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Concerts

We're often asked about the 'golden rules' about going to a concert. When do you clap? What happens if you are late? What should you wear?

We want you to come to our concerts and relax, enjoy the music and have a brilliant time, and so we have answered a few of these questions below. If we haven’t answered your question here then feel free to get in touch!

How long do concerts last?
Can I bring my children?
What time do concerts start and what time should I arrive?
What happens if I'm late?
What should I wear/Is there a dress code?
I'm not musical. Will I enjoy the concert?
Will I recognise any of the music?
How are concerts ordered and when shall I clap?
Will I be able to purchase refreshments?
Where can I park?
Is there disabled access?
How can I find out more about the music?
How can I get more information?

How long do concerts last?
Concert length can differ from each concert but generally our evening concerts are 90 minutes long, plus a 20 minute interval. Our lunchtime and rush-hour concerts generally last between 45 minutes to an hour, and run without a break in the middle.

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Can I bring my children?
Absolutely! Children are welcome at all our concerts. The following link is one of many online guides aimed to educate children about classical music, and contains lots of information on instruments and types of music featured in our concert series.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/orchestras/guide/

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What time do concerts start and what time should I arrive?
Our evening concerts usually start at 19:30, Rush-Hour Concerts at 17:45 and Lunchtime Concerts at 13:10.

Please arrive 10 - 15 minutes before.

Sometimes these change so check individual event listings too,

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What happens if I'm late?
Don´t panic. For our evening concerts you will simply be asked to take a seat outside till an appropriate break in the music, when you will be shown to a seat.
For are lunchtime concerts members of the audience are invited to arrive and leave at any point during the concert.

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What should I wear/Is there a dress code?
Wear whatever you like! Contrary to what people believe, our audience members generally don't wear dinner jackets and ball gowns (although don't feel that you can't!)

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I'm not musical. Will I enjoy the concert?
Definitely! Firstly you are likely to be more musical then you think; music features in all our lives in one way or another, and you don´t have to be a musical genius to enjoy our concerts. No pre-knowledge required!

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Will I recognise any of the music?
The chances are you will recognise a lot more then you´d think. Many of today's pop music, television/film themes and advertisement themes are taken from classical music.

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How are concerts ordered and when shall I clap?
Generally the programme (which is free of charge) will give you an idea about how concerts are ordered. As a rule it is normal to clap after every piece rather than each individual movement, but when in doubt just clap when everyone else claps.

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Will I be able to purchase refreshments?
Refreshments are available to purchase during the interval in our evening concerts. Are venues are also situated near a number of bars and restaurants.

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Where can I park?
Free parking is available in the Durham Road Carpark after 5pm.

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Is there disabled access?
All our venues offer access for disabled people. Please enquire for more information.

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How can I find out more about the music?
Why not come to a pre-concert talk or workshop? These are great opportunities to discover more about the music and ask any questions you have.

Our programmes will give you enough information about the music, but if you have any further questions about the music, just send us an email...
concerts@sheffield.ac.uk

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How can I get more information?
Give us a call on 0114 222 0468 or send an email to concerts@sheffield.ac.uk and we will be able to answer any queries you may have.

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Box office

TicketSource: 0333 666 3366

Enquiries

0114 222 0468