Arts & Entertainment Knowledge Bank

Arts & Entertainment Knowledge Bank

Our Guide to Pension Auto Enrolment

When the Pensions Rules changed in 2012, all businesses, big and small are moving over to the new system. Our financial management team can help you navigate the ins and outs of Pension Auto Enrolment.

How to...Avoid Cancellation Blunders

Bad weather, poor sales, headliner no shows are all reasons why some of the biggest festivals have had to cancel. Follow our advice and make sure you don't become one of them.

Arts & Entertainment Brochure

Specialist insurance for Arts & Entertaiment.
Arts_&_Entertainment_Brochure.pdf PDF Document

Cyber Portfolio

Protecting arts organisations against the costs of data breach, virus attack, copyright infringement, social media liabilities and other risks in cyber space.
Cyber_Portfolio_0414.pdf PDF Document

Media, Arts and the Application of Average Trap

Your insurer has advised that your policy is not going to pay out the full amount of your loss even after the policy excess has been deducted. So how can this situation arise?

10 Reasons Arts Organisations Need Cyber Liability Insurance

La Playa’s Cyber Portfolio brings affordable insurance protection in cyber space for arts organisations.

Hiring Equipment

Tips for hiring equipment. Make sure you are covered.

Deliver what your competitors don't. Expert relationships

Helping your clients connect with the right insurance advice is a great way to add value to your existing relationship.
Professionals_Brochure_Expert_Relationships.pdf PDF Document

Understanding your Contract Clauses

Do you know your hold harmless from your subrogation? If not we have the document for you, don't be caught out by terms you don't understand.

The La Playa Culture

Beach Life. At La Playa we feel our culture is really important to us. It sets us apart from other workplaces.
La_Playa_company_culture.pdf PDF Document

Insurance is a bit like pizza...

Our classic dough base includes the essential covers you'll need (Employers' Liability etc), topped with standard toppings like Business Interruption, Cyber Liability and finished with zingy specialist protection tailored for your business risk (Product Trials etc)
Pizza_Postcard_Media_Tech_v6_(A5_long_v3).pdf PDF Document

4 Tips to Stay Safer in the Cloud

Your data may be in the cloud but your risks are fully grounded, make sure your cloud has the silver lining to protect against those rainy days.

Fraud at Work

Despite the best recruitment practices, bad apples can and do get into the cart. Fraud in the workplace manifests itself in various ways, should you be concerned?

How to...Get Your Travel Insurance Claims Paid

No one claims until they really have to. Getting claims paid can sometimes be as painful as the incident itself.

Young Voices Case Study

'You actually make insurance as much of a pleasure as it can be rather than a chore!'
La_Playa_Young_Voices_Case_Study.pdf PDF Document

Mission Statement

La Playa's mission statement. Find out what makes us tic.
Mission_Statement_2017.pdf PDF Document

Musicians` guide to noise and hearing

Whatever the state of your hearing, the message is the same: you must look after your ears. For you as a musician they are your most important tools of the trade, and your hearing health is vital to your quality of life. This guide was written by Ruth Hansford, BBC Safety.
Musicians_guide_to_noise_and_hearing.pdf PDF Document

Cyber Liability Insurance

Open for business online? Then you`re vulnerable. Globally. The convergence of technology, media and telecommunications means your business can connect with much wider markets for your goods and services than previously thought possible. But with new technology comes new risk. . .
Cyber_Liability_Insurance.pdf PDF Document

Cancellation Insurance

Does the thought of event cancellation or the loss of a key performer bring you out in a cold sweat? Cancellation Insurance is infinitely flexible, and can be tailored to your needs.
Cancellation_Insurance.pdf PDF Document

Performing Arts Portfolio

Specialist insurance for orchestra, music, opera, theatre and dance.
Performing_Arts_Portfolio.pdf PDF Document

Performing Arts Portfolio ABO

Specialist insurance for ABO members.
Performing_Arts_Portfolio_ABO.pdf PDF Document

Performing Arts Portfolio OMTF

Specialist insurance for OMTF members.
Performing_Arts_Portfolio_OMTF.pdf PDF Document

Dance Portfolio

Insurance for dance schools & studios.
Dance_Portfolio.pdf PDF Document

Trustee Liability Insurance

Protecting your board against allegations of mismanagement or breach of duty.
Trustee_Liability_Insurance.pdf PDF Document

Health & Safety Advice

A simple guide to finding your way through the health and safety minefield.
Health_&_Safety_Advice.pdf PDF Document

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About La Playa Arts & Entertainment

Specialist & Independent

Specialist & Independent

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 organisation.

Our exclusive portfolio 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!

In-house IFA

We also offer Business Protection (including Key Person Insurance) and Employee Benefits: a joined up approach with a team of advisers working for your best financial interests - all under one roof

Advice You Can Trust

…from an expert who understands you

  • Specialist insurance for entertainment and the arts
  • Independent professional advice
  • Relationship-based service: right beside you when you make a claim
  • “Can do” culture
  • Seamless insurance across UK and US

Premiums start from £560 inclusive of IPT

What does “Boutique Service” actually mean?
La Playa’s Personal Risk Concierge means:

  1. A dedicated adviser so you can speak to the same person each time
  2. Careful listening to really understand your needs and priorities
  3. As much help as you need with completing forms to provide risk information
  4. A discreet and complimentary appraisal* of your property to assess the risks and ensure you have the right cover where you need it
  5. An independent market review - so you don’t have to shop around comparing policies, cover limits, risks covered and smallprint exclusions
  6. Careful monitoring of the insurers’ financial strength, claims and customer service
  7. An independent recommendation of the best policy for you - and, importantly, why
  8. Specialist policy wordings from underwriters who have demonstrated excellence and deep understanding of your risk exposures. We have analysed a wide range of policy wordings and have selected only the best for our panel. Our advisers have a deep working knowledge of these policies 
  9. An intelligently designed portfolio of protection across multiple asset classes and territories
  10. Advice on how best to manage your risks - to keep you safe but also to keep insurance costs down
  11. Expert guidance on valuations, security and risk management, and connecting you with specialist advisers and suppliers
  12. Direct phone, mobile and email access to your adviser for questions and advice. We aim to respond to emails within 60 minutes
  13. Policy documents emailed to you - no logins and passwords to remember
  14. An advocate beside you if you make a claim - thinking laterally to mitigate the impact, making useful connections to get you back up and running; driving through to a swift and fair financial settlement

Oh, and...

  • No call centres
  • No ‘hold’ music
  • No hidden fees

*subject to availability with our insurer panel


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