Music in the Round



Music in the Round is an Arts Council England (ACE) National Portfolio Organisation, funded to deliver and develop annual concert series in Sheffield, Barnsley and Doncaster, the May Festival in Sheffield, and a national programme which supports a network of venues to present high-quality chamber music in areas where there is little or no other provision.

Our funding agreement as an NPO runs from April 2015 until March 2018. 

The Mayfield Valley Arts Trust  (MVAT) continues the generous support it has given us from the first Beethoven Festival in 1984 in Sheffield, focusing since 2008 on our Music in the Community learning and participation programme. MVAT also supported the extension in the seating capacity of the Crucible Studio in 1994 and the purchase of our Steinway piano. Our current three-year funding agreement with MVAT finishes in 2016.

Sheffield City Council supports Music in the Round on an ongoing basis.

We apply to local and national trusts and foundations every year to support particular projects, events and activities. 

In 2015/16 we are particularly grateful for the support of the following trusts and foundations towards our learning and participation programme, Music in the Community and our Barnsley and Doncaster series:

The Andrew McEwan Fund

The Lindsay Foundation

Shaw Lands Trust

Garfield Weston Foundation

PRS For Music Foundation

Sheffield Church Burgesses

Sheffield Town Trust

The Liz & Terry Bramall Foundation

A Legacy payment from Miss D.R Kurzman awarded by Arts Council England


All you need to know, right here.
All you need to know, right here.
Arts Award
Arts Award

Music in the Round is an Arts Award supporter. Find out more here.

Learn the Songs & Buy the CD!
Learn the Songs & Buy the CD!

Buy cds for children's concerts in our online shop.

Keychange Pledge
Keychange Pledge

We have taken the Keychange Pledge, taking action to represent the underrepresented.