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Rachel Tackley, UK Theatre president, said the code would 'bring clarity and reduce frustration'

A new code of practice has been launched aimed at avoiding disputes between producers and venues over late box-office payments. The code, which is so...
Cast of The Flannelettes at the King's Head Theatre. Photo: Tristram Kenton

Actors and stage managers working at the King's Head Theatre in London will receive a 22% pay increase as part of a new agreement...
Adrian Noble. Photo Ken Howard

Former Royal Shakespeare Company boss Adrian Noble has revealed he is forced to work abroad because he can earn five times as much there...

Backstage workers have agreed a 6% pay increase over the course of two years, following talks between union BECTU and UK Theatre. The deal, which...

Jermyn Street Theatre has become the latest venue to sign a wage agreement with Equity, which guarantees actors and stage managers national minimum wage...
Samuel West

Actor Samuel West has claimed a culture of low and unpaid work in the arts is stifling diversity and “building a time bomb” for...
London's Royal Court Theatre. Photo: Stephen Cummiskey

Writers working for the Royal Court, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company are to receive a 1.1% increase on minimum rates. The agreement,...
Inside the Young Vic, London

Backstage union BECTU has welcomed the Young Vic Theatre’s decision to increase ushers’ pay to £9 per hour. The increase will see ushers at the...
Shakespeare's Globe in London. Photo: Lance Bellers/Shutterstock

Backstage union BECTU and Shakespeare’s Globe have begun a last-ditch attempt to resolve their dispute over tour guides’ pay at the venue and prevent...
Shakespeare's Globe in London. Photo: Lance Bellers/Shutterstock

Tour guides at Shakespeare’s Globe have voted overwhelmingly to strike following an ongoing dispute about pay. A ballot of the 38 BECTU members working at...

Amateurs hired to perform in a Royal Shakespeare Company touring production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream will receive the minimum wage, after union Equity...

Rupert Goold has said more needs to be done by the industry to enable critics to review shows in the regions, claiming this will...

Theatre directors in the UK earn on average £10,759 a year from their craft – well below the £27,000 take home annual salary national...

West End theatres are facing the threat of strike action from backstage workers after negotiations over a new pay deal broke down. Backstage union BECTU...

Leading theatre figures including Marianne Elliott, Matthew Warchus, Vicky Featherstone and Jeremy Herrin have launched the industry’s first body aimed at representing stage directors. Increasing...

BECTU is having to renegotiate a proposed pay deal with industry body UK Theatre after previous pay talks fell through. An agreement was never reached...

Around £620 million was spent on London theatre tickets in 2012/13 by more than 22 million people, according to a major new report. The findings...

A TV production company exposed for leaving its writers £250,000 out of pocket is facing a legal challenge from union Equity, after it emerged...