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Royal Opera House

Updated: 15 October 2021 | 10:26 AM

Agreements between Royal Opera House (ROH) and the MU for employed and self-employed orchestra musicians.

Rates of pay for freelance players effective from 1 October 2021

Fees per hour (including holiday pay at 12.1% and additional allowance of £1.46)

Tutti Sub-Principal Principal Section Leader
£48.89 £53.08 £57.27 £69.84

Supplementary payments (including playing from memory)

On stage rehearsal On stage performance Chamber Music
Additional 33% of hourly rate Additional 50% of hourly rate Defined as 15 or less solo musicians paid at Section Principal rate


Contact details

Head of Orchestra Administration: Helen Dunne

ROH, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD

Tel: 07771 665 456 / 020 7212 9381

MU Steward: Nigel Charman
MU H&S Representatives: Huw Evans, Jonny Durrant and Judith Busbridge