Equity President Maureen Beattie announces Theatre Workers' Inquiry

As we wait for theatre​s ​and other performance spaces to re-open, we have a unique opportunity to shape ​how our world of work ​will look when ​we return to it. 

Take part in the Workers' Inquiry now: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TheatreWorkersInquiry

We want to ensure ​there are no backward steps ​in the progress we have made ​in areas such as pay and conditions, representation and inclusion, accessibility and funding, and that the crisis doesn’t result in a worsening of those areas where we still had work to do.  

In the coming weeks, we have a unique opportunity to assess the sector as a whole. We have a chance to identify what practices and norms from the old ways of working we want to leave behind, ​what we wish to protect and enhance, and what needs to change when we re-open.

Getting this right will involve all of us, and that’s why we are ​asking for your help.

​This ​Workers’ ​Inquiry ​seeks to create useful knowledge about work, exploitation, employer/worker relations and economic factors from the perspective of workers themselves – ​workers like ​you. ​It has been put together by Equity members across all the professions we represent from all ​over the UK. ​The knowledge ​and insights ​it produce​s ​will be invaluable tool​s for organising​, and ​that's precisely what we need at this moment of crisis.

To organise our way out of the pandemic and into a better, more equitable industry we need the maximum number of people involved and engaged with this work.

​Please take the time to fill this in, ​and please ask your friends, your colleagues and your fellow workers to do the same. ​​Yours are the voices we need to hear.

Maureen Beattie
Equity President

Link to survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TheatreWorkersInquiry

If you have further comments or queries about this, please email Charlotte Bence: cbence@equity.org.uk