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Holiday Programme

Show off some cool moves accompanied by your very own funky beats: three Elbphilharmonie 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)

Kreativ BeatObsession

For Children Aged 10 and Above and Teenagers

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.

Workshops in the Spring Break
5–8 March 2018
Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio and Hamburg Localities

Kindly supported by the Hamburger Volksbank

In cooperation with Begegnungsstätte Bergstedt, Eidelstedter Bürgerhaus, Freie Kulturinitiative Jenfeld, KiKu Lohbrügge, Kl!ck Kindermuseum, SME e.V.



All »Kreativ BeatObsession« dates are already sold out.

Free participation.

Klassiko Bläsertag / Windy Day

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.

One-Day Workshops in the Autumn Break
19/20/21/22 October 2017, 10:00–15:00
Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio

Supported by the Hubertus Wald Stiftung

Workshops in the Kaistudios

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 Kreativ Camp – this year divided into two teams – for school pupils and young people is all about.

It’s all about jazz in the music part of the camp – a diverse genre of music with many different styles, developed from roots in blues and ragtime. Music sessions are given by experienced jazzers, headed by Israeli star pianist, Yaron Herman. Participants should be able to play a musical instrument or sing. In the dance division, courses concentrating on improvisation and expression are taught by a professional choreographer; previous knowledge is not a requirement here.

A performance brings both teams together on stage. And as a grand finale, all participants attend a concert featuring Yaron Herman in the Elbphilharmonie Grand Hall as part of Herman’s »Reflector« weekend.

Workshops in the Spring Break
5–10 March 2018
Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio

In cooperation with K3 – Zentrum für Choreographie | Tanzplan Hamburg

Workshops in the Kaistudios


All »Kreativ Camp« dates are already sold out.

Free participation.

Klassiko Saitentag / String Day

Ages 6-14

What is a frog and where are the pegs? How low can a double bass and how high can a violin play? And what happens when a string breaks in the middle of the concert? Musicians from Ensemble Resonanz answer all these questions and more, when they explain everything about their instruments and their characteristcs in a one-day workshop as part of the »String Days«.

A future career as string player is then no longer so difficult to fathom: during the workshop, participating children build their own instruments, learn the basics of playing and then can take them home.

Please note that this workshop is intended for children only.

One-Day Workshops in the Spring Break
16/17/18 March 2018,10:00–15:00
Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio

Supported by the Hubertus Wald Stiftung

Klassiko Saitentage


All String Day dates are already sold out.

Participation fee: €5.00