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The ETO orchestra is made up of the leading freelance musicians in the country. The orchestra can vary in size, depending on the repertoire, and can range from a chamber group of 8 right up to standard opera size of 25!

For the majority of our performances, the orchestra performs in the theatre pits, sometimes in front of or underneath the stages in our touring venues. No venue is the same, so we have to be flexible and adapt our layout.

Our ‘partner orchestra’ The Old Street Band is made up of freelance period instrument players who perform on original instruments (or exact replicas) from the time that the music was written.

Prospective musicians are encouraged to send in their CVs to Caroline Daggett, Artistic Administrator.

Caroline Daggett
Artistic Administrator