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Join 50,000 creatives in the fight for better pay and conditions. We'll always be there - with support, advice and representation - when you need us.

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Be part of a movement making entertainment a better place to work.

When you become an Equity member, you join 50,000 performers and creatives in the fight for better pay and conditions.

We'll always be there - with support, advice and representation - when you need us. We can help you take action on individual and collective issues at work, from discrimination to holiday pay problems. And we provide legal representation if you need to take things further too. Plus you'll have access to our excellent member benefits including Public Liability Insurance and industry discounts.

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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, a movement." 

Dan de la Motte

2024 Subscription Fees

From 1 February 2024

Subscription fees are based on an average of UK gross annual income from the last three tax years from the Industry. Members should be aware that a failure to declare at the correct rate may mean they are ineligible for some union services and benefits should they need them. 

Subsidised members are entitled to a 50% discount on the lowest priced band of annual membership subscription. This includes those who:

  • Earn less than £40K a year AND
  • Are aged 10-17 (inclusive) OR
  • Are aged 66 or over (inclusive) OR
  • Graduated from an eligible course in the last two years

Education & Training Membership members currently undertaking eligible education or training receive a 75% discount on the lowest priced band of annual membership subscription. 

All members, irrespective of their rate or category of membership are entitled to a £6 a year discount if they pay by Direct Debit. Monthly rates listed below include direct debit discount.

Gross Annual Income

Annual Subscription

Monthly Cost

Less than £40,000



Between £40,001–£80,000



Between £80,001–£120,000



Between £120,001–£240,000



Over £240,001



From February 2024 all members have full access to the unions’ benefits and activities

When you join Equity for the first time or rejoin after a break, you will also be required to pay a one-off entrance or rejoin fee of £38 (reduced to £9.50 for Education & Training Members).

More questions about subscriptions? Take a look at our FAQs

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Membership benefits

Feel confident knowing you're always protected at work — or while looking for work — with insurance, legal advice, representation, guidance, support and counselling. As well as a whole host of other discounts and benefits!

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Can I join Equity?

We represent actors, choreographers, comedians, dancers, drag artists, theatre directors, models, singers, stage management, storytellers, stunt performers and co-ordinators, theatre designers, theatre fight directors, TV and radio presenters, variety, circus, cabaret and light entertainment artists, voice artists and supporting artists.

Find out who Equity is for and what evidence you need to join.

Other questions about Equity? Check out our Membership FAQs

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Your Equity name is required for ease of distribution of royalties and for casting clarity. It's also part of your professional brand.

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