Performing Arts


We have a large collection of music, drama and performing arts resources available to you.


Our collection includes:

  • sheet music for all orchestral instruments, piano, voice and guitar
  • books on music, dance, theatre, cinema and all other performing arts
  • monologues, sketches, one-act and full length plays, from Shakespeare to contemporary playwrights
  • CDs, DVDs and Naxos Music Library streaming service. Our Naxos licence allows for 10 users to have access at the same time. If access is denied, please try again at a later time.
  • books for students studying music, drama and dance
  • play sets for reading and performance
  • full scores, study scores and chamber music.

Orchestral sets and vocal sets for choirs

You need a group membership to hire:

  • orchestral music
  • wind band music
  • school ensemble music
  • vocal scores and play sets.

Our charges

Our charges for Hertfordshire groups are:

  • Orchestral sets £9.00 per month
  • Vocal scores £2.75 per month for each batch of ten
  • Packaged vocal sets £2.75 per month
  • School ensemble sets £2.75 per month
  • Play sets £2.75 per month

Groups based outside Hertfordshire are charged £12 per month for orchestral sets and £4 per month for other sets.

There is an additional inter-library loan fee for music sets we obtain from other authorities.


Group membership is free.

Email the Performing Arts Library
to ask about group membership.

You can also search the library catalogue for orchestral sets and scores.