UK Amateur Orchestras

Places to play near to you

This is an informal listing of the huge number of non-professional orchestras and ensembles in the UK. Most of them have their own websites and/or Facebook pages, so there is summary information here along with links to their more detailed information. 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...

Latest Additions:

21st February 2024
Central Southern Colehill Community Orchestra
Heart of England Whitchurch Band
5th February 2024
East Anglia Da Capo (Potters Bar Community Music School)
2nd February 2024
South East Churches Together Orchestra Redhill & District
23rd January 2024
West Country West Exe String Ensemble
16th January 2024
Wales Wrexham Concert Band
4th January 2024
Yorkshire/Humberside Northallerton Woodwind Ensemble
20th November 2023
East Midlands Lincoln Pro Musica
10th November 2023
Cumbria Derwent Strings
6th November 2023
London Ealing Wind Orchestra
27th October 2023
London Bow Road String Ensemble
17th October 2023
East Anglia Colne Endeavour Band
13th October 2023
Heart of England The Phoenix Chamber Group
The Severn Cello Ensemble
The Ventura Community Orchestra
3rd October 2023
Yorkshire/Humberside Ilkley Philharmonic Orchestra
27th September 2023
Yorkshire/Humberside Hart Strings
10th September 2023
South East Roy Valenti Big Band
9th September 2023
Heart of England Underscore
The Rusty Player’s Orchestra (The Black Country)
Wales The Rusty Player’s Orchestra (Barry Island)