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:

22nd February 2020
Yorkshire/Humberside Anlaby Strings
17th February 2020
Central Southern The String Studio Limited
14th February 2020
North West Preston Players Community Wind Band
28th January 2020
North West South Manchester Sinfonietta
14th January 2020
South East The Bradstow Symphony Orchestra
Thanet Sinfonia
East Anglia Watford PhilharmonicThanet Sinfonia
London London City Philharmonic
Surbiton Symphony Orchestra
14th December 2019
South East Godalming Orchestra
XY Strings
2nd December 2019
East Anglia Hitchin Chamber Orchestra
Scotland Caledonian Winds
13th November 2019
Central Southern Highly Strung
North West Halcyon Syncopators
16th October 2019
Central Southern Broadstone Community Concert Band
Senior Strings Club
Sax Bandits Berkshire
Sax Bandits Oxford
London London Musical Arts Conductors’ Orchestra
South East Sax Bandits Surrey
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