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Royal Festival Hall

Find out what's on at Royal Festival Hall, London's leading music 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, Exhibition Space, 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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Opening times

10am – 11pm every day

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Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
15 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
Various times | 15 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Various times
24 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
Various times | 24 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre on a guided Members’ tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre on a guided Members’ tour
Alice Sara Ott 2016

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7:30 pm
24 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 24 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
Friday Lunch: Andy Davies

Free

Free

1:00 pm
25 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | 25 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Don’t miss this free performance by Ronnie Scott’s All Stars legendary trumpeter and his quartet
Don’t miss this free performance by Ronnie Scott’s All Stars legendary trumpeter and his quartet
Various times
12 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
Various times | 12 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
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
Ministry of Sound: Annual Classical 2019
7:30 pm
26 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 26 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Get euphoric at a collision of classical and dance music from Ministry of Sound
Get euphoric at a collision of classical and dance music from Ministry of Sound
Various times
27 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Various times | 27 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
4:00 pm
27 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | 27 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
Classical music
Choral
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all opera
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all...
 Julie Cohen holding an umbrella in a cemetery
7:30 pm
28 Jan 2019 - 28 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 28 Jan 2019 - 28 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
Popular author Julie Cohen headlines the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon in its first showcase of 2019
Popular author Julie Cohen headlines the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon in its first showcase of 2019
7:30 pm
29 Jan 2019 - 29 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 29 Jan 2019 - 29 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered

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7:30 pm
30 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 30 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English

Free

Free

5:00 pm
31 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
5:00 pm | 31 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
Groove to the beat of high-energy Latin and African percussion rhythms from 200 young musicians
Groove to the beat of high-energy Latin and African percussion rhythms from 200 young musicians
Stephanie Yeboah, journalist and blogger

Free

Free

7:00 pm
31 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | 31 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
Talks & Topics
Society & Activism
Whose space is it anyway? Examine the politics of fatness in an age of body positivity
Whose space is it anyway? Examine the politics of fatness in an age of body positivity
Little Louie Vega Project
8:00 pm
31 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
8:00 pm | 31 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Get a hearty serving of E.O.L. Soulfrito from a band curated by the house music icon
Get a hearty serving of E.O.L. Soulfrito from a band curated by the house music icon
Tamas Teszary, drummer and vibraphone player

Free

Free

1:00 pm
1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | 1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
What in the world is nouveau-bop? Find out from the jazz vibraphonist and his quartet
What in the world is nouveau-bop? Find out from the jazz vibraphonist and his quartet
7:30 pm
1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Classical music
Choral
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works
Various times
2 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Various times | 2 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
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

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7:30 pm
2 Feb 2019 - 2 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 2 Feb 2019 - 2 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Is the opening melody of Bruckner’s Seventh the most beautiful beginning in all music?
Is the opening melody of Bruckner’s Seventh the most beautiful beginning in all music?
Choir singing at Southbank Centre
1:00 pm
3 Feb 2019 - 3 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | 3 Feb 2019 - 3 Feb 2019
Classical music
Choral
Do you sing in the shower? Try Elgar's masterpiece in a workshop with vocal coach Mary King
Do you sing in the shower? Try Elgar's masterpiece in a workshop with vocal coach Mary King

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7:30 pm
3 Feb 2019 - 3 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 3 Feb 2019 - 3 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4
Great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4
Love and Duty

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7:00 pm
4 Feb 2019 - 4 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | 4 Feb 2019 - 4 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena
Schoolchildren holding ukuleles

Free

Free

1:00 pm
5 Feb 2019 - 5 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | 5 Feb 2019 - 5 Feb 2019
Good things come in small packages at a concert of primary school student ukulele players
Good things come in small packages at a concert of primary school student ukulele players

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7:30 pm
5 Feb 2019 - 5 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 5 Feb 2019 - 5 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear the music of love stories and fairy tales, from Nicolai to Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov
Hear the music of love stories and fairy tales, from Nicolai to Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov
7:30 pm
6 Feb 2019 - 6 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 6 Feb 2019 - 6 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos

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7:30 pm
7 Feb 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 7 Feb 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös conducts the UK premiere of his spectacular new work Multiversum
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös conducts the UK premiere of his spectacular new work Multiversum

Free

Free

9:30 pm
7 Feb 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
9:30 pm | 7 Feb 2019 - 7 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Experience a sonic installation inspired by the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's Multiversum
Experience a sonic installation inspired by the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's Multiversum
Jaywalkers, Americana band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
8 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | 8 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
The acoustic trio brings their inventive brand of Americana to Friday Lunch
The acoustic trio brings their inventive brand of Americana to Friday Lunch

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7:30 pm
8 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 8 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
No British music is more thrilling than the opening of Elgar’s Second Symphony
No British music is more thrilling than the opening of Elgar’s Second Symphony
2:30 pm
9 Feb 2019 - 9 Feb 2019
2:30 pm | 9 Feb 2019 - 9 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Relive the magic moments of Burt Bacharach’s greatest hits
Relive the magic moments of Burt Bacharach’s greatest hits
Music from the Movies graphic
7:30 pm
9 Feb 2019 - 9 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 9 Feb 2019 - 9 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The glitz and glamour of Oscar-winning scores come to life
The glitz and glamour of Oscar-winning scores come to life
7:30 pm
10 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 10 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear imaginative new interpretations of Gershwin’s popular classics
Hear imaginative new interpretations of Gershwin’s popular classics
Various times
24 Jan 2019 - 15 May 2019
Various times | 24 Jan 2019 - 15 May 2019
Classical music
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ in a hands-on workshop for students
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ in a hands-on workshop for students

