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Harassment in the theatre industry

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Kevin Spacey allegations

A number of allegations have been levied against Kevin Spacey, including during his time acting as artistic director at the Old Vic, London.

Theatre was thrown into the national spotlight with the emergence of the #MeToo movement. Led by the Royal Court, the industry pledged to change,...

Last week, The Stage published an interview with UK Theatre president Fiona Allan to mark the organisation’s publication of 10 principles designed to help...

UK Theatre’s president tells Lyn Gardner how personal experience has informed her approach to harassment allegations and why theatre must no longer tolerate unacceptable...

Contacts for if you need help

The Havens

The Havens are specialist centres, in London, for people who have been raped or sexually assaulted.
Telephone: 020 3299 6900 (urgent)
020 3299 1599 (general enquiries)

Victim Support

Victim Support is a charity for people affected by crime and traumatic events in England and Wales.
Supportline: 0808 168 9111

Rape Crisis

Rape Crisis is a national organisations offering support and counselling for those affected by rape and sexual abuse.
Telephone: 0808 802 9999

Women’s Aid Federation

Women’s Aid is the national domestic violence charity, supporting more than 500 domestic and sexual violence services across the country.
Telephone: 0808 2000 247

Survivors UK

Survivors UK offers emotional support for people affected by male rape or sexual abuse.



Other useful contacts


Equity main switchboard: 020 7379 6000
Scotland and N. Ireland office: 0141 248 2472
Wales office: 029 2039 7971
Manchester office: 0161 244 5995


London office: 020 7346 0900
Midlands office: 0121 632 5372
Wales office: 02920 666557
Scotland office: 0141 370 1590
Manchester office: 0161 334 0171

The Musicians’ Union

London office: 020 7840 5504
East and South East office: 020 7840 5537
Midlands office: 0121 236 4028
Wales and South West office: 029 2045 6585
North office: 0161 236 1764
Scotland and Northern Ireland office: 0141 341 2960

Theatre Chaplaincy UK

Theatre Chaplaincy UK provides pastoral and practical support for members of the theatre industry through its network of theatre chaplains.


ArtsMinds is a mental health resource site for the entertainment industry.

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