Member Benefits

With Equity you're never alone, even if you perform solo.

You can feel confident knowing you're always protected at work - or while looking for work - with insurance, legal advice, representation, guidance, support and counselling. You're part of a creative community too, working together to improve pay and conditions for everybody in the entertainment industry. Plus there's lots of industry discounts for you to enjoy. 

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Workplace support

  • Free legal advice, support and representation in disputes over work, contracts and personal injury claims. 
  • Free support if you're being bullied or harassed.
  • Pay and conditions - Equity staff and members work together to continually improve Equity agreed rates of pay and conditions. As a member, you can both have a say in those negotiations and have fast access to full contracts, rates of pay, agreements and templates.
  • Industry advice and guidelines - From health and safety to accessible auditions, we provide  information and advice on best practice and fair process at work. 
  • Medical support through British Association for Performing Arts Medicine including six free counselling sessions.

A creative community making change

  • Your Equity card and name are widely recognised symbols of your professional status. 
  • Award-winning Equity magazine twice a year and annual diary (Honourary Withdrawal members do not receive a diary).
  • You'll be part of a network of 47,000 creatives working together to make the industry fairer and improve pay and conditions. There's lots of ways to get involved, including joining your local branch or a specialist network. You can also stand to be a member of an Equity Committee or the Council.

Financial benefits and discounts

  • Pensions - The Equity Pension Scheme is available to all members, regardless of your occupation, and if you're working on an Equity contract, you could get your employer to contribute.
  • Grants -  You can apply for a grant from the Equity Benevolent Fund if you're facing financial hardship and the Evelyn Norris Trust provides support towards rest, recuperation and convalescence. 
  • Discounts - From IMDb Pro, to parking and theatre tickets to yoga classes, Equity membership gives you access to a whole host of discounts.
  • Tax and welfare help - We provide specialist tax and welfare advice and operate a Tax and Welfare Rights Helpline.

Professional development and job finding

  • Training - As a member of Equity you can access free training through the Federation of Entertainment Unions.
  • Job finding - We post paid work opportunities across the industry, exclusively available to members. 
  • Dance passport - If you're a dancer or choreographer you have access support and services from unions throughout Europe.

 

 

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"Being a performer can sometimes be a lonely profession. But by being in Equity I know that I am part of a network,
a community and a movement."

Dan de la Motte