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ABO Category 1 Orchestral Rates

Updated: 09 March 2022 | 12:49 PM

Rates effective from 1 October 2021

Concert Rates

A concert of up to three hours in length with a rehearsal of up to three hours in length on the same day.

Tutti Sub-Principals Principals Section Principals*
£135.35 £144.15 £169.40 £186.55

*Section Principal rates only applicable to the LPO, LSO, Philharmonia & RPO

Single call (3 hours) on a day other than concert day – 60% of the Concert Rate

Tutti Sub-Principals Principals Section Principals*
£81.21 £86.49 £60.37 £66.49


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


Basic M25 Supplement
£70.00 £25.00

Late Return

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


Group A Group B Group C Group D
£18.45 (£23.00 in London CCG) £15.25 £11.00 Negotiable


Additional information


32 Rose Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9ET
020 7557 6770

Porterage Categories

Group A - Double Bass, Electric Guitar, Electric Bass Guitar

Group B - Bass saxophone,  Contra Bassoon, Tuba

Group C - Baritone Saxophone, Bass Clarinet + 1 additional wind instrument, Trombone + 1 other brass instrument, French Horn + 1 other brass instrument, 2 Saxophones, Cello

Group D - Harp, Kit Drums, Percussion instruments, Timpani, Organ, Electronic keyboards

ABO Category 1 Orchestras

Academy of Ancient Music
Academy of St Martin in the Fields
Aurora Orchestra
Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Britten Sinfonia
Chineke! Orchestra
City of London Sinfonia
Dunedin Consort
English Baroque Soloists
The English Concert
Gabrieli Consort & Players
Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra
The Hanover Band
London Chamber Orchestra
London Contemporary Orchestra
London Handel Orchestra
London Mozart Players
London Philharmonic Orchestra
London Sinfonietta
London Symphony Orchestra
Manchester Camerata
Monteverdi Choir & Orchestra
Northern Ballet Theatre Orchestra
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Orchestra of The Sixteen
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique
Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Sinfonia Verdi