Royal Northern Sinfonia (RNS) present the all-time family favourite, Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, on Saturday, February 8 as part of their Classics 4 Kids series.

The performance – complete with cuddly cats, dippy ducks, bossy birds and grumpy grandads – take place at Sage Gateshead at 2pm.

Each character of the famous story is represented by an instrument in the orchestra, taking the audience along on Peter’s adventures in the meadow and through the forest, all whilst learning about the different sounds of the instruments. The programme will also include excerpts from Beethoven’s ‘Pastoral’ Symphony.

Eleanor Mooney (presenter) returns by popular demand, after narrating We’re Going on a Bear Hunt with the orchestra at Christmas, to narrate Prokofiev’s popular tale and encourage audience participation.

Before the concert there will be free crafts and activities on Sage Gateshead’s Concourse from 1.15pm, including animal themed crafts, instrument demonstrations with members of Royal Northern Sinfonia, and the chance to have a go at the instruments too.

As part of accessible programming at Sage Gateshead, this performance will be BSL Interpreted by signer Paul Whittaker, and tickets can be booked via text phone of the Next Generation Text Service app.

The performance is most suited to children aged 5+ and their families, but all are welcome. 

Tickets are available at, or from their Box Office in person or on 0191 443 4661.