Free

Free

5:00 pm
11 Feb 2019 - 11 Feb 2019
5:00 pm | 11 Feb 2019 - 11 Feb 2019
Classical music
United in music: young orchestral players from Southwark schools come together to create and perform
United in music: young orchestral players from Southwark schools come together to create and perform
Reich: Music for 18 Musicians, illustration
7:30 pm
12 Feb 2019 - 12 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 12 Feb 2019 - 12 Feb 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians has become one of the most iconic works of American minimalism
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians has become one of the most iconic works of American...

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Hop, jump and skip on our Riverside Terrace
Hop, jump and skip on our Riverside Terrace
Hands underneath a red light projector showing images of symbols
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Art
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and designs through movement
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and...
Giant Chalkboard at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
What can you add to this enormous chalkboard drawing of outer space?
What can you add to this enormous chalkboard drawing of outer space?
Photo of the Time for Bed event at Southbank Centre's Imagine festival
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Enter a starlit world of lullabies, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and bedtime stories
Enter a starlit world of lullabies, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and bedtime stories
Illustration children dancing in the evening light and birds on buildings
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
Introduce your little ones to theatre at an interactive hip-hop show
Introduce your little ones to theatre at an interactive hip-hop show
Kader Attia, visual artist
7:00 pm
13 Feb 2019 - 13 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | 13 Feb 2019 - 13 Feb 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
The artist discusses the themes behind his Hayward Gallery exhibition The Museum of Emotion
The artist discusses the themes behind his Hayward Gallery exhibition The Museum of Emotion
The Rig Play Zone

Free

Free

10:30 am
14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
10:30 am | 14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
Bang, jingle and explore your own sound-world on The Rig, a musical playground for all the family
Bang, jingle and explore your own sound-world on The Rig, a musical playground for all the family
Mothers and Babies at a Performance
11:00 am
14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
11:00 am | 14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Have grown-up giggles at an afternoon comedy club - and bring the baby along
Have grown-up giggles at an afternoon comedy club - and bring the baby along
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Free

Free

4:30 pm
14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
4:30 pm | 14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
Art
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibitions
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibitions
Photo: Marco Borggreve.all rights reserved
7:30 pm
14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 14 Feb 2019 - 14 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
This Valentine's Day, enjoy some of the most ardent, passionate music ever written
This Valentine's Day, enjoy some of the most ardent, passionate music ever written
Photo of the children's singer-songwriter Al Start playing guitar

Free

Free

Various times
15 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
Various times | 15 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
Sing about cakes, castles, gloop and slime, bears in wardrobes and aliens on your roof
Sing about cakes, castles, gloop and slime, bears in wardrobes and aliens on your roof
Hanson String Theory, performing on stage
7:30 pm
15 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 15 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Sing along to pop favourites at a majestic symphonic performance from trio Hanson
Sing along to pop favourites at a majestic symphonic performance from trio Hanson
VG Lee, author
7:30 pm
15 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 15 Feb 2019 - 15 Feb 2019
Literature
Poetry
VG Lee headlines as Polari marks LGBTQ+ History Month with mayhem and sparkle
VG Lee headlines as Polari marks LGBTQ+ History Month with mayhem and sparkle
Performer and Children on stage

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Bring your little ones to start the day in a musical way
Bring your little ones to start the day in a musical way
A Girl with glitter Face Paint

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Add colour, magic and sparkle to your day with the Glitterbox face painters
Add colour, magic and sparkle to your day with the Glitterbox face painters
Cover of The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
11:00 am
16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
11:00 am | 16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Cross frozen wild-lands with Mila and her sisters at a reading from author Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Cross frozen wild-lands with Mila and her sisters at a reading from author Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Malorie Blackman, writer
11:00 am
16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
11:00 am | 16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear the stories behind the incredible authors who ignite children's imaginations
Hear the stories behind the incredible authors who ignite children's imaginations

Free

Free

11:15 am
16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
11:15 am | 16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
Throw down some shapes and perfect your best moves in this hip-hop dance workshop for kids
Throw down some shapes and perfect your best moves in this hip-hop dance workshop for kids

Free

Free

1:00 pm
16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | 16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
Get partying with child-friendly hip-hop, funk and disco anthems
Get partying with child-friendly hip-hop, funk and disco anthems
Nadine Kaadan, Illustrator
Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
Hear about a courageous little boy growing up in a time of conflict from the children’s author
Hear about a courageous little boy growing up in a time of conflict from the children’s author
The Skies Above My Eyes, Illustration of a young girl
2:00 pm
16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | 16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
Voyage to the stars at a storytelling and drawing session with Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer
Voyage to the stars at a storytelling and drawing session with Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer
Ready Steady Lift Off astronaut programme
Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 16 Feb 2019
Welcome to our space station: train to be an astronaut, make your own rocket and lift off!
Welcome to our space station: train to be an astronaut, make your own rocket and lift off!
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THE GIANT STORYTELLING BED at Imagine Children's Festival Credit Victor Frankowski 2016

