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. Please note during half term we may open later, find out more here.

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. Please note during half term we may open later, find out more here.

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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Step Up Strings

Step Up Strings

  • Ages 8-14
  • Saturday 9am – 1.15pm
  • Termly fees (30 minute individual lesson): £375
  • Bursaries Available

The Step Up Strings programme is for young people to develop their skills in violin, viola, cello and double bass.

The curriculum includes:

  • Individual instrumental lesson
  • 45 – 60 minute Musicianship Session
  • 30 minute small ensembles
  • 60 minute String Orchestra

When the Step Up Programme is oversubscribed priority is given to those completing Foundation Strings.

There are 30 teaching weeks and two performance days scheduled over the academic year. Musicianship sessions, String Orchestra and most instrumental lessons are scheduled on a Saturday morning.

Missed Lessons:
All of our tutors are professional and active musicians and could occasionally have rehearsals/performances on a Saturday. In this event, or if a tutor is ill, we will rearrange any lessons or find a substitute tutor. If a student is absent and misses a lesson for any reason we cannot guarantee that it will be made up.

Musical Foundations Schedule

Fees and 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]