Below are links to a list of organisations concerned with theatre and performance throughout the UK, our overseas agents and contact details for Samuel French Inc in the USA. We regret we cannot include links to the websites of individuals or amateur groups or societies.
Please note that Samuel French Ltd is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.
Samuel French in North America (for customers in the USA and Canada)
Performing Right Society
The Performing Right Society is the United Kingdom association of composers, songwriters and music publishers. It exists to collect and pay royalties to its members when their music is performed, broadcast or otherwise made publicly available.
Phonographic Performance Ltd
The PPL is a music industry organisation collecting and distributing airplay and public performance royalties in the UK on behalf of over 3,500 record comapnies and 47,000 performers. A licence is needed from them when commercial recordings are used during the performance of a play.
National Association of Youth Theatres
NAYT works through programmes of Advocacy, Training, Participation and Information Services to promote the quality and diversity of Youth Theatre throughout the UK.
Formed from the merger of the National Council for Drama Training (NCDT) and Conference of Drama School (CDS). Championing quality drama training in the UK through advocacy, assurance and advice. Offer two downloads: the Guide to Professional Training in Drama & Technical Theatre, and An Applicant's Guide to Auditioning and Interviewing at Dance and Drama Schools.
Little Theatre Guild of Great Britain
Founded by nine independently controlled amateur theatres in 1946, the Guild has expanded and now comprises member theatres throughout the UK.
Scottish Community Drama Association
The SCDA works to promote all aspects of community drama throughout Scotland.
Drama Association of Wales
Founded in 1934 and a registered charity since 1973, the Association offers a wide and varied range of services to Community Drama. Among others, members include amateur and professional theatre practitioners, educationalists and playwrights. The largest specialist Drama Lending Library in the World. Over 250,000 volumes of plays, biographies, critical works and technical theatre books including the entire Playsets and Lending collections of the former British Theatre Association. Members in the UK, Europe and worldwide are served by return of post from Cardiff.
Licences to perform are issued by Samuel French Ltd and their authorised overseas agents as follows. Please note that the prices and fees quoted in our website will not be applicable overseas.
Australia (& musicals in New Zealand)
213 Clarence Street
Phoenix Players Ltd
P.O. Box 52383
Bangalore 560 066
Dingli Co. International Ltd
18/2 South Street
Valetta VLT 11
South Africa (and Namibia, Swaziland, Botswana, Lesotho)
D.A.L.R.O. (Pty) Ltd
P.O. Box 31627 Braamfontein 2017
Customers in the USA or Canada should contact Samuel French Inc for information on plays and musicals handled for performance by Samuel French in North America.
SAMUEL FRENCH INC (USA and Canada)
Customer Service and general inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Amateur/Non-Professional Leasing: email@example.com
Professional Leasing Department: firstname.lastname@example.org
Editorial Department and Submissions Inquiries: email@example.com
45 West 25th Street
New York, NY 10010-2751
Phone (212) 206-8990
Fax (212) 206-1429
Customers located in the following states please be advised your order will be forwarded to our West Coast Office: Alaska, (AK), Arizona (AZ), California (CA), Guam (GU), Hawaii (HI), Nevada (NV), Oregon (OR), Washington (WA).
If you have any questions or concern about the order you have placed please contact them at the following:
Samuel French, Inc.
7623 Sunset Blvd.
Hollywood, CA 90046-2795
Phone (323) 876-0570
Fax (323) 876-6822
Office hours are Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m., Pacific Time.