UK Amateur Orchestras

Places to play near to you

This is a jumping off point for an unofficial round-up of the huge number of non-professional orchestras and ensembles in the UK. A large number of them now have their own websites, and I get frequent e-mails from people looking for places to play and letting me know of orchestras I need to add to my list - I welcome the correspondence!

So, if you're looking for somewhere to play or somewhere to listen, select a region from the "Regions" drop-down above or click on the map and you'll be there...


For a more detailed map, with individual ensembles located, be sure to visit the "MAP" link above.

. London Scotland Northumbria Yorkshire/Humberside Cumbria North West England East Midlands Heart of England East Anglia Central Southern England South East England West Country Wales

Latest Additions:

29th September 2019
East Anglia Chelmsford City Opera Orchestra
South Norfolk Orchestra
Scotland Peebles Concert Band
East Midlands Second Time Around
Wales Taff Ely Youth Band and Beginner Band
London Hounslow Community Brass Band
5th September 2019
North West Swing Era
3rd September 2019
London London City Brass
18th August 2019
Yorks & Humberside Cellissimo Yorkshire
All Strung Out
Ready Steady Bow
25th July 2019
Yorks & Humberside Second Wind Band
19th July 2019
Central Southern Royal Wootton Bassett Concert Band
1st July 2019
South East Lingfield Silver Band
London Merton Concert Band
2nd June 2019
Central Southern The Marlborough Accordion Orchestra
Phoenix Brass Band
West Country Cornwall Clarinets
Edinburgh Edinburgh City Center Late Starters Group
29th April 2019
Heart Of England Royal British Legion Longton & Meir (Potteries) Band
11th April 2019
North West Sweet Rhythm Big Band
Scotland Leith Baroque
28th March 2019
East Anglia Suffolk Youth Orchestra and County Ensembles
Central Southern Centrepiece Big Band
19th March 2019
North West Darwen Brass
London New Venture Concert Band