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Royal Festival Hall

Find out what's on at Royal Festival Hall, London's leading venue located on the banks of the River Thames at the heart of Southbank Centre, plus all the best places to eat, drink and shop while you're here.

As well as a 2,700 capacity auditorium, the Royal Festival Hall is also where you'll find The Clore Ballroom, National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre Shop, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Central Bar and Skylon restaurant.

Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Grade I listed Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues.

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10am – 11pm every day

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Audience at the main stage, Pride Carnival in the Gardens, 1987

Free

Free

Various times
7 Jul 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
Various times | 7 Jul 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
Did you know that Pride was held on the South Bank in the 1980s? See the photos and add your story
Did you know that Pride was held on the South Bank in the 1980s? See the photos and add your story
Readers in The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
17 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
Various times | 17 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
Voices from our Poetry for Dementia programme come through loud and clear in a sound installation
Voices from our Poetry for Dementia programme come through loud and clear in a sound installation
The Test, HMO Greenock Koestler exhibiton
Various times
19 Sep 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
Various times | 19 Sep 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
art & exhibitions
Unlocking the artistic talent inside the criminal justice system, it's the annual Koestler Awards exhibition
Unlocking the artistic talent inside the criminal justice system, it's the annual Koestler...

Free

Free

10:30 am
Thu 24 Oct 2019
10:30 am | Thu 24 Oct 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Learn Indian dance moves for the whole family to tell an enchanting story of creation and care
Learn Indian dance moves for the whole family to tell an enchanting story of creation and care
Koestler - Another Me: Story Circle

Free

Free

11:00 am
Thu 24 Oct 2019
11:00 am | Thu 24 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
courses & workshops
The stories that shape us: find out how group story-making engenders trust at a free session
The stories that shape us: find out how group story-making engenders trust at a free session
A child colouring at a workshop

Free

Free

Various times
21 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
Various times | 21 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
tours & activities
family & young people
Set off on a do-it-yourself adventure for families, as magical as the words ‘once upon a time’
Set off on a do-it-yourself adventure for families, as magical as the words ‘once upon a time’
Children listening to stories

Free

Free

12:30 pm
Thu 24 Oct 2019
12:30 pm | Thu 24 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
family & young people
Submerge yourself in an ancient tale from dancer Anusha Subramanyam, or join in and make a splash
Submerge yourself in an ancient tale from dancer Anusha Subramanyam, or join in and make a splash
Various times
14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
Various times | 14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
7:00 pm
Thu 24 Oct 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 24 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Whether you’ve been writing for a while or are just starting, get some tips on the routes to publication
Whether you’ve been writing for a while or are just starting, get some tips on the routes to...
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Querulous Insomnia, HM Prison Shotts, acrylic on canvas
7:00 pm
Thu 24 Oct 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 24 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
Hear illuminating performances of written and recorded work produced in the UK’s prisons
Hear illuminating performances of written and recorded work produced in the UK’s prisons
Sol Gabetta, cellist

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7:30 pm
Thu 24 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 24 Oct 2019
classical music
Lap up music inspired by two very different landscapes with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Lap up music inspired by two very different landscapes with the Philharmonia Orchestra

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7:30 pm
Thu 24 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 24 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Break down what’s behind contemporary Britain's culture, attitudes and roots at this talk
Break down what’s behind contemporary Britain's culture, attitudes and roots at this talk
Children Craft Workshop

Free

Free

10:30 am
Fri 25 Oct 2019
10:30 am | Fri 25 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
courses & workshops
Two children follow a trail of breadcrumbs in the woods... to discover a bookcase heaving with edible books!
Two children follow a trail of breadcrumbs in the woods... to discover a bookcase heaving with...
Various times
4 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
Various times | 4 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 25 Oct 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 25 Oct 2019
family & young people
literature & poetry
Come, gather round for wild and wonderful music and stories for all ages, inspired by fairy tales
Come, gather round for wild and wonderful music and stories for all ages, inspired by fairy tales
Various times
7 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
Various times | 7 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at new parents, carers and non-crawling babies
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at new parents, carers and non-crawling babies
7:00 pm
Fri 25 Oct 2019
7:00 pm | Fri 25 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
What does home mean within the rich array of experiences in the UK today?
What does home mean within the rich array of experiences in the UK today?
Hannah Gadsby, comedian
Various times
25 Oct 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
Various times | 25 Oct 2019 - 3 Nov 2019
accessible events
speech to text
The Australian comedian found her voice with Nanette, and with Douglas she plans to use it
The Australian comedian found her voice with Nanette, and with Douglas she plans to use it
LInda Bostom, author
12:30 pm
Sat 26 Oct 2019
12:30 pm | Sat 26 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
What compels authors to capture family secrets? Linda Boström Knausgård, Vigdis Hjorth and Mazen Maarouf discuss
What compels authors to capture family secrets? Linda Boström Knausgård, Vigdis Hjorth and Mazen...
Hind Hassan, news reporter
3:00 pm
Sat 26 Oct 2019
3:00 pm | Sat 26 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Journalists Roula Khalaf, Hind Hassan and Heba Shibani reflect on their formidable reporting careers
Journalists Roula Khalaf, Hind Hassan and Heba Shibani reflect on their formidable reporting careers
Tricky, rapper
3:00 pm
Sat 26 Oct 2019
3:00 pm | Sat 26 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
From the margins to industry success: Tricky introduces his autobiography, Hell Is Round the Corner
From the margins to industry success: Tricky introduces his autobiography, Hell Is Round the Corner
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Helen Seymour
Various times
Sat 26 Oct 2019
Various times | Sat 26 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Helen Seymour is struggling to keep her head above water in her very funny, very dark second solo show
Helen Seymour is struggling to keep her head above water in her very funny, very dark second solo...
Martyn Brabbins

