Access All Areas
As well as regularly inviting school groups to the venue for special concerts and workshops, St George’s learning and participation programme – ‘Access All Areas’, takes live music out into the community. The rich diversity of our concert season gives us unique access to a whole range of musicians and events and we have been fortunate over the years to have secured funding to take many groups of musicians into schools for informal and interactive shows and workshops. Click here to view our ‘Education Gallery’ featuring examples of past projects.
St George’s ‘Access All Areas’ includes three strands for schools:
Performance Platform – encompassing education hires of the venue and schools’ showcase events
Backstage Pass – school/group visits to the venue to explore its history, origins and what goes on behind the scenes today. We are also able to offer bespoke music and storytelling workshops to complement a backstage pass visit. Some schools like to combine these with attending a lunchtime concert.
Artists in Schools – school and community music projects and workshops, delivered by local musicians and visiting artists
We encourage schools to think about bringing groups of pupils to some of our public events, particularly the lunchtime concert series where we often programme young professional artists at the beginning of their careers who are keen to engage with young people. All of our lunchtime concerts are free for under 21s. For full details of all our tickets offers for students, please click here. We also operate a ‘Concerts Club’ with one partner school, enabling students to pay a small amount to access a broad range of events at the venue over the course of a whole season. If you would like to set up a similar club for your students, please contact Head of Education, Catherine Freda at Catherine.Freda@stgeorgesbristol.co.uk for more information. You may also be interested in our ‘Arts Award Supporter’ offer which can be viewed by clicking here.