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:

30th November 2018
Central Southern Amersham Clarinet Choir
London Fidelio
21st November 2018
Heart of England Poolbrook Community String Ensemble
18th November 2018
East Midlands East Midlands Recorder Orchestra
Scotland Amicus Orchestra
Central Southern West Oxfordshire Learners
17th November 2018
Central Southern Liquorice Stix
South East The Brooklands Sinfonia
London Gustav Holst Community Orchestra
Ensemble Luce
London Video Game Orchestra
Heart of England South Gloucestershire Philharmonia
North West Moss Rose Community Brass Band
15th September 2018
Yorkshire & Humberside Kirkbymoorside Friday Rehearsal Orchestra
Sheffield Viola Ensemble
North West SK Community Wind Band
East Midlands The Boston Orchestra
Boston Sinfonia
30th July 2018
Yorkshire & Humberside Hull Late Starters Salon Orchestra
East Midlands K Adult String Orchestra
London Enfield Concert Band
12th August 2018
Scotland Highland Chamber Orchestra
4th August 2018
Heart Of England Newcastle-under-Lyme Community Orchestra
North West Mereside Brass
30th July 2018
South West Bristol Reggae Orchestra
Yorkshire & Humberside South Leeds Community Orchestra
24th July 2018
Heart Of England The Real String Orchestra
23rd July 2018
Central Southern Winchester Music Club Orchestra