Summer of Music: Cobweb Orchestra

Listen to the enchanting music of the Cobweb Orchestra as they play a range of classical symphonies in the stunning setting of the Gibside Orangery. It’s the perfect way to spend a peaceful afternoon.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Join us for live music in the Orangery and take in the sights and smells of spring surrounded by the beautiful orangery flowers. The Cobweb Orchestra is a regional network of local community groups. With up to forty members, expect to hear symphonies by the likes of Tchaikovsky and Haydn, as well as works by Elgar and Rimsky-Korsakov. Bring your picnic and relax as you hear some classical favourites.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges


Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
1 adult, 2 children £19.80 £18.00
Group Adult N/A £9.00
Group Child N/A £4.50

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

For Gibside summer nights (3 May-14 September), it's free entry for National Trust members or normal admission charges apply (including to the cafe / pub).

The basics

Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Bring your picnic as well as a folding chair or picnic blanket.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
26 May 2019 13:00 - 16:00 Available

Contact Info

Call 01207 541820

Upcoming events

Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt

Mon 22 Apr 2019
Little Mary Eleanor Bowes, who grew up at Gibside in the 18th century, loved unusual plants. She collected brightly coloured plants and fragrant flowers to fill her own childhood garden. Follow in her footsteps to find the finest spring flowers.

Route to relaxation

Mon 22 Apr 2019
The route to relaxation walk is all about finding some quiet time to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of spring.

Health Walk

Wed 24 Apr 2019
Join in and take part in a weekly, short, free health walk and head off for a relaxing stroll around this 18th century landscape garden. Perfect for some 'me' time.

Gibside Sewing Group

Thu 25 Apr 2019
Whether you are new to sewing or have been doing it as long as you can remember, the Gibside Sewing Group meet weekly and everyone is welcome.

Gibside walking group

Thu 25 Apr 2019
Join in with the walking group for a longer walk around the 18th century landscape of Gibside. Take the chance to explore a little and you might discover something new. The walking group meets weekly on Thursday at 10.30am.

History talk

Fri 26 Apr 2019
History talks give you a taste of Gibside's past. There are 6 topics to hear about: George Bowes, Mary Eleanor Bowes, the Stables, Coal, the chapel and Gibside's timeline.