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Bring the whole family to unwind with a story every afternoon of Imagine Children's Festival
Bring the whole family to unwind with a story every afternoon of Imagine Children's Festival
Various times
31 Oct 2018 - 16 Feb 2019
Various times | 31 Oct 2018 - 16 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
The man behind hit show Modern Life is Goodish is back on the road with a brand new live show
The man behind hit show Modern Life is Goodish is back on the road with a brand new live show
Photo portrait of the author Philip Ardagh, who appears at Southbank Centre's Imagine festival
11:00 am
17 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
11:00 am | 17 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join Kitty Cask for deeds of derring-do at an interactive storytelling session for ages 7 - 10
Join Kitty Cask for deeds of derring-do at an interactive storytelling session for ages 7 - 10

Free

Free

11:00 am
17 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
11:00 am | 17 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
Orchestra
Classical music
Get in tune at a day of music-making with the talented young musicians
Get in tune at a day of music-making with the talented young musicians
Alex Milway in costumes
2:00 pm
17 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | 17 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
Check in at the funniest and sunniest hotel in town for musical sing-alongs and live illustration
Check in at the funniest and sunniest hotel in town for musical sing-alongs and live illustration
Denis Kozukhin 2016.Pianist.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
17 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 17 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Jakub Hruša conducts the second set of Dvoràk’s Slavonic Dances alongside music from Central Europe
Jakub Hruša conducts the second set of Dvoràk’s Slavonic Dances alongside music from Central...

Free

Free

11:00 am
18 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019
11:00 am | 18 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Jazz hands at the ready – join us for a day celebrating all things musical theatre, for ages 5+
Jazz hands at the ready – join us for a day celebrating all things musical theatre, for ages 5+
Photo of a performer surrounded by small children as part of the show Far, Far Away
Various times
18 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
Various times | 18 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
Under-5s encounter the playful genius of Schumann and the exploits of Pepper the monkey
Under-5s encounter the playful genius of Schumann and the exploits of Pepper the monkey
Various times
18 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019
Various times | 18 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019
Feel the wonder of books at a storytelling session for blind and partially sighted children
Feel the wonder of books at a storytelling session for blind and partially sighted children
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
2:00 pm
18 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | 18 Feb 2019 - 18 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Go on an intrepid adventure at a screening of the animated film adaptation of the children's book
Go on an intrepid adventure at a screening of the animated film adaptation of the children's...
Cosmic Currents with Figs in Wigs and Friends

Free

Free

11:00 am
19 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
11:00 am | 19 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
Put on your space suit for a day of intergalactic workshops, dance, performance and storytelling
Put on your space suit for a day of intergalactic workshops, dance, performance and storytelling
A toddler holding up a children book
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
Dive under the sea with writer Candy Gourlay in a children's show about the mysterious dugong
Dive under the sea with writer Candy Gourlay in a children's show about the mysterious dugong
book cover for The Day I Fell into a Book
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Find yourself in a magical world of imagination at an immersive storytelling adventure
Find yourself in a magical world of imagination at an immersive storytelling adventure
Yann Tiersen, musician and composer
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Gigs
Hear tender piano-led works from the composer and multi-instrumentalist behind the Amélie soundtrack
Hear tender piano-led works from the composer and multi-instrumentalist behind the Amélie...
Heart N Soul, creative arts company

Free

Free

11:30 am
20 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
11:30 am | 20 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Get involved in a creative project for children and young people with learning disabilities
Get involved in a creative project for children and young people with learning disabilities
Illustration for the event This is the Drum, showing children in bright clothes dancing in the sand while a boy plays a kettle drum
Various times
20 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Various times | 20 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Come and step to the beat with the award-winning picture book author
Come and step to the beat with the award-winning picture book author
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bad Nana illustration
11:00 am
21 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
11:00 am | 21 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
Find out what Nana does next at a rib-tickling reading from the author of Where Bear?
Find out what Nana does next at a rib-tickling reading from the author of Where Bear?

Free

Free

11:30 am
21 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
11:30 am | 21 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
Jive, charleston and waltz around the floor with a day of dancing for kids
Jive, charleston and waltz around the floor with a day of dancing for kids
Audience members at Imagine festival
Various times
21 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
Various times | 21 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
Find your happy at an interactive craft and storytelling workshop full of feel-good fun
Find your happy at an interactive craft and storytelling workshop full of feel-good fun
Photo of storyteller Richard O'Neill sitting inside a traditional Romany caravan
2:00 pm
21 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | 21 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
Fly away on a magical white horse as the Romani storyteller weaves tales for ages 6 - 10
Fly away on a magical white horse as the Romani storyteller weaves tales for ages 6 - 10
Adrian Varela and Philharmonia Chamber Players play Bach, Stravinsky, Piazzolla

Free

Free

6:00 pm
21 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
6:00 pm | 21 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Violinist Adrián Varela leads a string quartet in works by JS Bach, Stravinsky and Piazzolla
Violinist Adrián Varela leads a string quartet in works by JS Bach, Stravinsky and Piazzolla
Philippe Herreweghe

