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

Monday 2nd February – Young Musicians Showcase

Tuesday 10th February – Badminton School Musicians

Sunday 8th March – Red Maids’ Spring Concert

Monday 16th March – QEH Spring Concert

Wednesday 18th March – Bristol Grammar School

Tuesday 28th April – Bristol Cathedral Choir School Gospel Choir

Backstage Pass – school/group visits to the venue to explore its history, origins and what goes on behind the scenes today

Wednesday 28th January – Into University/Barton Hill Academy

Artists in Schools – school and community music projects and workshops, delivered by local musicians and visiting artists

Friday 22nd May – Kathakali @ Oasis Academy Long Cross/Oasis Academy Bank Leaze

Ticket Deals

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.

Cosmos Choir

St George’s Education & Learning Programme funds and manages the Cosmos Children’s Community Choir of South Bristol, an initiative we began back in 2009. Since then, over 150 young people aged 8 – 13 from a range of schools in the area have benefited from the ‘Cosmos experience’, growing in confidence and singing ability through weekly rehearsals led by the choir’s inspirational musical directors Laurie Stewart and Mark Lawrence. Performance opportunities have included regular appearances at St George’s, concerts in the Colston Hall foyer, at the Harbourside, at Clifton College and, closer to home, at Merchants’ Academy and in local primary schools. Cosmos is also a regular recording choir for Faber Music and the Sing Up SongBank.

Weekly term-time rehearsals take place at the Knowle Park Media Centre and we are grateful for their support in helping us continue Cosmos into its fifth year. For further information, including details on how to enrol your child in Cosmos Choir (no fees, it’s all on us!), please contact the choir coordinator at