Equity is delighted to confirm our first House Agreement with Northern Opera Group.
This Agreement ensures that performance and stage management professionals working with Northern Opera Group are protected by the terms of the Equity House Agreement, which includes guarantees around minimum levels of pay, working hours, holiday provision, and other areas.
David Ward, Northern Opera Group Artistic Director, said:
“From our very first production in 2015, we’ve always looked to provide appropriate pay and positive working conditions for our artists.
"With this Agreement with Equity we’re delighted to have solidified our working practices and commitment to fair pay. We would encourage fellow opera companies to consider a similar agreement and help ensure that we can all improve conditions for performers and stage managers working in opera across the country”
Dominic Bascombe, Equity Official for the North East, Yorkshire and Humberside, said:
"We welcome this agreement with Northern Opera Group. It represents a positive step forward in demonstrating the value of professional performers working under a recognised union agreement. Performers working at Northern Opera Group will benefit from an agreement that is working towards best practice in the industry.”