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7:30 pm
21 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 21 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear a 21st-century orchestra transformed by a conductor known for Baroque and Classical music
Hear a 21st-century orchestra transformed by a conductor known for Baroque and Classical music
The Burning Glass, acoustic band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
22 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | 22 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
Feel the fierce energy, lilting layers of vocals and sparks of lyrical wit from this four-piece band
Feel the fierce energy, lilting layers of vocals and sparks of lyrical wit from this four-piece band
Photo portrait of author Alex Bell
Various times
22 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
Various times | 22 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Write your way to the land of ice and snow with the author of The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club
Write your way to the land of ice and snow with the author of The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club
Timberlina, drag queen

Free

Free

Various times
22 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
Various times | 22 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
Craft a spoon doll of your extraordinary alter ego and share it in this workshop and parade
Craft a spoon doll of your extraordinary alter ego and share it in this workshop and parade

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7:30 pm
22 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 22 Feb 2019 - 22 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Beethoven’s five piano concertos over two action-packed concerts
Hear Beethoven’s five piano concertos over two action-packed concerts
Being Green illustration from The Great Big Green Book
11:00 am
23 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
11:00 am | 23 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Make eco-warriors of your little ones at a reading from The Great Big Green Book
Make eco-warriors of your little ones at a reading from The Great Big Green Book
How to Train Your Dragon illustration

Free

Free

11:00 am
23 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
11:00 am | 23 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Come for a delightfully dangerous jaunt on the Isle of Berk at a day reading Cressida Cowell's book
Come for a delightfully dangerous jaunt on the Isle of Berk at a day reading Cressida Cowell's...
12:00 pm
23 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
12:00 pm | 23 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Classical music
Take a closer look at Beethoven’s piano concertos in this study day
Take a closer look at Beethoven’s piano concertos in this study day
Ade Adepitan
2:00 pm
23 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | 23 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Hear the story of Ade, a young boy who defies his bullies and earns himself a super cool nickname
Hear the story of Ade, a young boy who defies his bullies and earns himself a super cool nickname
Cressida Cowell, author

Free

Free

4:15 pm
23 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
4:15 pm | 23 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Bring your little dragons for a book signing with the children’s author
Bring your little dragons for a book signing with the children’s author

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7:30 pm
23 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 23 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Surmount one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution
Surmount one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution
Chitra Soundar, author
11:00 am
24 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
11:00 am | 24 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Journey to a land of ice and snow with a children’s tale set in the home of the polar bears
Journey to a land of ice and snow with a children’s tale set in the home of the polar bears
Fold Out City with instructions

Free

Free

11:00 am
24 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
11:00 am | 24 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Build a model city inspired by the ever-evolving London skyline in an origami workshop
Build a model city inspired by the ever-evolving London skyline in an origami workshop
 Jasbinder Bilan, author
Various times
24 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 24 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Author Jasbinder Bilan leads a magic-realist adventure workshop as we join Asha and her spirit bird
Author Jasbinder Bilan leads a magic-realist adventure workshop as we join Asha and her spirit bird
HSKU 20140818 Esa-Pekka Salonen Helsingin musiikkitalolla. Kuva: Benjamin Suomela HS

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7:30 pm
24 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 24 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts his own Cello Concerto alongside Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts his own Cello Concerto alongside Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

Free

Free

10:00 am
25 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019
10:00 am | 25 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019
Classical music
Hear a showcase of talented young musicians as part of Music for Youth's Regional Festival Series
Hear a showcase of talented young musicians as part of Music for Youth's Regional Festival...

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7:30 pm
25 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 25 Feb 2019 - 25 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
English concert organist Catherine Ennis performs one of the most famous organ toccatas
English concert organist Catherine Ennis performs one of the most famous organ toccatas
Angela Hewitt, classical pianist

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7:30 pm
26 Feb 2019 - 26 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 26 Feb 2019 - 26 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
This beautifully programmed recital demonstrates Angela Hewitt’s affinity with the Baroque
This beautifully programmed recital demonstrates Angela Hewitt’s affinity with the Baroque

Free

Free

10:30 am
27 Feb 2019 - 27 Feb 2019
10:30 am | 27 Feb 2019 - 27 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Let's hear it for love at a day of tea-dancing demonstrations, workshops and performances
Let's hear it for love at a day of tea-dancing demonstrations, workshops and performances

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7:30 pm
27 Feb 2019 - 27 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 27 Feb 2019 - 27 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
British music isn’t what you might think
British music isn’t what you might think
Soprano Marianne Crebassa

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7:30 pm
28 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 28 Feb 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an evocative programme full of personal connections.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an evocative programme full of personal connections.
Goran Bregovic
8:00 pm
1 Mar 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | 1 Mar 2019 - 1 Mar 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Find unity in sound as the Balkan composer brings together three musical traditions
Find unity in sound as the Balkan composer brings together three musical traditions

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7:30 pm
2 Mar 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 2 Mar 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
Luxuriate in music written specially to appeal to British audiences
Luxuriate in music written specially to appeal to British audiences
3:00 pm
3 Mar 2019 - 3 Mar 2019
3:00 pm | 3 Mar 2019 - 3 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy iconic film scores from the Hollywood heavyweight
Enjoy iconic film scores from the Hollywood heavyweight
6:30 pm
4 Mar 2019 - 4 Mar 2019
6:30 pm | 4 Mar 2019 - 4 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear the voices of the next generation at a national competition and concert of talented young choristers
Hear the voices of the next generation at a national competition and concert of talented young...

