2 November 2021


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

Bath Philharmonia is gifting local people one thousand tickets for each of its own concerts at The Bath Forum for the duration of its 2021/22 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. The gift of a free ticket is offered as a much-needed tonic to over 18 months of restrictions and difficulties and Bath Philharmonia will be extending this invitation to every household in Bath and the surrounding area.


Featuring the best of British-based classical soloists, Bath Phil’s concerts throughout 2021/22 will feature a specially-curated tasting menu of musical delights designed to make the concerts more welcoming and friendly and both poignant and exciting. Details on the concerts and this special offer can be found at www.bathphil.co.uk/bathphilforfree

Jason Thornton, Music Director of Bath Philharmonia said:
“Listening to a live orchestra should be on everyone’s bucket list. We’ve all missed so much live music during the pandemic. Come out and join us for something new!”

Adam Powell, Bath Philharmonia’s Acting Chair said:
“This is such a brilliant opportunity to experience the spine-tingling sound of an orchestra for the first time. Our talented musicians can’t wait to share an exciting mix of uplifting and inspiring music. We hope local people will accept our invitation to escape the everyday, jump in and join the Bath Phil family.”

Working closely with long-standing partners The Bath Forum, many protocols are already in place to ensure Covid-secure concerts can be enjoyed by all, and government guidance will be followed to keep audiences and performers safe. The Bath Forum is 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.


Bath Philharmonia has been bringing people together since 2000 and this year is no exception. The orchestra support young musicians across Bath and the South West and has recently developed a suite of learning resources for secondary schools across the country. Furthermore, it continues to transform the lives of hundreds 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
simone@bathphil.co.uk / 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.