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UK Theatre (formerly TMA)

The collective bargaining agreement between BECTU and UK Theatre (formerly the TMA) covers most commercial theatres outside London.

Minimum staff rates

Available to download from this page (for members only) are the current minimum rates for staff applicable from April 2015 - 2017.

Subsistence allowance

Please note that the subsistence allowance increased to £115.00 (with effect from 31 March 2014).

Touring allowances

Also attached to this page are the amended touring allowances for staff working on opera and ballet productions for Dec 2014 - March 2015.  

UK Theatre / Equity / BECTU designer rates

Attached to this page are the latest UK Theatre/ Equity /BECTU rates for lighting designers, set and costume designers and resident designers for 2014 - 2015.

See other UKTheatre/BECTU agreements


Last page update 24 October 2016.

Freelancers and PLI

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