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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

Map and transport information

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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Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 12:50
The composer and Head of Composition at the Royal Academy of Music gives an in-depth guide to Georg Friedrich Haas‘ in vain
Orchestra
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:52
We hear about the creative decisions behind in vain, its political significance and more about the composer
Orchestra
Classical music
Fri, 04/21/2017 - 11:08
Listen to a selection of music for a glimpse into the composer's eclectic taste
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Rock & Pop
Wed, 04/19/2017 - 10:39
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Wed, 04/12/2017 - 16:55
Experience Nordic children’s storytelling our Swedish-inspired Room for Children
Tue, 04/11/2017 - 13:18
The award-winning pianist speaks to us ahead of his debut Southbank Centre performance.
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 17:34
We hear from Canon Rosie Harper ahead of her panel discussion at Belief and Beyond Belief festival
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:20
Hear the two artitsts speak about a work influenced by drumming music from Ghana
Art
Artists & Thinkers
Thu, 04/06/2017 - 12:13
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2 May 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:00 pm, 2 May 2017
Hear the Brandenburg Concertos, six Baroque masterpieces that need no introduction, at this concert

3 May 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 3 May 2017
Alexander Gavrylyuk makes his debut in the International Piano Series

2 Jun 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 2 Jun 2017
Young Russian pianist Denis Kozhukhin joins the Pavel Haas Quartet for timeless chamber classics

3 Jun 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 3 Jun 2017
Hear Aurora Orchestra perform Brahms' First Symphony entirely from memory

6 Jun 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 6 Jun 2017
The London Sinfonietta perform a programme of music by Nordic composers

4 Jul 2017

Classical music
Orchestra
7:00 pm, 4 Jul 2017
Hear a concert of works by Bach and his contemporaries Rameau, JCF Fischer and Campra

22 Jul 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 22 Jul 2017
Three finalists battle it out as they compete in the concerto round of the 2017 competition

25 Sep 2017

Classical music
Choral
7:00 pm, 25 Sep 2017
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1 Nov 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 1 Nov 2017
The Emerson Quartet presents a second concert of Beethoven’s electrifying late quartets

10 Nov 2017

Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 10 Nov 2017
Innovative vocal ensemble The Cardinall’s Musick performs music that defies dangerous times

14 Nov 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:30 pm, 14 Nov 2017
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25 Nov 2017

Classical music
7:30 pm, 25 Nov 2017
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27 Nov 2017

Classical music
Chamber & Recital
7:00 pm, 27 Nov 2017
Violinist Rachel Podger joins the OAE to show there’s more to Mozart than meets the eye.

2 Dec 2017

Performance
Orchestra
7:30 pm, 2 Dec 2017
City of London Sinfornia and Matthew Barley perform Sir John Taverner's The Protecting Veil.

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