Update 14 December: In line with government guidance, the Tower of London will be closed from 16 December.
Water City Music at the Tower is a week-long festival where choirs and bands from schools across London come to perform for visitors at the Tower.
Sadly, due to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, our 2020 festival had to be cancelled. However, in a refusal to be silenced entirely, some students took part in a virtual choir instead, produced by Water City Music. This film certainly lifted our spirits at the Tower.
We hope to be able to bring the festival back to the Tower in the future.
London school groups are invited to perform at the Tower as part of choirs, instrumental groups and bands across three stages set within the iconic Tower location. All the music is connected to the Tower's history as a fortress, palace and prison.
The festival is for primary and secondary schools and is free to take part in. It includes a visit to the Tower for all performers including a session, resources and CPD support from professional musicians to help you prepare your students.
Family members are given free entry on the day of their child’s performance so that they can share in the magical experience.
In June 2019, 65 schools took part, with almost 2000 young people performing.