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:

5th February 2017
North West Stockport Youth Orchestra
Macclesfield Light Orchestra
South West 'From the Top' All-Comers Orchestra
London Camden Saxophone Band
East London Symphony Orchestra
East Anglia Chorleywood Orchestra
12th January 2017
North West Cotebrook Orchestra
Last of the Summer Wind
Central Southern Ukulele Hangout
OUP Orchestra
South East Chertsey Orchestra
Scotland Ness Philharmonic Orchestra
18th December 2016
London Canary Wharf Symphony Orchestra
London Mandolin Ensemble
Central Southern University of Portsmouth Wind Band
22nd November 2016
London Police Philharmonic Orchestra
Warlingham Flute Band
Yorkshire West Leeds Concert Band
West Leeds Senior Orchestra
Central Southern Evoc Wind Group
7th November 2016
Wales Cardiff Friendly Strings
5th November 2016
London Richmond Studio Orchestra
2nd November
Central Southern Concrete Calves Wind Band
South West Bristol Folk String Orchestra
South East Sussex Concert Orchestra
31st October
Central Southern Phoenix Flutes and Phoenix Fledglings
East Anglia East Coast Chamber Orchestra
19th October
South West Northampton Recorder Group
Central Southern Blewbury Brass Band
Yorks and Humberside Teesside Wind Band
East Anglia Brentwood Horn Club
London Kaleidoscope Wind
3rd October
South West St John Ambulance South West Band
East Midlands Loughborough Schools' Area Orchestra
Oadby and Wigston Civic Orchestra
London Household Division Musicians Association Band
Cumbria Kendal Concert Band
Heart of England Oswestry Sinfonia
North West Preston Semitones
10th September
North West Len Cooper Big Band
Yorks and Humberside Doncaster Symphony Orchestra
East Anglia Saffron Walden Town Band
London and South East The Orpington Band