The University of Liverpool’s new state-of-the-art Yoko Ono Centre performance space, opening Spring 2022, will offer students and the public a world-class teaching and performance experience.

To give community music organisations across Merseyside the opportunity to develop and thrive in the new space, The University is inviting a callout for affiliate status in its 400-seat Tung Auditorium.

The Tung Auditorium is designed to optimise acoustics, and will offer performance capabilities ranging from chamber music and vocal groups to electro-acoustic and up to a 70-piece orchestra.

Dr Helen Thomas, Artistic Coordinator and Public Engagement Officer in the University’s Department of Music, said: “We are looking for community music organisations that can develop and prosper in the new space.

“Affiliate organisations will be offered up to three, weekend, public concerts per annum on a box office split deal.  They will benefit from a unique package that includes house lighting, stage furniture, backstage facilities, Front of House staffing, and a full marketing package

“There isn’t another venue of this size and capability in the region so, for the right organisations, this offers an exciting opportunity for high-quality music-making.

“In return, we are looking for organisations that can offer imaginative ideas to campus.

“These might include contributions to learning and teaching and research that enhance the student experience on campus, and help to engage the local community.”

Applications are open through a process of competitive tendering in the opening season/year, and must be received by noon on 6 September 2021.

Shortlisted organisations will be invited to tour the Tung Auditorium in the early Autumn.

To apply for affiliate status, click here.

Click here for more information on the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre and the Tung Auditorium.

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