Take part in Water City Music at the Tower 2020

Could your school be making music at the Tower?

Help us transform the sound of the Tower with performances from choirs and bands from across London.

Water City Music at the Tower is a week-long festival taking place on 22 - 28 June 2020.

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 each song brings a piece of the Tower’s history to life.

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.

“Great songs and opportunity. Well organised and communicated. The children had fun.”

Teacher, Music at the Tower 2019

What do teachers and students say about the festival?

In June 2019, 65 schools took part, with almost 2000 young people performing.

  • 100% of teachers surveyed said their students enjoyed the experience
  • 100% of teachers felt taking part increased their students’ confidence.
  • 95% said it made students more interested in music.

How can my school apply?

If you’d like to find out more, join us for one of our Teacher Information Sessions on the following dates:

  • 30 January 2020 at 17:00
  • 1 February 2020 at 10:00

Book your place at one of the sessions by contacting us at [email protected].

If you would like to take part in the festival, bookings will open on 05 February 2020 and will close 06 March 2020 or when capacity is reached.

To register your interest and for more information, contact [email protected].

Students participating in the Music at the Tower festival at the Tower of London
Children playing guitars at the Music at the Tower festival at the Tower of London

This festival is run in partnership with Water City Music.

Sculpture of a polar bear
Things to see

Discover why exotic animals were kept at the Tower of London and see how they lived in the Royal Menagerie.

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)

View of the White Tower exterior
Things to see

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)

Exterior view of the White Tower and the lawn taken from the south by the Wakefield Tower
Families Things to see

Shoot arrows, assemble firearms and brandish a sword in this exciting, hands-on experience in the White Tower.

Open daily

Tower of London

Included in palace admission (members go free)