Important Update: The Inside Out Piano


Due to unavoidable circumstances caused by the current COVID-19 pandemic, The Inside-Out Piano with Sarah Nicolls at Turner Sims is now cancelled. We apologise for any disappointment this may cause.

However, you and your family can still enjoy The Inside-Out Piano this Sunday 29 March. Make sure you watch this space at 3pm when the show will be made available on this page to enjoy from the comfort and safety of your home. This will be available for one week from Sunday – don’t miss it! 

If you are a ticketholder, the Box Office will be in contact with you shortly to discuss options available, such as transferring credit to your account, making a donation or receiving a refund.

Any donations will enable us to plan ahead with confidence and will give a major boost to future activities, once the current international health crisis has abated.

To mark International Piano Day, come and experience the piano like never before: strummed like a guitar, singing like a whale and even swinging in mid-air!

Pianist and composer Sarah Nicolls invented her Inside-Out Piano so that she could play its strings more easily. This is a grand piano whose strings run straight upwards from the keyboard, shaped so that the audience see into the instrument: the guts and moving parts are literally on show. Sarah plucks and strums the strings, plays harmonics, works with objects like glass and rubber balls to excite the strings and uses the whole body of the piano like a drum.

Hear familiar melodies in new ways, and discover this much-loved instrument afresh.

Suitable for age 5+
Running time: 45mins


Listen to Sarah talk more about her Inside-Out Piano



Under 16s£5.00