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7:30 pm
5 Mar 2019 - 5 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 5 Mar 2019 - 5 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enter the energetic worlds of Mozart and Mahler
Enter the energetic worlds of Mozart and Mahler
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, explorer
7:30 pm
6 Mar 2019 - 6 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 6 Mar 2019 - 6 Mar 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
The world’s greatest living explorer in conversation with fellow adventurer Bear Grylls
The world’s greatest living explorer in conversation with fellow adventurer Bear Grylls
Audience in the Royal Festival Hall
2:00 pm
8 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
2:00 pm | 8 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Consider the state of the nation for women and girls - now
Consider the state of the nation for women and girls - now
Influential women at the Women on the Move Awards

Free

Free

6:30 pm
8 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
6:30 pm | 8 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
Celebrate inspirational leadership from migrant and refugee women at the Women on the Move Awards
Celebrate inspirational leadership from migrant and refugee women at the Women on the Move Awards
Angela Davis, political activist, academic and author
8:00 pm
8 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | 8 Mar 2019 - 8 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Hear from legendary activist, writer and scholar Angela Davis on International Women's Day at WOW
Hear from legendary activist, writer and scholar Angela Davis on International Women's Day at...
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Audience in the Royal Festival Hall
2:00 pm
9 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019
2:00 pm | 9 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
What does the future look like for girls and women?
What does the future look like for girls and women?
Naomi Klein, author, social activist, and filmmaker
8:00 pm
9 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | 9 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Renowned author Naomi Klein discusses the present political landscape with WOW founder Jude Kelly
Renowned author Naomi Klein discusses the present political landscape with WOW founder Jude Kelly
The Slumflower, author
8:00 pm
9 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | 9 Mar 2019 - 9 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Consider love, life and self-worth with award-winning blogger Chidera Eggerue, aka The Slumflower
Consider love, life and self-worth with award-winning blogger Chidera Eggerue, aka The Slumflower
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7:30 pm
11 Mar 2019 - 11 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 11 Mar 2019 - 11 Mar 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The BBC Concert Orchestra and Keith Lockhart provide a musical take on well-known double acts
The BBC Concert Orchestra and Keith Lockhart provide a musical take on well-known double acts

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7:30 pm
12 Mar 2019 - 12 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 12 Mar 2019 - 12 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
In a career spanning nearly 60 years Maurizio Pollini has established himself as one of the great keyboard legends
In a career spanning nearly 60 years Maurizio Pollini has established himself as one of the great...
 Friday Lunch: Moostak Trio

Free

Free

1:00 pm
15 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
1:00 pm | 15 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear the jazz trio react to each other with moods and textures to open up a wealth of possibilities
Hear the jazz trio react to each other with moods and textures to open up a wealth of possibilities
Dhafer Youssef
7:30 pm
15 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 15 Mar 2019 - 15 Mar 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Go on a sublime sonic expedition with virtuoso singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef
Go on a sublime sonic expedition with virtuoso singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef
7:30 pm
16 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 16 Mar 2019 - 16 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
See the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform great classics
See the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform great classics
David Gray, singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
17 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 17 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Hear the singer-songwriter behind heartbreak classic ‘Babylon’ perform new album Gold in a Brass Age
Hear the singer-songwriter behind heartbreak classic ‘Babylon’ perform new album Gold in a Brass...
 Brahms Piano Concerto No.1

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7:00 pm
18 Mar 2019 - 18 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | 18 Mar 2019 - 18 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the first of two concerts
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the first of two concerts
Brahms Piano Concerto No.2

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7:00 pm
19 Mar 2019 - 19 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | 19 Mar 2019 - 19 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the second of two concerts
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the second of two concerts
Tommy Emmanuel with his guitar
7:30 pm
20 Mar 2019 - 20 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 20 Mar 2019 - 20 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear music from the new collaborative project of the international master of solo acoustic guitar
Hear music from the new collaborative project of the international master of solo acoustic guitar
Streetwise Opera performing on-stage

Free

Free

1:00 pm
22 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
1:00 pm | 22 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
Classical music
Opera
Proving that opera is for everyone, Streetwise Opera presents a joyful and refreshing performance
Proving that opera is for everyone, Streetwise Opera presents a joyful and refreshing performance
7:30 pm
22 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 22 Mar 2019 - 22 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
Choirs perform the masterworks of Brahms, Schumann and Mozart.
Choirs perform the masterworks of Brahms, Schumann and Mozart.
Analogue antique camera
9:30 am
23 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
9:30 am | 23 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
Art
Examine Diane Arbus' work and her impact on photography and feminism at a half-day of study
Examine Diane Arbus' work and her impact on photography and feminism at a half-day of study
Various times
13 Oct 2018 - 23 Mar 2019
Various times | 13 Oct 2018 - 23 Mar 2019
Classical music
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ
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7:30 pm
23 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 23 Mar 2019 - 23 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
What if silence had a sound?
What if silence had a sound?

