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Instrumental for Schools

Every year we set aside free tickets for secondary school students in Coventry, Warwickshire & Solihull who are studying music, learning an instrument, or just have a passion for classical music.

About the programme

The Instrumental programme offers free tickets to for young people to experience 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.


Teacher Feedback;

"I would just like to say a massive thank you for all the tickets you gave our school for the National Youth Orchestra... It was the most amazing and inspirational concert that I have been to in a long time and the music was still pulsating in my head at midnight! Our parents from school and their respective children were simply blown away by the phenomenal standard and we were all so lucky to be part of it."

Member of Staff, Crackley Hall.  

Group Bookings Enquiries

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