Water City Music at the Tower

Mix history with music and take cross-curricular learning to a new level, while creating life-long memories for your students.

Water City Music at the Tower is a week-long festival that takes place in the summer term.

Could your school be making Music at the Tower in 2019?

Who can take part? 

London school groups are invited to perform at the Tower as part of choirs, instrumental groups and bands across three stages set within the iconic Tower location.

All the music is connected to the Tower theme of ‘Fortress, Palace, Prison’ and learning about the Tower story is an integral part of the experience.

The festival is for primary and secondary schools and is free to take part in. It includes a free pre-visit for all performers including a session, resources and CPD support from professional musicians to help you prepare your students.

Family members are given free entry on the day of your students’ performance so that they can share in the magical experience.

The songs were fantastic and the children loved learning them. What a great experience to perform at the Tower of London!

Teacher

What do teachers and students say about the festival?

In June 2018, 60 schools took part, with almost 2000 young people performing.

  • 98% of teachers felt taking part increased their students’ confidence.
  • 93% said it motivated them to practice more.
  • 88% of students said they wanted to come back to the Tower as a result.

How can my school get involved?

We will be running Teacher Information sessions at the Tower of London on:

24 January 2019, 17:00-19:00
26 January 2019, 10:00-12:00

These sessions will give you the chance to learn more about the festival and ask any questions you may have.

To book, please send an email to towermusic@hrp.org.uk.

If you would like to take part in the festival, bookings will open on 01 February 2019 and will close 01 March 2019 or when capacity is reached.

To register your interest and for more information, contact towermusic@hrp.org.uk.

Young people performing at Music at the Tower
Children playing guitars at Music at the Tower

This festival is run in partnership with Water City Music.

View of the White Tower exterior
Things to see Highlights

Marvel at the imposing White Tower, a magnificent example of Norman architecture at the heart of the Tower of London.

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

A medieval character in red emerges from the structure of the Tower of London
Families

Meet characters from the Tower of London's history, complete challenges and win badges on your Digital Mission.

Daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Georgian architect stands in Clock Court at Hampton Court Palace, looking up at the Tudor building
Families

Shh! You're invited on a special mission… meet characters from history and explore the palace with the Time Explorers app.

Daily

Hampton Court Palace

Included in palace admission (members go free)

Tower of London raven dress up cape on a white background

Tower of London raven children's dress-up cape

Become one of the Tower of London's most notorious residents with this dramatic black raven dress up children's cape. Inspired by the ravens at the Tower this fun fancy dress cape is perfect for a Halloween and dress up parties!

£19.99

Henry VIII luxury embroidered tree decoration

Henry VIII luxury embroidered tree decoration

This stunning Henry VIII tree decoration is double-sided and is beautifully handmade using metal and silk threads on a satin background with a foam filling.

£12.99

Royal Mint Remembrance Day 2017 silver proof UK £5 poppy commemorative coin

Royal Mint Remembrance Day 2017 silver proof UK £5 poppy commemorative coin

The Royal Mint Remembrance Day 2017 commemorative five pound coin is an exceptional addition to the Royal Mint’s collection and is the first official UK silver proof coin produced by the mint to commemorate Armistice Day.

£95.00