FUNharmonics: The Snail and the Whale

‘“The sea is deep and the world is wide! How I long to sail,” said the tiny snail.’

When the snail meets an enormous humpback whale, the unlikely pair travel together on a life-changing aquatic adventure around the world. They encounter towering icebergs, starlit seas and fiery mountains, but then disaster strikes! Can the minuscule snail save her gigantic friend?

Based on the wonderful book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the LPO performs The Snail and the Whale with the Magic Light Pictures film on the big screen, plus other orchestral treats along the way, presented by Lucy Hollins.

Suitable for ages 5 and above.

What is a FUNharmonics concert?

FUNharmonics family concerts are the perfect way to introduce the joy of classical music to the whole family. Concerts start at 12 noon, are one hour long, and are especially designed for children. Each concert is fast-paced and includes a presenter on stage, who breaks down the music or tells a story to keep our youngest audience members engaged and enthralled. There is also a big screen showing images projected behind the Orchestra, and always plenty of audience participation to get everyone joining in!

Make a day of your visit

Your concert ticket includes the opportunity to take part in a fabulous array of free musical activities in the foyer spaces at the Royal Festival Hall before the concert begins, so the whole family can make a day of your visit. This could include drop-in interactive workshops exploring the themes of the concert, fun singing workshops, and our extremely popular “Have a Go” sessions, where children can try out instruments of the orchestra. Watch this space for more information when activities are announced.

Activities take place from 10.00–11.45am and are free to concert ticket holders.

Workshops suitable for any age; Have a Go suitable for 6+

All pre-concert activities are subject to availability. We recommend arriving early to avoid the longest queues.

Sun 23 Mar 2025, 12.00pm

London, Royal Festival Hall

Tickets £8 - £24

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