NYO Open

Are you a teenager? Get involved in the buzz of powerful orchestral music. Sign up to play music at events that are open to all or book Free For Teens tickets.

Are you a music educator, school or youth organisation? Together we can develop more free adventures through music for teenagers.

NYO Open events

Experience the biggest buzz playing powerful orchestral music with NYO musicians, for free.

There are opportunities to play a variety of instruments for musicians of different levels of ability.

Find an Open event near you.

Free for Teens Tickets

Hear extraordinary music played by teenagers just like you. Play your part in the audience at an NYO concert for free and make the music you love a bigger part of your life.

Check out our upcoming performances for an NYO concert near you. Free tickets are available to those aged 19 and under, and to music educators.

Music Hubs and Youth Organisations

Together we can develop free adventures through music.

  • Book Free for Teens tickets and come for free as well
  • Bring musicians to play at Open events – many are open to young people of all abilities, playing all instruments
  • Encourage young musicians to apply for free places in NYO Inspire
  • Contact us to collaborate and host projects in your area or venue.
We were so excited to welcome you into school and to have the opportunity to showcase live orchestral music to our students who would never have the chance to see live music in this way otherwise.
Daniel Corrigan
Head of music, Radclyffe School

Secondary Schools

Together we can create a bigger buzz about music:

  • Host NYO musicians to play at your school and fill every corner with high octane musical exchange. Get in touch.
  • Explore our orchestral music in the classroom with our films featuring relatable role models and our classroom resources.
  • Book Free for Teens tickets, and bring students to Open events to meet and play with NYO musicians.
  • Support your students to apply for a free place in NYO Inspire

Sign up to find out about exciting new initiatives to support you and your students.

Primary Schools

We ask our musicians to be musical champions and inspire children in their local primary school. Together they reach 100 schools nationwide annually. We call this NYO Local. Contact us to find out how to welcome a musician from your area.

Upcoming Events & Performances

April 23, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
BBC Radio 3 broadcasts Catalyst performance at Royal Festival Hall, London
August 7, 2024 @ 7:30 pm
The Bridgewater Hall
England: North West
/ Free for teens
Hear teenage musicians from The National Youth Orchestra performing as one
August 9, 2024 @ 7:00 pm
Saffron Hall
England: East of England
/ Free for teens
Hear teenage musicians from The National Youth Orchestra performing as one