Incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation


Outdoor Touring Guidelines Compliant Companies 2015

14 May 2015

Sample Docs - 250kb PDF

The companies that use Equity's Outdoor Touring Guidelines

UK Theatre Designers Agreement 2014-2018

14 May 2015

Agreements TMA - 173kb PDF

UK Theatre/Equity/BECTU Designers Agreement April 2014 - April 2018

UK Theatre-Equity-BECTU Designers Rates Set and Costume 2014 - 2018

14 May 2015

Rates TMA - 149kb PDF

UK Theatre/Equity/BECTU rates agreement for designers - set and costume - 2014 - 2018

SOLT West End Rates for Theatre Designers 2015-16

10 March 2015

Rates SOLT - 276kb PDF

Equity & SOLT rates of pay for west end designers

UK Theatre Equity Rates for Resident Designers 2014-2018

10 March 2015

Rates TMA - 118kb PDF

Equity & UK Theatre rates of pay for resident designers

UK Theatre Equity Rates for Set & Costume Designers 2015-16

10 March 2015

Sample Docs - 209kb PDF

UK Theatre & Equity rates of pay for set & costume designers

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.

West End Newsletter July 2014

25 July 2014

Newsletters - 512kb PDF

West End Newsletter July 2014

Theatre Rates Digest 2014-2015

11 July 2014

Rates Miscellaneous - 25kb PDF

Theatre rates for Sub Rep, ITC, SOLT (West End) TMA

Equity Deps Newsletter December 2013

20 December 2013

Newsletters - 1135kb PDF

Equity Deps Newsletter December 2013

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