Our equipment is stored in both Turner Sims Concert Hall and the University of Southampton Music Department and are available for hire. The prices for the 2021/22 Academic Year have remained the same as last year, and below are the standard rate for one day. Please let us know if you plan to hire equipment for use abroad.

Standard Rates: 

Double Bass (incl. stool) – £20

Conductor Podium – £15

Folding Conductor Podium – £15

Clarinet in A – £20

Conductor Stand – £5

A discount of 50% will apply to each item for all SUSU affiliated societies and the University of Southampton Music Department.

For use of our non-percussion equipment outside of Turner Sims Concert Hall, an additional cost of £30 per hire period will apply. The discount of 50% will also apply here for all SUSU affiliated societies and the University of Southampton Music Department. You will only be charged for this once if you are also hiring Percussion.

For prolonged periods of hire, such as tours or musical productions, discounts are available in the following multiplier:

  • 2 days – 1.5x
  • 3 days – 2x
  • 4 days – 2.5x
  • 5 days – 3x
  • 6 days – 3.5x
  • 7 days – 4x

For a hire longer than 7 days, please contact us before placing your hire request.

In addition to the hire cost, we will require ALL hires to pay a 50% deposit of the standard rate for each item. This will be paid back in full upon the return of ALL instruments sustaining NO damage.

The Hirer is entirely responsible for the safe collection, use and return of the instrument and for payment of the bill, whether sent to the Hirer or to another person on the Hirer’s instruction. Please note that, despite appearances, most instruments are extremely delicate and easy to damage. Any loss or damage must be reported to SUSO’s Orchestral Manager immediately. Please also note that all damage and/or loss of instruments shall be paid by the Hirer in addition to the hire fee. A photographic record will be kept of instrument quality before and after hire. If you have any concerns about the safe handling of the instruments, please contact SUSO’s Orchestral Manager who will be more than happy to help and advise you.

If the storage cupboard is not left how it was found an additional charge of £30 will be added.

Using ANY item of our non-percussion equipment without permission from the SUSO Committee is an automatic £200 fine, in addition to any sum owed.

To hire out our non-percussion equipment, please contact SUSO at suso@soton.ac.uk, FAO Rhianna D’souza or Thomas Johnson, our Orchestral Managers or use the link to the form below.


Thank you for considering to hire our non-percussion equipment from SUSO.