Evening events, Kids, Music

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The Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

This unique event draws crowds (and performers) from all over the world with massed pipes and drums, massed military bands, display teams, dancers and the haunting lament of the Lone Piper set against the magnificent backcloth of Edinburgh Castle.

Castle Esplanade, Edinburgh

Fri 7 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Sat 8 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

Mon 10 Aug

£25–£63 / 0131 225 1188

…and 17 more dates until 29 Aug

Millport Country & Western Festival

A rootin' tootin' weekend of country and western gigs across several venues on the Isle of Cumbrae. Bands appearing this year include Ellis County, Paul Taylor, Stillwater, Western Express, Pete Shaw, Carson City, Donna Wylde, Smokin' Gunns, and McKenzie. Diana Dawson will host two line-dance workshops and the Silver…

Millport Town Hall

Fri 4 Sep

£10 Weekend wristband for venue entry; £5 for a single day / 01475 530741

The RSNO Christmas Concert: The Snowman

A family-friendly concert of carols and seasonal tunes, including the now annual screening of Dianne Jackson's 1982 film of Raymond Briggs' The Snowman with live musical accompaniment, because nothing spells 'Christmas' like a magical fable about the transience of life. Christopher Bell conducts.

Caird Hall, Dundee

Fri 18 Dec

£12.50–£17 / 01382 434940

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Fri 19 Feb 2016

£15–£35 / 0141 353 8000

Perth Festival of the Arts

Music, comedy, theatre, dance and visual arts are all up for grabs at this festival. Highlights include the Proclaimers, Jools Holland, King Creosote, Courtney Pine, La Boheme, BBC Philharmonic, Royal Marines Band, The Only Way is Downton, Simpy Gershwin, the Sixteen, Red Priest, Scottish Opera, John Suchet, Headphone…

Perth Concert Hall

Thu 21 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Fri 22 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

Sat 23 May

Prices vary / 01738 621031

…and 8 more dates until 31 May

The Spalding Suite

  • Directed by: Benji Reid

Dance theatre show inspired by the UK's basketball subculture; mixing poetry, spoken word, storytelling and live music with elements of hip-hop and choreography influenced by the game. Directed by Benji Reid.

ARC: Stockton Arts Centre, Stockton-on-Tees

Tue 12 May

Donations welcome / 01642 525199

Birmingham Hippodrome

Thu 14 May

£12 (£8) / 0844 338 5000

Fri 15 May

£12 (£8) / 0844 338 5000

Sat 16 May

£12 (£8) / 0844 338 5000

Brighton Dome

Tue 5 May

Corn Exchange

£15 / 01273 709709

Wed 6 May

Corn Exchange

£15 / 01273 709709

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Dancing in the Streets

Family day out with an evening ceilidh hosted by The Livingston Fiddlers. Also the chance to sing songs and tell stories. Booking is essential.

Almond Valley Heritage Centre, Livingston

Fri 15 May

£5–£6.50 / 01506 414957

Ceilidh dance. Ticket includes buffet.

The Auricle Ensemble: Façade - An Evening's Entertainment

A chamber ensemble of six musicians and two actors perform William Walton's witty and sparkling Facade.

Clothworkers' Centenary Concert Hall, Leeds

Fri 8 May

£16 in advance, £18 on the door (students and under 16s free) / 0113 343 2583

Square Chapel Arts, Halifax

Thu 7 May

01422 349422

St Andrew's Church, Oakham

Sat 9 May

£16.50 / 01572 822717

Be Your Best Rock Challenge

A performing arts competition for students.

The Guildhall, Portsmouth

Wed 17 Jun

£12 / 023 9282 4355

Thu 18 Jun

£12 / 023 9282 4355

Fri 19 Jun

£12 / 023 9282 4355

Sat 20 Jun

£12 / 023 9282 4355

The Big Bash

Celebrate the start of the Dorchester Festival with a big party. There's a cocktail reception, a sumptuous Indian feast and live music and dancing.

Dorchester Abbey

Fri 1 May

Sold out / 01865 305305

CBSO: Youth Orchestra – An Alpine Symphony

Mountainous works performed by City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra's youth division.

