trends within the industry.
  • Promotional opportunities throughout the year, including the Off-Broadway Week promotion with NYC & Company and automatic registration for the Lucille Lortel Awards (Off-Broadway's premier award; celebration held annually in May).
  • League member production benefits will not apply to productions whose principals are individual members. The production must join to receive benefits.

If a production joins, are all the principals considered members?

For a production or theatre membership, one Individual League Member must be designated the voting member and only one vote will be counted. However, all the principals within a production entity may join as individuals.

How will I be informed about League activities?

You will receive notices of general membership meetings, industry news, promotional opportunities, etc. through email.

Can the League provide me with a standard budget for my Off-Broadway show?

There is no such thing as a standard budget for an Off-Broadway show. The best course of action for a novice producer is to hire an experienced Off-Broadway general manager, who may be engaged to produce a budget specific to the show's needs.

For any further questions, please contact Maricha Miles at mmiles@offbroadway.org.