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7:30 pm
Sat 26 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 26 Oct 2019
classical music
Joined by top operatic talent, the London Philharmonic Orchestra brings Elgar’s oratorio to life
Joined by top operatic talent, the London Philharmonic Orchestra brings Elgar’s oratorio to life
FUNharmonics Family Concert

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12:00 pm
Sun 27 Oct 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 27 Oct 2019
classical music
family & young people
Meet an eager young dragon in an animated film accompanied live by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Meet an eager young dragon in an animated film accompanied live by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Various times
Sun 27 Oct 2019
Various times | Sun 27 Oct 2019
classical music
family & young people
An interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
An interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
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Adult group playing Gamelan
Various times
30 Sep 2019 - 9 Dec 2019
Various times | 30 Sep 2019 - 9 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Free

Various times
17 Sep 2019 - 14 Jul 2020
Various times | 17 Sep 2019 - 14 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to explore gamelan and poetry in a series of free workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to explore gamelan and poetry in a series of free workshops
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
17 Sep 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
Various times | 17 Sep 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
James Morrison, musician
7:45 pm
Tue 29 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 29 Oct 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
The singer-songwriter is back with a soul-baring new album
The singer-songwriter is back with a soul-baring new album
Adults playing Gamelan
Various times
2 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
Various times | 2 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Robert Trevino, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 30 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 30 Oct 2019
classical music
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2019/20 season with atmospheric Russian music
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2019/20 season with atmospheric Russian music
Secondary School discussing a painting in the Hayward Gallery

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Thu 31 Oct 2019
5:00 pm | Thu 31 Oct 2019
courses & workshops
Teachers new to Hayward Gallery are invited to an evening exploring the artist’s major retrospective
Teachers new to Hayward Gallery are invited to an evening exploring the artist’s major...
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
Various times | 3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Daniil Trifonov, pianist

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7:30 pm
Thu 31 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 31 Oct 2019
classical music
The much sought-after pianist embraces the mysterious atmosphere of Prokofiev’s third War Sonata
The much sought-after pianist embraces the mysterious atmosphere of Prokofiev’s third War...
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
Various times | 3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 01 Nov 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 01 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Melodies are unchained at a free performance from a choir that includes singers with experience of prison
Melodies are unchained at a free performance from a choir that includes singers with experience of...
Peter O'Toole in the title role of Lawrence of Arabia a 1962 film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence

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7:30 pm
Fri 01 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 01 Nov 2019
classical music
Listen to the music of your favourite films with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Listen to the music of your favourite films with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Various times
21 Sep 2019 - 7 Dec 2019
Various times | 21 Sep 2019 - 7 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Dame Julie Andrews, actress
2:30 pm
Sat 02 Nov 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 02 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
In a UK-exclusive event, the beloved star of stage and screen celebrates the publication of her memoir
In a UK-exclusive event, the beloved star of stage and screen celebrates the publication of her...
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Various times
12 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
Various times | 12 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
tours & activities
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Nikolai Lugansky, pianist

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3:00 pm
Sun 03 Nov 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 03 Nov 2019
classical music
Fireworks, ballet and one of today’s top pianists: enjoy the magic with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Fireworks, ballet and one of today’s top pianists: enjoy the magic with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Night Under The Stars: The Magic of Italian Opera
7:30 pm
Tue 05 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Nov 2019
classical music
Cry, ‘bravo!’ to Italian opera classics from a line-up featuring Joyce El-Khoury and Michael Fabiano
Cry, ‘bravo!’ to Italian opera classics from a line-up featuring Joyce El-Khoury and Michael...

Free

Free

Various times
17 Oct 2019 - 14 Nov 2019
Various times | 17 Oct 2019 - 14 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Take part in a series of open workshops to discuss the future growth of the National Poetry Library
Take part in a series of open workshops to discuss the future growth of the National Poetry Library
Juliette Bausor, flautist

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7:30 pm
Wed 06 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Explore dashing masculinity and a realm of pure delight with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Explore dashing masculinity and a realm of pure delight with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra Musicians Playing String Instruments

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7:00 pm
Thu 07 Nov 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 07 Nov 2019
classical music
A Technicolour triumph soundtracked live by the Philharmonia Orchestra
A Technicolour triumph soundtracked live by the Philharmonia Orchestra

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 09 Nov 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 09 Nov 2019
courses & workshops
Who gets to put together festival line-ups, anyway? Can you make a living in music if you’re not famous?
Who gets to put together festival line-ups, anyway? Can you make a living in music if you’re not...
Marin Alsop, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sat 09 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 09 Nov 2019
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs British music with serious attitude
The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs British music with serious attitude
OAE Tots at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sun 10 Nov 2019
Various times | Sun 10 Nov 2019
classical music
family & young people
Meet Mozart’s fluffy friend in an interactive introduction to music-making for ages two to five
Meet Mozart’s fluffy friend in an interactive introduction to music-making for ages two to five
Chelsea Clinton and HIllary Rodham Clinton
7:00 pm
Sun 10 Nov 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 10 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
In a UK-exclusive event, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton discuss The Book of Gutsy Women
In a UK-exclusive event, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Chelsea Clinton discuss The Book of Gutsy Women
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Free

Free

1:30 pm
Wed 13 Nov 2019
1:30 pm | Wed 13 Nov 2019
performance & dance
dance
It may be cold outside, but you can shimmy away the winter chill at this month's fun and free tea dance
It may be cold outside, but you can shimmy away the winter chill at this month's fun and free...
Diana Damrau, soprano

