the media and entertainment union
a sector of Prospect

The collective bargaining agreement between BECTU and UK Theatre 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 2018 - March 2019.

Subsistence allowance

Please note that the subsistence allowance increased to £140.00 (with effect from 1 April 2017).

Touring allowances

Also attached to this page are the amended touring allowances for staff working on opera and ballet productions from 3 April 2017.

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 2017 - 2018.

See other UKTheatre/BECTU agreements.

Last page update 10 April 2018.