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Primary School Concerts

Each year, the Ulster Orchestra performs primary school concerts around Northern Ireland. 


Each year, the Ulster Orchestra performs primary school concerts around Northern Ireland. We aim to incorporate suitable curriculum links as well as deliver an exciting and inspiring concert for primary school students.


The Ulster Orchestra Primary Schools’ concerts are now on sale!
Mon 04 Nov: Belfast Waterfront Hall 11am
Tue 05 Nov: Derry~Londonderry Waterside Theatre 11am & 1.30pm
Wed 06 Nov: Ballymena North Recreation Centre 11am
Thu 07 Nov: Enniskillen Lakeland Forum 11am
Fri 08 Nov: Newry Sports Hall 11am
Mon 18 Nov: Omagh Strule Arts Centre 11am
Are you a strictly fan, but don’t know the difference between a waltz and a rumba? Have you ever tried to dance some ballet steps in your Irish dancing class? All around the world, people dance to different rhythms and melodies – it’s part of what makes us different, but the energy and joy of music and dance also brings us together.
Join presenter Catherine Arlidge MBE and the musicians of the Ulster Orchestra to learn about music from different cultures. Your toes are bound to tap in this celebration of music from over the world!
These concerts are suitable for Key Stage 2 pupils and have curricular links to Personal Development and Mutual Understanding. The cost is £5 per student (teachers go free) and schools are responsible for transport to and from the venue.
The Ulster Orchestra Primary Schools’ Concerts are supported by Patrick and Breda McGinnis and Family and the Ulster Orchestra Foundation.
For further information and booking, email [email protected] or call 028 9026 0473.
To book your place please complete the attached booking form and return with payment. Please note the allocation of tickets will be based on a first come, first served basis and will only be confirmed when we have received payment. You can email to provisionally book your places and these will be reserved for 7 days and confirmed once payment is received.

We look forward to welcoming you to the event!

We had a ball! Thank you & congrats for such a fantastic concert. The theme was great & the whole thing was SO child centred!!!

We loved the additional facts sections and the presenter was brilliant at keeping the children focused whilst getting good information across ref. sections of the orchestra, etc. All in all, a brilliant day. Children were literally buzzing… on their return to school. Very well done to all- especially the orchestra!

Adopt a Player workshops are delivered in each location for schools in disadvantaged areas which have not previously attended a schools’ concert. Teams of 2 players visit the schools before and after each concert to explore the repertoire and to familiarise them with what the concert will involve. The players then greet the children as they arrive at the performance.


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