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Holiday Programme

Show off some cool moves accompanied by your very own funky beats: the Elbphilharmonie’s holiday workshops offer lots of different ways for children and young people to be creative.


The three workshops in the Elbphilharmonie’s holiday programme give children and adolescents aged six and above the opportunity to try their hand at music, rhythm and dance. The workshops take place in the Elbphilharmonie Kaistudios, at Kampnagel and in various Hamburg districts.


phone: +49 40 357 666 336 (Mon–Fri; 12:00–15:00)

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Elbphilharmonie Summer

for children aged 8 to 12

Summer break for the Elbphilharmonie? Not a chance! For four weeks in August, jazz, world music, classical music and film scores await guests in the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall.

A five-day holiday course in the World of Instruments runs parallel to the summer festival from 7 to 11 August. Participants are invited to explore various orchestral and world music instruments extensively, to learn how to compose using instruments and tablets, and, of course, to play music together. The end of the course is celebrated with a final performance.

Participation fee: €25.00

Workshops in the Elbphilharmonie Kaistudios
7–11 August 2017 / 09:00–13:30

Elbphilharmonie Sommer

Registration opens on 15 February

Tel: +49 40 357 666 66

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Klassiko Bläsertage / Windy Days

Ages 6+

How much air does a trumpeter need? Why does the flute have holes? And how long is the tube of the tuba? In »Klassiko Bläsertage«, children experience the wind instruments of the orchestra first-hand. The workshop participants are given an introduction to wind instruments by the musicians of the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra. Following this, the children can roll up their sleeves and build their own wind instrument under professional guidance. These unique instruments are then given a trial run and can be taken home at the end of the workshop.

Workshops in the Kaistudios
10–13 Mar 2017 / 10:00–15:00

Supported by the Hubertus Wald Stiftung

Workshops in the Kaistudios

Registration no longer possible!

Kreativ Camp

Ages 15+

Spending a week with like-minded young people, exchanging ideas, testing limits and working together to develop a performance project with musicians, choreographers and other artists: this is what the »Salām Syria« Kreativ Camp is all about. In focus: the rich – and currently threatened – culture of Syria. Running parallel to the Elbphilharmonie festival »Salām Syria«, the camp aims to investigate Syria's culture and its equally threatened residents; participants communicate their findings in present day language though music, dance and other arts.

  • Participation open to all
  • Particularly suitable for teenagers and young adults from Hamburg, Syria and all over
  • Results of the workshop will be presented alongside professional artists in a final concert open to the public
  • No previous knowledge required
  • Musical instruments will be provided; private musical instrument may be brought along

Professional musicians, dancers and live painting (similar to interactive cartoon drawing) artists guide the participants and open new worlds to them. There are no limitations on artistic freedom of expression:

Firas Hassan – percussion
Kinan Idnawi – oud
Kevork Mourad – live painting
Friederike Lampert – choreography
Anke Fischer – music education

In cooperation with K3 - Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg.

Workshops in the Kaistudios

Registration no longer possible!

Workshops in the Elbphilharmonie Kaistudios and at Kampnagel

13–17 Mar 2017 / 11:00–17:00

Final Performance in Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio 1

18 Mar 2017 / 19:30

More about the »Salām Syria« festival

Kreativ BeatObsession

Ages 10+

Find the right beat for your life! In the popular holiday workshop »Kreativ BeatObsession«, children and young people have the chance to discover their real talents and express themselves through cool rhythms. This week-long beat experimentation is led by professional drummers. Besides percussion, workshop participants also learn about how to create rhythms with everyday objects and their own bodies.

Kreativ BeatObsession I

Workshops in various Hamburg districts
17–20 Oct 2016

Kreativ BeatObsession II

Workshops in various Hamburg districts and the Kaistudios
6–9 Mar 2017

Supported by Hamburger Volksbank

In cooperation with Begegnungsstätte Bergstedt e.V., Freie Kulturinitiative Jenfeld e.V., Kinderkulturhaus Lohbrügge, KL!CK Kindermuseum Hamburg, SME e.V. Jugendhilfezentrum and Stadtteilkulturzentrum Eidelstedter Bürgerhaus.

BeatObsession © Claudia Höhne

Registration no longer possible!