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3:00 pm
24 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019
3:00 pm | 24 Mar 2019 - 24 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
In an afternoon of Viennese genius, hear Schubert’s mighty Ninth Symphony and two works by Mozart
In an afternoon of Viennese genius, hear Schubert’s mighty Ninth Symphony and two works by Mozart
School orchestra and choir performing on stage
7:00 pm
25 Mar 2019 - 25 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | 25 Mar 2019 - 25 Mar 2019
Shine a light on Wandsworth’s young musicians at an evening of musical collaborations
Shine a light on Wandsworth’s young musicians at an evening of musical collaborations

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7:30 pm
27 Mar 2019 - 27 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 27 Mar 2019 - 27 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
William Walton was the original angry young composer
William Walton was the original angry young composer

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7:30 pm
28 Mar 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 28 Mar 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman is both conductor and soloist in this concert of infectious melodies
Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman is both conductor and soloist in this concert of infectious...
7:30 pm
29 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 29 Mar 2019 - 29 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
‘The best tenor in the world?’ asked The Independent. We just know he sounds glorious
‘The best tenor in the world?’ asked The Independent. We just know he sounds glorious

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12:00 pm
30 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
12:00 pm | 30 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The LPO musical laboratory opens its doors once more for children aged six and over
The LPO musical laboratory opens its doors once more for children aged six and over
Various times
30 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
Various times | 30 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
A magical, interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
A magical, interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
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Stewart Copeland Lights Up the Orchestra
7:30 pm
30 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 30 Mar 2019 - 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
From The Police to Hollywood: A high-impact orchestral review of Stewart Copeland’s legendary career
From The Police to Hollywood: A high-impact orchestral review of Stewart Copeland’s legendary...
1:00 pm
31 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
1:00 pm | 31 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
Get in tune at a choral workshop with celebrated vocal coach Mary King on Bach’s dramatic oratorio
Get in tune at a choral workshop with celebrated vocal coach Mary King on Bach’s dramatic oratorio
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Chausson & Muhly

Free

Free

6:00 pm
31 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
6:00 pm | 31 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Discover Ernest Chausson’s String Quartet and Nico Muhly’s Clear Music, for cello, harp and celeste
Discover Ernest Chausson’s String Quartet and Nico Muhly’s Clear Music, for cello, harp and...
Xian Zhang.Harrison Parrott.HMU Elizabeth Rita / assistant Mariona Vilaros / studio Ermine London.15 October 2015

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7:30 pm
31 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | 31 Mar 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Experience Shostakovich’s towering Fifth Symphony and Brahms’ radiant Violin Concerto
Experience Shostakovich’s towering Fifth Symphony and Brahms’ radiant Violin Concerto
 Paris mirrors, September, 2016. Hannah Starkey, courtesy Maureen Paley, London.
7:00 pm
1 Apr 2019 - 1 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | 1 Apr 2019 - 1 Apr 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
Explore Arbus’ early work at a talk with writer Charlie Fox and photographer Hannah Starkey
Explore Arbus’ early work at a talk with writer Charlie Fox and photographer Hannah Starkey

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7:00 pm
2 Apr 2019 - 2 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | 2 Apr 2019 - 2 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Catch one of Bach’s great masterpieces, a thrilling telling of the Easter story
Catch one of Bach’s great masterpieces, a thrilling telling of the Easter story
Toby Spence, British tenor
7:30 pm
3 Apr 2019 - 3 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 3 Apr 2019 - 3 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Witness the first full London performance since the 19th century of Hubert Parry’s oratorio Judith
Witness the first full London performance since the 19th century of Hubert Parry’s oratorio Judith

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7:30 pm
4 Apr 2019 - 4 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 4 Apr 2019 - 4 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Temirkanov conducts a symphony dedicated to the city whose orchestra he has led for over 30 years
Temirkanov conducts a symphony dedicated to the city whose orchestra he has led for over 30 years

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7:30 pm
5 Apr 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 5 Apr 2019 - 5 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Fall in love with some of the most passionately romantic music ever written by a British composer
Fall in love with some of the most passionately romantic music ever written by a British composer
Marc Maron, stand-up comedian
7:30 pm
6 Apr 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 6 Apr 2019 - 6 Apr 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
The stand-up and podcaster returns to the UK with his raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy
The stand-up and podcaster returns to the UK with his raw, honest and thought-provoking comedy
11:00 am
7 Apr 2019 - 7 Apr 2019
11:00 am | 7 Apr 2019 - 7 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Enjoy The Bach Choir’s annual performance of its flagship event
Enjoy The Bach Choir’s annual performance of its flagship event
7:30 pm
8 Apr 2019 - 8 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 8 Apr 2019 - 8 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, a work full of tenderness and drama
Hear Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, a work full of tenderness and drama
A still from Shiraz: a Romance of India (1928)
7:30 pm
9 Apr 2019 - 9 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 9 Apr 2019 - 9 Apr 2019
Gigs
Journey to India at a screening of an epic silent film with live score by sitarist Anoushka Shankar
Journey to India at a screening of an epic silent film with live score by sitarist Anoushka Shankar

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7:30 pm
10 Apr 2019 - 10 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 10 Apr 2019 - 10 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Absorb the sunshine of the great composers' great escapes to colourful worlds
Absorb the sunshine of the great composers' great escapes to colourful worlds

