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Dancers Rate Card

7 May 2015

Sample Docs - 197kb PDF

Information about rates of pay for dancers in both live performance and recorded media

TMA Sub Rep Rates for Performers and Stage Management 2015

5 May 2015

Rates TMA - 119kb PDF

Sub Rep rates for Actors and Stage Management

HSE Electrical Safety at Places of Entertainment

11 March 2015

Health and Safety - 438kb PDF

HSE guidance on electrical safety

Electrical safety for entertainers

10 March 2015

Sample Docs - 489kb PDF

Electrical safety for entertainers

Equity Deps Network Newsletter Winter 2014-15

23 December 2014

Newsletters - 1140kb PDF

Equity Deps Network Newsletter Winter 2014-15

Commercial Theatre Claim Newsletter November 2014

12 November 2014

Newsletters - 363kb PDF

This year is an important year for artists working across commercial theatre, as we renegotiate the Equity agreement for all artists working in the sector outside of the West End of London - including most regional tours, pantomimes and a number of non-West End producing houses.

Our claim has been put together after extensive consultation with all artists who have worked on it over the last three years, compiled by a working party of experienced members from the sector – working performers and stage managers who serve on Equity committees and as deps on shows across the country.

Our claim has a straightforward purpose – to set minima that represent what producers can afford to pay. The bigger the show, the bigger the producer, the more that should be returned to the artists involved.

We’ve also heard loud and clear that subsistence and touring allowance is no longer meaningfully contributing to the costs of artists on tour or coming to London to rehearse. Along with proposing a restructure to end unfair clauses like the reduction in touring allowance to subsistence after four weeks in a venue, and a significant rise of around 20% in touring allowance, we’re proposing that subsistence rises to match the rate of touring allowance in every case.

These are your proposals, proposals to make your working lives better and fairer. However, the managers will make their claims of us, and we need to defend existing terms as much as make claims to improve them.

We know that not every proposal of ours will be agreed – and we know that all will meet with resistance. Commercial producers won’t write us a blank cheque, which is why we need you standing up in support of our claim.

Encourage non-members to join our union and stand with us to make our voice louder, and watch out for the newsletters which will keep you updated as to where we are.

Extract Rates 2014

30 October 2014

Agreements and rates miscellaneous (recorded) - 84kb PDF

A digest of Equity rates for extracts covering recorded media employers.

UK Theatre/Equity Overseas Touring Agreement 2014

28 October 2014

Sample Docs - 188kb PDF

Agreement between UK Theatre and Equity for Overseas Tours.

UK Theatre/Equity Overseas Touring Agreement - Irish Addendum

28 October 2014

Sample Docs - 311kb PDF

UK Theatre/Equity Overseas Touring Agreement Irish Addendum

Standard Contract for Burlesque Engagements 2014

17 October 2014

miscellaneous agreements, guidelines & contracts (live) - 29kb PDF

Standard Contract for Burlesque Engagements 2014

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