A band playing outside


Paraorchestra brings a high-energy wind and brass band and a troupe of dancers to the streets of Bradford for a rip-roaring music parade of kaleidoscopic pop-karaoke classics – think Fatboy Slim meets Kate Bush meets Basement Jaxx.

You're invited to dance and sing along in a magnificent, cacophonous, communal karaoke – a ‘massaoke’!
SMOOSH! is free, inclusive, and family-friendly. No booking required – just turn up and get involved!

Part of BD:Festival

Paraorchestra with Charles Hazlewood

Composed by Emma-Jean Thackray
Directed by Charles Hazlewood
Original Choreography by Tom Jackson Greaves with Beth Hinton-Lever
Associate Choreographer Gareth Mole

As a Registered Charity (number 1163725) Paraorchestra gratefully acknowledges funding from Arts Council England; The Mark Leonard Trust; Esmée Fairbairn Foundation; The Linbury Trust; Garfield Weston Foundation; John Ellerman Foundation, and Bristol City Council.


Image by Paul Blakemore

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Tyrell Street, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD1 1HY

Opening Times

Season (27 July 2024)
Saturday11:30 - 12:10
16:00 - 16:40

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