Each two-hour session explores traditional Javanese repertoire but can be tailored to your specific needs to include composition and performing with an expert tutor. A range of special needs can also be accommodated.
These sessions are great for primary and secondary schools (particularly KS3 & KS4), colleges and universities, family get-togethers and birthday celebrations.
No previous musical experience is necessary, just a willingness to take off your shoes and have fun. Playing gamelan can inspire self-confidence, improve coordination, encourage team-building, and enhance listening skills.
In 1987, Southbank Centre was privileged to receive a beautiful Javanese percussion orchestra called gamelan. This was a remarkable gift from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia to the people of the UK as a gesture of friendship.
As is the case with many important gamelan ensembles, ours was named 'Kyai Lebdha Jiwa' or 'The Venerable Spirit of Perfection'.
For ages 6+
Dates & Times
Spring 2018: Tue 9 Jan – Thu 29 Mar 2018
Available sessions: Tuesdays (2pm), Wednesdays (10.30am) and Thursdays (10.30am & 2pm)
Workshops can be arranged on other dates and times subject to tutor availability.
For all queries regarding gamelan at Southbank Centre, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 020 7921 0767.
£195 per group + £3 transaction fee.
Please note: these workshops are not available to book online. To book, call our group ticket line on 020 7960 4225 (Monday – Friday, 9.30am – 5.30pm).
For visitors with prams, buggies and wheelchairs, or requiring step-free access to the Gamelan Room please go to the Welcome Hub on Level 2 Green Side of Royal Festival Hall, where our Visitor Experience team are happy to assist you.