UK Theatre / Musicians Union Agreement

UK Theatre / MU

Who does it cover?

Musicians engaged in theatrical productions. There is a separate agreement for working in the West End (

Non-members can download the current rates of pay below. PLEASE NOTE: Under the UK Theatre/MU COVID-19 Variation Agreement for commercial managers, the 2019/2020 rates will remain in place until the end of April 2022, except touring allowance and subsistence, which will be fixed at £265 and £175 per week respectively from 1 April 2020. 

Under the UK Theatre/MU COVID-19 Variation Agreement for subsidised theatres, the 2020/2021 rates will remain in place until the end of April 2022, except touring allowance and subsistence, which will be fixed at £270 and £180 per week respectively from 1 April 2020.

Rates for Subsidised Managers

Rates for Commercial Managers

Logged in Organisation Members can access the agreements and additional advice below. PLEASE NOTE: UK Theatre and the MU have entered into COVID-19 Variation Agreements for the commercial and subsidised sectors, which will remain in force until April 2022. Member can also access these below. 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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