Learning & Participation at St George’s Bristol

Our award-winning Learning & Participation programme includes events for music-lovers and music-makers of all ages.

St George’s Bristol welcomes members of the community, children and families into the venue for exciting and inspiring music and heritage events, as well as taking events out into schools and community venues. Along with performance and bursary opportunities, our Learning & Participation programme provides opportunities for making music, getting creative, and engaging with our rich heritage.

St George’s is located just off Park Street, with step-free access available via our Charlotte Street entrance – find out more about venue access and planning your visit here.

We look forward to welcoming you to St George’s Bristol soon!

Learning & Participation programme and opportunities


Our award-winning programme for children and families includes:

  • MiniBeats, introducing young children to classical music and orchestral instruments in an exciting and accessible way
  • Wild Words, intertwining music with magical storytelling.
  • View our upcoming family concerts here

Perform Here

Young people and community groups are involved in our public programme as performers too, with showcase events regularly staged in collaboration with schools, colleges and music hubs.

Get Involved

We run Cosmos Children’s Community Choir a long-term singing project for children in the Knowle West area of South Bristol and often devise interactive performances and workshops for a diverse range of schools and communities.

We regularly offer music projects for young composers, instrumentalists and singers, and encourage students to come to concerts through special ticket schemes including FREE tickets to selected concerts thanks to our friends at Cavatina Music Trust. We’re also a Children’s University Learning Destination and Arts Award Centre and Supporter and are signed up to the Family Arts Standards 

As part of our new heritage education programme, we are now offering curriculum-linked schools’ workshops.

We also link up with many partners across the city to deliver innovative education work; this includes ‘Sounds Inspiring’, an ongoing collaboration project with Bristol Plays Music.

Find Out More

The best way to stay up to date with our education offer, whether your interest is as a parent, a student, a school or other interested party, is by signing up to our e-newsletter. Alternatively, and for details of how to participate in aspects of our education programme, please contact the education team on 0117 929 4929 or email education@stgeorgesbristol.co.uk