Animate Orchestra

Animate Orchestra offers young musicians in school years 5 to 13 opportunities to play together and create their own music in a ‘Young Person’s Orchestra for the 21stCentury’. Members of Animate experience the musical teamwork of playing in an orchestra, while bringing their own ideas to how orchestras of the future might look and sound.


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




  • live or go to school in the London Boroughs of Lambeth, Lewisham, Royal Greenwich or Southwark

  • be in school years 5 – 13

  • 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

  • be motivated and enthusiastic about creating your own music


Find out more and apply on the Trinity Laban website