National Agreement

First negotiated in 1919, the Production Agreement covers Broadway, National and International Tours. It is also used for touring productions at large performing arts centers such as the Kennedy Center. 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 and is the only agreement with provisions allowing non-resident alien performers to work in the United States. 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.

The current agreement began on September 30, 2019 and expires on October 23, 2022.

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.