Rates of Pay

ITC negotiates minimum rates of pay, on behalf of its members, with the appropriate unions for: administrative staff, choreographers, designers, directors, fight directors, performers, stage managers and writers.

Here is some our guidance on how to use these rates of pay.

ITC members can also access our sample contracts for each of the different roles.

Rates of Pay for 2021/22: In light of the impact of Covid19 on our industry Equity and ITC have agreed rates of pay will remain the same until April 2022. We remind our Ethical Managers and ITC members that these are minimum rates and to pay above these where possible.

ITC / Equity Performers & Stage Managers:

2020/21 & 21/22

Minimum Weekly Salary


Minimum Daily Rate: 3 days or less, 4-6 days paid at the weekly salary


Commuting Costs Threshold: Where relocation is not being paid travel costs over this are repaid


Commuting Costs Ceiling: Maximum payable per week, above the threshold

In London £129.00 Outside London £104.80

Relocation: This is the maximum weekly allowance/reimbursement for those living 25+ miles from home, when working at company base for up to first 16 weeks of the engagement

In London £129.00 Outside London £104.80

Recommended allowances on tour, The Manager has the option to: provide accommodation/meals; reimburse costs actually incurred; or pay the allowances below.

Accommodation: Daily where Company Member arranges hotel/B&B


Accommodation: Daily where Company Member stays with friends etc. (not own home)


Meals: Daily where breakfast is provided


Meals: Daily where breakfast is not provided


Weekly Touring Allowance: Payable where working full weeks at one venue to cover accommodation and meals


ITC / Equity Directors:

2020/21 & 21/22

Preparatory Fee: Full length play


Preparatory Fee: Short play


Rehearsals: Weekly payment


Artistic/ Resident Directors: Weekly pay for all duties


ITC / Equity Designers:

2020/21 & 21/22

Design fee


Making: Weekly fee for building set and other duties


ITC / Equity Choreographers:

2020/21 & 21/22

Preparation & up to 2 weeks' rehearsal: Minimum Fee


More than 2 weeks' rehearsal: Weekly Fee


More than 2 weeks' rehearsal: Daily Rate


Session Rate (max. 3 hours)


ITC / Equity Fight Directors:

2020/21 & 21/22

Session rate


ITC /WGGB: Writers

2020/21 & 21/22

Full length play


Play under 70 minutes in length


Play under 30 minutes in length


Minimum royalty (Clause I 7.2)


Royalty threshold (Clause 11 A.3)


Meal Allowance (Clause II A.4c)


Management Participation Threshold (Clause II A.5)


Additional day rate (Clause II B.2vii)


Pre/post show discussions (Clause II B.2xi)


Option purchase (Clause II.C.4b)

Exclusive rights after 1st year:

Non-exclusive after 2nd year:

ITC / Unite: Administrators

2020/21 & 21/22

Minimum Weekly Salary


Recording by Broadcasting Companies

Equity has agreed minimum conditions with broadcasters for News/ Magazine programmes:

  • All Company Members involved in making the recording must have given prior consent (whether or not they are included in the broadcast extracts).
  • Payments are the responsibility of the programme company, and should be agreed before recording is allowed (minimum rates set out below).
  • Recordings must not be made in the presence of a paying audience.
  • These arrangements do not apply to video, DVD/CD etc recordings for commercial use. Such recordings should be negotiated via Equity.

News Access (News Bulletins. News Items in News Magazines) ^^

Transmission Time





Up to 2 minutes

No payment

No payment

No payment

No payment

Over two minutes





^^ Includes regional news programmes

Magazines, Features & Documentary Programmes

Transmission Time





Up to 3 minutes





Between 3 and 5 minutes





Up to 10 minutes





Max call time (incl travel time)

3 hours

3 hours

3 hours