Chamber Tots at Wigmore Hall - Review
Recently re-envigorated, the sessions are interactive, allowing children to discover new instruments, songs and stories in a 1 hour slot. Each session ends with 10-15 minutes of ‘real’ music performed in the Auditorium – a great introduction to attending a concert as an adult, and learning appropriate behaviour in a concert environment (listening, applauding, not running around too much – though there’s no side-eye if your child is not interested in sitting!). The chief facilitator is an experienced musician and the supporting musicians are generally music students/emerging chamber ensembles – we’ve seen a string quartet and a recorder ensemble so far. Both were excellent.
The sessions are split into two streams – 1-2 years and 3-5 years. In general there hasn’t been too much crossover in terms of the age groups (with siblings etc, sometimes unavoidable with childcare of course!) which has meant everyone has been able to enjoy them and get the most out of the opportunity.
Tickets are children £7, adults £5, with a maximum of 3 children and 2 adult tickets per booking.
In terms of general facilities, pushchairs/scooters are able to access the Auditorium and other rooms with no issues, and coats and bags can be left securely in the Bechstein Room where the sessions are held. Toilets and baby changing facilities are top notch and located downstairs.
More information and booking here. C has asked to go back, so maybe we’ll see you there soon too!