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Tony
Your site is so great, it makes researching the business sooo much easier having all the info in one place! thankyou thankyou thankyou.
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Hi Tony!
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Tony,
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UK Actor Union Offices Representatives

This page offers you a list of UK Actor Union offices and representatives. Equity is a UK-based Trade Union that represents performers, actors and creative artists from many different cultural industries. What's really important though is that you are ready to join an actor union. There are a few important things to take into consideration before you do, especially if you are at the beginning of your acting career OR if you haven't been working much as an actor. You might want to intensify your marketing efforts first, whether it be in pure actor promotion or by getting a talent agent or both. If you are not ready to join the union and you join anyway, you could end up losing money!

http://www.equity.org.uk/

At the Equity website you are able to apply online or you can visit one of the offices and apply there:

UK Actor Union Offices Representatives

London (Head Office)
Address: Guild House, Upper St Martins Lane, London, WC2H 9EG
Telephone: 020 7379 6000

Fax: 020 7379 7001
Email: info@equity.org.uk


Midlands
Tim Johnson

Address: Office 1, Steeple House, Percy St, Coventry, CV1 3BY
Telephone/Fax: 02476 553 612
Email: info@midlands-equity.org.uk

North East
Nigel Jones

Address: The Workstation, 15 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, S1 2BX
Telephone/Fax: 01142 759 746
Email: njones@sheffield.equity.org.uk

North West and Isle of Man
Jamie Briers Mary Hooley

Address: Express Networks, 1 George Leigh Street, Manchester, M4 5DL
Telephone: 0161 244 5995
Fax: 0161 244 5971
Email: info@manchester-equity.org.uk

More UK Actor Union Offices Representatives

Scotland and N.Ireland
Lorne Boswell, Drew McFarlane Irene Gilchrist

Address: 114 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 3QQ
Telephone: 0141 248 2472
Fax: 0141 248 2473
Email: igilchrist@glasgow.equity.org.uk

South East
John Ainslie

Address: Guild House, Upper St Martins Lane, London, WC2H 9EG
Telephone: 020 7670 0229
Fax: 020 7379 7001
Email: jainslie@equity.org.uk

Wales and South West
Christopher Ryde, Mair James Buckley

Address: Transport House, 1 Cathedral Road, Cardiff, CF11 9SD
Telephone: 029 2039 7971
Fax: 029 2023 0754
Email: info@cardiff-equity.org.uk

To join you need to be a professional who is currently working and you can gain membership of Equity through working in theatre, opera, dance, singing, variety/circus, modeling, TV, film, commercials, radio and walk-on artistry. Equity also offers membership to performers who have worked professionally overseas and who have been granted permission to work in the United Kingdom as well as Youth membership and Student membership. You should visit the Equity website to find out all the details about joining.

Equity Subscription Rates

Membership is based on your earnings from professional work

Gross Annual Income
Less than £20,000 = £104
£20,000 and £35,000 = £182
£35,000 and £50,000 = £312

Income of more than £50,000: Check the website for the most current information on the rates.

Whatever you do, before you start contacting a UK actor union, make sure you are ready to join one.

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