Instrumental 2019-20

FREE concerts to inspire young people

Warwick Arts Centre is committed to providing access to its programme of world-class classical music. We aim to inspire the young audience of today and encourage them to become the adult audience of tomorrow.

The Instrumental programme, which has run in various guises over the past seven years, offers FREE tickets to young people to open their ears and eyes to classical music by experiencing some of the best live performers in the world.

Over the next 12 months, schools from Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull will have the opportunity to take part in the Concert Series 2019 – 20 with access to 1000 FREE tickets across 10 concerts. Warwick Arts Centre will work with individual schools to design and customise their visits, with the option of backstage tours, pre-concert talks and off site visits by Arts Centre staff.

Because of the success of the programme over the past four years we are delighted to continue to offer a restricted number of FREE tickets to University of Warwick Students via the Student Union.

The 2019 – 20 Concert Series includes:

Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra Sat 12 October 2019 7.30pm
Flanders Symphony Orchestra Thu 31 October 2019 7.30pm
The Hallé Thu 28 November 2019 7.30pm
Armonico Consort Thu 5 December 2019 7.30pm
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain Sat 4 January 2020 7.30pm
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra Wed 26 February 2020 7.30pm
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Fri 6 March 2020 7.30pm
Siberian Symphony Orchestra Wed 22 April 2020 7.30pm
St Petersburg Symphony Orchestra Thu 21 May 2020 7.30pm

Find out more in the Concert Series Brochure below.

Additional Information for Project Participants

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Instrumental will support teachers in achieving Music curriculum aims, specifically ‘listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians’ and ‘understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through inter-related dimensions’.

The programme will encourage young people to ‘listen with concentration and understanding to a range of high-quality live and recorded [performances], listen with attention to detail and recall sounds with increasing aural memory’ and ‘appreciate and understand a wide range of high-quality live and recorded music drawn from different traditions and from great composers and musicians’.

Terms and Conditions
FREE tickets are subject to availability, limited to specific performances within Warwick Arts Centre’s Concert Series, and only allocated to schools taking part in the Instrumental project. FREE tickets are not available to schools that are not taking part in the project.

Participating schools must agree to the following to qualify for FREE tickets:

  • A key person within the school must keep in regular contact with Warwick Arts Centre’s Group Bookings Coordinator throughout the project.
  • FREE tickets must be requested via the online ticket request form, which will be emailed to you at the start of the project. Warwick Arts Centre’s Box Office will then be in touch to confirm tickets.
  • A minimum of 14 days’ notice must be provided if your school group is unable to attend a concert so we can reallocate tickets to another school. Warwick Arts Centre will send you an invoice for £100 if you do not provide sufficient notice.
  • Tickets are non-transferable to other events and activities at Warwick Arts Centre.
  • No cash alternative is available.
  • All data given will be used in accordance with the 1998 Data Protection Act.

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University of Warwick Students

Up to 50 FREE tickets per concert are available to University of Warwick students who have never previously attended a classical music concert at Warwick Arts Centre. To register your interest in a free ticket, please email with your full name, Student ID number and term time postal address (so we can generate a ticket via our Box Office system).

Terms and Conditions

  • FREE tickets are only available to students who have never attended a classical music concert at Warwick Arts Centre.
  • FREE tickets are limited to specific performances within Warwick Arts Centre’s Concert Series.
  • Tickets are available on a first come first served basis and are subject to availability.
  • A valid University of Warwick ID card must also be presented at Box Office.
  • 1 ticket per student per concert.
  • Seats will be allocated by Box Office. If you wish to sit next to a friend you must both book tickets at the same time.
  • No cash alternative is available.
  • A minimum of 3 days’ notice must be provided if you are unable to attend a concert so we can reallocate tickets to another student.

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To find out more about Instrumental or to register your interest in taking part in the programme, contact