Cheltenham Festivals

Cheltenham Music Festival and Educational Outreach

Cheltenham Music Festival's long term vision is to engage new audiences through outstanding performances and unique experiences; inspire young people in a dynamic education programme; and develop the talents of promising young musicians through high quality workshops and masterclasses

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (251765)

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Many people have little exposure to live classical music and feel “it is not for them”. Schools struggle to provide opportunities to engage pupils in music, and to develop students that show musical talent. Given the many benefits associated with music, eg development of children’s creativity, confidence and collaborative skills, there is a clear need to create musical experiences that engage diverse audiences, and which will inspire and support future generations of musicians and concert-goers.


Cheltenham Festivals is a charity which feeds the human spirit. By providing innovative, world-class content alongside accessible Around Town events, our Music Festival aims to change perceptions of classical music and provide opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds to participate. Our year-round outreach programmes engage children, young people and community groups from Gloucestershire and beyond and talent development work provides a platform for new and emerging musicians.