Region: West Midlands

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Category: Day Trip Destinations

Address: Broad Street, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2EA

Contact: 0800 358 7070 (Laura Marshall)

Website: http://www.thsh.co.uk/

Description

Town Hall and Symphony Hall offers a wide range of opportunities to connect students to music.

Our Education team is committed to developing and delivering high quality programmes of work relevant to the school curriculum in partnership with a wide range of organisations and through consultation with participants.

If you have any queries, please contact Education & Community Coordinator Emma Melvin on 0121 644 5185

or email education@thsh.co.uk

http://www.thsh.co.uk/learn-and-join-in/


Why is this venue great for School Trips and Educational Visits?


‘Our pupils have had a first-hand experience of being part of a live performance and have got to see a variety of different instruments in action. By linking the concerts with our lessons, students were able to make connections between the exam content and the concerts. It was also an excellent opportunity to see the two concert halls and to be inspired and motivated by people outside school’

Teacher’s comments on Concerts Inside Out

‘Thoroughly informative and covered key aspects of science and sound curriculum. Very inspiring.’

Teacher’s comments on Science of Sound

‘The children were totally engaged in the different activities! Great for a school project on Birmingham history. Brilliant learning content and valuable outside the classroom experience.’
St Patrick’s Primary School, Birmingham on Town Hall History Hunt


What does a typical school trip or educational visit include?

We have a variety of educational and curriculum linked performances, please see:

http://www.thsh.co.uk/learn-and-join-in/tiny-tours/ KS2

http://www.thsh.co.uk/learn-and-join-in/concerts-inside-out/ KS 3&4

http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/science-of-sound-13-14/ KS2

http://www.thsh.co.uk/event/the-gruffalo-relaxed-performance/ foundation (specifically for those with an autistic spectrum condition.

Do you have a YouTube Video link regarding your venue?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmGa-D4ByBM&;feature=c4-overview&list=UUgsLy_2KOjV1tNibiNhbhtQ

http://youtu.be/js2XZAcvhls

http://youtu.be/yZWZI3f61EY

http://youtu.be/6Kpy_ZjIU88


Are you currently on Twitter or Facebook?

http://www.facebook.com/townhallsymphonyhall

https://twitter.com/thshbirmingham


What size groups do they cater for?

From small groups to 100+ depending on each show/event.

 

What can they provide you with to support your school trip or educational
visit?

Yes, we are happy to provide worksheets and samples to teachers.


Can you take photos, video or audio? Are there any copyright restrictions?

Photography is not permitted in the auditorium unless prior permission has been sought and obtained. Please note that official photographs or a video may be taken during some events. However, images will not be used in any publicity without appropriate consent.

 

How do you arrange a risk assessment?

Risk assessments can be found on our website - http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/information-for-school-groups/

 

What are the contact details for their education officer?

Emma Melvin

Education & Community Coordinator

0121 644 5185

education@thsh.co.uk


What does it cost?

We have a range of discounts for schools, groups and teachers. Please check when booking.

 

Is specific clothing required?

No.

 

Do you have first aid on site?

We have first aider on site.

 

What facilities do they have for school trips and educational visits?

Please see http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/information-for-school-groups/

 

Are there disabled facilities?

Please see http://www.thsh.co.uk/your-visit/accessibility/

 

Do you have any testimonials from previous customers who have visited you on an educational visit?

‘Our pupils have had a first-hand experience of being part of a live performance and have got to see a variety of different instruments in action. By linking the concerts with our lessons, students were able to make connections between the exam content and the concerts. It was also an excellent opportunity to see the two concert halls and to be inspired and motivated by people outside school’

Teacher’s comments on Concerts Inside Out

‘Thoroughly informative and covered key aspects of science and sound curriculum. Very inspiring.’

Teacher’s comments on Science of Sound

‘The children were totally engaged in the different activities! Great for a school project on Birmingham history. Brilliant learning content and valuable outside the classroom experience.’
St Patrick’s Primary School, Birmingham on Town Hall History Hunt

 


Age of Children / Pupils: Pre-school 5 – 7 years 8 – 10 years 11 – 13 years 14 – 16 years College University

Type of Visit: Historic Buildings Historical Heritage Performing Arts Workshops SEN Theatres

Curriculum Topics Covered: Dance Drama English History Music PSHE Science

Months Open: All Year Round January February March April May June July August September October November December


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