For nearly 25 years Wigmore Hall's renowned Learning programme has been giving people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities opportunities to take part in creative music making, engaging a broad and diverse audience through innovative creative projects, concerts, workshops and online resources.
We are passionate about the impact music can have on our lives and on our society, and three core values lie at the heart of our programme: creativity, collaboration and equality. These values reflect the spirit of chamber music, and we embody them through quality, co-created music making, through which every voice is heard and equally valued.
We collaborate with a range of community, education, arts, health and social care organisations, working in partnership to engage people who might not otherwise have the opportunity to take part.
- Schools includes schools concerts; teacher training; projects with hospital schools; and our innovative Partner Schools Programme, in which we work in partnership with schools and Music Education Hubs to co-produce activity over three years, creating a creative whole school plan for music
- Family invites families to Wigmore Hall to take part in inspiring, interactive workshops and concerts for families with babies, children in their early years and children aged 5+
- Young People offers a range of projects, offers and events including a growing programme for young people with Autism Spectrum Conditions; our free ticket scheme Chamber Zone, and Young Producers, which invites 14 – 18 year-olds to programme, plan, promote and present their own concert at Wigmore Hall
- Community Partnerships includes Music for Life, our extensive programme for people living with dementia and their families, friends and carers; and projects with the Cardinal Hume Centre, which supports people to overcome poverty and homelessness
- Pathways is a range of schemes and events with provides a platform for emerging artists, supporting the next generation of musicians and leaders. It includes our annual Trainee Music Leader, Royal Academy of Music / Wigmore Hall Fellowship Ensemble and RPS / Wigmore Hall Apprentice Composer schemes, as well as Bechstein Sessions, a new series of informal performances which showcase emerging talent.
- Behind the Music is a programme of study events including talks, lecture-recitals, masterclasses, study groups and Come and Sing days
In our 2016/17 season we led 715 Learning events, engaging 10,962 people through 35,671 visits to the programme.
Play a vital role in enabling our team to deliver over 400 education and outreach projects each year.