Family Concerts

Children's Classic Concerts

Introduce your big ones and little ones to the wonder of classical music with our family-friendly concerts. See their faces light up as they hear their favourite film tunes or enjoy the antics of Children's Classic Concerts' presenters Owen and Olly; the perfect way to start their musical journey.

Under 16s Go Free

With the RSNO, there's no need to pay the babysitter! Children are welcome to all RSNO Season concerts at all of our venues. From Beethoven to Tchaikovsky, children aged 15 and under can experience the full wonder of the RSNO live in concert for free when accompanied by a paying adult*. Plus, show your Under 16s ticket to the programme sellers on the night and you'll receive a free concert programme.
Under 16s also receive a 50% discount on all of our film and festive concerts.
* = Maximum two free children per adult ticket. Additional children £6 each.


Søndergård's Guide to the Orchestra

Youth is a state of mind, and in this Year of Young People, Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO invite all ages to discover the fun of orchestral music at its very freshest. Britten’s sparkling Guide to the Orchestra and Saint-Saëns’ ‘grand zoological fantasy’ have been entertaining audiences for years –…

Fri 23 Nov 2018, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Søndergård's Guide to the Orchestra

Søndergård's Guide to the Orchestra

Youth is a state of mind, and in this Year of Young People, Thomas Søndergård and the RSNO invite all ages to discover the fun of orchestral music at its very freshest. Britten’s sparkling Guide to the Orchestra and Saint-Saëns’ ‘grand zoological fantasy’ have been entertaining audiences for years –…

Sat 24 Nov 2018, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Søndergård's Guide to the Orchestra

Children's Classic Concerts: A Christmas Carol

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so on that note we need your help in saving Scrooge from his surly ways - can we convince him of the joy and wonder of the festive period? Find out as the RSNO perform plenty of beloved Christmas classics!

Featuring some sweet singalongs (no…

Sat 8 Dec 2018, 1.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Children's Classic Concerts: A Christmas Carol

Children's Classic Concerts: A Christmas Carol

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so on that note we need your help in saving Scrooge from his surly ways - can we convince him of the joy and wonder of the festive period? Find out as the RSNO perform plenty of beloved Christmas classics!

Featuring some sweet singalongs (no…

Sat 8 Dec 2018, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Children's Classic Concerts: A Christmas Carol

Children's Classic Concerts: A Christmas Carol

‘Tis the season to be jolly, so on that note we need your help in saving Scrooge from his surly ways - can we convince him of the joy and wonder of the festive period? Find out as the RSNO perform plenty of beloved Christmas classics!

Featuring some sweet singalongs (no…

Sun 9 Dec 2018, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Children's Classic Concerts: A Christmas Carol

RSNO Christmas Concert

We’re walking in the air…It isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. Enjoy this special showing of the festive classic on the large screen, accompanied live by the RSNO and narrated by our guest presenter Jamie MacDougall. Perfect for the whole…

Thu 20 Dec 2018, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

RSNO Christmas Concert

RSNO Christmas Concert

We’re walking in the air…It isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. Enjoy this special showing of the festive classic on the large screen, accompanied live by the RSNO and narrated by our guest presenter Jamie MacDougall. Perfect for the whole…

Fri 21 Dec 2018, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

RSNO Christmas Concert

RSNO Christmas Concert

We’re walking in the air…It isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. Enjoy this special showing of the festive classic on the large screen, accompanied live by the RSNO and narrated by our guest presenter Jamie MacDougall. Perfect for the whole…

Sat 22 Dec 2018, 2.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

RSNO Christmas Concert

RSNO Christmas Concert

We’re walking in the air…It isn’t Christmas until The Snowman has taken you on his magical journey through the winter sky. Enjoy this special showing of the festive classic on the large screen, accompanied live by the RSNO and narrated by our guest presenter Jamie MacDougall. Perfect for the whole…

Sat 22 Dec 2018, 6.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

RSNO Christmas Concert

Sci-Fi Spectacular!

The Force is strong with this one, as conductor Anthony Weeden and presenter Tom Redmond captain the RSNO on a fantastic journey through the most thrilling film music ever inspired by science fiction. From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Avatar to Alien and of…

Fri 25 Jan 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Sci-Fi Spectacular!

Sci-Fi Spectacular!

The Force is strong with this one, as conductor Anthony Weeden and presenter Tom Redmond captain the RSNO on a fantastic journey through the most thrilling film music ever inspired by science fiction. From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Avatar to Alien and of…

Sat 26 Jan 2019, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Sci-Fi Spectacular!

Sci-Fi Spectacular!

The Force is strong with this one, as conductor Anthony Weeden and presenter Tom Redmond captain the RSNO on a fantastic journey through the most thrilling film music ever inspired by science fiction. From 2001: A Space Odyssey to Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Avatar to Alien and of…

Sat 26 Jan 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Sci-Fi Spectacular!

