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:

6th May 2017
Scotland Crown Church Band
Heart of England Stafford Concert Band
South East Kingswood Big Band
17th April 2017
South West Axe Vale Orchestra
14th April 2017
London Corsican Brass
12th March 2017
East Midlands The Mat Davis Orchestra
11th March 2017
East Midlands Rutland Concert Band
Central Southern Riverside Concert Band
Yorkshire Idle Sightreaders (Bradford Concert Orchestra)
5th February 2017
North West Stockport Youth Orchestra
Macclesfield Light Orchestra
South West 'From the Top' All-Comers Orchestra
London Camden Saxophone Band
East London Symphony Orchestra
East Anglia Chorleywood Orchestra
12th January 2017
North West Cotebrook Orchestra
Last of the Summer Wind
Central Southern Ukulele Hangout
OUP Orchestra
South East Chertsey Orchestra
Scotland Ness Philharmonic Orchestra
18th December 2016
London Canary Wharf Symphony Orchestra
London Mandolin Ensemble
Central Southern University of Portsmouth Wind Band
22nd November 2016
London Police Philharmonic Orchestra
Warlingham Flute Band
Yorkshire West Leeds Concert Band
West Leeds Senior Orchestra
Central Southern Evoc Wind Group
7th November 2016
Wales Cardiff Friendly Strings
5th November 2016
London Richmond Studio Orchestra
2nd November
Central Southern Concrete Calves Wind Band
South West Bristol Folk String Orchestra
South East Sussex Concert Orchestra