Live music for all children

Give a child the joy of live music

You know that for you and your families taking part in music can be life-changing. Please help us bring the joy of live music to children who need it most.

Every child has the right to enjoy music. But many children don’t have the chance to experience live music because of social, economic or health-related reasons. Southbank Centre and Aurora Orchestra work together to bring the thrill of orchestral music to young people in new and inspiring ways, especially those who might otherwise miss out.

Far, Far Away storytelling performances introduce very young children and their families to the music of an individual composer, using specially created stories and theatre to bring the music to life.

At Immersed workshops, schoolchildren attend a rehearsal of one of Aurora’s unique memorised performances, when the musicians perform without sheet music, stands or chairs. Children have the rare chance to go right inside the orchestra – up close to the musicians and instruments – allowing them to discover great symphonic works in a powerful way.

Working with schools across London, we reach children who wouldn’t otherwise be able to come to the concert hall. We also adapt performances for pupils with special educational needs, giving children with profound and multiple learning difficulties the chance to take part.

Please help us reach more young people by making a donation.

Thank you.


To make a donation, please click on the link below or contact:

Joanna Newell
Head of Individual Giving, Southbank Centre
020 7921 0995

US taxpayers can make tax-effective contributions through The American Fund for Southbank Centre Inc. To make a donation via this Fund, please contact Joanna Newell, whose details are above.

Your donation will be shared equally between Southbank Centre and Aurora Orchestra to enable more young people to enjoy live music. As partners and registered charities, Southbank Centre and Aurora Orchestra will both receive and store your personal information. Southbank Centre and Aurora Orchestra would like to keep you informed about their programmes, including the education projects which you are supporting through your gift, so when you donate please do tick that you’d like to hear from us.

For more information about the Aurora programme, please contact:

Caroline Harris
Director of Development & Strategic Planning, Aurora Orchestra
020 7014 2804