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UK Theatre (UKT)

UKT & MU agreement made on 5 April 2018

Agreement for musicians working in UK Theatre (excluding the ‘West End’ of London).

Who does it cover?

The terms and conditions set out in this agreement shall be the minimum terms for Musicians engaged at theatres in any part of the UK managed by members of UK Theatre or at which the Producing Manager responsible for providing the orchestra is a member of UK Theatre.

Who does it not cover?

This agreement excludes any musician engaged under agreements between the MU and the opera and dance companies and those working in the West End of London, which is covered by the terms contained in the SOLT / MU Agreement.

The UKT & MU agreement is available in PDF format and contains:

  • Hours of work
  • Minimum payments (rates)
  • Overtime and additional payments
  • Manager's and musician's duties
  • Porterage
  • Holidays
  • other minimum terms and conditions and appendixes
Members with enquiries about the 2018 agreement should contact the Live dept for information, via live@theMU.org or 0207 840 5512.

Download the agreement and rates

MU UK Theatre Rate increases 2018-2021 Commercial 8 shows (PDF 155.88 bytes file opens in new window)

MU UK Theatre Rate Increases 2018-2021 Subsidised 12 Shows (PDF 155.7 bytes file opens in new window)

MU UK Theatre Rate Increases 2018-2021 Subsidised 8 Shows (PDF 160.8 bytes file opens in new window)

MU UK Theatre Rate Increases 2018-2021 Commercial 12 shows (PDF 156.16 bytes file opens in new window)

UK Theatre (UKT) / MU Agreement 2018 (PDF 2.72 MB file opens in new window)