Animate Lewisham

Animate Orchestra Lewisham – A Young Person’s Orchestra for the 21st Century


Are you an adventurous musician interested in creating and performing your own music alongside people with similar interests?

In Animate Orchestra you can do just that.

With specialist tutors and world-class musicians as mentors and guides, our courses are fun, sociable and musically adventurous. Members are from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and our music reflects their skills, knowledge and interests.


What do I need to take part?

To take part, you should:

  • live or go to school in the London Borough of Lewisham;
  • be in school years 5 – 9
  • play an instrument, of any cultural background and with any level of experience – we welcome young people with skills in music technology into our designated music technology section;
  • ideally have access to your own instrument; and
  • be motivated and enthusiastic about creating your own music.


Sounds Great! When is it next happening?

We will be releasing dates for more Animate Local Lewisham courses soon.

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What happens next?

After attending Animate Local activity, you may also be invited to join our other Animate Orchestra tiers – Animate Orchestra Performing Ensemble and Animate Artists.