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The Society of London Theatre ('West End' of London) Agreement

Updated: 11 March 2024 | 17:20 PM

Agreement for musicians working in ‘West End’ theatres in London effective from November 2022.

The terms and conditions set out in this agreement are the minimum terms and conditions of engagement for all musicians engaged by members of the Society of London Theatre (SOLT) or at theatres managed by members of SOLT in the District known as the West End of London.

The SOLT and MU agreement is available in PDF format and contains:

  • Minimum weekly production salary
  • Hours of work and overtime
  • Manager's and musician's duties
  • Intervals and breaks
  • Holidays with pay
  • and other terms and conditions

Cover Conductors in the West End

There are now recommended minimum rates of pay for conductors on West End shows when working as cover for the contracted MD from December 2022. See the promulgated rates of pay for cover conductors in the West End.


Member benefits for theatre musicians