Money makes the world go around… If RAFTA was rolling in filthy lucre, we would invite all of our Members to be a part of RAFTA for free. However, though we have endless enthusiasm and love of all things theatre, we do not have an endless supply of money, so we need to charge fees for Membership, Festival entry and so forth. RAFTA’s fees and rates of compensation are proposed, debated and agreed each year at RAFTA’s AGM.

Fees (as agreed at 40th AGM on 4 Oct 14)

Individual Life Membership – £50.

Individual Annual Membership – £10.

Club Annual Membership (Full or Affiliated) – £30 (this should be paid each year during April, any time from 1 Apr; the RAFTA ‘Club Membership’ year runs 1 Apr to 30 Mar to align broadly with the wider UK financial year).

OAPF Club Entry Fee – £30.

OAPF Individual Attendance Fee – £12 (this is a flat fee that applies whether someone attends the whole Festival or just a part of it; it is far better value to watch as many plays as you can!).

RAFTA Club Adjudication Fee – £40 (the Committee has waived this charge for the 2014/2015 season in order to encourage Adjudication. Clubs remain liable for providing accommodation for adjudicators; RAFTA covers travel costs).

RAFTA Playwriting Competition Entry Fee for Full Length Play – £10.

RAFTA Playwriting Competition Entry Fee for One-Act Play – £5.


Rates of compensation

RAFTA motor-mileage rate (Adjudicators and Course/Workshop leaders) – 45 ppm.

RAFTA motor-mileage rate (Committee members, service and civilian) – 30 ppm.

If use is made of public transport, the Treasurer will work with the individual claimant to agree reasonable compensation for expenditure. Ideally, expenditure would be covered on a receipt basis (actuals), but if the cost of the transport solution exceeded the amount that would have been paid in motor mileage for the same journey, the Treasurer reserves the right to make an affordability decision and only cover a portion of the claim. Email treasurer@rafta.co.uk with any queries that you may have.