Licensing 101

A Step-by-Step Guide to Putting on a Show

You’re ready to license a show! Licensing is the process of acquiring the performance rights to a show. A license is legally required to produce a Disney musical, whether you’re a school group or a professional theater.

Follow the steps below to learn what it takes to license your own Disney musical.


Find the Disney show that’s right for you.

Browse the catalogue and choose from our collection of over 30 beloved titles at a length and performance level that works for you.

Why license a show?

Explore your production materials.

Visit the show’s page to learn what materials are available for the title. Each item is designed to make producing your show a fun, easy, and rewarding experience.

Browse Shows

Request a show license.

Before you can apply for a license, you will need to set up an official account with the appropriate licensing agency.

Music Theatre International (or MTI) is the dramatic licensing agency through which Disney licenses the performances rights to our musicals. Once you begin the licensing process, MTI will be your go-to source for information and assistance. MTI can be reached by phone at (212) 541-4684 or at

Set Up Your Account on the MTI Site

Sign your license and pay any fees.

After you submit an application, you will receive a license that outlines your agreement. Review the terms of the contract carefully, then sign the licensing agreement and return it to the appropriate agency with the required licensing fees.

What am I paying for?

Now it’s time to put on the show!

Once you receive your production materials, you’re all set to begin planning and rehearsal. It is that easy. Break a leg!