Association of British Orchestras

Membership prices

The cost of membership of the ABO for 2022/2023 can be found below. Please check you meet the criteria for the membership category you wish to join and complete and return the application form.

*Prices are exclusive of VAT

Full membership

Full membership is open to professional orchestras and ensembles which have existed for not less than two years in the UK, and have undertaken no fewer than 24 public performances.

Or subscription bands are defined by your organisations annual turnover, please see below to identify the correct band and membership price.

Band A - £6060

For organisations with an annual turnover of, £3m +

Band B - £4760

For organisations with an annual turnover of, £2m - £3m

Band C - £3355

For organisations with an annual turnover of, £1m - £2m

Band D - £2320

For organisations with an annual turnover of, £500k - £1m

Band E - £1490

For organisations with an annual turnover of, £100k- £500k

Band F - £580

For organisations with an annual turnover of, under £100k

Associate membership

Associate members include those who have not yet fulfilled the requirements of full membership, as well as non-UK orchestras, conservatoires, music colleges, and national and local youth ensembles.

Band A - £515

UK orchestras not fulfilling requirement for full membership, non-UK orchestras, conservatoires, music colleges, and national youth orchestras

Band B - £135

Multiple/Music Services/Local authority youth orchestras

Band C - £95

International/Independent/Student youth orchestras

Band D - £80

School orchestras

Affiliate membership

Membership cost - £360

Affiliate membership is open to those organisations involved with the presentation, support and commissioning of the work of the Association and its full members, such as funding agencies, broadcasters, festivals and venues.

Corporate membership

Membership cost - £360

Corporate membership is open to other interested parties and commercial organisations that support the work of the Association and its members, such as artist managers, suppliers, international associations, businesses and sponsors.

Sole Trader membership

Membership cost - £180

Sole Trader membership is aimed at sole traders and consultants providing services to the orchestral sector, and offers the same levels of benefits as Corporate membership.

Join the ABO

Membership of the Association of British Orchestras is open to organisations working within or to support the orchestral sector. Join today.

Annual Conference

The next ABO conference will take place in Leeds, hosted by Opera North, from 1-3 February 2023.