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Contract Benefits

Through collective bargaining with theatrical employers, Equity establishes basic wages and working conditions and enforces numerous provisions in more than 30 agreements. These cover a wide spectrum of theatrical venues, including: Broadway and Off Broadway; touring productions; regional theatres; casinos and cabarets; stock and dinner theatres; developing and small professional theatres; Theatre for Young Audiences; university, guest artist and special appearances.

In addition, there are many local theatre agreements, such as Disney World, Hollywood, Chicago and San Francisco Area Theatres, and Western Civic Light Opera companies. Equity also negotiates numerous special contracts and individual letters of agreement.

In general, Equity contracts provide:

  • Minimum Salaries and Per Diem (tours)
  • Required Auditions
  • Safe and Sanitary Working Conditions
  • Pension, Health
  • Supplemental Workers Compensation
  • Bonding Protection

Each contract has, or is referenced to, a Rulebook which can be viewed and downloaded from our Document Library.


For an overview of agreements, codes, minimum salaries/rates, and rulebooks, use the drop down menu below:

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