Young people playing violins


Every year we set aside free tickets for secondary school and University students who are studying the subject, learning an instrument, or just have a passion for music.

About the programme

The Instrumental programme 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 an academic year, schools from Coventry, Warwickshire and Solihull have access to 1000 free tickets across 10 concerts. We’re also working with Coventry Music Hub to offer free music workshops alongside your visit. Further details and dates will be added later in 2021.

We can also work with schools to design and customise their visits, with options to include backstage tours, pre-concert talks and off-site visits by Arts Centre staff. 

Supporting curriculum goals

Instrumental supports teachers in achieving Music curriculum aims, specifically to:

  • ‘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’ 
  • ‘Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through inter-related dimensions’.   

All we ask from participating schools to receive their free tickets, is for a member of staff to liaise with our Group Bookings Coordinator, and request the tickets via our online form.

 Please provide 14 days notice if you can no longer attend a concert or additional activity, (charges may apply). Full details and terms and conditions will be sent to schools in advance.

University of Warwick Students

Feel like trying something new? 

Enjoy some of the world’s best music for free at Warwick Arts Centre. 

We regularly welcome internationally renowned, world-class orchestras, ensembles and musicians, performing some of the best live classical music and you are all invited!

We are offering 50 free tickets per concert to all students. Follow the link to book your free tickets! 

We allocate tickets on a first come first served basis so book early to avoid disappointment. 

If you are looking for more free arts and culture to explore at Warwick Arts Centre, look at the latest exhibitions in our Mead Gallery.

Group Bookings Enquiries

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