Children's Classic Concerts,
46a Fortrose Street,
G11 5LP UK
0141 334 8500


It’s Christmas! The kids are high on a seemingly endless supply of sugar! You need entertainment, and you need it fast! Fortunately, the CCC Team are here, with their recommendations on the best in family activities over Christmas time.In Edinburgh, the National Museums are taking part in Edinburgh’s Christmas with Sprogmanay, a 3 day mini-festival of crafts, storytelling, music and dancing – including a special lantern procession, and a Hogmanay treasure trail. Pre the big day, there’s Too Many Penguins? by children’s theatre specialists Frozen Charlotte, on at the Festival Theatre till Christmas Eve (they also have a book of it, too) whilst Santa can still be visited at the Royal Botanic Gardens. On the Glasgow front, the big attraction is the Irn-Bru Carnival at the SECC, filled with rides, activities and amusements till 15 Jan, whilst in

You may have heard, there’s a wee festival happening…? No matter where you’re based, it’s hard to avoid the slew of stars and exclamation marks coming out of Edinburgh this time of year… and lucky as we are to have such a huge number of shows, attempting to sift through the offerings can leave the most experienced cultural consumer reeling in confusion. So, we did it for you. Here’s the CCC’s Team’s top tips across all the festivals! Elgar’s The Apostles (Edinburgh International Festival) Usher Hall
 Sunday 14 August - 3.00 PM Let’s start with the heavy hitters, front and centre. Choral conductor superstar Edward Gardner directs CCC partners the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the NYCoS National Girls Choir of Scotland (amongst others) in Elgar’s mammoth, mystical masterpiece. Prepare

This blog post is brought to you by our newest recruit, Erin, who has kindly offered to share her first impressions of what goes on before a CCC gig.“The animal I really dig, above all others, is the pig…”“Ah ha!” I thought “Found them!” A little lost in the backstage areas of the RSNO Centre, the opening refrain of Roald Dahl’s porcine themed Revolting Rhyme saved my bacon. A booming delivery of lines by artistic director Olly had led me to my destination: the rehearsal for the Children’s Classic Concerts’ performance of The Three Little Pigs. A newcomer to the CCC team (I’ll be starting properly in July, as the Digital Communications Officer) and to their concerts, I wasn’t entirely sure what I’d find on the other side of the

We’re all big Roald Dahl fans at CCC HQ, so we were very excited to see our musicians illustrate their talents and bring fictional fun to life at The Three Little Pigs concert (Macrobert Arts Centre) in Stirling last month! Our mini-orchestra were on a mission to delight families with their Dahl-inspired antics and character costumes - hopefully you’ll agree that they succeeded!We felt the highlight was Three Little Pigs, Dahl’s Revolting Rhyme, (with brilliant music by Paul Patterson). Olly did a fab job of narrating (his wolf voice was particularly gruff!), Owen made his conducting debut (and played the percussion parts at the same time – how hard can that be, write?) and the acting from our brass players and Company Manager as the pigs, the wolf, and

Are you coming along to our Three Little Pigs concert on Sat 21st May in Perth? We'd absolutely love to know what you think, and if you're interested in writing a Roald Dahl-inspired review of the concert, you could grab a Golden VIP ticket for our Hallowe'en extravaganza with the RSNO! There are 5 tickets available (first-come-first-served), for Owen & Olly's Beastly Bash concerts (which also celebrate Roald Dahl's 100th birthday!) on either the 29th October - Glasgow Royal Concert Hall or 30th October - Usher Hall, Edinburgh.Please find a helpful template here to help you with your review! Please let us know as soon as possible if you want to have a go, or send in your review to after the concert. Good luck :)

We're so excited to see and hear some amazing musicians come together to form a brand-new orchestra for CCC! Performances will be small-scale (1 player for most instruments) but high-impact, as each member gets involved with the action (and the dressing up - in the first few concerts, see how many of your favourite Roald Dahl characters you can spot on stage)! We can't wait!Owen & Olly are gearing up to host the premiere performances (i.e. parties) on Sunday 24th April - Macrobert Arts Centre and Saturday 21st May - Perth Concert Hall, celebrating Roald Dahl's 100th birthday year! Amongst their usual antics, they'll be narrating the highlight of the programme, The Three Little Pigs (featured in Dahl’s Revolting Rhymes), with music by Paul Patterson. There'll be plenty of other

We were surprised and delighted to win the People category at the Arts and Business Scotland 2015 awards last night which took place at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. The annual awards celebrate partnerships and projects that work to promote creativity and cultural engagement across Scotland, contributing to creative and economic well-being. To have our small but perfectly formed partnership with A1 Toys recognised in such a strong category means a great deal!Winning the very first award of the night also added to the shock and excitement! Gail Burns, Director of A1 Toys said:“We are just a small company, so we are surprised and delighted to win this award, particularly given the quality and high profile of the other short-listed partnerships in our category. This really means a

We're getting in gear for another round of ensemble concerts guaranteed to make you cheer!Owen & Olly will be back on the road in February with a brand new family offering featuring the nosiest section of the orchestra - you guessed it, the percussion section! They're joining forces with two more of their pals to present some popular classical music as well as top tunes from film, TV and video games, four-man band style! As usual at a CCC gig, the audience will have the chance to get involved (percussion instruments are perfect for participation - no ear plugs required, honest) so come prepared :) If you want even more musical mayhem, never fear - before each concert, the lovely lads will be on hand to get everyone in the