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Liverpool Philharmonic, one of the UK’s most forward-looking music organisations.

Concerts and Events for Families

We offer a range of family friendly concerts and events across the year, including films with live music, themed concerts and Christmas concerts.

These one-hour concerts are a great introduction to classical music for children aged 4-10 and their families. Each concert has a theme and you’re invited to join in by wearing fancy dress. Fidgeting is allowed so come along and give it a try!

Children are invited to have a go on a variety of instruments from 2pm prior to each concert at our Instrument Petting Zoo!

Liverpool Philharmonic Family Concerts bring children and adults together to experience the thrill of a live orchestra. As well as the festive Rudolph on Hope Street concerts at Christmas there is a whole range of special families concerts featuring the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra throughout the year.

Upcoming Concerts

Rudolph on Hope Street

Saturday 20 December 2014 - Monday 22 December 2014
Saturday & Sunday 11:30am & 2.30pm, Monday 2.30pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Everyone knows at least one song about Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, but this year, Santa’s given him a special present: the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, and a whole concert full of your favourite Christmas tunes. The best bit is – you’re invited! Hear the Orchestra, sing along with our children’s choirs, and have your picture taken with one of Rudolph’s real live reindeer pals, as presenter Alasdair Malloy gets the party started. So come on up to Hope Street, have a good old sing-along, and join in the reindeer games this Christmas. (And don’t tell anyone - but we’ve heard that Santa himself might even be dropping by!)

Disney Fantasia
Live In Concert

Saturday 3 January 2015
2.30pm & 7.30pm
Liverpool Philharmonic Hall

Join us for a thrilling performance of Disney's groundbreaking marriage of symphonic music and animation, Fantasia. Magnificent repertoire from the original 1940 version and Fantasia 2000, including The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, and Nutcracker Suite, will be performed while Disney's stunning footage is shown on the big screen. Experience iconic moments and childhood favorites as you never have before!

Excerpts from Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 (restored HD film clips with orchestra).

Presentation made under license from Buena Vista Concerts, a division of ABC Inc. © All rights reserved.


The whole family can get involved in our half-term music workshops at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall. Workshops are open to children aged 0-11 years, with parents, grandparents, siblings encouraged to join in. Led by musicians from the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the workshops involve singing, creative music making and the opportunity to have a go on a range of musical instruments.

Family Arts Standards

We have signed up to the Family Arts Standards. We welcome families and to help you enjoy your experience we are committed to ensuring we meet these Standards. As we continue to improve our service for families your views are very important to us so please let us know if you have a good experience with us or tell us what you’d like us to improve.

Child watching a Family Concert Rudolph on Hope Street Magic Piano © Breakthru Films

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