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7:30 pm
11 Apr 2019 - 11 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 11 Apr 2019 - 11 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt brings his irrepressible enthusiasm to two masterpieces
Herbert Blomstedt brings his irrepressible enthusiasm to two masterpieces
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Thursday, July 27, 2017. Photographer: Jason Alden ..Photographer: Jason Alden.www.jasonalden.com.0781 063 1642
7:30 pm
12 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 12 Apr 2019 - 12 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The world’s greatest teenage orchestra join forces once again with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto
The world’s greatest teenage orchestra join forces once again with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto
Back to the Future in Concert
Various times
13 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
Various times | 13 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Experience the thrill of the classic time-travelling blockbuster with a live orchestral score
Experience the thrill of the classic time-travelling blockbuster with a live orchestral score
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Bach, Debussy, Bartok

Free

Free

6:00 pm
14 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
6:00 pm | 14 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Bassoonist Robin O’Neill leads an ensemble of 15 wind players in music by JS Bach, Debussy and Bartòk
Bassoonist Robin O’Neill leads an ensemble of 15 wind players in music by JS Bach, Debussy and...

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7:30 pm
14 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 14 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
In Herbert Blomstedt’s second concert, hear his take on two definitive symphonies
In Herbert Blomstedt’s second concert, hear his take on two definitive symphonies
An illustration of William Shakespeare

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7:30 pm
16 Apr 2019 - 16 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 16 Apr 2019 - 16 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Shakespeare’s extraordinary words accompanied by choral and orchestral music interludes
Hear Shakespeare’s extraordinary words accompanied by choral and orchestral music interludes
Illustration for a James Lavelle event showing a paint-splattered horse in a room
7:30 pm
19 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 19 Apr 2019 - 19 Apr 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Be among the first to hear the outfit’s new material live at a sensational show with special guests
Be among the first to hear the outfit’s new material live at a sensational show with special...
Maria Chiara Argirò, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
26 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | 26 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
7:30 pm
26 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 26 Apr 2019 - 26 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a programme of great English classics
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a programme of great English classics
12:00 pm
27 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
12:00 pm | 27 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Examine Philip Glass’ collaboration with Bowie in this study day
Examine Philip Glass’ collaboration with Bowie in this study day
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
12:00 pm
27 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
12:00 pm | 27 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18

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7:30 pm
27 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 27 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces
Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces
Illustration for A World of Magic at Southbank Centre
Various times
28 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
Various times | 28 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Take your little ones to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute
Take your little ones to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute

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7:30 pm
28 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 28 Apr 2019 - 28 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts an all-Russian programme culminating in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts an all-Russian programme culminating in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony

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7:30 pm
29 Apr 2019 - 29 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | 29 Apr 2019 - 29 Apr 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Wayne Marshall returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform two major French organ works and an improvisation on submitted themes
Wayne Marshall returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform two major French organ works and an...

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7:30 pm
3 May 2019 - 3 May 2019
7:30 pm | 3 May 2019 - 3 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Some listeners have described Bruckner’s symphonies as cathedrals in sound
Some listeners have described Bruckner’s symphonies as cathedrals in sound
Sergio Mendes sat at the piano
7:30 pm
5 May 2019 - 5 May 2019
7:30 pm | 5 May 2019 - 5 May 2019
Gigs
Be transported to Brazil by a legend of the bossa nova revolution of the 1960s
Be transported to Brazil by a legend of the bossa nova revolution of the 1960s
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Various times | 7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
7:30 pm
7 May 2019 - 7 May 2019
7:30 pm | 7 May 2019 - 7 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
Hear the Da Vinci Requiem by Cecilia McDowall created in honour of his 500th death anniversary
Hear the Da Vinci Requiem by Cecilia McDowall created in honour of his 500th death anniversary
Woman playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
8 May 2019 - 8 May 2019
7:00 pm | 8 May 2019 - 8 May 2019
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Detail from a classical style memorial statue. Has strong film grain at full size.
7:30 pm
8 May 2019 - 8 May 2019
7:30 pm | 8 May 2019 - 8 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
A meditation on life and death in Elgar’s most assured choral work
A meditation on life and death in Elgar’s most assured choral work
Adults playing Gamelan
6:00 pm
9 May 2019 - 9 May 2019
6:00 pm | 9 May 2019 - 9 May 2019
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
AL
7:30 pm
9 May 2019 - 9 May 2019
7:30 pm | 9 May 2019 - 9 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Attend the European premiere of Philip Glass’ Symphony No.12
Attend the European premiere of Philip Glass’ Symphony No.12
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People singing and playing Gamelan
8:00 pm
9 May 2019 - 9 May 2019
8:00 pm | 9 May 2019 - 9 May 2019
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
7:30 pm
10 May 2019 - 10 May 2019
7:30 pm | 10 May 2019 - 10 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
Hear the monumental harmony of 200 voices performing Carl Orff’s masterwork
Hear the monumental harmony of 200 voices performing Carl Orff’s masterwork

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7:30 pm
11 May 2019 - 11 May 2019
7:30 pm | 11 May 2019 - 11 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Discover one of the richest emotional experiences in classical music
Discover one of the richest emotional experiences in classical music
Adult group playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
13 May 2019 - 13 May 2019
7:00 pm | 13 May 2019 - 13 May 2019
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Eric Whitacre

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7:30 pm
15 May 2019 - 15 May 2019
7:30 pm | 15 May 2019 - 15 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
Made in America: the compelling composer and conductor performs a programme of works from the USA
Made in America: the compelling composer and conductor performs a programme of works from the USA
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Schubert & Mendelssohn

