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ABO Category 2 Orchestral Rates

Updated: 09 March 2022 | 12:52 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
£118.25 £126.50 £135.50

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

Tutti Sub-Principals Principals
£70.85 £75.90 £81.30


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

ABO (Association of British Orchestras) details

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

Porterage Categories

Group A - Electric Guitar, Double Bass, 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 2 Orchestras

Bath Philharmonia
Brighton Philharmonic Orchestra
Northern Chamber Orchestra
Orchestra of the Swan
Royal Ballet Sinfonia
Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
Scottish Ensemble
Sinfonia Cymru
Sinfonia Viva
The Glasgow Barons