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 visited 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:

7th August 2016
South West Brigstowe Village Band
Central Southern Christchurch and Highcliffe Brass Band
17th July 2016
Yorks and Humberside Harrogate Band
14th July 2016
South East National Youth Harp Orchestra of Great Britain
New Note Orchestra
Central Southern Encore Chichester Community Orchestra
Chichester Flute Choir
Reading Youth Orchestra
London Horizon Orchestra
Grimsdyke Brass
South West South West LGBT+ Symphony Orchestra
29th June 2016
London Pritchard Saxophone Ensemble
Central Southern Poole Light Orchestra
Yorks and Humberside White Rose Concert Band (WRCB)
29th May 2016
Yorks and Humberside Danum Strings
Heart of England Birmingham Basement Band
25th May 2016
East Midlands Daytime Orchestra, Aspley
Sunday Afternoon Flute Choir
Sunday Afternoon Swing Band
East Anglia Melvin Beddow Big Band
South West Apollo Wind Band
Phoenix Wind Band
Westerley Winds Staple Hill
Winterbourne Winds
Stan Hacking Concert Band
North West Tarporley Brass Band
Scotland Merchant Sinfonia
Central Southern Dorchester Cello Club
Dorchester String Orchestra
15th May 2016
Scotland Linlithgow String Orchestra
Central Southern Lunar Jazz Band
5th May 2016
Scotland Stewarton Winds
Yorks and Humberside GMC Jazz
London (inside M25) Esher and Dittons Youth Orchestra
2nd April 2016
Yorks and Humberside Gartforth Brass Band
East Midlands Belper Town Wind Band
19th March 2016
Heart of England Stroud Area Wind Orchestra