Association of British Orchestras

Membership prices

The cost of membership of the ABO 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 - £5765 


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

Band B - £4535


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

Band C - £3195


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

Band D - £2210

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

Band E - £1420


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

Band F - £555


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

Associate membership

Membership cost - £490

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

Affiliate membership

Membership cost - £340

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 - £340

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 - £170

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.

Youth membership

Youth ensembles membership is open to youth and student orchestras and other ensembles that work with young people up to the age of 21. Music conservatoires, national youth music organisations and orchestras and ensembles that offer professional development opportunities should apply for Associate membership.

Band A - £127


For Multiple/Music Services/LAs

Band B - £89


International/Independent/Student

Band C - £73 


Schools

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 conference will be held in Manchester from 29-31 January 2020,

hosted by The Hallé and BBC Philharmonic