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7:30 pm
Wed 13 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 13 Nov 2019
classical music
Soprano Diana Damrau joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Strauss’ songs
Soprano Diana Damrau joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Strauss’ songs
Denis Kozukhin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Thu 14 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 14 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Trade dark autumnal London for the warmth and colour of Andalusia with music by Debussy and Ravel
Trade dark autumnal London for the warmth and colour of Andalusia with music by Debussy and Ravel
 Toddlers enjoying a Jazz session
Various times
15 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
Various times | 15 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Get the kids syncopating at an interactive musical session for children aged 2 - 5
Get the kids syncopating at an interactive musical session for children aged 2 - 5
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Archipelago, band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 15 Nov 2019
Tidal waves of sound bear chaos, freedom, joy and darkness in a free lunchtime gig from the genre-crossing trio
Tidal waves of sound bear chaos, freedom, joy and darkness in a free lunchtime gig from the...
Jazz Voice - EFG London Jazz Festival Opening Gala
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Now hear this: EFG London Jazz Festival’s opening-night gala showcases a stellar cast of voices
Now hear this: EFG London Jazz Festival’s opening-night gala showcases a stellar cast of voices
Woman playing saxophone

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 16 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Raise a flag for women-identifying performers with an EFG London Jazz Festival showcase
Raise a flag for women-identifying performers with an EFG London Jazz Festival showcase
Various times
14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
Various times | 14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Gary Bartz, saxophonist
7:30 pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 16 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Mark the 50th anniversary of legendary sax man Gary Bartz’s iconic record in this star-studded jazz concert
Mark the 50th anniversary of legendary sax man Gary Bartz’s iconic record in this star-studded...
Illustrations of astronauts in space
Various times
Sun 17 Nov 2019
Various times | Sun 17 Nov 2019
family & young people
Find the first footprint on the moon in a jazz and funk-fuelled family adventure
Find the first footprint on the moon in a jazz and funk-fuelled family adventure
 Jan Garbarek Group
8:00 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
8:00 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Meet the man said to set the tone of European jazz
Meet the man said to set the tone of European jazz
Dave Gorman, comedian
7:30 pm
Tue 19 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 19 Nov 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Dave Gorman is back with his latest live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint
Dave Gorman is back with his latest live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint...
Yara Rodrigues Fowler, novelist
7:45 pm
Tue 19 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 19 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Meet the lauded and vibrant voices of British Latinx writers at this discussion and reading
Meet the lauded and vibrant voices of British Latinx writers at this discussion and reading
7:30 pm
Wed 20 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 20 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
What if a stellar cast of musicians from the UK’s booming jazz scene united for a night full of surprises?
What if a stellar cast of musicians from the UK’s booming jazz scene united for a night full of...
Thomas Zehtmaier, violin

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7:30 pm
Thu 21 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Schubert’s Fifth Symphony and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto unfold with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Schubert’s Fifth Symphony and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto unfold with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Glasshopper, band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 22 Nov 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 22 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Moments of sonic bliss and euphoric rock-outs are intricately woven together by this young jazz trio
Moments of sonic bliss and euphoric rock-outs are intricately woven together by this young jazz trio
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Nov 2019
gigs
folk & world
This Grammy Award-winning singer brings audiences to their feet with a voice that can’t be ignored
This Grammy Award-winning singer brings audiences to their feet with a voice that can’t be ignored
Various times
23 Nov 2019 - 23 Feb 2020
Various times | 23 Nov 2019 - 23 Feb 2020
art & exhibitions
family & young people
Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements
Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements
Jazzworks at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

11:30 am
Sat 23 Nov 2019
11:30 am | Sat 23 Nov 2019
How can young people best be empowered to develop their own voices and paths through music?
How can young people best be empowered to develop their own voices and paths through music?
Jazzworks panel at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

12:45 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
12:45 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
talks & debates
jazz & blues
Explore the current preventative tools and crisis services available to support the health of artists
Explore the current preventative tools and crisis services available to support the health of...
Out-Spoken at Southbank Centre
1:00 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Join the poet and playwright for a masterclass to fine-tune your writing
Join the poet and playwright for a masterclass to fine-tune your writing
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A woman beatboxing

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
3:00 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
courses & workshops
Turn your mouth into a kick drum, high hat and snare with beatboxing champion Bellatrix
Turn your mouth into a kick drum, high hat and snare with beatboxing champion Bellatrix
Audeince members at talks

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
4:00 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
talks & debates
jazz & blues
How far has the industry come in supporting artists of different genders?
How far has the industry come in supporting artists of different genders?
Tim Garland, saxophonist

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
6:00 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The formidable saxophonist and musical polymath reprises his acclaimed jazz-rock album One in concert
The formidable saxophonist and musical polymath reprises his acclaimed jazz-rock album One in...
Calexico and Iron & Wine
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
folk & world
New-folk combines with roots rock for a night of grand Americana
New-folk combines with roots rock for a night of grand Americana
Next Generation Takes Over at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 24 Nov 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 24 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Up the tempo with emerging artists on the final day of the EFG London Jazz Festival
Up the tempo with emerging artists on the final day of the EFG London Jazz Festival
Chrissie Hynde, singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Sun 24 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
She can’t miss a beat: The Pretenders’ frontwoman presents tracks from her brand new jazz album
She can’t miss a beat: The Pretenders’ frontwoman presents tracks from her brand new jazz album
Paul Burston, journalist and author
7:30 pm
Mon 25 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 25 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Blow out the candles for the literary salon’s 12th birthday at an evening with the Queer As Folk screenwriter
Blow out the candles for the literary salon’s 12th birthday at an evening with the Queer As Folk...
Malcolm Gladwell, journalist
7:30 pm
Mon 25 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 25 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Dive into the many facets of why we misread other people with the bestselling author and journalist
Dive into the many facets of why we misread other people with the bestselling author and journalist
Talk Talk artwork
7:30 pm
Tue 26 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Nov 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
The great musical innovators are honoured in a performance featuring musicians who worked with the band
The great musical innovators are honoured in a performance featuring musicians who worked with the...
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Bridget Riley, Paean (detail), 1973. Acrylic on canvas. 290.2 x 287.3 cm. © Bridget Riley 2019. All rights reserved.
7:00 pm
Wed 27 Nov 2019
7:00 pm | Wed 27 Nov 2019
art & exhibitions
talks & debates
Join a diverse range of speakers for a discussion on abstraction in contemporary art
Join a diverse range of speakers for a discussion on abstraction in contemporary art
The Violet Nights Podcasting Course

