UK Theatre / Equity Performers Agreement

UK Theatre / Equity Performers




UK Theatre/Equity Commercial Theatre

Who does it cover?

Performers, Understudies and Stage Management for commercial theatrical productions.  There is a separate agreement for working in the West End (

The current rates of pay can be found here.

Logged in members can access the agreement and additional advice below.                    


UK Theatre/Equity Agreement for Subsidised Managers

Changes to the Agreement incorporating new Terms and Conditions have come into effect as of 30 January 2017. If you have any queries regarding this please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.

Who does it cover?

This Agreement covers Performers, Understudies and Stage Management employed by Managers in receipt of funding from Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland or the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. There is a separate agreement for working in the West End (

The rates of pay applicable from 2 October 2017 can be downloaded here

Logged in 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 Niamh Dolan at or 020 7557 6705. Please note that advice on rates and other industrial relations matters is available only to only UK Theatre Organisation Members, Professional Plus Members and Concert Hall Affiliate 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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