Family Concerts in Reading, Surrey & Thames Valley

Reading Minster, Chain Street
Reading
RG1 2HX


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Friday 28 October 11.00am

A Brief History of Jazz Piano

Martin Pickett, jazz piano

Don't know your Fats Waller from your Jelly Roll Morton? Can't tell Bill Evans from Carla Bley? We're here to help, whisking you through a hundred years of jazz piano in just under an hour!

Doors open 15 minutes before the concert starts

Gift Cards are accepted at this concert

Friday 2 December 11.00am

Bach to Baby Festive Family Concert

Magical music, festive frolics, sparkles and spices, oh my! Grab your family, harness up your fastest reindeer and meet us at a Bach to Baby concert for the perfect prelude to the holiday season!

Bach to Baby is the acclaimed concert series for the whole family to enjoy together. Featuring outstanding musicians and exhilarating performances in inspiring venues right on your doorstep. Programme for this concert date will be announced shortly.

Doors open 30 minutes before the concert starts

Gift Cards are not accepted at Christmas concerts

Friday 23 December 11.00am

Bach to Baby Festive Family Concert

Magical music, festive frolics, sparkles and spices, oh my! Grab your family, harness up your fastest reindeer and meet us at a Bach to Baby concert for the perfect prelude to the holiday season!

Bach to Baby is the acclaimed concert series for the whole family to enjoy together. Featuring outstanding musicians and exhilarating performances in inspiring venues right on your doorstep. Programme for this concert date will be announced shortly.

Doors open 30 minutes before the concert starts

Gift Cards are not accepted at Christmas concerts

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 15 mins prior to the concert, giving you time to ditch the buggy, grab a 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 stations: Reading station is a 7 minute walk away.
Bus Routes: The 1 jetblack from Newbury Wharf, the 2 lime from Mortimer and the 26 yellow from Calcot all stop nearby.

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.

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