Free

Free

Various times
26 Sep 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
Various times | 26 Sep 2019 - 29 Nov 2019
courses & workshops
Want to make your own podcast? Find out how on a free two-day course for ages 18 – 25
Want to make your own podcast? Find out how on a free two-day course for ages 18 – 25

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 28 Nov 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 28 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Discover the music of American composer Augusta Read Thomas with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Discover the music of American composer Augusta Read Thomas with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Violet Nights at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Thu 28 Nov 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 28 Nov 2019
talks & debates
family & young people
How are black women who shave their heads depicted in the media and greeted at the barbershop?
How are black women who shave their heads depicted in the media and greeted at the barbershop?
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

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7:30 pm
Thu 28 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
The Philharmonia Orchestra presents Dvorák’s timeless classic
The Philharmonia Orchestra presents Dvorák’s timeless classic
Ella Janes, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 29 Nov 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 29 Nov 2019
gigs
folk & world
Folk musician Ella Janes follows in the footsteps of Françoise Hardy and Simon & Garfunkel
Folk musician Ella Janes follows in the footsteps of Françoise Hardy and Simon & Garfunkel
7:30 pm
Fri 29 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 29 Nov 2019
gigs
pop
Have the time of your life at a live concert of the golden decade’s unforgettable music
Have the time of your life at a live concert of the golden decade’s unforgettable music
1:30 pm
Sat 30 Nov 2019
1:30 pm | Sat 30 Nov 2019
classical music
courses & workshops
Take your choral singing to the next level at a workshop with world-renowned vocal coach Mary King
Take your choral singing to the next level at a workshop with world-renowned vocal coach Mary King
Peter Grimes at a dress rehearsal
7:00 pm
Sat 30 Nov 2019
7:00 pm | Sat 30 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Fall under the spell of a landmark British opera and hear Stuart Skelton’s definitive performance
Fall under the spell of a landmark British opera and hear Stuart Skelton’s definitive performance
View of outer space
3:00 pm
Sun 01 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 01 Dec 2019
classical music
classical music
Holst's planetary masterpiece crowns a repertoire of classics played by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Holst's planetary masterpiece crowns a repertoire of classics played by the Philharmonia...
Nadiya Hussain, baker and television presenter
7:30 pm
Sun 01 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 01 Dec 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
The Bake Off winner celebrates the publication of her memoir in her own warm, honest and humorous way
The Bake Off winner celebrates the publication of her memoir in her own warm, honest and humorous...
London Winter Concert in Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
8:00 pm
Tue 03 Dec 2019
8:00 pm | Tue 03 Dec 2019
classical music
The magic of the season comes to life at an evening of music and song in support of the NSPCC
The magic of the season comes to life at an evening of music and song in support of the NSPCC
7:30 pm
Wed 04 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 04 Dec 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Grab the chance to hear Frank Zappa’s son perform the father of invention’s Hot Rats album live on stage
Grab the chance to hear Frank Zappa’s son perform the father of invention’s Hot Rats album live...
Rufus & Martha Wainwright, singer-songwriters
7:30 pm
Fri 06 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 06 Dec 2019
gigs
pop
Feel the holiday spirit at the Wainwright family party, held in tribute to Kate McGarrigle
Feel the holiday spirit at the Wainwright family party, held in tribute to Kate McGarrigle
1:30 pm
Sat 07 Dec 2019
1:30 pm | Sat 07 Dec 2019
classical music
courses & workshops
Start the festive season with a flourish at a singing workshop with world-renowned vocal coach Mary King
Start the festive season with a flourish at a singing workshop with world-renowned vocal coach Mary...

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 07 Dec 2019
6:00 pm | Sat 07 Dec 2019
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents 16 outstanding young musicians performing British music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents 16 outstanding young musicians performing British music
Anthony Marwood, violinist

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7:30 pm
Sat 07 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 07 Dec 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Music for a ballet based on Blake is conjured by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Music for a ballet based on Blake is conjured by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Jakub Hrůša, conductor

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3:00 pm
Sun 08 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 08 Dec 2019
classical music
classical music
Worlds of passion and beauty are brought to life by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Worlds of passion and beauty are brought to life by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Paul Burston, journalist and author
7:30 pm
Mon 09 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 09 Dec 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
The LGBTQ+ literary salon's sparkling seasonal finale, with the bestselling author of Then She Was Gone
The LGBTQ+ literary salon's sparkling seasonal finale, with the bestselling author of Then She...
Schools takeover at Gursky exhibition at the Hayward Gallery

Free

Free

10:30 am
Tue 10 Dec 2019
10:30 am | Tue 10 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Primary schools explore Hayward Gallery through the eyes of their fellow students in peer-led activities
Primary schools explore Hayward Gallery through the eyes of their fellow students in peer-led...
Kate Rusby, singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Tue 10 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 10 Dec 2019
gigs
folk & world
Hark! It’s a magical evening of festive Yorkshire songs and carols with the folk singer-songwriter
Hark! It’s a magical evening of festive Yorkshire songs and carols with the folk singer-songwriter