Free

Free

6:00 pm
16 May 2019 - 16 May 2019
6:00 pm | 16 May 2019 - 16 May 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
A treat for string quartet fans: Schubert’s Quartettsatz and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op.80
A treat for string quartet fans: Schubert’s Quartettsatz and Mendelssohn’s String Quartet Op.80

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7:30 pm
16 May 2019 - 16 May 2019
7:30 pm | 16 May 2019 - 16 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Immerse yourself in three great works of German Romanticism, conducted by Jakub Hruša
Immerse yourself in three great works of German Romanticism, conducted by Jakub Hruša
Donnerstag aus Licht performance onstage
Various times
21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
Various times | 21 May 2019 - 22 May 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
See Stockhausen’s monumental opera for the first time since 1985
See Stockhausen’s monumental opera for the first time since 1985
Beverley Knight, recording artist
7:30 pm
23 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
7:30 pm | 23 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Come as you are for an evening of hits from the queen of UK soul, backed by a live orchestra
Come as you are for an evening of hits from the queen of UK soul, backed by a live orchestra
Christy Moore with his guitar singing into a microphone
Various times
24 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
Various times | 24 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear the Irish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist performing songs from throughout his career
Hear the Irish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist performing songs from throughout his career
Marcus Miller, jazz composer and musician
7:30 pm
26 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
7:30 pm | 26 May 2019 - 26 May 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Feel the force of the bass superstar's next-level jazz as he presents new album Laid Black
Feel the force of the bass superstar's next-level jazz as he presents new album Laid Black
Pekka Kuusisto. Photo:Maija Tammi

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7:30 pm
30 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
7:30 pm | 30 May 2019 - 30 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Finnish artists Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Pekka Kuusisto present music infused with rhythmic vigour
Finnish artists Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Pekka Kuusisto present music infused with rhythmic vigour
States of Independence

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7:00 pm
31 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
7:00 pm | 31 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Rally around the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty
Rally around the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty
Orchestra Playing The Music of Zimmer vs Williams
Various times
1 Jun 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
Various times | 1 Jun 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
See unforgettable scores from two of the world’s greatest film composers performed live
See unforgettable scores from two of the world’s greatest film composers performed live

Free

Free

6:00 pm
2 Jun 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
6:00 pm | 2 Jun 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear the world premieres by three emerging UK composers
Hear the world premieres by three emerging UK composers

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7:30 pm
2 Jun 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | 2 Jun 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti interprets Bruch’s First Violin Concerto
Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti interprets Bruch’s First Violin Concerto
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor and composer

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7:30 pm
9 Jun 2019 - 9 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | 9 Jun 2019 - 9 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enter the dark and dramatic world created by the key artistic figures of Germany's Weimar period.
Enter the dark and dramatic world created by the key artistic figures of Germany's Weimar...

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7:30 pm
11 Jun 2019 - 11 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | 11 Jun 2019 - 11 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Virtuosic pianist Denis Kozhukhin performs Brahms and Strauss
Virtuosic pianist Denis Kozhukhin performs Brahms and Strauss

Free

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6:00 pm
13 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019
6:00 pm | 13 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
See screenings of two silent-era films accompanied by new scores by Czech composer Martin Smolka
See screenings of two silent-era films accompanied by new scores by Czech composer Martin Smolka

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7:30 pm
13 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | 13 Jun 2019 - 13 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Watch Fritz Lang's sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis accompanied live by Gottfried Huppertz's score
Watch Fritz Lang's sci-fi masterpiece Metropolis accompanied live by Gottfried Huppertz's...
Various times
14 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Various times | 14 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Performance & Dance
Be transported to a sun-drenched Italian piazza by the Broadway hit musical
Be transported to a sun-drenched Italian piazza by the Broadway hit musical
7:30 pm
28 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | 28 Jun 2019 - 28 Jun 2019
Classical music
Choral
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
John Prine, American singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
6 Sep 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | 6 Sep 2019 - 6 Sep 2019
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
Michel Legrand, jazz musician and composer
7:30 pm
20 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | 20 Sep 2019 - 20 Sep 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
The era-defining composer presents an evening of jazz and cinema classics with special guest vocalists
The era-defining composer presents an evening of jazz and cinema classics with special guest...
Iconic Bond opening credit silhouette behind an orchestra
7:30 pm
28 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | 28 Sep 2019 - 28 Sep 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Nobody does it better... hear Bond themes from 'Diamonds Are Forever' to 'Skyfall' performed live
Nobody does it better... hear Bond themes from 'Diamonds Are Forever' to...
View of outer space
3:00 pm
1 Dec 2019 - 1 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | 1 Dec 2019 - 1 Dec 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Holst's planetary masterpiece crowns a repertoire of classic played by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Holst's planetary masterpiece crowns a repertoire of classic played by the Philharmonia...
Messiah
7:30 pm
12 Dec 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | 12 Dec 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
Classical music
Choral
Thrill to 350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Thrill to 350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Christmas tree with snow and lights in a living room
3:00 pm
15 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | 15 Dec 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
Classical music
Choral
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

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29 Jan
Classical music
Orchestra
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered
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Gigs
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