To promote close co-operation between members in all areas of Theatre
To organise National and Regional Conferences, workshops and seminars.
To run regular courses to improve standards and theatrical knowledge.
To act as the co-ordinating body for the development of independent amateur theatres, and to lobby on their behalf on matters of national interest, such as taxation, charity status, licensing, sponsorship, insurance and royalties.
To promote and develop the involvement and interest of young people in all aspects of theatre.
To help and improve relationships with Local Authorities and regional arts boards.
To advise those seeking to establish new independent amateur theatres.
To provide a forum for the exchange of ideas regionally, nationally and internationally.
To encourage exchanges between member Theatres and those in the international arena.
To ensure that the voice of the LTG is heard strongly with national and international bodies, including the Central Council of the Amateur Theatre and the International Theatre Association.
Promoting the establishment of youth theatre groups
Facilitating communication between members through a quarterly newsletter
Encouraging and supporting new writing.
Helping to facilitate exchange visits through the International Theatre Exchange.
Helping in the establishment of new theatre groups.
Maintaining a bank of information and resources which is available to members.
Publishing an annual Year Book of member theatre achievements.
Monitoring and advising on the maintenance of standards.
Maintaining personal contact with members at local, regional and national level.
Advising on the opportunities for access to funds.
Maintaining a website on the Internet.
Promoting the Little Theatres Movement and individual theatres' achievements.