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Assistant directors working in the West End will be paid standardised rates for the first time, after an historic agreement was made between Equity...

Staff at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry have received a 3% pay rise for the second year in a row. The agreement, negotiated by BECTU,...

Workers at Birmingham Repertory Theatre have received a 1.75% pay rise after successful negotiations between the venue and backstage union BECTU. The pay award affects...

Arts Council England is to face renewed pressure over its funding of opera, after performers called for increased efforts to protect the genre's subsidy. The...

Talent earning more than £450,000 at the BBC will be named, in moves put forward in the government's white paper on the BBC charter renewal. The...

The continuing debate on pay in the theatre has so far concentrated on low pay and the notion of exploitation of performers and technical...

A new app has been launched for TV and film extras that will quickly calculate how much they are owed for their work. The backstage...

Actors appearing in films produced by graduating students at the London Film School will be paid for their work after Equity secured an agreement...

Set designer Bunny Christie has claimed tighter production budgets are hitting the quality of sets in regional theatres, and may put off aspiring designers. Christie...

Arts graduates in the UK earn less than graduates of any other subject, a new report suggests. The research also claimed that people from wealthier...

Backstage and front of house staff at the Royal Shakespeare Company will receive the living wage as a minimum rate of pay, thanks to...

Equity has called on Arts Council England to take stronger action to ensure performers and creative workers are adequately paid. The actor’s union has drawn...

Backstage workers at the Lyceum and Crucible theatres in Sheffield have negotiated a 2% pay rise. BECTU has also confirmed discussions with Sheffield Theatres are...

Fringe venue Theatre N16 has become the latest arts organisation to sign up to Equity’s low pay/no pay agreement. It means that the theatre in...

Strike action planned by chorus members at English National Opera has been suspended. The chorus members had been due to strike on March 18 in...

Campaign group Waking the Feminists has claimed that gender equality can be achieved in Irish theatre in five years. It made the announcement at a...

National Insurance has been a complicated issue for performers for some time. From 1998 until April 2014, actors held a strange dual status of...

Culture secretary John Whittingdale is being urged to back a campaign aimed at saving English National Opera. Unions Equity, BECTU and the Musicians’ Union this...
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