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Wed 11 Dec 2019
1:30 pm | Wed 11 Dec 2019
performance & dance
dance
'Tis the season to sparkle on the dancefloor at our fun, fabulous and free social tea dance
'Tis the season to sparkle on the dancefloor at our fun, fabulous and free social tea dance
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 11 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 11 Dec 2019
classical music
classical music
Shostakovich’s Symphony No.11 is played with fervour by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Shostakovich’s Symphony No.11 is played with fervour by the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Free

Free

11:00 am
Thu 12 Dec 2019
11:00 am | Thu 12 Dec 2019
Schools are invited to sing festive favourites with the accompaniment of our magnificent organ
Schools are invited to sing festive favourites with the accompaniment of our magnificent organ
Orchestra in Royal Festival Hall
7:30 pm
Thu 12 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 12 Dec 2019
classical music
350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra
350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Ralph McTell, singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Fri 13 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 13 Dec 2019
gigs
folk & world
The folk singer-songwriter brings his songs to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative stories
The folk singer-songwriter brings his songs to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative...
Christmas Carol Singalong at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sat 14 Dec 2019
Various times | Sat 14 Dec 2019
classical music
Deck the halls for a jolly afternoon of festive favourites with irrepressible showman Jonathan Cohen
Deck the halls for a jolly afternoon of festive favourites with irrepressible showman Jonathan Cohen
Alan Titchmarsh, television presenter
8:00 pm
Sat 14 Dec 2019
8:00 pm | Sat 14 Dec 2019
classical music
The presenter hosts a wonderful concert of festive classics and carols for all
The presenter hosts a wonderful concert of festive classics and carols for all
Orchestra in Royal Festival Hall
3:00 pm
Sun 15 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 15 Dec 2019
classical music
Get into the festive spirit with seasonal music from the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Bach Choir
Get into the festive spirit with seasonal music from the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Bach Choir
Christmas concert in Royal Festival Hall
7:30 pm
Sun 15 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 15 Dec 2019
classical music
Capture the true spirit of the season at a joyous concert of festive and traditional music
Capture the true spirit of the season at a joyous concert of festive and traditional music
Circus 1903 at Southbank Centre
Various times
19 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Various times | 19 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
performance & dance
family & young people
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Tue 24 Dec 2019
12:00 pm | Tue 24 Dec 2019
performance & dance
dance
Jump, jive and wail at a free festive dance class and party to start your holiday in style
Jump, jive and wail at a free festive dance class and party to start your holiday in style
Two men dancing the tango

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Thu 26 Dec 2019
2:00 pm | Thu 26 Dec 2019
performance & dance
dance
Dance cheek to cheek at an afternoon of Argentinian tango lessons, social dancing and performances
Dance cheek to cheek at an afternoon of Argentinian tango lessons, social dancing and performances

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Wed 01 Jan 2020
1:00 pm | Wed 01 Jan 2020
gigs
folk & world
A rip-roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, heart-thumping, blood-pumping hoedown
A rip-roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, heart-thumping, blood-pumping hoedown
Bridget Riley, Aria, 2012. © Bridget Riley 2019. All rights reserved.
7:00 pm
Thu 09 Jan 2020
7:00 pm | Thu 09 Jan 2020
art & exhibitions
talks & debates
US-based curator Lynne Cooke discusses Riley’s innovative practice
US-based curator Lynne Cooke discusses Riley’s innovative practice
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
Various times
11 Jan 2020 - 21 Mar 2020
Various times | 11 Jan 2020 - 21 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Dancers in the Johann Strauss Gala
2:30 pm
Sat 11 Jan 2020
2:30 pm | Sat 11 Jan 2020
classical music
Take a seat for a quintessentially Viennese experience in this gala event
Take a seat for a quintessentially Viennese experience in this gala event
OAE Tots at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sun 12 Jan 2020
Various times | Sun 12 Jan 2020
classical music
family & young people
The OAE’s interactive music-making session for ages two to five introduces Telemann’s noble steed
The OAE’s interactive music-making session for ages two to five introduces Telemann’s noble...
Headshot of  Jeremy Noel-Tod
2:00 pm
Sun 12 Jan 2020
2:00 pm | Sun 12 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
Portrait of Poet, TS Eliot
7:00 pm
Sun 12 Jan 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 12 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
On the eve of the TS Eliot Prize, hear the shortlisted poets reading from their own work
On the eve of the TS Eliot Prize, hear the shortlisted poets reading from their own work
Woman playing Gamelan
Various times
13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
Various times | 13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
This spring, try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan with this beginners' course
This spring, try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan with this beginners' course
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
14 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Various times | 14 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Adult group playing Gamelan
Various times
15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
Various times | 15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Ravi Shankar, sitarist

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7:30 pm
Wed 15 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 15 Jan 2020
classical music
gigs
Revel in Ravi Shankar’s only opera, brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Revel in Ravi Shankar’s only opera, brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
A man playing Gamelan
Various times
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Various times | 16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Philharmonia Orchestra on-stage

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7:30 pm
Thu 16 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 16 Jan 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Birthday celebrations begin for the Philharmonia Orchestra with a new horn concerto
Birthday celebrations begin for the Philharmonia Orchestra with a new horn concerto
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Various times | 16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Installation of Jesse Wine The Whole Vibe of Everything

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 18 Jan 2020
12:00 pm | Sat 18 Jan 2020
courses & workshops
How do works of art actually get into a gallery space? What's it like to work with an artist?
How do works of art actually get into a gallery space? What's it like to work with an artist?
Stephane Degout, baritone

