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Here you can find a series of questions and answers to do with the Open Mic at Symphony Hall on 10 March 2024.

Where and when is this taking place?

The Open Mic will take place in the Jennifer Blackwell Performance Space located at level 4 in the foyer area at Symphony Hall. We plan to start at 2pm when Concert 1 finishes and will end before the start of Concert 2 at 4pm.

How do we get tickets for the Open Mic?

There is no charge for either performers or audience for this part of the day. You will not need a ticket unless the venue feels that there is a need to control numbers. If this is the case performers will be contacted before tickets go on general release. (NB you will need  tickets if you plan to attend the other concerts)

How long can we play for?

This will depend on the numbers taking part. We expect that most children will play just one piece of music, maybe two short pieces. If you are a beginner you may only need a few minutes but if you are playing more advanced music we can allocate up to 10 minutes. If you are coming as a group we will try to allocate more time but this will be dependant on the numbers who apply to take part.

What equipment will be provided?

There will be a technician and sound system provided by the venue. This will include microphones and playback for backing tracks. Dudley Performing Arts will provide:

  • Electric piano
  • Drum Kit
  • Amplifiers for Electric Guitar/Bass Guitar/Keyboard
  • Accompanist for soloists as required