Families

Introduce your family to music

Introduce your children to music and the orchestra at one of our concerts or events for families. With early years workshops, musical storytelling concerts for Under 5s and Family Concerts, we offer a range events specially designed for children of different ages, from babies to early-teens. 

Early Years Workshops

Early Years Workshop

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Concerts for Under-5s

Under-5s concert

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Family Concerts

Family Concert audience

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Practical FAQs: Find out more about bringing your family to see the LSO.

Other ways to take part

We also run a series of workshops for local children’s centres and nurseries which help reach those who might not be able to make it to our homes at the Barbican and LSO St Luke's. Please visit the Early Years Outreach page to read more about this work.

If you are a teacher looking for events and workshops for your pupils, please visit the Schools & Young People section.

Young musicians living around LSO St Luke's can find out about the LSO Discovery Choir in the Singing section, and the DigiTech Group in the Community section.

Families with young children may be interested in attending Relaxed Performances at LSO St Luke’s. These are open to everyone and are often attended by parents with young children, individuals with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities. Audience members are free to leave and re-enter the room at any point, and we are relaxed about noise and movement during the music. 

Early Years Outreach report

In 2012 Youth Music commissioned LSO Discovery to work with researchers from Exeter University. A report was published on the early years outreach work led by Vanessa King in local Children’s Centres and Nurseries. The report was accompanied by short video clips which highlight the different ways in which Vanessa works to draw out the best from the children and carers, both individually and as a group.

Click here to read the report and watch the short videos.