La Playa Arts & Entertainment: Insurance with Intelligence®

Specialist Insurance for Arts Organizations

La Playa: Insurance with Intelligence®

Venues, Theaters & Presenters

Do you have a comprehensive insurance program for your entertainment venue or theatre?

In the wake of changes arising from the pandemic, now is a good time to review your insurance arrangements to protect your organisation and build resilience for the future.

Our venue insurance clients typically wrestle with issues like:

  • Liability for public, staff and performer safety - especially post Covid-19
  • Losing access to the venue - fires, floods, unrest, even terrorist threats
  • Cyber-attacks and the security of box office and donor data - or ticketing system down-time

A bad review isn’t the only thing that can stop your show. From cancellations and closures to audience injuries and cyber attacks, a myriad of risks threatens the financial wellbeing of theatres. However, the show must always go on. That’s why presenters need easy access to expert risk advice and specialist venue insurance wordings.

The La Playa team has decades of experience working with presenters in the arts and can help you solve problems and challenges fast.


Working with a specialist brokerage for venue insurance

The performing arts sector presents very specific risk exposures that need the experience, knowledge and expertise of a professional team like La Playa’s . We’re passionate about the entertainment industry and most of us are also active consumers and practitioners.

We can help your show run smoothly, with venue and theatre insurance designed specifically for your stage.


Why work with a specialist broker like La Playa?

  • We understand the risks and pressures you face; we speak your language
  • We customise your policies to fit your unique risk exposures
  • You get the right level of cover exactly where you need it, not where you don’t
  • We support you with sound risk management advice, helping you make the correct decisions
  • Our specialist “umbrella” policies prevent expensive duplications and gaps between policies

Whether you need cancellation insurance or presenters’ liability, we can support your entrepreneurial interests with our specialist services.


Eliminating the “what if’s”

In the arts and creative industries, anything can happen. An audience member could be injured at your performance, or one of your performers could get injured on stage.

Similarly, equipment, props, and costumes that you’ve borrowed could be damaged, your website could be attacked by a virus or hacker, or your network could fail, resulting in downtime and lost income.

At La Playa, we can help you manage these risks and protect your venue and team with our specialist insurance services. Regardless of the risks your organisation faces, we’ll develop a reliable, customised theatre insurance portfolio that helps to eliminate the “'what if’s”.


What do our venue insurance policies cover?

We can help with coverage for:

General liability: helps protect you against claims of third-party property damage and bodily injury arising from your events or at your venue.

Property: covers a range of theatrical property, including computers, sheet music, audiovisual equipment, offices, props, stock and musical instruments.

Consequential loss: protects income streams during technological and physical disruptions such as floods, fires, power and telecommunications failure, safety curtain and lighting failure, and prevention of access to the venue.

Cancellation: coverage for production-threatening events like venue closure and non-appearance of artists.

Money: covers your cash, including box office income, merchandise/program cash, and per diems.

Workers’ compensation: reimburses you for legal costs and compensation payments arising from any injury to staff and volunteers.

Errors and omissions: protects your finances against a plethora of allegations, including mismanagement, breach of duty, and negligent advice from your website.

Trustee liability: protects your individual board members, who may be held personally liable for the organisation's decisions.

As theatre insurance experts, the La Playa Entertainment team understands that no two venues are the same. That’s why we’ll take the time to understand your space and activities and offer a comprehensive range of coverage options to ensure you get the cover you need.

We arrange tailor-made venue and theatre insurance packages to cater to all your insurance needs. Just get in touch and let us know what you need; we’re here to help at every stage.


Insurance advice you can rely on

While great bands and performers make an event memorable and enjoyable for your audiences, having the right theatre insurance and cancellation insurance in place can give peace of mind for you and your team.

Whether your theatre or venue is a community space or major concert hall, insurance can help protect your income streams, financial interests, your people  and your organisation.

In a fast-moving, creative and unpredictable sector, you need to know you can rely on your insurance to respond to the full range of risk exposures and situations you may face, especially now that your digital and online risks can expose you globally. 

The combination of proper coverage and a sound risk management plan underpin the success of theatre and venue owners and operators. Our team has a wealth of expertise and knowledge to tap into, so that when crunch time comes, your organisation is financially resilient.


Get covered today

As audiences gradually return to performance spaces, it’s a good time to make sure your venue has a specialist insurance program that will respond to its risks in the 21st century. 

Contact us today and we’ll get to work for you.

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We can help with insuring...

Property: computers, audio visual equipment, offices

Consequential Loss: protects income streams during physical and technological disruptions (fire, flood, power & telecommunications failure)

General Liability: cover for compensation payments arising from damage to third party property or personal injury

Workers' Compensation: for injury and illness to employees and freelancers

Errors & Omissions: helping to defend you against allegations of libel, slander, infringement of copyright, breach of confidentiality

Directors' & Officers' Liability: protecting decision-makers against alleged mismanagement of the organization

Travel & Touring: trip cancellation, medical expenses, passport replacement, loss of baggage

Specialist Cancellation Insurance: cover against financial loss as a result of cancellation, abandonment, postponement or re-scheduling of an event. As an artist manager, you can opt to insure your highest earning artists/authors with a “friends and family” type policy – entirely flexible and designed to cover areas where your income is most vulnerable - without breaking the bank. Some problems are worth losing sleep over. We believe insurance isn’t one of them. More >

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The arts present a very specific set of risk exposures – and now your digital and online risks can expose you globally. We understand the risks and pressures you face - and we speak your language. We’ll support you with great advice - helping you make good decisions for your organization.

Our policies can help streamline costs, and we’ll always help you stay ahead of the game in managing risk. The show must always go on - insurance isn’t just about processing a claim, it’s about thinking laterally to solve challenges and problems fast.

At La Playa, we’re passionate about the arts and creative industries – many of us are practitioners and active consumers; in fact, La Playa founded the first ever corporate art collective!

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