The Music of Harry Potter

Over the course of eight blockbuster movies, four composing wizards put quill to parchment to create magical soundtracks to accompany the wondrous world of Harry Potter. We invite muggles, squibs and magic folk alike to join us as Hollywood Conductor Richard Kaufman waves his wand to bring this magical music…

Fri 15 Mar 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

The Music of Harry Potter

The Music of Harry Potter

Over the course of eight blockbuster movies, four composing wizards put quill to parchment to create magical soundtracks to accompany the wondrous world of Harry Potter. We invite muggles, squibs and magic folk alike to join us as Hollywood Conductor Richard Kaufman waves his wand to bring this magical music…

Sat 16 Mar 2019, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Music of Harry Potter

The Music of Harry Potter

Over the course of eight blockbuster movies, four composing wizards put quill to parchment to create magical soundtracks to accompany the wondrous world of Harry Potter. We invite muggles, squibs and magic folk alike to join us as Hollywood Conductor Richard Kaufman waves his wand to bring this magical music…

Sat 16 Mar 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Music of Harry Potter

Presenting: NYOS 40th Anniversary Concert

We are delighted to showcase the talented National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s Symphony Orchestra in its 40th anniversary year, just as we did during its inaugural season back in 1979. In the true spirit of partnership, NYOS welcome to the podium RSNO Principal Guest Conductor Elim Chan. Join Elim and…

Fri 12 Apr 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Presenting: NYOS 40th Anniversary Concert

Presenting: NYOS 40th Anniversary Concert

We are delighted to showcase the talented National Youth Orchestras of Scotland’s Symphony Orchestra in its 40th anniversary year, just as we did during its inaugural season back in 1979. In the true spirit of partnership, NYOS welcome to the podium RSNO Principal Guest Conductor Elim Chan. Join Elim and…

Sat 13 Apr 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Presenting: NYOS 40th Anniversary Concert

The Music of John Williams

No one writes a movie theme like John Williams: no wonder he’s the world’s most popular film composer. And no cinema in the world comes close to how good this music sounds when it’s played live in concert by the full RSNO. Join Hollywood maestro Richard Kaufman and cellist Johannes…

Thu 25 Apr 2019, 7.30PM
Caird Hall, Dundee
Box Office: 01382 434 940

The Music of John Williams

The Music of John Williams

No one writes a movie theme like John Williams: no wonder he’s the world’s most popular film composer. And no cinema in the world comes close to how good this music sounds when it’s played live in concert by the full RSNO. Join Hollywood maestro Richard Kaufman and cellist Johannes…

Fri 26 Apr 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

The Music of John Williams

The Music of John Williams

No one writes a movie theme like John Williams: no wonder he’s the world’s most popular film composer. And no cinema in the world comes close to how good this music sounds when it’s played live in concert by the full RSNO. Join Hollywood maestro Richard Kaufman and cellist Johannes…

Sat 27 Apr 2019, 3.00PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Music of John Williams

The Music of John Williams

No one writes a movie theme like John Williams: no wonder he’s the world’s most popular film composer. And no cinema in the world comes close to how good this music sounds when it’s played live in concert by the full RSNO. Join Hollywood maestro Richard Kaufman and cellist Johannes…

Sat 27 Apr 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Music of John Williams

Back to the Future in Concert

Power up your DeLorean...recharge your flux capacitor...and get ready to experience this unforgettable movie classic as you’ve never seen and heard it before! Back to the Future is the 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that topped the 1985 box office chart. The story follows Marty McFly (Michael J Fox), a typical American teenager…

Fri 24 May 2019, 7.30PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Back to the Future in Concert

Back to the Future in Concert

Power up your DeLorean...recharge your flux capacitor...and get ready to experience this unforgettable movie classic as you’ve never seen and heard it before! Back to the Future is the 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that topped the 1985 box office chart. The story follows Marty McFly (Michael J Fox), a typical American teenager…

Sat 25 May 2019, 2.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Back to the Future in Concert

Back to the Future in Concert

Power up your DeLorean...recharge your flux capacitor...and get ready to experience this unforgettable movie classic as you’ve never seen and heard it before! Back to the Future is the 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that topped the 1985 box office chart. The story follows Marty McFly (Michael J Fox), a typical American teenager…

Sat 25 May 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

Back to the Future in Concert

The Planets – An HD Odyssey

Watch in awe as Holst’s beautiful and mystical suite The Planets is performed by the RSNO while a film – created in collaboration with NASA and award-winning producer/director Duncan Copp – is shown on the big screen. This multimedia event features high-definition planetary images from NASA’s exploration of the solar…

Sat 15 Jun 2019, 7.30PM
Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
Box Office: 0141 353 8000

The Planets – An HD Odyssey

Sunday Classics: The Planets – An HD Odyssey

Watch in awe as Holst’s beautiful and mystical suite The Planets is performed by the RSNO while a film – created in collaboration with NASA and award-winning producer/director Duncan Copp – is shown on the big screen. This multimedia event features high-definition planetary images from NASA’s exploration of the solar…

Sun 16 Jun 2019, 3.00PM
Usher Hall, Edinburgh
Box Office: 0131 228 1155

Sunday Classics: The Planets – An HD Odyssey

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