UK Amateur Orchestras

Places to play near to you

This is an informal listing of the huge number of non-professional orchestras and ensembles in the UK. Most of them have their own websites and/or Facebook pages, so there is summary information here along with links to their more detailed information. 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...

Latest Additions:

20th November 2023
East Midlands Lincoln Pro Musica
10th November 2023
Cumbria Derwent Strings
6th November 2023
London Ealing Wind Orchestra
27th October 2023
London Bow Road String Ensemble
17th October 2023
East Anglia Colne Endeavour Band
13th October 2023
Heart of England The Phoenix Chamber Group
The Severn Cello Ensemble
The Ventura Community Orchestra
3rd October 2023
Yorkshire/Humberside Ilkley Philharmonic Orchestra
27th September 2023
Yorkshire/Humberside Hart Strings
10th September 2023
South East Roy Valenti Big Band
9th September 2023
Heart of England Underscore
The Rusty Player’s Orchestra (The Black Country)
Wales The Rusty Player’s Orchestra (Barry Island)
30th August 2023
Scotland Portobello Chamber Music Group
26th August 2023
Yorkshire/Humberside Opera North Youth Orchestra
14th August 2023
South East Maestro Swing Orchestra
Inside M25 Ember Big Band Band
17th July 2023
Central Southern Funky Flutes
14th July 2023
East Midlands Newark & Sherwood Development Band
10th July 2023
Heart of England Colwell Arts Orchestra
7th July 2023
South West Bright Sounds Community Street Band