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7:30 pm
Sat 18 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 18 Jan 2020
classical music
Marvel at Fauré’s sublime choral-orchestral mass with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marvel at Fauré’s sublime choral-orchestral mass with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sun 19 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 19 Jan 2020
classical music
Contemplate fresh musical horizons after the Second World War with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Contemplate fresh musical horizons after the Second World War with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Sandi Toksvig, writer and broadcaster
7:30 pm
Thu 23 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 23 Jan 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
The Bake Off host is back with her one-woman show, packed with tall stories and funny facts
The Bake Off host is back with her one-woman show, packed with tall stories and funny facts
Martin and Sherlie Kemp
7:30 pm
Sat 25 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 25 Jan 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
It's big, it's brassy, it’s the music of Broadway!
It's big, it's brassy, it’s the music of Broadway!
School children singing next to a piano
10:30 am
Wed 29 Jan 2020
10:30 am | Wed 29 Jan 2020
courses & workshops
Tune up at a day of interactive, artist-led music workshops for primary schools
Tune up at a day of interactive, artist-led music workshops for primary schools
IPS 2016/17/18
7:30 pm
Fri 31 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 31 Jan 2020
classical music
Enjoy two piano concertos, each with a story to tell, performed by Mozart’s greatest interpreter
Enjoy two piano concertos, each with a story to tell, performed by Mozart’s greatest interpreter
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
3:00 pm
Sat 01 Feb 2020
3:00 pm | Sat 01 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the third part of Wagner’s magnificent Ring Cycle
Join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the third part of Wagner’s magnificent Ring Cycle
NieR orchestra on stage
Various times
Sun 02 Feb 2020
Various times | Sun 02 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Unearthly music from the cult video game is performed live in a European premiere
Unearthly music from the cult video game is performed live in a European premiere
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Gerard Brooks, organist

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7:30 pm
Mon 03 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 03 Feb 2020
classical music
You may be familiar with the Toccata of Widor’s Symphony No.5 - but the rest deserves repeating
You may be familiar with the Toccata of Widor’s Symphony No.5 - but the rest deserves repeating
Mark Wigglesworth, conductor

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7:30 pm
Tue 04 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 04 Feb 2020
classical music
Meditate on night skies full of wonder with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Meditate on night skies full of wonder with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Musicians, Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas
7:30 pm
Thu 06 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 06 Feb 2020
gigs
folk & world
Today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians revisit shared roots and forge new common ground
Today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians revisit shared roots and forge new common ground
Cecelia Bruggemeyer, double bass

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7:00 pm
Fri 07 Feb 2020
7:00 pm | Fri 07 Feb 2020
classical music
Investigate Mozart’s last three symphonies with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Investigate Mozart’s last three symphonies with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Marco Blaauw, trumpeter

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7:30 pm
Sat 08 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 08 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Masterworks from 1801, 1901 and 2001 open the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Masterworks from 1801, 1901 and 2001 open the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor

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3:00 pm
Sun 09 Feb 2020
3:00 pm | Sun 09 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
From Russia with love: Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in the country’s classics
From Russia with love: Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in the country’s...
Isabel Allende, author
7:00 pm
Sun 09 Feb 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 09 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
For the first time in 12 years, one of the most widely read novelists in the world visits the UK
For the first time in 12 years, one of the most widely read novelists in the world visits the UK
Chris Braide and Marc Almond, British songwriters
7:30 pm
Mon 10 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 10 Feb 2020
gigs
pop
The inimitable singer performs a selection of hits and material from new album Chaos and a Dancing Star
The inimitable singer performs a selection of hits and material from new album Chaos and a Dancing...
The Bach Choir Mass in B Minor. Robin Blaze, countertenor
7:30 pm
Tue 11 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 11 Feb 2020
classical music
The Bach Choir sings Bach’s magnificent mass
The Bach Choir sings Bach’s magnificent mass

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 13 Feb 2020
6:00 pm | Thu 13 Feb 2020
classical music
Janacek completed his String Quartet No.2, the passionate Intimate Letters, just months before he died
Janacek completed his String Quartet No.2, the passionate Intimate Letters, just months before he...
Lahav Shani, conductor

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7:30 pm
Thu 13 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 13 Feb 2020
classical music
Fall in love with the Philharmonia Orchestra’s rendition of excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet
Fall in love with the Philharmonia Orchestra’s rendition of excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

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7:30 pm
Fri 14 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 14 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Take your significant other for a night out in Paris with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Take your significant other for a night out in Paris with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Child playing the trumpet at a workshop

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12:00 pm
Sun 16 Feb 2020
12:00 pm | Sun 16 Feb 2020
classical music
family & young people
Bring your family to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bring your family to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
OAE Tots: Funharmonics at a school
Various times
Sun 16 Feb 2020
Various times | Sun 16 Feb 2020
classical music
family & young people
An interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
An interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 19 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 19 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Bold works from 1802, 1902 and 2002 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Bold works from 1802, 1902 and 2002 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision...
Jakub Hrůša, conductor

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7:30 pm
Thu 20 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 20 Feb 2020
classical music
Mahler’s monumental symphony is championed by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Mahler’s monumental symphony is championed by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Gurzenich Orchestra performance
7:30 pm
Fri 21 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 21 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Beethoven’s genius meets contemporary music that continues his his legacy of innovation
Beethoven’s genius meets contemporary music that continues his his legacy of innovation

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7:30 pm
Sat 22 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 22 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Inspiring works from 1803, 1903 and 2003 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Inspiring works from 1803, 1903 and 2003 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision...

