DLT Entertainment Ltd

Headquartered in New York and London, DLT Entertainment Ltd is celebrating its 59th year as an internationally recognized trailblazer in the production and distribution of video programming.
Through ownership of The Shaftesbury Theatre, DLT Entertainment Ltd is active in London's West End.

Independently Family Run Since 1963

Independently Family Run Since 1963

Family run since its founding in 1963, DLT Entertainment has been a leading company in the television and video production industry. Its innovations have lead to new ways to produce and market programs around the world. Just as the company has evolved as the television landscape has changed, DLT has now expanded into live entertainment.
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Production

Production

Three's Company, Too Close For Comfort, My Family, Benny Hill, Dara O'Briain's Go 8 Bit, and As Time Goes By are but a few shows produced by DLT Entertainment over the years. Today original development is based out of the London office with development based on existing formats based in the New York and London.
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Distribution

Distribution

Since 1963, DLT Entertainment has built an impressive history of success — producing and distributing its own Programs, and marketing programs produced by others in the U.S., and around the world.
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Theater

Theatre

Starting in 1986 with a minority share, today DLT owns 100% of the Shaftesbury Theatre and is London's longest tenured theatre owner. In addition to producing its own shows, DLT has general managed third party productions.
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Talent Representation

Talent Representation

DLT Entertainment UK Ltd has recently invested in a number of UK Talent Agencies to create synergy between the talent management business and television production. The agencies operate independently of DLT and always with the best interest of their clients at the forefront of any deal.
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Live Comedy

Live Comedy

DLT Entertainment UK Ltd has continued its expansion into live performance with key investments in live comedy promoters to further the synergy between the talent management business and television production. Just like the talent agency investments, these companies operate independently of DLT and always with the best interest of their clients at the forefront of any deal.
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Audio Production

Audio Production

In 2020, DLT expanded into the world of podcasting and audio production with the release of podcasts When No ones Watching and National Treasures. In 2021 DLT produced Very Modern Quests, its first podcast for Audible.
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DLT Entertainment is a family owned independent TV production and distribution company that has achieved unrivaled success in the industry. Its innovations have fostered the growth of program sales, co-productions, format sales, and new methods of production and distribution in The United States, The United Kingdom, and around the world which are now industry standards.

Its business has expanded to include ownership of London's Shaftesbury Theatre, London's largest independently ownded theater, ownership stakes in a number of United Kingdom based talent agencies and live comedy promoters, and has recently expanded into podcasting and audio production.

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Mrs. Doubtfire Coming To The Shaftesbury in May
Direct from a sensational run up in Manchester — where it played to sold-out crowds and standing ovations — the new comedy musical Mrs. Doubtfire is ready to dazzle and delight the West End from 12 May 2023!

Out-of-work actor Daniel will do anything for his kids. After losing custody in a messy divorce, he creates the alter ego of Scottish nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire in a desperate attempt to stay in their lives. As his new character takes on a life of its own, Mrs. Doubtfire teaches Daniel more than he bargained for about how to be a father.

Next Phase of The Shaftesbury Theatre's Masterplan Completed
The 1911 bar is the latest in a series of major works which have been undertaken at the Grade II listed building. This includes the development of a second private hospitality space, the Taffner Suite, the installation of a cutting-edge air-conditioning system designed to reduce energy costs, the fitting of a lift which allows people with mobility issues to access the Stalls, and the addition of thirteen spaces for wheelchairs in the Theatre’s auditorium.

Read more about DLT's ownership of The Shaftesbury Theatre.

& Juliet Final Performance at The Shaftesbury Theatre 25 March 2023
& Juliet, the award-winning musical which has been thrilling audiences in London since opening in 2019, will play its final performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre on Saturday 25 March 2023.

& Juliet first opened at the Manchester Opera House in October 2019. It transferred to London the following month and ever since has played to nightly standing ovations. As well as three Olivier Awards, & Juliet also won 6 Whatsonstage Awards – the most of any production in 2020 – and won further awards at The Black Theatre Awards and The Mousetrap Theatre Awards.

BBC Scotland commissions Pilot of The Remotely Amusing Gameshow
Broadcast on April 11, Karen Dunbar hosts a new comedy game show featuring daft challenges from people across the nation. Can you bake a cake in the shape of a famous celebrity? Recreate a moment from history in your front room? Karen and her celebrity guests Sanjeev Kohli, Julie Wilson Nimmo and Ray Bradshaw want to know!

Watch on BBC iPlayer

DLT's Second Audible Production, Panic Room Is Now Available
News is everywhere and it’s all bad! So, John Robins has sealed himself in his panic room and he won’t come out until the world’s fixed. Did you know that we’re rapidly running out of Grave Space? Or that the increasing convenience of modern life is slowly infantilizing us? When is someone going to stop social media ripping society apart? And is it possible to eat anything at all without contributing to the destruction of the planet? Each episode John discovers something that makes him so anxious he can barely sit still, and his two trusted comedian advisors Olga Koch and Eshaan Akbar compete to find an ingenious solution.
Listen to the BBC Radio 4 Extra review (41:00 mark)

Very Modern Quests Now Available On Audible
Join Quest Master Alice Levine as she guides celebrity guests including Greg James, Rose Matafeo, Phil Wang, Joe Lycett through an everyday adventure with the help of character comedian Emma Sidi, embodying the everyday individuals we’d rather avoid. Listen in as they navigate their way through a choose-their-own adventure game with a difference; no goblins, no elves, just the nitty gritty of everyday life and no idea what’s about to happen.
Watch a trailer featuring Joe Lycett and Rose Matafeo

Ellie Cahill-Nicholls Joins DLT as Actors Agent
Ellie will represent her own clients as well as the groups’s eclectic roster of performers ranging from stand-up to sketch and represents a continued expansion of DLT’s group of talent agencies.
Read about Talent represenaton at DLT.
CBBC's Monster Court Available On iPlayer
Judge Martin Smudge dishes out justice for children who send in their light hearted problems, such as embarrassing parents, bedtimes or being made to do things like eat vegetables or wear shoes.
Read about Production at DLT.
When No Ones Watching Series 2 Podcast Available
It’s a testament to how much celebrities crave attention that, despite several of their peers disgracing themselves in the first series, Series 2 features even more household names.
Read about Podcasting at DLT.
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