Classical Music for Babies and Children. FAQ for Bach to Baby Concert Series
Frequently Asked Questions
... where your burning questions are answered!
Is there an age limit for children?
No! Bring them all – newborns, tots under 5, older kids off from school, we love them all.
Can my child's nursery /school come?
Absolutely! The concerts are very popular with nurseries and schools as an outing. Please ask the nursery to get in touch for guidelines and details. Children £5, nursery staff and accompanying parents £3.
My toddler can't sit still - can she still attend the concert?
Yes! The concerts are designed so that children can be themselves. They can feed during the concert, or have a crawl around. For those who are more adventurous, we usually have room in the back for them to explore under your supervision, and they can rejoin the music at any point when they feel like it.
My children have grown up with Bach to Baby, and are now in school. Can they still come?
Of course! That's why we now hold Friday 4pm concerts as well as some Saturday concerts - so that you can get to a concert after the school-run. Like babes in arms, school-age children still get in for free. Children aside, what better way to begin a weekend for us adults!?!
This is also an excellent opportunity for older children to learn the art of attentive listening. While babies and toddlers are not expected to sit still, older children are encouraged to respect other audience members' enjoyment of the concert.
Can you crank up the volume?
Yes! We usually have a mic so you will be able to hear us speak. We won’t be using the system when performing though.
While the children can cry and dance and sing as much as they like, we ask adult audiences to set a good example by keeping the chit-chat to a minimum so everyone can enjoy the quiet intimate moments of the music.
For the best sound, and the best seats in the house, bring cushions and throws and come join us up front!
Can I bring my pram?
Yes! Our venues are accessible by ramp. Visit the venue page, and click on map and access to find out more. There is usually plenty of space for buggy parking.
Of course, carriers are always welcome!
Once my mind is infused with high-art, can you play a few of my kid’s favourite nursery songs?
We’d be delighted. We will take requests on the day. And thanks to an enthusiastic audience member, I now know "The Teddy Bear's Picnic," so we can do that one too! If English isn’t your mother tongue, not to worry; we have prepared a list of lyrics to the most beloved nursery rhymes for you to prep up before a concert, or to enjoy as a resource with your child any time.
The photos of the concerts are gorgeous. Do you have a professional photographer?
You've spotted it! We have a professional photographer on staff at most of our concert. Give us a few days to upload them onto our dedicated photos website, and then you can download them yourself for a nominal fee. If you prefer not to have your photos taken, please do speak to the photographer at the concert, and we'll get it sorted for you.
Can I book tickets for your concerts online?
Yes! We have several options - you can buy single tickets valid to specific concerts and you can also buy flexi-tickets which are valid for most concerts in a specific area.
Flexi-tickets come in a few varieties: single-entry, three-entries, and five-entries and are valid for one year and can be used at specified concerts - check each event to see whether flexi-tickets are valid. Multi-use tickets are sold at a discounted price.
With our multi-use tickets you can share the entries between friends and family members, even at the same concert! That way a three-entries flexi-ticket can be used for three adults at one concert, or one adult at three concerts. Children of course, come for free. It's all very flexible as we know that things don't always go to plan when there are little ones involved.
Please note that that some events must be pre-booked and flexi-tickets will not be valid. This is indicated clearly on each event page. This usually applies for smaller venues which may be capacity constrained, or at particularly busy times in the calendar. All concerts where flexi-tickets are accepted are also listed here.
How long do the concerts last?
Our concerts usually last around an hour. Details of concert length is stated on each concert info page. This is an approximation to help you plan your visit. We do our best to ensure timings are as prompt as possible but please be aware that these can vary by up to 10 minutes as they may be affected by last-minute programme changes and encores.
We love your concert series. Is there any chance you could come to our neighbourhood?
Yes! Please get in touch by email, and we'll go from there!
Don't hesitate to contact us if you have any other questions.