A new anti-racism rider developed by 100 freelancers and co-ordinated by 15 companies aims to "make touring more equitable".
It offers an eight-page checklist for touring companies and venues that includes diversifying their staff to reflect the demographics of their communities (if they don't already) and collaborating on ways to improve audience inclusivity.
They should also provide a named point of contact for company members to contact with any complaints of racist behaviour.
According to the rider, "venues and touring companies commit to an open dialogue to resolve incidents together and work to protect against them".
"We acknowledge that there have been incidents of racism in the past, from both venues and companies, and seek to ensure all elements of touring are actively promoting anti-racism."
The rider will be reviewed bi-annually to reflect the changing needs of the touring industries.