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Family Prom

The Carnival of the Animals and other Zoological Friends…

Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra
Michael Bell MBE -
Josie d'Arby - Narrator

THE Family Prom is back at St David’s Hall on Sunday 22 July at 3pm, and this time we are celebrating the wonders of the animal kingdom! 

Tails, scales, paws or claws – this captivating concert is a perfect introduction to the orchestra and its instruments! Whether feathered or furry, cute and cuddly, or feisty and fierce; all creatures great and small are covered in this powerful performance from Cardiff Philharmonic Orchestra. 

Saint-Saëns’ famous Carnival of the Animals forms a fascinating centre-piece to the programme as the music evokes images of beastly bears, crazy kangaroos and enormous elephants all rampaging across the stage at the National Concert Hall of Wales! Plus, opening and closing this really wild show are family favourites from The Lion King and The Jungle Book. 

Special guest narrator for the afternoon is the beloved and charismatic children’s TV presenter, Josie d’Arby. There’s also a lot of fun pre-concert activities from 1pm in the foyers including face-painting, hula-hooping, photo ops, instrument demonstrations and live performances on the front entrance steps and on the Level 3 stage. 

This family-friendly concert has been specially developed for the Welsh Proms by the Arts Active team at St David’s Hall, and is the ideal introduction for young people to the joy of classical music. 

…but be warned – DO NOT FEED THE ANIMALS!!!

Check out our Q&A - Family Prom with David Baxter and Rosey Brown.

Picture: Josie d'Arby 



The Lion King (Medley)

Carnival of the Animals  - Part 1

Introduction & Royal March of the Lion

Hens & Cocks

Wild Donkeys


Three Bears

Carnival of the Animals – Part 2





Characters with Long Ears



Cat Duet

Carnival of the Animals – Part 3





Jungle Book (Medley) – Encore


Standard Price £11.50
5 - 16 years old £7.50 each
Under 5s  FREE - a ticket is still required

Plus an optional £1 postage charge for tickets to be posted. 

Book now
13.30  Bars open - soft drinks, hot beverages and snacks available  
15.00  START 
NONE  Interval
16.15 tbc   FINISH                                                               

PLEASE NOTE: Running times are approximate and supplied for guidance only.  They may be subject to change.