Secondary Schools

The CBSO’s offer for secondary schools aims to provide opportunities for pupils at all stages of their musical development and education.

Opportunities include inspirational performances at Symphony Hall and creative workshops for KS3 pupils, to activities supporting performance and analysis requirements for GCSE and A Level students, and coaching and mentoring by CBSO musicians and vocal staff for school ensembles.

Further details of all our current secondary school offers are below. However, the CBSO’s experienced Learning & Participation team are always happy to discuss specific projects or ideas that you would like to deliver in school. This could be an ensemble in residence programme over an academic year, to a specific workshop or performance to support a creative arts week.

Please contact us at or call 0121 616 6531 to arrange a time for a conversation about your ideas.

Main Season Concerts

Child tickets are available from £6 to children and young people aged 17 and under for most main season CBSO concerts. Set works are regularly programmed as part of the CBSO’s main concert series at Symphony Hall and in our Centre Stage chamber music series at the CBSO Centre, so why not bring a group to experience their set work being performed live by world class musicians?

Meet & Greet

If you are bringing a group along to a main season concert, do get in touch with the education team, and for just £15 we can arrange for a 15 minute meet and greet prior to the concert to give pupils a chance to meet a player and discuss the evening’s repertoire with them.