Robin Hood Youth Orchestra


From classical to popular music, folk, jazz, Bollywood and more - the Robin Hood Youth Orchestra is an exciting, evolving ensemble that plays a diverse range of musical styles & genres. RHYO performs at unique venues around the country & even abroad and is the perfect place to play music, make friends & lifelong memories.

Join RHYO!

For 11 - 19 year olds in Nottingham City who can play their instruments from around grade 4 to diploma standard. If you're interested in finding out more, email or download the flyer below.

RHYO Flyer

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When & Where:

RHYO rehearses every Saturday morning from 9 am- 12.30 pm during term-time at The Space at Nottingham Contemporary. 

Getting Here:

Nottingham Contemporary: Weekday Cross, Nottingham NG1 2GB

Nottingham Contemporary is centrally located in Nottingham City Centre, only a few minutes walk from Broadmarsh Shopping Centre. The easiest way to get to the venue is by tram. The closest stop is the Lace Market Tram Stop.

The nearest car park is Lace Market (NG1 1QE).

For all current RHYO members, don't forget to check the RHYO Noticeboard to stay up to date on all things RHYO!

All new and returning members need to fill out the enrolment form. Please click the button below to fill out the form for 2022-23.

Ensemble Fees

For young people who live in the city and/or study in a city state school, the annual cost of joining any music hub ensemble is £54 (£15 concessions). Please note that you only have to pay one annual fee but can be part of more than one Music Hub ensemble (for example, your child may play in RHYO InterConnect as well as Guitar Connect but just pay the ensemble fee ONCE).

For all other young people, please note that the annual cost of joining a music hub ensemble is £110.

Nottingham Music Hub is committed to making its activities as inclusive and accessible as possible. We are able to offer discounted rates and support for pupils/families who wish to access our ensembles. The application form, available for download below, outlines eligibility criteria and subsidised rates for ensemble fees. Please complete the form and return with any supporting evidence requested to

If you do not meet the criteria outlined but are experiencing financial difficulty, a reduced ensemble subscription may still be applicable.

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Not even a pandemic stopped RHYO from making music: watch players from RHYO tell their story of making music throughout the lockdown year...

This fantastic VLOG was featured on Notts TV! Watch our very own RHYO members talk about the film here (five minutes into the clip).

Exciting Partnerships & Performances

RHYO works closely with many fantastic musicians and venues. See below performances of Fire Track, with incredible tabla player Durgesh Parmar, and Into the Unknown, a collaboration with the Jugendorchester Stadt Karlsruhe, the youth orchestra from Karlsruhe, Germany that RHYO has a close partnership with, giving players the chance to travel, rehearse and perform with amazing musicians across Europe.

To hear more, see the RHYO playlist on the music hub YouTube channel:

RHYO is funded for pupils in city schools, and while the orchestra welcomes members from the wider Nottingham area, if there is a shortage of spaces, preference will be given to young people from Nottingham City state schools.

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