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 2 April 2018 - 31 March 2019 rates of pay herePLEASE NOTE - UK Theatre has been in negotiations with BECTU regarding the 2019/20 pay review but believe it is very doubtful that there will be any agreement reached to increase rates this year. BECTU have asked that discussions are held with ACAS and a meeting has been scheduled for early June.

At this time, UK Theatre members are advised that they are under no obligation under the terms of the UK Theatre/BECTU Agreement to increase any rates or payments in the Agreement beyond ensuring that their rates and payments meet the level of the following statutory payments; National Living Wage, National Minimum Wage, Sick Pay, Maternity, Paternity and Adoption pay. 

Logged in Organisation Members can access the agreements and additional advice below.

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 Claire Kehoe 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 £10.00 per copy by contacting UK Theatre.

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"UK Theatre" is the operating name of UK Theatre Association, a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales, whose registered office is at 32 Rose Street, London, WC2E 9ET, Company No 323204.