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Sun 1 Nov

£20 / 0121 345 0600

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CBSO Youth Orchestra: Rachmaninovʼs Second

Rachmaninovʼs Second performed by City of Birmingham Youth Orchestra.

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Sun 21 Feb 2016

£20 / 0121 345 0600

DMS Anniversary Concert - A Fusion of Music and Dance

Over 300 musicians will perform live on stage in this spectacular show, co-hosted by rock legend, Birmingham's own Bev Bevan and featuring music to suit all tastes. From classical to rock, The Eagles to Queen with songs from the musicals Phantom Of The Opera, Chess, Miss Saigon, The Rat Pack and The Lion King, plus tracks…

Symphony Hall, Birmingham

Sun 4 Oct

£6–£18.50 / 0121 345 0600

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra with Julian and Jiaxin Lloyd Webber at Greyfriars Kirk

Edinburgh Youth Orchestra Chamber Orchestra Edinburgh Youth Orchestra is forming a Chamber Orchestra to return to Greyfriars Kirk on Friday 14th August. EYO will welcome back Julian Lloyd Webber in his new role as conductor, with his wife, cellist Jiaxin Lloyd Webber, as soloist, in a programme to include William Lloyd…

Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh

Fri 14 Aug

Main Church Sanctuary

£15 (£10)

Part of Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Even Bigger Trouble in Little Rock

Family adventure show set in the Wild West.

The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Thu 2 Jul

£8–£10 / 01289 330999

Fri 3 Jul

£8–£10 / 01289 330999

Sat 4 Jul

£8–£10 / 01289 330999

Holifair Family Festival

Live music, talks, cabaret, a barn dance, workshops and much, much more at this family friendly fundraising festival.

Holifield Farm, Helston

Fri 7 Aug

£60 (under 15s £10; under 5s free) / 01326 221017

Sat 8 Aug

£60 (under 15s £10; under 5s free) / 01326 221017

Sun 9 Aug

£60 (under 15s £10; under 5s free) / 01326 221017

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Kingston Festival of School Choirs

A festival involving school choirs showing off their talents.

Rose Theatre, Kingston upon Thames

Mon 8 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Tue 9 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Wed 10 Jun

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 482 1556

Music for Youth National Festival

A music festival featuring young musicians from across the country.

Birmingham Town Hall

Fri 10 Jul

£3–£5 / 0121 345 0600

Sat 11 Jul

£3–£5 / 0121 345 0600

Pop Factor: The Concert

A musical show aimed at families, in which an ensemble cast of sing and dance their way through the charts.

Lyceum Theatre, Crewe

Sat 23 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01270 368242

The Maltings Theatre and Cinema, Berwick-Upon-Tweed

Sat 30 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01289 330999

Plowright Theatre, Scunthorpe

Fri 29 May

Prices to be confirmed / 01724 277733

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Scottish Opera Theatre On Wheels

An introduction to opera for little ears featuring stories and music.

Dock Park, Dumfries

Fri 22 May

£3.45–£5.95

Ryan Centre, Stranraer

Mon 25 May

£3.45–£5.95 / 01776 703535

The Tap Dancing Mermaid

The Moon narrates a magical story of a tap dancer who can only come out at night. A devised solo show with puppets, live music, storytelling and tap dancing.

The Spring, Havant

Sat 23 May

£8 (Children £5) / 023 9247 2700

Voca People

The YouTube sensations take their show on the road – expect a capella / beatboxing and mouth music like you've never heard before.

Alban Arena, St Albans

Sat 23 May

£20–£22 / 01727 844488

Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Wed 13 May

£22.50 (£20.50) / 01892 530613

  • 19:30 Voca People Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

Buxton Opera House

Wed 6 May

£24.50 ( £65) / 0845 127 2190

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Young Carers Showcase with Bath Philharmonia and Being Frank Physical Theatre

Young carers perform their own words and music devised with musicians from Bath Philharmonia.

Salisbury Arts Centre

Wed 27 May

Young People's Jazz Club

A jazz performance aimed at families of all ages. Clarinettist Arun Ghosh plays jazz influenced by hip-hop, rock and dance.

The Crumblin Cookie, Leicester

Sat 23 May

£7 (Children £5; Family £20) / 0116 253 1212

Part of Spark Festival.