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St John's Smith Square

A number of performances in Southbank Centre's Classical Season 2016/17 take place at St John’s Smith Square. Join us at this beautiful baroque venue to enjoy extraordinary concerts in a venue renowned for its wonderful architecture and atmosphere.

While Queen Elizabeth Hall continues to be refurbished, a number of performances in our Classical Season 2016/17 are taking place at St John’s Smith Square.

Get a new perspective on renowned artists, such as Jordi Savall, performing early music on period instruments with Le Concert des Nations. See at close hand the dazzling piano skills of Benjamin Grosvenor, Ingolf Wunder and Yulianna Avdeeva.

Our resident orchestras are also giving concerts at St John’s Smith Square: London Sinfonietta brings Beat Furrer’s FAMA, a modern masterpiece of sound theatre that has wowed audiences throughout Europe, while the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment celebrates the music of Bach and Méhul.

We hope to see you across the river in Westminster for intimate concerts in a venue renowned for its wonderful architecture and atmosphere.

How to get to St John’s Smith Square

St John’s Smith Square is a short walk from Westminster and St James’s Park underground stations.

Smith Square
London
SW1P 3HA

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Eating and drinking at St John’s Smith Square

In the crypt of St John’s you can find the Footstool Restaurant, which serves everything from light snacks to three-course meals. There are also two bars for pre-concert and interval drinks.

Find out more and reserve a table

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