National Theatre

Writers’ fee rise at TNC theatres

WGGB’s theatre negotiators have agreed a 1.5% rise on minimum fees under the union’s TNC agreement (covering the Royal Court, National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company).

The rise is backdated to 1 April 2018 and means the minimum rate for a full-length play rises from £12,554 to £12,742 (except for the Royal Court Upstairs, which rises from £9,825 to £9,973).

WGGB General Secretary Ellie Peers said, “Our national agreements in theatre mean that playwrights working for these three major theatres – as well as those working under our ITC and UK Theatre agreements – benefit from regular uplifts in minimum fees. The creative industry is worth over £92 billion a year to the UK economy and it is only right that playwrights receive credit and proper remuneration for their contribution.”

You can see the full details in our TNC rate card.