Opening Times
Building

Monday to Wednesday: When we have a concert or gig, we’ll be open from two hours before the start of the show until after the show. When there is no performance, we’ll be closed.

Thursday to Sunday: We will be open from 9.30am (Thursday and Friday) and 8.45am (Saturday and Sunday), until after the show. If we don’t have a performance, we’ll close at 5pm.

Box Office

Wednesday: Phone lines only from 12noon to 5pm.

Thursday – Sunday: Our Box Office is open from 12noon – 5pm for both in person and phone sales.

Monday and Tuesday: Our Box Office will be closed unless we have a ticketed performance scheduled.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

Opening Times:
Building

Monday to Wednesday: When we have a concert or gig, we’ll be open from two hours before the start of the show until after the show. When there is no performance, we’ll be closed.

Thursday to Sunday: We will be open from 9.30am (Thursday and Friday) and 8.45am (Saturday and Sunday), until after the show. If we don’t have a performance, we’ll close at 5pm.

Box Office

Wednesday: Phone lines only from 12noon to 5pm.

Thursday – Sunday: Our Box Office is open from 12noon – 5pm for both in person and phone sales.

Monday and Tuesday: Our Box Office will be closed unless we have a ticketed performance scheduled.

☎️ 0191 443 4661
📧 [email protected]

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Musical Foundations

Musical Foundations is for children aged 4-5, and is designed to provide a platform into our Foundations Strings programme.

Musical Foundations

    • Age 4 – 5
    • Saturday 12.30 – 1.15pm (term time)
    • Termly Fee: £70
    • Bursaries are available

Your child’s musical journey starts here! Children of reception class age in school progress through a series of musical games, songs, rhymes and movement activities. Children acquire the musical skills which they will later draw on when they begin to learn to play an instrument. Each session lasts 45 minutes per week.

In the summer term the children are introduced to the violin, viola, cello and bass so that they can choose which instrument they would like to learn to play as part of Foundation Strings.

Due to high demand, places are limited on Musical Foundations.  We want to make sure that children from a range of socio-economic backgrounds can get a place on the course, alongside children that face challenging circumstances. We ask about this in the application process and encourage you to give us as much information as possible.

Musical Foundations Schedule

Fees & Bursaries

Our Young Musicians Programme is open to all children and young people, whatever their circumstances. We are keen to encourage applicants from the widest possible range of backgrounds and access a bursary where needed.

Here’s some more information about bursaries.

If you’d like to speak to someone, please email us at [email protected]

Progression

Children taking part in Musical Foundations can move on to:

    • Foundation Strings
    • Step Up programmes

Foundation Strings