National Theatre

Writers’ fee rise at ITC and TNC theatres

WGGB’s theatre negotiators have agreed above-inflation increases on minimum fees for playwrights working under ITC and TNC agreements.

This means that from 1 April 2016, rates for a full-length play commissioned by either the Royal Court, National Theatre or Royal Shakespeare Company (the TNC agreement) rise to a minimum of £12,308.

From 18 April 2016,  Independent Theatre Council (ITC) minimum rates for a full-length play (70 minutes or over) rise to £8,500. The minimum rate of £5,660 applies for a play between 30 and 69 minutes, and £2,830 for a play under 30 minutes.

You can see the full details in our rates and agreements section as follows:

ITC rate card

TNC rate card 

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