Connecting members to other members and the wider industry through networking opportunities, keeping our members well-informed and up-to-date with best practice to help build resilience and financial sustainability.

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Championing British orchestras and the wider membership, raising their profile and influence with key stakeholders and the British public, through political engagement, the media, social media and stakeholder bulletins.

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Developing the skills and knowledge of our members’ staff, including providing and signposting to high quality professional development opportunities for all tiers of management and musicians.

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    The 2015 ABO Conference "PEOPLE POWER" is now open for bookings. See the full timetable and book your conference place now.

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  • Orchestras Everywhere

    Orchestras Everywhere

    Britain’s world-leading orchestras are well known for their great performances in the concert hall – and rightly so.

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  • ABO/Rhinegold Awards

    ABO/Rhinegold Awards

    We are delighted to announce that the fourth ABO/Rhinegold Awards will be presented at the ABO Conference dinner on Wednesday 28 January 2015. Closing date for nominations is Friday 5 December 2014.

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  • Courses and seminars

    The ABO run courses in finance, fundraising and marketing. ABO Members can also access UK Theatre training programmes

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Family Arts FestivalJoin us for your autumn half term holidays and take part in the first ever UK-wide Festival of family friendly arts events. From music to theatre, to circus, art and dance, all events are designed for families to enjoy.
La PlayaThe ABO Insurance Scheme offers preferential rates and 10% “no claims rebate” on La Playa's Performing Arts Portfolio, a specialist policy for orchestras. Insurance can be obtained from as little as £530 including insurance premium tax.