Family concerts: FUNharmonics

Join us for musical family days at the Royal Festival Hall

Funharmonics family concerts

FUNharmonics family concerts are the perfect way to introduce the joy of classical music to the whole family. These well-loved concerts are one hour long, offering engaging and fun introductions to orchestral music. The age guidance for each performance depends on the content of the concerts, but most of them are designed for children aged 6 and over. 

FUNharmonics concerts include free musical activities in the foyer spaces at the Royal Festival Hall, so the whole family can make a day of your visit. Activities take place from 10.00am–12.00 noon.

Our next FUNharmonics concerts:

Sun 2 Oct | The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Join the LPO for a dazzling introduction to the sounds of the orchestra, through Benjamin Britten’s classic work. Meet the instruments of the woodwind, brass, string and percussion families and hear how they fit together to create that distinctive, magical orchestral sound. Conducted by our Principal Conductor Edward Gardner and presented by Rachel Leach.

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Sun 19 Feb | The Colour Monster

The Colour Monster is all mixed up and very confused, and he doesn’t know why. In fact, he’s all over the place! Join the LPO to help untangle the Colour Monster’s messy emotions through the wonder of orchestral music.

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Sat 13 May | Before the Firebird

The traditional story of the Firebird tells of a Prince, a magical bird, and their battle to defeat an evil sorcerer and release 13 captive sisters. But just how did these brave sisters end up under King Katschei’s spell in the first place?

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In the meantime, we hope you will enjoy our online performances for our youngest audience members:

Elephants in the Custard – a brand-new fun, participatory story film for children aged 5–7, based on the book by Samuel Langley-Swain and Jemma Banks, published by Owlet Press.

Express Yourself – a three-part film series exploring emotions through music, presented by YolanDa Brown for children aged 7–11.


'... Wonderful and inspiring ... it works on every level. Three cheers for the LPO!'

Audience member

'My family and I love every minute of it. The whole experience is one that no child should miss out on (or grown-up either)'

Audience member

'We'll be back for the next FUNharmonics concert and can't recommend them highly enough!'

KidAround Magazine

FUNharmonics foyer activities are generously supported by Stentor Music Co. Ltd., Jupiter and Bell Music