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Free

6:00 pm
Sun 23 Feb 2020
6:00 pm | Sun 23 Feb 2020
classical music
In a free recital of late Romantic chamber works, hear the inventive masterpiece of Polish composer Zarebski
In a free recital of late Romantic chamber works, hear the inventive masterpiece of Polish composer...
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sun 23 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 23 Feb 2020
classical music
Darkly beautiful: the Philharmonia Orchestra presents two key late Romantic works
Darkly beautiful: the Philharmonia Orchestra presents two key late Romantic works
Sol Gabetta, cellist
7:30 pm
Mon 24 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 24 Feb 2020
classical music
Indulge yourself with Rachmaninov’s lush, lyrical symphony, and Schumann’s Concerto for Cello
Indulge yourself with Rachmaninov’s lush, lyrical symphony, and Schumann’s Concerto for Cello
John Prine, American singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Tue 25 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 25 Feb 2020
gigs
folk & world
More American than apple pie: take a trip across the States with the country-folk singer-songwriter
More American than apple pie: take a trip across the States with the country-folk singer-songwriter
Osmo Vanska, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 26 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Encounter imaginative works from 1804, 1904 and 2004 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Encounter imaginative works from 1804, 1904 and 2004 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020...
 John Wilson conducts Elgar & Korngold

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7:30 pm
Thu 27 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 27 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Elgar’s visionary final symphony gets the Philharmonia Orchestra
Elgar’s visionary final symphony gets the Philharmonia Orchestra
Jeremy Denk, pianist

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7:30 pm
Fri 28 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 28 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Rebel discreetly with music from 1805, 1905 and 2005 from the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Rebel discreetly with music from 1805, 1905 and 2005 from the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Simply Sinatra at Southbank Centre
3:00 pm
Sun 01 Mar 2020
3:00 pm | Sun 01 Mar 2020
classical music
Relive Ol’ Blue Eyes’ greatest hits with beloved band singer Matt Ford and a high-energy ensemble
Relive Ol’ Blue Eyes’ greatest hits with beloved band singer Matt Ford and a high-energy...
Igudesman & Joo, classical duo
7:30 pm
Wed 04 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 04 Mar 2020
classical music
performance & dance
London Philharmonic Orchestra players let their hair down in the comedic duo’s musical mash-ups
London Philharmonic Orchestra players let their hair down in the comedic duo’s musical mash-ups
A woman with a microphone asking a question at a talk

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Free

5:00 pm
Thu 05 Mar 2020
5:00 pm | Thu 05 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Get the most for your class out of this exhibition exploring themes of science, art and the environment
Get the most for your class out of this exhibition exploring themes of science, art and the...
Musicians playing at Philharmonia Music of Today concert

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 05 Mar 2020
6:00 pm | Thu 05 Mar 2020
classical music
Drink in music by important post World War II composers
Drink in music by important post World War II composers
George Benjamin, conducting George Benjamin: A Duet and a Dream

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7:30 pm
Thu 05 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 05 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
One of Britain’s greatest living composers joins the Philharmonia Orchestra
One of Britain’s greatest living composers joins the Philharmonia Orchestra
3:00 pm
Sat 07 Mar 2020
3:00 pm | Sat 07 Mar 2020
talks & debates
courses & workshops
If you’re a gender equality champion aged 8 - 10, this workshop is perfect for you
If you’re a gender equality champion aged 8 - 10, this workshop is perfect for you
Various times
Sat 07 Mar 2020
Various times | Sat 07 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Are you a budding young gender equality champion? Explore what being a girl means in a workshop
Are you a budding young gender equality champion? Explore what being a girl means in a workshop
Letters Live at WOW, Southbank Centre
8:00 pm
Sun 08 Mar 2020
8:00 pm | Sun 08 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Outstanding performers read letters by or for women on International Women’s Day
Outstanding performers read letters by or for women on International Women’s Day

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7:30 pm
Tue 10 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 10 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Stravinsky’s earth-shattering music comes to life with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Stravinsky’s earth-shattering music comes to life with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Creative Learning discussion in Hayward Gallery
10:30 am
Wed 11 Mar 2020
10:30 am | Wed 11 Mar 2020
What if you went to school in an arts centre? And what if your teachers were artists?
What if you went to school in an arts centre? And what if your teachers were artists?
Anne-Sophie Mutter

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7:30 pm
Wed 11 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 11 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Anne-Sophie Mutter joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto
Anne-Sophie Mutter joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra to perform Beethoven’s Triple Concerto
KODO, drumming group
Various times
13 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
Various times | 13 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
gigs
folk & world
Japan’s legendary drummers return with a physically stunning and musically sensational show
Japan’s legendary drummers return with a physically stunning and musically sensational show
Young Artists Recital
10:00 am
Sun 15 Mar 2020
10:00 am | Sun 15 Mar 2020
classical music
Why was Beethoven exceptional in his time? The Philharmonia Orchestra explains
Why was Beethoven exceptional in his time? The Philharmonia Orchestra explains
Philharmonia Orchestra

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Free

1:00 pm
Sun 15 Mar 2020
1:00 pm | Sun 15 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Meet the next generation in this recital by thirteen talented emerging musicians
Meet the next generation in this recital by thirteen talented emerging musicians
Esa-Pekka Salonen at a rehearsal

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2:00 pm
Sun 15 Mar 2020
2:00 pm | Sun 15 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Experience Beethoven’s epic Vienna concert of December 1808 with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Experience Beethoven’s epic Vienna concert of December 1808 with the Philharmonia Orchestra
10:30 am
Thu 19 Mar 2020
10:30 am | Thu 19 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Introduce your secondary school students to the mighty music of Beethoven in a study day
Introduce your secondary school students to the mighty music of Beethoven in a study day
Lisa Davidsen, opera singer

