This agreement cover theatres presenting consecutive productions where dinners are served either in the same room in which the performance is given or in an adjacent room. Each production must play no fewer than three weeks and the theatre must operate on a year-round basis. The advertised admission price must include both the meal and the performance; however, 25% of the performances in any given week may be on a performance-only basis. Dinner Theatre agreements are not permitted in New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles or San Francisco, except by permission of Equity. Touring is not permitted.
Dinner Theatre agreements are negotiated separately for each dinner theatre in each regional area and have differing salary scales.
Members can view Dinner Theatre Rulebooks in the Rulebook Library in the Member Portal.
Producers with questions about the Dinner Theatre Agreement should contact their closest Equity regional office.