National Agreement

First negotiated in 1919, the Production Agreement covers Broadway, National and International Tours*, as well as first-class Sit-Down productions. This agreement can be used by both commercial and not-for-profit producers, for either limited or open-ended runs. It covers both musical and dramatic productions. In June of 2001, a 401(k) Plan was added to the Agreement to help Actors save for retirement.

Payment of per diem is required to rehearse and/or perform away from the production's "Point of Organization" city (New York, Chicago, Los Angeles or San Francisco). For many decades, this agreement has involved bargaining with the League of American Theaters and Producers.

* Tours will be transitioning to a separate Touring Agreement following the bargaining and ratification of a new agreement in 2023.

The current agreement began on December 19, 2022 and expires on September 28, 2025.

Members can view the Production Rulebook in the Rulebook Library in the Member Portal.

Producers with questions about the Production Agreement can email or call the Eastern Region Office at 212-869-8530.