Kindergarten Concerts Captivating kindergarten concerts in staged productions are a chance for young children to experience music with all the senses.

For the young

They tell stories of mysterious sea creatures, of musicians who only play when you press a button, and of clever colonies of bees: poetic and humorous productions, first-class ensembles and wonderful melodies open the world of music to young guests. In addition to the Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg community centres also host some Kitakonzerte (nursery concerts). Moreover, pre-school groups can take an active part in selected school concerts.

Book kindergarten concerts

The school concerts go on sale at different times:

Tue, 13 June 2023, from 16:00 for concerts taking place from August to October 2023
Tue, 5 September 2023, from 16:00 for concerts taking place from November 2023 to January 2024
Tue, 7 November 2023, from 16:00 for concerts taking place from February to April 2024
Tue, 6 February 2024, from 16:00 for concerts taking place from Mai to July 2024

Ages 1–3

Catch a Sea Star
Catch a Sea Star © James Berry

Catch A Sea Star :1–3 Years

Freya Wynn-Jones soprano, stage direction
Ian Beadle baritone
May Robertson violin
Hannah Bell violin
Sam Glazer violoncello, musical direction & arrangement
Sophia Lovell-Smith stage design
Zoe Palmer libretto, associate director
Hannah Barrie puppet director
Sally Lampitt production for Seaglass Arts

Deep under the sea there lies a kingdom full of strange creatures, colours and music. Lyra and her dog sneak out of her room at night and travel to that place where the stars are reflected on the ocean floor and wonderful music by Johann Sebastian Bach can be heard. An interactive chamber opera for children aged one and over.

Fri, 16 & Mon, 19 Feb 2024 | each 9:30
Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio
Tue, 20 Feb 2024 | 9:30
Bürgerhaus Wilhelmsburg
Duration: 40 min.

A production by Seaglass Arts Ltd

Bookable from 7 November 2023

© Claudia Höhne

Obotaqua :1–3 Years

Syriab Duo
Friedrike Kayser Oboe, Englischhorn
Ibrahim Bajo kanun
Jin Lee dance
Ceren Oran concept, stage direction, choreography
Sigrid Wurzinger Ausstattung

In this musical performance, three elements come together: oboe, dance and the qanun – and that’s »Obotaqua«. The qanun is a zither that has been used in Arabic music for centuries. In the relaxed atmosphere of the Kaistudio, the instrument meets the oboe and merges with the dance to form one imaginative whole.

Mon, 29 & Tue, 30 April 2024 | each 9:30
Duration: 45 min. | Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio

A coproduction by Philharmonie Luxemburg and Elbphilharmonie Hamburg

Bookable from 6 February 2024

ImpulZ :2+

Romeo Lothy Bampende dance
Youri Van Uffelen sound design, music, stage
Anke Zijlstra stage direction, choreographie, concept

Strange instruments are standing on the stage. They only begin to play when someone presses a button. And the dancer can only move when the music starts. ImpulZ is a humorous, interactive dance performance in which the audience takes control. Who is responding here to whom?

Thu, 23 & Fri, 24 Nov 2024 | each 9:30 Uhr
Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio
Mon, 27 Nov 2024 | 9:30
Duration: 40 min.

A production by Theater de Spiegel

Bookable from 5 September 2023

Ages 3–6

Kribbel :3–5 Years

Tiemo Wang vocals, violin
Vitaly Medvedev percussion, dance
Milang Lie Meeuw Lew dance, voice
Caecilia Thunnissen stage direction
Leonard Evers composition

A tickling in the tummy slips out of the body, creeps into the marimbaphone and crawls over guitar strings. »Kribbel« is a poetic concert production in between dance, music and voice, featuring a new composition by Leonard Evers.

Fri, 12 & Mon 15 Jan 2024 | each 9:30 & 11:30
Duration: approx. 40 Min. | Elbphilharmonie Recital Hall

A production by Oorkaan

Bookable from 5 September 2023

BZZZ © Mosaicollective

BZZZ :3–5 Years

Elena La Conte 
Flöte, Gesang, Percussion, Komposition
Elide Gramegna illustrator
Kristina van de Sand violin, viola, vocals, percussion, composition
Bárbara Faustino choreographie, dance

Bees don’t just pollinate plants. They can also produce sounds with their wings and communicate through dance. Together, they are better protected against enemies and natural phenomena. With music, dance and projections, the Mosaicollective ensemble makes it possible to experience the world of these clever creatures – and shows what we can learn from them.

Fri, 25 & Mon, 28 Aug 2023 | each 9:30 & 11:15
Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio
Tue, 29 Aug 2023 | 9:30 & 11:15
Bürgerhaus Bornheide
Duration: approx. 45 Min.

Bookable by 13 June 2023

kleinLAUT :3–5 Years

Kady Evanyshyn mezzo-soprano
Maria Rallo Muguruza viola
Fabian Otten drums
N.N.  Figurenspiel
Ariel Doron stage direction
Anni-Josephine Enders props
Linda Bichlmeier assistant director

Look how the stage comes to life: they bow, they pluck and they hum – what mischief are the colourful figures up to? A music theatre performance for everyone – young or old, quiet or loud – with music by Sergei Prokofiev, Henri Vieuxtemps and Dmitri Shostakovich.

Mon, 6 – Wed, 8 Nov 2023 | each 9:30 & 11:15
Duration: approx. 45 Min. | Elbphilharmonie Kaistudio

In cooperation with Staatsoper Hamburg

Bookable from 5 September 2023


Click‘n Drums

Quatuor Beat

Four strange travellers appear. Who are they? And what is it about those mysterious glasses they’re fighting about? In »Click’n Drums« with the virtuosic French percussion ensemble Quatuor Beat, it’s all about the rhythm. The four musicians drum, run, dance and clap – and perform music by a composer you wouldn’t normally associate with percussion: Johann Sebastian Bach.

Fri, 8 & Mon, 11 September 2023 | each 9:30 & 11:30
Duration: approx. 60 min. | Elbphilharmonie Recital Hall

Bookable from 13 June 2023

Geschöpft! © Mauricio Bustamante


Lin Chen percussion
Lini Gong vocals
Heike Klockmeier puppeteer
Stephan von Löwis of Menar idea, concept

»Geschöpft« takes the audience away to the wonderful sound world of China. There, legend has it, a woman with a snake tail – Nü Wua – created animals and people, and fought fires and floods, in the distant past. The story is brought to life with Lin’s instruments, Lini’s wonderful voice and Heike’s puppetry.

Fri, 8 & Mon, 11 Mar 2024 | each 9:30 & 11:00
Duration: approx. 45 min. | Elbphilharmonie Recital Hall

A production by KinderKinder e.V.
With the support of GALENpharma

Bookable from 7 November 2023