The Voice of Independent Theatre in the UK
Independent Theatre is a very wide term encompassing fringe, (TIE) theatre in education, workshops, some dance and opera, and a whole host of other areas.
Within Equity specialist committees are elected by the membership to engage with the specific issues of that area of work. Members who are working in this field meet to raise awareness of their specialism to champion and fight to improve working practices and conditions with in the entertainment industry.
British Equity is the trade union representing performers, artists creative practitioners and stage managers from across the entire spectrum TV & radio, variety and theatre arts in the UK.
Equity and it's committees identify issues, negotiate current working practices and pay, instigating the development of codes of best practice to inform those we work for about fair treatment, health and safety and acceptable working conditions. We are supporting our colleagues in their daily working lives to get the best from their chosen career and not be exploited because you enjoy what you do.
Why be a member of Equity?