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Concerts for Families

Every season, the Hallé performs concerts specially designed for families.


Family Concert

The Hallé performs specially designed concerts for all the family from little Johnnie to Grandma! The concerts take place on a Sunday afternoon at 3pm and are over by 5pm. They are fun, informal and participatory. As a guide, we particularly recommend these concerts for children of primary school age, but everyone is welcome.

From 2pm, a host of local performers will fill the stunning Bridgewater Hall to entertain you before the concert, so make sure you explore the foyers from top to bottom and discover them for yourselves.

Why not get into the spirit of each concert by wearing fancy dress?

There was one Family Concert in the 2015-16 season which took place on Sunday 6 December 2015 at The Bridgewater Hall. This Christmas-themed event was presented by Alasdair Malloy and conducted by the Hallé’s Assistant Conductor, Jamie Phillips.

on 22-23 December 2015, the Halle staged performances of ‘Dinosaurumpus’ and ‘The Snowman’. These interactive concerts were a huge success, and similar events will be available in the 2016-17 season.


Early Years Performances

For the last three years, Hallé Education has staged interactive concerts for families during the autumn term. Aimed primarily at children aged 3-7, these concerts are a fantastically fun introduction to the instruments of the orchestra.

The performances have been based on popular children’s books, and 2015 saw David McKee’s Elmer the Elephant brought to life by nine Hallé musicians and a dancer. In additional to playing their instruments, the musicians acted, sang and danced!