Classical family concerts in Reading | Bach to Baby

Get the latest on our concerts in Reading. Critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and you across the UK.

Surrey & Thames Valley - Reading

Reading Minster, Chain Street
Reading
RG1 2HX


← Other concerts in this area

See photos from this venue →

Friday 6 July 10.30am

Horn of Plenty

Featuring Richard Lewis, horn & Stuart Davies, piano

There’s plenty to share at our feast for the classical horn! For starters a light Mozartian concerto, next a delicacy from the Hall of the Mountain King, and for dessert a sumptuous largo from the New World. You’ll be first in line for seconds!

Doors open at 10.00am. Concert lasts for about an hour.

Surrey & Thames Valley flexi-tickets and gift cards are valid for this concert

Friday 3 August 10.30am

Tutti Flutti

Featuring Mary Thorneloe, flute & Dan Watts, flute and piano

Double the trouble, double the fun! 2 flutes, 2 piccolos, a piano and just 2 musicians. An hour of musical fun and games with 'tutti flutti!'

Doors open at 10.00am. Concert lasts for about an hour.

Surrey & Thames Valley flexi-tickets and gift cards are valid for this concert

Friday 28 September 10.30am

Master of the Keys

Featuring Mihai Ritivoiu, piano

Soar into the new Bach to Baby season as 10 fingers buzz busily over 88 black and white keys! Hang on tight as the Master of the Keys past and present take you on a joyride through musicscapes near and far. Watch out for a nursery rhyme or two!

Doors open at 10.00am. Concert lasts for about an hour.

Surrey & Thames Valley flexi-tickets and gift cards are valid for this concert

Friday 26 October 10.30am

Strings Attached

Featuring Rebecca Chambers, viola & Esther Vickers, viola

Strung-out and wound up from the hectic pace of life with kids? We won’t string you along this Autumn, so folk-get about your worries while our dazzling viola duo delight you with familiar folk tunes and classical classics from around the world!

Doors open at 10.00am. Concert lasts for about an hour.

Surrey & Thames Valley flexi-tickets and gift cards are valid for this concert


Go to our Reading Christmas Special page to find out about our December concerts in this location

Flexi-tickets and giftcards are NOT valid at this concert

About the concerts

Bach to Baby is the critically acclaimed classical concert series for babies, toddlers and their carers. Tots dance, roam about and revel in the wonder of live music, while you take a moment out of your busy day to hear top notch performances by outstanding musicians, with your young babes in tow.

Doors open 30 mins prior to the concert, giving you time to ditch the buggy, grab a Monmouth coffee, and catch up with friends before the performance.

For further questions, check out our FAQ

How to get there

Reading Minster, Chain Street, Reading , RG1 2HX

Public transport: Closest station is Reading Parking: Parking is available at the nearby Broad Street Mall NCP car park.

Accessibility: Step-free access

About the venue

The Minster Church of St Mary the Virgin stands in St Mary's Butts in the heart of Reading Town Centre - the road is so named because this is where archery was practised in the Middle Ages. The original church was overshadowed by the mighty Reading Abbey, which was founded King Henry I in 1121 and which led to Reading becoming one of the foremost religious and political centres in England. The Abbey was dissolved by King Henry VIII in 1539, during the Reformation; this led to St Mary's regaining its importance, this time as an Anglican Minster church. It was rebuilt between 1550-1555 using materials from the Abbey, and looks pretty much the same today as it did then. Today the church hosts regular services, and has a busy programme of concerts and recitals. Bach to Baby is delighted to bring our Family concert series to this wonderfully historic and beautiful church.