When

  • Start date: 01 July 2017
  • End date: 07 July 2017

Ticketing info

Included in palace admission

Water City Music at the Tower is a seven day festival of music and song performed by orchestras, bands and choirs of young people from local London schools.

During the first week of July the atmosphere of the Tower will be lifted by the sound of music when over one thousand young people will come to perform for our visitors, transforming the atmosphere of this famously macabre site.

The festival is designed to provide inspiration to young performers, connecting them to their local history and community through music, as well as providing joyful, high quality entertainment for our thousands of visitors.

A mixture of contemporary and traditional music will be performed relating to the theme of Fortress, Palace, Prison (historically the main functions of the Tower).

Performances will take place from 12:00-15:00 each day on a main stage in the shadows of the White Tower, and other stages on the Bowling Green (near the Tower’s main entrance), and outside the Tower’s wall on the Wharf.

We have created the festival in partnership with Water City Music with additional support from the Aspinwall Education Trust and the Loveday Trust. Musical direction is led by renowned Violinist, Michael Bochmann of Water City Music.

Explore & play together in our multi-sensory sessions for under 5's.

Selected dates

Kensington Palace

Special commemorative firings that take place on the Gun Park located on the Wharf.

Friday 2 June, Saturday 10 June, Saturday 17 June, Tuesday 14 November

Tower of London

The stunning gardens of Hampton Court Palace will be the setting for a unique cinematic experience this summer.

21 July - 19 August 2017

Hampton Court Palace