City Hotel, Derry, North West NI 

Equity in Northern Ireland is proud to announce that EquityFest is back for 2024.

Are you a professional artist working as an actor, comedian, singer, stage manager, presenter, model, stunt artist on stage, screen, radio or web?

If so this free event is for you!

Taking place in City Hotel, Derry, North West NI, the event is open to Foyle and West branch members from 10:30am, all members from 11:30am and non-members from 1pm on 17 April 2024.

Speakers and events

Guest speakers and sessions will cover Creative Connections, A Directors Roundtable, Equity's AI toolkit and how to claim unpaid fees.

Plus stands by our tax and benefits team, theatre and circus production companies and coaching, casting and intimacy co-ordinator.


1:00-1:30pm The Creative Connections with Mary-Ellen O’Hara
Exploring the link between the Artists wellness, their work in the industry and their creative control.

1:45-2:15pm Equity's AI toolkit with John Barclay
Find out everything you need to know about AI and work in the arts and entertainment industry.

2:30-3:15pm Directors Round Table
Join Directors Patricia Byrne, Stephen Beggs, Chris Robinson and Emily Foran to discuss what theatre directors are looking for in the casting / audition process.

3:30-4:00pm Variety focus
How to take a legal claim and get PAID!

Free entry. No need to RSVP.

For more information contact Alice Lemon on