Western Agreement

The Bay Area Theatre (BAT) Agreement is used within the nine-county San Francisco Bay Area in seasonal not-for-profit theatres with up to 399 seats that have not previously produced under a standard Equity Agreement. There are five salary tiers based on a box office gross formula, providing for flexibility in seating capacity and number of performances per week.

A Modified Bay Area Theatre (MBAT) Agreement is available to theatres within the same area who have a physical location of 199 seats or fewer and meet certain financial guidelines.

The current agreement began on July 16, 2018 and expires on July 17, 2022.

Members can view the BAT and MBAT Rulebooks in the Rulebook Library in the Member Portal.

Producers with questions about the Bay Area Theatre Agreement can email western@actorsequity.org or call the Western Region Office at 323-978-8080.