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Birmingham Royal Ballet

Updated: 01 May 2024 | 18:07 PM

Agreements between Birmingham Royal Ballet (BRB) and the Musicians' Union (MU)

  • The minimum terms and conditions for the employment of any member of the Royal Ballet Sinfonia.
  • Rates of pay for extras and deputies

Rates of pay for freelance players effective from 1 April 2023

Basic weekly rate of pay for all work (6-8 sessions London, touring)

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal
£564.44 £580.08 £601.62

Session rates (1-5 calls in a week paid at 1/6 per call)

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal
£94.07 £96.68 £100.27


Travel: 26p per mile. Travel time in excess of basic hours single time per half hour at tutti rates. Sunday travel double time.

New agreement is due to be published shortly. In the meantime, if you have queries please contact MU Orchestral department


Contact details

Orchestra manager: Andrew Bentley

Birmingham Royal Ballet, Thorp Street, Birmingham, B5 4AU

0121 245 3503

MU Steward: Grahame King
MU H&S Representative: Vacant