Far, Far Away

Combining live instrumental performance of the highest calibre with original storytelling and a playful, multi-sensory approach to concert presentation, Far, Far Away is the perfect way to introduce young children to music.

Each concert explores a particular composer or style of music, weaving together stunning live performances with an original story from Writer-in-Residence Kate Wakeling and a beautifully designed set built around the audience and musicians. Audiences are invited to step inside each story through guided listening, singing, dancing, holding props and much more, becoming immersed in a magical world of music, language, discovery and play.

Far, Far Away shows are currently available for:

  • children aged 0–5 and their families
  • schools (Nursery, Reception and Year 1)
  • children’s centres
  • school and family settings for children with severe learning difficulties, including for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties.

Stories we’ve told so far include:

  • Beethoven and the Dinosaur
  • Bartók and Agatha the Pirate
  • Debussy and the Snow Elephant: A Winter Dream
  • Tchaikovsky and the Marvellous Kingdom
  • Schumann and Pepper the Monkey
  • Britten and the House of Secret Sounds
  • Bach and the Count Who Couldn’t Sleep
  • Mozart in the Garden
  • Chopin and the Dragonfly Who Brought the Spring
  • Lully, Rameau, Couperin and the Moon Who Lost His Tune

Look out for revivals of these shows as well as brand new productions!

Please visit our What’s on page for upcoming public performances or contact us to find out more about bringing a Far Far Away show to a venue, school or other setting near you.