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English National Opera

Updated: 10 March 2022 | 11:36 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 October 2021

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
£117.45 £123.77 £137.52 £143.51 £149.82

Concert rates

Tutti Sub-Principal Co-Principal Principal Section Principal
£135.35 £144.15 £161.80 £169.40 £186.55

Distance / travel (Outside Transport for London Zone 3)

Distance (where transport or travel fare is provided) Travel (where transport is NOT provided)
16p per mile 35p per mile

Late return

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


Contact details

Orchestra Manager: Madeleine Ridout

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

Tel: +44 (0)20 7845 9354 | 07788972225

MU Steward: David Spencer
MU H&S Representatives: Simon Couzens, Andrew Sutton and David Spencer