Rehearsals for the 2022/23 season continue to be based at the Ray Gray Centre, NE6 4UH. 

Rehearsal Schedule

Please see below for the rehearsal schedule, location maps, music listings, membership policy, joining procedure. Rehearsals at the Ray Gray Centre will be 7:30-9:30pm with a 10 min break, players to arrive no earlier than 7:15 pm. Unfortunately we are unable to provide tea/coffee at the moment so please bring your own drink if you need one.

Members please ensure you sign up to our GDPR compliant mailing system (MailChimp). The mailer will be used for rehearsal and concert information. Sign up link: . 

Why not also join our facebook group NTO Social?

Please note that this rehearsal schedule can be subject to change. Changes will be circulated on email and announced at rehearsals.

Before Coffee
After Coffee
Sep 12 2022

First rehearsal of term

Oct 03 2022

AGM 8:30

Oct 24 2022

No rehearsal (half term break)

Oct 31 2022


Nov 26 2022

Saturday afternoon rehearsal (Kings Hall)

Nov 28 2022

No rehearsal. Winter Break starts

Jan 09 2023

Spring season rehearsals start

Feb 20 2023

No rehearsal (half term)

Mar 25 2023

Pre-concert rehearsal -afternoon (Newcastle Cathedral)

Mar 27 2023

No rehearsal . Spring break starts

Apr 17 2023

Summer season rehearsals start

May 01 2023

There will be a rehearsal

May 29 2023

No rehearsal (half term)

Jul 01 2023

Pre concert rehearsal (afternoon) venue TBC

Jul 03 2023

No rehearsal. Summer break starts

Please note that this schedule can be subject to change. All changes will be circulated on email and announced at rehearsals.

Rehearsal Location

Ray Gray Community Centre

Stotts Road

Newcastle -upon-Tyne


We have permission to use the carpark for the football club across the road. Please reserve spaces nearer to the Ray Gray Centre for those with large instruments.

Fancy a tryout?

Do you play the Viola or Percussion? NTO is looking for good (Grade 8 standard) players to start in the Summer term. Please contact the secretary on

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