Purcell Room

The Purcell Room has reopened following almost three years of refurbishment.

With new improved facilities and acoustics, this intimate wood-panelled auditorium provides a platform for music and performance events, a variety of talks and debates, plus readings of classical and modern literature.

The world-renowned venue has played host to some of the biggest names of the 20th century and beyond, including David Bowie, Daniel Barenboim, Marianne Faithfull and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. 

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7:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
7:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join ten of the UK’s finest poets to mark 50 years of our much-loved Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room
Join ten of the UK’s finest poets to mark 50 years of our much-loved Queen Elizabeth Hall and...
7:45 pm
Fri 04 May 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 04 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
A powerful solo dance performance, combining traditional Kathak dance with theatre, comedy and spoken word
A powerful solo dance performance, combining traditional Kathak dance with theatre, comedy and...
7:45 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join today’s leading feminist South Asian authors as they explore age-old questions in a modern-day context
Join today’s leading feminist South Asian authors as they explore age-old questions in a...
Goa august 2017
7:45 pm
Sun 06 May 2018
7:45 pm | Sun 06 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
A new work by two rising stars of the dance world, exploring our sense of place and purpose within the world
A new work by two rising stars of the dance world, exploring our sense of place and purpose within...
7:30 pm
Mon 07 May 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 07 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Comedy
A slick, smart, subversive stand-up show from top Muslim comedian Tez Ilyas
A slick, smart, subversive stand-up show from top Muslim comedian Tez Ilyas

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sat 12 May 2018
1:00 pm | Sat 12 May 2018
Classical music
Hear the set of eleven pieces for piano performed by Royal College of Music musicians
Hear the set of eleven pieces for piano performed by Royal College of Music musicians

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sun 13 May 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 13 May 2018
Classical music
Experts discuss Ligeti’s work with recorded examples
Experts discuss Ligeti’s work with recorded examples
7:45 pm
Mon 14 May 2018
7:45 pm | Mon 14 May 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Reiko Fujisawa performs Bach’s masterpiece alongside works by Haydn and Adès
Reiko Fujisawa performs Bach’s masterpiece alongside works by Haydn and Adès
7:45 pm
Tue 15 May 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 15 May 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Remember Debussy 100 years after his death, with singers Claire Booth and Susa Bickley
Remember Debussy 100 years after his death, with singers Claire Booth and Susa Bickley
7:00 pm
Wed 16 May 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 16 May 2018
Literature
Poetry
Hear from one of most significant British poets of the late 20th century in this reading and Q&A
Hear from one of most significant British poets of the late 20th century in this reading and Q&A

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