Family concerts: FUNharmonics

Join us for musical family days at the Royal Festival Hall

Funharmonics family concerts

Hear the London Philharmonic Orchestra in full flight playing selections of their favourite pieces – some you would expect and some you would not!  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.  

Our Next FUNharmonics concert

Unfortunately our planned live concerts have been cancelled due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19. But please join us for an interactive concert on YouTube from 29 April.

Elephants in the Custard

From Thursday 29 April 2021 YouTube concert

An interactive musical story for children aged 5-7, exploring how it feels to have a worry, and the importance of making time to talk to each other. Based on the charming children’s book by Samuel Langley-Swain and Jemma Banks

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Pre-concert activities

You can also make the concert into a full day's event for all the family with free pre-concert activities: have a go on a tuba or a harp (or any other instrument); and get involved in hands-on workshops. 

Have-a-Go Sessions
Have a go on an orchestral instrument of your choice under expert instruction. You can try all wind, brass and string instruments, including harps!

Sessions take place from 10.00am–12.00 noon. (Ages 6+, concert ticket holders only)



'... 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