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Saturday 4 November 2023, 3pm

Out of this World: A Family Concert

Out of this World: A Family Concert

Presented by Saffron Hall

The Halle Orchestra on performing on stage at Bridgewater Hall with Sir Mark Elder conducting

Let your imagination take flight as we join the Hallé and friends for a family concert that soars into galaxies far far away.

Featuring excerpts from the most famous space soundtrack of them all – Star Wars – there are also awe-inspiring sounds from 2001: A Space Odyssey and starry music celebrating the wonder of the night sky. Closer to home, you might also be spooked and surprised along the way by myths and legends from our own planet; a ghostly fiddler, a flame-coloured bird from Russian folklore and trolls from the Norwegian mountains. An unforgettable journey powered by the thrilling sounds of a full symphony orchestra.

Performance information

Running time

1 hour 10 minutes

Content warnings

Age Guidance 4+

This event is not recommended for children under 4 years old

Booking information

Seating style

This event has tiered stalls and balcony seating


Under 25s can purchase half price tickets for this show.

Infants ticket policy

Children aged 24 months and under may sit on another guest’s lap and do not require their own ticket


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this event

Programme and performers


  • Richard Strauss Opening of 'Also sprach Zarathustra' 2 mins
  • Edvard Grieg In the Hall of the Mountain King 2 mins
  • Ari Pulkkinen Angry Birds 3 mins
  • Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky 'Waltz' from Swan Lake 6 mins
  • Augusta Holmès La Nuit et l'amour 3 mins
  • Camille Saint-Saëns Danse Macabre 4 mins
  • John Williams 'The Imperial March' from Star Wars 5 mins
  • Igor Stravinsky 'Berceuse' & 'Finale' from Firebird Suite 6 mins
  • John Williams 'Main Title' from Star Wars 5 mins


  • Hallé Orchestra
  • Euan Shields conductor
  • Ruth Rosales presenter

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Information for your visit

Saturday 4 November 2023, 3pm


All timings are approximate and will be updated closer to the show date. Please check the website on the day of the performance for up-to-date information.

Latecomers can usually be admitted at a suitable gap within the performance.

When to arrive

2pm - 2.45pm
We have over 400 free parking spots for anyone driving.

Foyer opens

Enjoy a drink at the bar before the auditorium opens.

Auditorium opens

Get your tickets ready for checking, find your seats, sit back and relax.

Show starts

This event will run through for 70mins without an interval

Show ends

4.10pm (approx)

Content warnings

Age Guidance 4+

This event is not recommended for children under 4 years old


Saffron Hall

Audley End Road, Saffron Walden, Essex, CB11 4UH


Shuttle bus

The shuttle bus won't be running for this performance
More info

Additional information


For this event, you're welcome to bring drinks purchased from our bar into the event with you.


We are unable to allow any bags into the performance space which are larger than a hand bag or small backpack. Unfortunately our cloakroom will not be in operation.

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Exterior of Saffron Hall showing the Saffron Walden County High School and Saffron Hall signs next to each other

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Light floods through the windows of the auditorium on to the blue theatre seats


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