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English National Opera

Updated: 17 May 2024 | 11:41 AM

Agreements between English National Opera (ENO) and Musicians' Union (MU) for employed and freelance orchestral players.

Rates of pay for freelance players effective from 1 August 2023

The following shall be the minimum rates (inclusive of statutory holiday pay at 12.07% and a £15 media fee) to be paid to a Musician engaged by the Company to perform for opera, ballet, music theatre, concerts and media work:

Opera fees per session (up to 3 hours)

Tutti Sub-Principal Co-Principal Principal Section Principal
£124.59 £131.31 £145.89 £152.25 £158.94

Concert rates

Two sessions of up to 3 hours each on the same day, either a concert with or without a rehearsal or two rehearsals.

Tutti Sub-Principal Co-Principal Principal Section Principal
£146.38 £155.90 £173.42 £183.42 £201.76

Distance / travel (Outside Transport for London Zone 3)

Distance (where transport or travel fare is provided) Travel (where transport is NOT provided)
17p per mile 36p per mile

Late return

midnight - 12:30am 12:30 - 1:00am 1:00 - 2:00am
£5.00 £10.00 £15.00

Contact details

Assistant Orchestra Manager: Cath Welsby

ENO, London Coliseum, St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4ES

Tel: +44 (0)20 7845 9354

MU Stewards: Glen Sheldon

MU H&S Representatives: Simon Couzens and Andrew Sutton