Central Agreement

This agreement is used in theatres with a capacity of 900 seats or fewer within 35 miles from the Chicago city limits and covers both commercial and not-for-profit theatres. It is a tiered contract with flexibility in seating capacity and number of performances per week. Local touring is permitted on all tiers. Housing and expenses are applicable for overnight tours.

The current agreement began on September 3, 2018, and expires on June 19, 2022. 

Members can view the Chicago Area Theatre (CAT) Rulebook in the Rulebook Library in the Member Portal.

Producers with questions about the CAT Agreement can email contracts@actorsequity.org or call the Central Region Office at 312-641-0393.