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A trumpeter in the RPO high fives a young member of the audience at a relaxed performance

Relaxed Performance

Saturday 9 October 2021, 2.00pm
The Drum, Brent Civic Centre

Tim Steiner Presenter
Manoj Kamps Conductor

Musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Join musicians from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for a playful, interactive introduction to orchestral music!

Featuring 25 musicians and internationally renowned presenter Tim Steiner performing a range of music in ways you’ve never imagined, this event is specially designed for people who may find traditional concerts challenging to attend, including adults and children with learning disabilities, movement disorders, autistic spectrum disorder, other neurological conditions, or those with young children or babies.

Including interactive elements, close-up experiences of the musicians, BSL interpretation, Makaton singalong, and gentle sensory elements, this performance is Relaxed, so attendees are welcome to enjoy the concert without worry. There will be opportunities to sing, dance, move about or just listen as preferred, and ‘chill out’ spaces will be available for anyone needing some quiet time before re-entering the auditorium. At the end of the concert, optional post-concert activities will invite you to try your hand at a range of musical activities, led by the RPO musicians themselves.

Need to know:

  • The performance starts at 2pm and will finish at around 2.50pm
  • There are optional post-show activities from 2.50pm - 3.20pm
  • Audience members with vision or hearing impairments who would benefit from familiarisation visits are invited to join members of the Orchestra for a short (c20min) pre-concert sensory tour from 1.15pm. Please book this as an 'add on' after you have put your tickets in the basket.
  • Seating will be spaced out between groups to allow for easy movement within your group, with your choice of floor seats (mats or blankets provided) or chairs. See the seating chart and example photographs on the booking page for more information, and please select which type of seating your group prefers when registering for tickets.
  • Social stories introducing the venue and the show will be shared in advance of performances to bookers via email.

This performance is presented in partnership with Brent Council.

Ticket information

All tickets for this performance will be allocated in your bubbles, have a look through the ticket types below to decide what is best for you: 

General admission - with or without a chair

Some of the audience will be on blankets and other mats on the floor for this performance. If you would prefer to have a chair, please select 'General Admission - with a chair'.
Audience members in your group who have selected 'with a chair' will be seated together, and not with those members of your group who have selected 'no chair'.

These are the kind of chairs that will be available

General admission - Wheelchair space

Please select a 'General Admission - Wheelchair Space' ticket for anyone in your group using a Wheelchair space and book the relevant ‘General admission’ tickets above for all other members.
We will still sit your party together.

British Sign Language Interpreter Seating

If anyone in your group would like to have a good view of the British Sign Language interpreter, please select 'BSL Interpreter Seating' tickets as an 'add on' for your whole group.
We will seat your group in good view of the BSL Interpreter, in your chosen seating type (floor, chair or wheelchair space).

Other optional extras: 

Duett 'Personal Listener' Device

Limited numbers of Duett 'Personal Listener' sound amplifying listening devices are available. Headphones are provided, but audience members may prefer to bring their own headphones to plug into the device.

Sensory Tour - 1.15pm, Saturday 9 October

Audiences with hearing or vision impairments are invited to join members of the Orchestra for a short (c20min) sensory tour of the stage before the show.
Please book a free ticket for all members of your party who would like to join the tour. 

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