Equity

Improving diversity and protecting local authority funding are at the forefront of UK Theatre’s business plan for the next four years. The plan from the...

The government is being urged to further delay the launch of a controversial new tax system, which could prove an "unnecessary burden" for the...

Equity general secretary Christine Payne has urged the government to link arts funding directly to the improvement of diversity, to address the “under-supply” of...

Many young actors face “almost Dickensian” touring conditions according to Equity’s Women’s Committee, which is urging venues only to hire theatre companies that respect...

Equity’s Women’s Committee is calling for more mental health support for female performers who are affected by negative body image. Representatives from the union's committee...

The House of Lords has launched an inquiry into the gap between the skills demanded by the theatre industry and those supplied by education. Using...

Schools are the focus of Equity’s charity efforts this month, as the union has announced that its latest fundraising endeavour will raise money for...

Peterborough-based Lamphouse Theatre has become the latest company to sign up to Equity's fringe pay deal, becoming the first in East Anglia to do...

Equity has called on culture secretary Karen Bradley to “urgently intervene” following 100% cuts to Bath’s arts grants. The union said there was a “crisis”...
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