Over the years, the magical Candlelight Summer Series has illuminated cities across the UK. Cardiff, London, Manchester and more continue to host these enchanting concerts every year to dazzle audiences with stunning live music and a sea of flickering candles. This summer, Candlelight will be taking its magic to beloved holiday destinations across Great Britain to provide audiences with an unmissable summer evening plan to remember.
This summer, stunning venues in Plymouth and Southampton will be lighting up thanks to these unforgettable candlelit concerts. A string quartet will be putting their personal touch on the stunning scores composed by Hans Zimmer, Coldplay’s greatest hits, and more while surrounded by hundreds of glowing candles. Describing British weather at summertime as unpredictable is an understatement, but you can bank on this sensational Candlelight concert being an experience you’ll want to relive again and again.
The National Marine Aquarium
On 10 June, Plymouth National Marine Aquarium sets the scene for one-of-a-kind tributes, starting with legendary composer Hans Zimmer‘s best works. As the UK’s largest aquarium, this remarkable venue is home to hundreds of species of sea life including sharks, jellyfish, turtles, stingrays and tropical fish. As you gaze in awe at these magnificent creatures, you’ll hear scores from iconic films as well as bangers from legendary bands including ABBA, Queen and Coldplay. Get ready to relax among hundreds of glimmering candles while the moving melodies of a string quartet wash over you inside this breathtaking Plymouth venue.
Market Hall Dome
A talented string quartet is taking to the candlelit stage at this impressive venue in Plymouth. Boasting a 15m immersive dome, visiting the Market Hall Dome is a world-class experience. As well as hosting exciting events and experiences for all ages, Market Hall dome’s historic building also offers bright co-working spaces and facilities for artists and businesses. Relive some of your favourite movie moments at tributes to the likes of Joe Hisaishi and Hans Zimmer.
The Southampton City Art Gallery
The southern port city is a popular vacationing spot, perhaps best known internationally for the launch of RMS Titanic. This summer, it will also be synonymous with Candlelight concerts that are taking over The Southampton City Art Gallery. Located in the city’s Cultural Quartier, the art gallery currently houses over 5,300 works of fine art from the Renaissance to the present day. A place that is brimming with art and culture in every nook and cranny, it’s perfect for intimate candlelit tributes to great contemporary artists in the likes of Hans Zimmer and Coldplay. Sit back, relax and let yourself be swept away by twinkling lights.
Experience a summer plan like never before thanks to the unforgettable Candlelight Summer Series. A gifted string quartet will be working their magic on Hans Zimmer’s most iconic works and more while the flicker of candlelight dances to the soothing sounds of music on strings.
With two back-to-back performances scheduled on the evening, one at 6:30 pm and another at 8:30 pm, you can choose a show that suits you best. These spellbinding concerts last 60 mesmerising minutes and doors open 30 minutes before the show is due to start.