Hire Instruments and Equipment

For general hire enquiries, please contact:

Jay Allen,
Orchestra & Concerts Director

0141 242 0561 / 07802 607700

For fortepiano and harpsichord hire enquiries, please contact:

Iona Jack,
Music & Chorus Administrator

0141 242 0585

Contact The Orchestra of Scottish Opera


We have an array of orchestral instruments for professional hire including: 

Cimbasso, Contra Bass Trombone, Basset Horns, Alto Flute, Wagner Tubas, Celeste, Keyboard Glockenspiel and a range of percussion instruments, including Tuned Gongs, Bell Plates, Waterphone and Baroque Timpani.

Our experienced orchestra technicians / drivers and orchestra truck are also available for hire.

Read more about Hire the Orchestra

Hire the Orchestra

The Orchestra of Scottish Opera is available for hire, for private or corporate events, studio recording sessions, concerts, ballet, festivals and more.

Read more about Costumes for hire

Costumes for hire

Need a Christmas outfit with a difference? Our Costume Hire Department has more than 10,000 items in store, created by our skilled Costume staff.

Read more about Commission our workshops

Commission our workshops

Our highly skilled production artisans work on a wide variety of external projects, and our workshops can be commissioned by external clients.

Read more about The D'Oyly Carte music hire library

The D'Oyly Carte music hire library

Now managed by Scottish Opera, the D’Oyly Carte Music Hire Library specialises in providing Gilbert & Sullivan orchestral parts and musical material to performing societies and organisations across Europe.