The costs for 2019 are yet to be confirmed, but are unlikely to change very much from this year.  These were the costs for 2018:

Type of Accommodation Cost (adult) Notes
Full board £665 Includes bed, breakfast, 2 course lunch, 3 course evening meal and morning coffee.
Dinner, bed and breakfast £565 Includes bed, breakfast, 3 course evening meal and morning coffee.
Bed and breakfast £435 Includes bed and breakfast and morning coffee

Children under 5 are free.  For children aged 5 to 9 the cost is 40% of the full price, and for children aged 10 to 14 it is 60%.

We offer a student discount for those in full-time education. We may be able to be flexible if you can’t stay for the whole week (depending on availability).


£126 for the full week (includes morning tea / coffee).

Half price for under 18s.

Camping costs

Costs for the campsite in 2018 (taken from the Rydal Hall website – per person per pitch per night inclusive of use of showers and toilets) were:

Adults per night
Children age 3-17 per night
Children under 3
Car per night
Dog per night
Gazebo, dining shelter, per night
1 night
2-3 nights (per night)

For 2019’s prices you will need to get in touch with Rydal Hall directly.  Click here for Rydal Hall’s website.  Note that you need to book and pay for camping / Eco-Pods yourself; the orchestra doesn’t organise this bit!

In the same way as for non-residents, if you choose to camp and you would like to play in the orchestra as well, you will need to pay £126 for the week’s rehearsals (includes morning coffee, and half price for under 18s).


We accept cheques, bank transfers, and direct debit.  You can spread the cost over the months leading up to the course if you prefer.

Key dates for payments are:

  • Deposit by 31st March 2019.  For residents this is £100, for non-residents £25.
  • Full balance by 30th June 2019.