Performances for Under 7s

Musical Safari

Join the musicians of the RSNO as we go on a special musical adventure! Big, little, furry, funny... what animals will you hear on our exciting Musical Safari?

Come and clap, dance and sing along to the jungle drums as you hear from musical creatures of all shapes and sizes.

Come dressed as your favourite animal or bring a cuddly animal toy to join in the fun!

This concert is suitable for pre-schoolers and P1 pupils (3-6 year olds) and will last approximately 40 minutes.

Venue: New Auditorium, RSNO Centre, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall.

Performances for nurseries/schools:

Tuesday 28 March 2017: 10.00am, 11.15am and 1.30pm
Wednesday 29 March 2017: 10.00am, 11.15am and 1.30pm
Thursday 30 March 2017: 10.30am

Tickets and Booking Form:

£3 per child. Staff free.

Please click here to download the booking form.

Comments from previous concerts:

"Great experience in being introduced to the arts, children learning about how the orchestra works together"

"Fantastic experience for children and staff. Can't wait for the next one!"

"Children all engrossed in concert...Children were fully engaged and appeared to enjoy this experience."

Family concert:

Thursday 30 March 2017, 10.30am

Tickets for this 40 minute concert are only £7.50 per child, adults go free (1 adult per child, additional adults £7.50).

Please click here for more details and to book tickets.


Starcatchers and the RSNO present HUP created by Hazel Darwin-Edwards and Abigail Sinar

A quirky quartet of playful musicians create an enchanting classical music experience for 0–24-month-olds and their grown-ups. Discover two violins, one cello, one raccoon, and the story of a very important tree. The violin was carved from this tree and this tree is conjured by the music of the violin: this is the tree’s sonata.

Hup is created for babies and has a relaxed and comfortable performance style with the chance to stay and play afterwards.

"A constant flow of intriguing activity and enticing music...Hup delivers a frolicsome adventure in friendship and sharing the joys (and bushy tails) of a raccoon with a larky sense of humour and a love of nature" Mary Brennan, The Herald

"One of the greatest pleasures of Xana Marwick's show lies in watching the varying reactions of the young audience as the live music, composed by Abigail Sinar, moves between moods that range from playful to romantic." 4 Stars, Alan Radcliffe

"Both transfixing and mesmerising, this relaxed and intimate delight of a performance is full of surprises geared right at tiny tots but clever enough to draw in the adults in the room too as it magically links nature and music." 5 Stars, The Edinburgh Guide

For more information, check out the Starcatchers website.

Chamber Series

The RSNO is offering a series of new interactive chamber concerts for under 7s. These fun performances feature a storyteller plus six musicians and encourage participation from budding young musicians! Popular performances to date have included Teddy Bears’ Picnic for under 5s and an adapted fairytale: The Story of Steve and his Seriously Tall Ladder for children up to Primary 2.

Contact the RSNO Engage team for details of how to book these performances for your school or local authority on 0141 225 3585 or

Prices start at £700.