Family Friendly Events With The Royal Northern College Of Music

The Royal Norther College of Music is not only a place of study, the RNCM is also a vibrant live music venue which I can’t believe I never knew about! There’s plenty going on, including concerts and events for families.

What’s On

RNCM Young Explorers Concert: Hocus Pocus

Sunday 14th October at 2pm – RNCM Concert Hall.

Join the musical adventurer, Phileas Fox, for some good old hocus pocus in this concert for RNCM Young Explorers. Bring your wands, pop on your wizard hats and enter the world of magic and mayhem…

The RNCM Young Explorers concerts are a brilliant way to introduce children to live classical music. These events are family-friendly ‘relaxed’ performances, specially designed to keep little ones engaged and amused.

Music to include- John Williams Selections from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Paul Dukas The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Edvard Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King from Peer Gynt, Gustav Holst Uranus, The Magician from The Planets Modest Mussorgsky Night on a Bare Mountain.

For full details and booking, please see here.

Suitable for ages 3 and above. Tickets £12 (full) / £6 (under-16s) / £30 (Family ticket – 4 people)


RNCM Children’s Opera Project: The Hammer Of Thor.

Thursday 15th November at 2pm and 7pm – RNCM Theatre.

Based on Norse mythology, this year’s Children’s Opera Project is a tale of power, adventure, ogres and heroes.  Asgard, the beautiful kingdom of the Norse Gods, is continually under attack by powerful enemies. Only one thing keeps them at bay – the Hammer of Thor, son of Odin. Thor’s hammer is strong enough to defeat the strongest foe. One day, however he realises it has gone missing….

The RNCM Children’s Opera project brings together 150 children from Manchester primary schools to create and perform a new opera, guided by a professional composer and supported by RNCM musicians.

FREE admission, by ticket only. For more information and booking see here.


RNCM Christmas Family Day.

Sunday 16th December 11am – 4pm.

Come and join in with a day of festive activities, interactive workshops and musical treats, including a screening of Raymond Briggs classic film Father Christmas with actors and live orchestra. Meet the Snowman, Rudolf and Santa himself on this special day to get you into the Christmas spirit – dressing up is seriously encouraged!

For full details and booking, please see here.

Suitable for ages 3 and above. Tickets £8.