The majority of our work takes place with schools from across Greater Manchester. Whether we’re welcoming you to the Hall for a one-off visit or a longer term project, we believe in giving all children the opportunity to experience music and creativity from an early age.


Teachers planning work around music or acoustics may find some useful links in our list of music resources.

Guided Tours

Schools can book guided tours of the Hall at any time through the year. Find out some fun facts about our amazing building and learn about how a major concert venue operates.


Every season we plan several longer term projects for schools who are interested in becoming more deeply involved in music development. Professional leaders and musicians will help children explore themes connected to the Hall’s programme, with projects often culminating in a public performance of students’ own work in our main Auditorium.

Live Music Now Schools Concerts

Live Music Now welcome between 200 and 300 pupils a year to The Bridgewater Hall from specialist schools across Greater Manchester. The next sessions will be in June and July 2018. Please contact for more details.

Key Stage 2

ORGANised Pictures

A brand new animation and live music project with Tom Scott and Jonathan Scott for the Summer term in 2018. Year 5 and 6 pupils from primary schools across Greater Manchester will take part in art, song writing and performance workshops, culminating with each class performing their brand new song on stage at The Bridgewater Hall before watching Tom and Jonathan perform Pictures at an Exhibition live to Tom’s entertaining animation. For more information, please contact

A Little Bite Music

A series of free, performances in the Stalls Foyer from May and September each year. The programme presents a diverse range of classical, contemporary and world music with an emphasis on emerging artists of all ages from in and around Manchester. The music starts at 12.45pm, all are free to attend – if you would like to bring a group of students along to watch, please email so that we can help you.

Please check the What’s On guide for up to date details.

Set Works Concert: The Orchestra Through the Ages

Friday 28 September 2018 1.45pm – 3.00pm | Featuring set works for GCSE and A-level

The dedicated set works concert is returning for a second year on the request of teachers and music educators across the country. The Orchestra Through The Ages, to be conducted by Jonathon Heyward and presented by Tom Redmond, will take pupils from Year 9 through to sixth form on a guided tour of music from Baroque to film scores and will feature a number of orchestral pieces from the AQA, OCR, WJEC and Edexcel syllabi for GCSE and A-level music. The concert will give a brief history and musical analysis of these pieces and the evolution of the symphony orchestra, as well as feature soloists from the Royal Northern College of Music, all accompanied by the world-class Hallé. Throughout the concert, the orchestra will be captured on live camera feeds which will be displayed to the audience during each piece.

The Orchestra Through The Ages concert is a collaboration with the Hallé, The Bridgewater Hall and the Royal Northern College of Music.

Tickets £5 each

Email: | Box Office: 0161 907 9010

Photographs and videos will be taken at this concert and may include occasional shots of the audience. Some of this material may be used for promotional purposes and the Hallé asks all schools to seek the relevant consent and permissions.

Contact us

If you are working in this sector and would like to know more about any of our projects please contact the Hallé Education team on


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