Who can apply to join the AAE?


There are 2 levels of membership



Full Membership (Semi-Pro / Pro Entertainers)

£99 per annum ( MU and Equity Members will receive a £10 discount)


Full membership is granted (subject to approval) to those already established and working in the industry on stage  and / or screen.

Although freelance artistes stand to reap maximum rewards from membership , all entertainers including managed acts should still consider joining. Artists with a sole representation agreement can refer booking enquiries to their management or agent of choice.

All members enjoy the same online heightened profile and visibility, a dedicated web page, access to a suite of legal documents along with template letters and the options to add promo photographs and showreels. Members also receive the AAE Certificate of Membership and the coveted AAE Black Card - A fantastic addition providing privileges and discounts on purchases from 1,000’s of big brands products and services. In fact depending on how often you use your black card, AAE membership fees can be easily be recouped in no time. 


Primary Membership

£10 Million of (PLI) Public Liability Insurance Just £49 per annum 

Yes - that’s a whole years comprehensive, high value legal protection exclusively available to AAE Primary Members

Primary Membership to the AAE provides artists with highly comprehensive insurance cover - a vital requirement in these days of unprecedented litigation.

This exclusive AAE offer is available to all performers with the exception of those considered high risk, for example tightrope walkers would not be eligible.

Buyers of live entertainment are now insisting to see evidence of your PLI. Local authorities, pub and hotel chains and a vastly increasing number of independent business are demanding artists provide proof of PLI. 

Being responsible and compliant is mark of professionalism and your duty of care. On a lighter note, if you’re not presently covered, an annual, nominal fee of £49 can save you lost work and reduction in perceived credibility.  

At just £49 per annum for £10 Million cover artists really cannot ignore such a vital requirement.

This outstanding policy has been compiled for our members by the industry’s leading underwriter. 

In other words, Primary Membership is the perfect solution for the many thousands of performers who are paying high subscription fees to other organisations when in fact their main benefit is PLI.

TO APPLY FOR JUST PLI cover (Primary membership) CALL Philip Barrett NOW - 01706 524425


A cutting-edge approach to business

The AAE is a forward thinking organisation and is geared to reflect market demands be they traditional or emerging. To stress this point, we are actively seeking to populate the ‘Presenter’ category where those already established or seeking a career in presenting will be showcased. This category is especially geared towards those offering their services to terrestrial and cable TV, the corporate video market, YouTube and social media presentations. 

Joining the AAE can benefit everyone involved in the performing arts and offer great opportunities to those seeking to purchase their services. 


Need help or advice? 

Please feel free to call or email our team for assistance

01706 591485 or info@theaae.co.uk 


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