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7:30 pm
Thu 19 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 19 Mar 2020
classical music
The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Conductor is joined by soprano Lise Davidsen
The Philharmonia Orchestra’s Principal Conductor is joined by soprano Lise Davidsen
MIchael Tilson Thomas, conductor, pianist and composer
7:30 pm
Sat 21 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 21 Mar 2020
classical music
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony perform Mahler’s most powerfully emotive symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony perform Mahler’s most powerfully emotive...
Daniil Olegovich Trifonov, pianist
7:30 pm
Sun 22 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 22 Mar 2020
classical music
Daniil Trifonov gives voice to nostalgic romance alongside classic ballet score The Firebird
Daniil Trifonov gives voice to nostalgic romance alongside classic ballet score The Firebird
Stephen Hough, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 24 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Mar 2020
classical music
Fate, death and transcendence: composers lift the veil on spiritual mysteries
Fate, death and transcendence: composers lift the veil on spiritual mysteries
Johannes Moser, cellist

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7:30 pm
Wed 25 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 25 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Drink in works from 1806, 1906 and 2006 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Drink in works from 1806, 1906 and 2006 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision...
Eye of Sauron imagery from The Lord of the Rings
7:30 pm
Fri 27 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 27 Mar 2020
classical music
It’s going to be epic: hear the thrilling scores of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and more
It’s going to be epic: hear the thrilling scores of Lord of the Rings, Harry Potter and more
Foyle Future First - young musicians on stage

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Free

6:00 pm
Sat 28 Mar 2020
6:00 pm | Sat 28 Mar 2020
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents 16 outstanding young musicians performing British music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents 16 outstanding young musicians performing British music
Sally Matthews, soprano

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7:30 pm
Sat 28 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 28 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Beethoven’s Fifth resonates down the centuries in the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision
Beethoven’s Fifth resonates down the centuries in the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020...
Nicolas Hodges, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 01 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 01 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Contemplate nature with music from 1808, 1908 and 2008 in the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Contemplate nature with music from 1808, 1908 and 2008 in the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020...

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Free

6:00 pm
Thu 02 Apr 2020
6:00 pm | Thu 02 Apr 2020
classical music
Bask in rich tones at a free recital of viola works by Bowen, Bach, Schubert and Jacob
Bask in rich tones at a free recital of viola works by Bowen, Bach, Schubert and Jacob
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor

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7:30 pm
Thu 02 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 02 Apr 2020
classical music
Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado presents three vivid Russian works with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado presents three vivid Russian works with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

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7:30 pm
Fri 03 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 03 Apr 2020
classical music
Music with a masterful touch: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays works by Britten and Prokofiev
Music with a masterful touch: the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra plays works by Britten and Prokofiev
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sat 04 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 04 Apr 2020
classical music
Portrait of Beethoven as a young radical, by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Portrait of Beethoven as a young radical, by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
 The Bach Choir St Matthew Passion
11:00 am
Sun 05 Apr 2020
11:00 am | Sun 05 Apr 2020
classical music
Congregate for Bach’s grand drama of worship with the Bach Choir’s annual performance in English
Congregate for Bach’s grand drama of worship with the Bach Choir’s annual performance in English
Young Musicians

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Wed 08 Apr 2020
6:00 pm | Wed 08 Apr 2020
classical music
Teenage composers chosen by the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform their own music
Teenage composers chosen by the London Philharmonic Orchestra perform their own music
Nikolai Lugansky, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 08 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 08 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Monumental works from 1809, 1909 and 2009: it’s the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision
Monumental works from 1809, 1909 and 2009: it’s the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision
David Rodigan and the Outlook Orchestra
Various times
9 Apr 2020 - 10 Apr 2020
Various times | 9 Apr 2020 - 10 Apr 2020
gigs
folk & world
Get ready for a night of tunes selected by the influential DJ, broadcaster and champion of reggae music
Get ready for a night of tunes selected by the influential DJ, broadcaster and champion of reggae...
National Youth Orchestra on stage at Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre
Various times
16 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
Various times | 16 Apr 2020 - 18 Apr 2020
classical music
Hear an ode to joy for our times with a reimagined choral symphony from the National Youth Orchestra
Hear an ode to joy for our times with a reimagined choral symphony from the National Youth Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

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7:30 pm
Fri 17 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 17 Apr 2020
classical music
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor presents the composer’s Ninth Symphony
The London Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal Conductor presents the composer’s Ninth Symphony
Zhang Zuo, pianist

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3:00 pm
Sun 19 Apr 2020
3:00 pm | Sun 19 Apr 2020
classical music
classical music
From opening fanfare to joyous finale: the Philharmonia Orchestra brings you Mahler’s Fifth
From opening fanfare to joyous finale: the Philharmonia Orchestra brings you Mahler’s Fifth
Carol Williams playing the organ

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7:30 pm
Mon 20 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 20 Apr 2020
classical music
Did we even need to ask? Thrill to Hendrix, Giles Swayne and Ethel Smith performed on the pipes
Did we even need to ask? Thrill to Hendrix, Giles Swayne and Ethel Smith performed on the pipes
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
21 Apr 2020 - 16 Jul 2020
Various times | 21 Apr 2020 - 16 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Danny Elfman, composer
7:30 pm
Tue 21 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 21 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Danny Elfman's Violin Concerto receives its first London performance by the BBC Concert Orchestra
Danny Elfman's Violin Concerto receives its first London performance by the BBC Concert...
Anoushka Shankar, sitarist

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7:30 pm
Wed 22 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 22 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Three genre-defying works from 2010, brought to you by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Three genre-defying works from 2010, brought to you by the London Philharmonic Orchestra

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