Concerts for primary school pupils in P3–P5

Innovative composers and ingenious inventions: join us as we uncover the hidden secrets of Scotland’s National Orchestra. From Beethoven’s influential 5th Symphony to Bach’s iconic Toccata and Fugue, let your class experience a live symphony orchestra with music they’ll recognise and love.

With interactive elements throughout, the RSNO primary schools concerts aim to enrich children’s understanding of music and are the perfect introduction to the orchestra for young pupils.

With every booking, each school will also receive:

  • FREE In-school workshop delivered by an RSNO musician
  • FREE Teacher training session
  • FREE Teacher’s resource pack

Venues, Dates & Times

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Address: Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA
Date & Time: Monday 12 November 2018, 13.00 *Please note change of time from 14:00 to 13:00*

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Main Auditorium

Address: 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY
(Please use Killermont Street entrance, opposite the Buchanan Street Bus Station)
Date & Time: Thursday 15 November 2018, 10.30 & 13.30

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, New Auditorium

Address: 2 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3NY
(Please use Killermont Street entrance, opposite the Buchanan Street Bus Station)
Date & Time: Wednesday 14 November 2018, 10.30 **Please note: this is a relaxed performance**

Caird Hall, Dundee

Address: City Square, Dundee DD1 3BB
Date & Time: Tuesday 4 December 2018, 13.30

About The Concert


1 hour (Relaxed performance 45 mins)


To include: Toccata and Fugue in D minor (Bach), 1812 Overture (Tchaikovsky), Symphony No5 (Beethoven)

Relaxed Performance

Our relaxed performance is inclusive to all and is designed to support audiences with a range of needs: children, young people and adults with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities.

  • Sound levels will be lowered and lighting changes on stage will be reduced (there will be no strobe lighting).
  • Audience lighting will remain on throughout the concert.
  • Audience members will be free to come and go from the auditorium at any point throughout the performance.
  • There will be a designated quiet space accessible before, during and after the concert.
  • A BSL interpreter will be made available for the concert if requested in advance.
  • Audience members will have access to the auditorium 30 minutes before the start of the concert.

Visual Story

A visual story is available to view in advance of our relaxed performance, to help you prepare for your visit to the Orchestra. Click the button below to download it.

Prices & How to Book


Pupils: £6.50 per pupil
Staff: FREE

The RSNO is committed to ensuring that every school has the opportunity to attend our schools' concerts. Financial assistance is available to a select group of schools. Please contact us on 0141 225 3584 as soon as possible to ensure availability.

How to Book

To book tickets, please phone your local venue's Box Office:

Usher Hall, Edinburgh: 0131 228 1155

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall: 0141 353 8000

Caird Hall, Dundee: 01382 434 940
*Tickets for Dundee go on sale on Wednesday 12 September**

Terms and Conditions

  • Bookings are accepted on a strictly first come first served basis.
  • All costs are inclusive of VAT
  • Upon booking you will receive an email acknowledgement outlining the details of your booking and with further details of how to book your teacher training session and in-school workshop.
  • Concert information will be emailed to you shortly before the concert with details of your seat allocations and other relevant event information.
  • By being a member of the audience at an RSNO schools concert you may be photographed or filmed and we may use the images and footage for our own promotional material. Please contact us if you do not wish to be included in this.

Teacher Training & Workshops

Teacher Training Sessions

Led by RSNO musicians, this training session for teachers will introduce the music and concepts of RSNO 360 LIVE and highlight how you can best use the resources in the teachers’ pack in the classroom. This session will give non-music specialists the opportunity to develop music teaching skills with the guidance of RSNO musicians.

Duration: 1.5 hours

Cost: FREE

Dates & Venues:

EDINBURGH – Wednesday 26 September, 15.30
Boulez Room, Consul General of France, West Parliament Square, Edinburgh EH1 1RF

GLASGOW – Thursday 27 September, 12.30 & 15.30
New Auditorium, RSNO Centre, 19 Killermont Street, Glasgow G2 3NX

DUNDEE – Friday 26 October, 15.30
Conference Room 6, No 1 Shore Terrace, Dundee DD1 3AH

For any queries please contact the RSNO Engage team on 0141 225 3557 or email


Up to two RSNO musicians will visit your school in the lead up to the concert where they will introduce their instruments to the class and further explore the musical concepts in preparation for your visit.

Duration: 1 hour

Cost: FREE

Venue: Your school

Please note dates for workshops should be arranged with the RSNO Engage team once you have completed your booking.

For any queries please contact the RSNO Engage team on 0141 225 3557 or email

The RSNO’s Schools Concerts Programme is generously supported by:
The Stevenston Charitable Trust, The Leng Charitable Trust, The Northwood Charitable Trust, The Balgay Children’s Society, The McGlashan Charitable Trust, The Castansa Trust, Jean and Roger Miller’s Charitable Trust, The City Charitable Trust, Glasgow Educational and Marshall Trust, New Park Educational Trust, The Hugh Fraser Foundation and Individual donors across Scotland

© Royal Scottish National Orchestra 2018