UK Theatre/ BECTU Agreement

UK Theatre/ BECTU

Who does it cover?

Theatre staff in the UK. Box Office, Administration, Technical Staff, Performance and Front of House,  Firemen, Stage Door, Catering Staff, Cleaners, Wigs and Wardrobe. There is a separate agreement for working in the West End ( 

Non-members can download the 1 April 2019 - 31 March 2021 rates of pay herePLEASE NOTE: Under the UK Theatre/BECTU COVID-19 Variation Agreement, the 2020/2021 rates will be maintained until 3 April 2022. Increases to the National Living Wage will apply. 

Logged in Organisation Members can access the agreements and additional advice below. PLEASE NOTE: UK Theatre and BECTU have entered into a COVID-19 Variation Agreement, which will remain in force until 3 April 2022. These variations do not impact where different terms to the UK Theatre/BECTU Agreement have been explicitly and separately agreed via house agreements however, local negotiations can take place to vary those separately agreed house agreements in line with the nationally agreed variations set out in the document. The Employment Relations team are not able to provide further advice or information in relation to the rates or the terms of our Agreements to non-Organisation members of UK Theatre. To find out more about how you can join UK Theatre, please refer to our Membership page.      

The minimum rates of pay are contained within UK Theatre-negotiated Agreements that have specific terms and conditions of employment.  Any queries should be directed to Lisa Radford at or 020 7557 6700. Please note that advice on rates and other industrial relations matters is available only to only UK Theatre Organisation Members. These Agreements may be obtained by non-members of UK Theatre at a cost of £50.00 per copy by contacting UK Theatre.

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