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 visited 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:

2nd April 2016
Yorks and Humberside Gartforth Brass Band
East Midlands Belper Town Wind Band
19th March 2016
Heart of England Stroud Area Wind Orchestra
17th February 2016
Scotland Dunblane Chamber Orchestra
Edinburgh Chamber Music Workshop
Heart of England St Peters Chamber Orchestra
London Holborn Community Orchestra
Yorkshire/Humberside Shepley Band
3rd February 2016
Yorkshire Leeds College of Music Community Symphony Orchestra​
2nd February 2016
Northumbria Silver Wind Band
South West Seriously AwEful Sinfonia​
South East North Downs Community Orchestra​
Yorkshire Yorkshire College Flute Groups​
31st January 2016
Central Southern Magna Sinfonia
Jubilee Brass
27th January 2016
South West Honiton Youth Orchestra
East Midlands Nene Valley Community Band
Scotland Glasgow Senior Citizens Orchestra
31st December 2015
South West Bristol Symphony Orchestra
North West South Ribble Strings
12th December 2015
North West Stockport Symphonic Sounds
Central Southern Chiltern Concert Band
22nd November 2015
East Anglia Baldock Community Orchestra
Heart of England Newcastle Strings
TfO Community Orchestra (South Birmingham)
TfO Concert Band (Ludlow)
TfO Wind Band (Kidderminster)
South East Brighton Chamber Orchestra
27th October 2015
Heart of England Stratford Festival Orchestra
Tenbury Town Band
27th October 2015
Yorkshire/Humberside Chapel Allerton Guitar Ensemble
22nd October 2015
Heart of England The Bourneville Clarinet Choir
London WTW Big Band
18th October 2015
London Hillingdon Chamber Orchestra
East Anglia Woodwind of Dunmow
Yorkshire/Humberside Wharfedale Chamber Ensemble