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22 September 2022


Residents of Bath and North East Somerset are set to benefit further from an exciting opportunity over the next nine months – by being invited to enjoy thrilling live performances from the region’s leading professional orchestra for free!


Building on the success of last season’s #BathPhilForFree scheme, in which over 5000 tickets were gifted to local residents, Bath Philharmonia will offer local people one thousand tickets for each of its own concerts at The Bath Forum for the duration of its 2022/23 season. It’s opening-up the concert hall to those who may have never heard the magic of a live orchestra before or want to try something new.


Shelley, from Paulton, who attended her first Bath Phil concert this year, said “I’d never really thought that orchestras were for people like me, but I felt really welcome at the concert and loved the music.”


The gift of a free ticket is offered as a chance to enjoy a musical night out at a time when many people are struggling with household bills and Bath Philharmonia will be extending this invitation to every household in Bath and the surrounding area.


Cameron, from Twerton, who brought his family to a concert commented, “What a super introduction to hearing a live orchestra for the first time, my children loved it!”


Featuring the very best classical music soloists, Bath Phil’s concerts in 2022/23 are designed to be welcoming, friendly, poignant and exciting.


Tickets can be booked at Bath Box Office and full details on the concerts and this special offer can be found at

Jason Thornton, Music Director of Bath Philharmonia said:

“The atmosphere at our concerts is genuinely exciting as we welcome so many new people to the concert hall. Come out and try something new!”

All concerts are hosted by The Bath Forum, Bath’s largest venue and the third largest seated auditorium in the South West. With an excellent acoustic and recently fitted UVC light air filtration system, clean air is pumped around this concert hall to help keep audiences and performers safe.


Bath Philharmonia has been bringing people together through music since 2000. The orchestra continues to transform the lives of thousands of young people through its nationally-recognised creative learning programme whilst helping thousands of concertgoers each year discover their own love of live orchestral music.


For more information, filming and interview enquiries please contact:
Simone Homes, General Manager / 07525 857720

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  • Bath Philharmonia is the second largest professional orchestra in the South West.

  • Bath Philharmonia is funded by the generosity of trusts and foundations, corporate sponsors, individual patrons and donors and ticket sales. It was recently awarded funding by Arts Council England and National Foundation for Youth Music,

  • Bath Philharmonia was shortlisted for a prestigious Royal Philharmonic Society  Award in 2019 for its powerful and impactful creative music-making with Young Carers

  • Each year, Bath Philharmonia performs to thousands of people and reaches many more through broadcasts and recordings. 

  • Bath Philharmonia’s vision is to make orchestral music part of life for many people.

  • Performing concerts with the world’s greatest musicians and leading creative learning projects across the UK, Bath Philharmonia inspires creativity, enhances wellbeing, reduces isolation and celebrates talent.

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