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Expect the Unexpected at the LPO Gala 2021!

The Gala is an incomparable opportunity to bring together friends and supporters of the LPO - longstanding and new - to celebrate the Orchestra's achievements of the last year and to look forward to a brighter future. Never has this felt more pertinent than as we emerge from this challenging time.

Following the Government announcement on Monday 14 June delaying the easing of restrictions, we have been working hard to ensure we can still deliver a safe yet spectacular Gala event, and we are delighted to still be going ahead on Wednesday 14 July, with a few changes and additional measures to ensure the safety and comfort of all our guests, musicians and staff.

Guests are invited to arrive from 6.30pm to enjoy a glass of delicious sparkling wine at their table ahead of some spectacular performances by the LPO with Principal Conductor Designate, Edward Gardner, and special guest artists including Jennifer France and Roderick Williams. Guests will then enjoy a sumptuous supper with delectable wines and a fantastic Silent Auction, all in the stunning settings of Whitehall's Banqueting House. The evening will conclude at 10.30pm.

Please note, in line with Government guidelines, guests will now be seated as tables of six and all tables will be socially distanced from one another within the venue. Guests will also be asked to wear a mask whenever not seated at their table.

Tickets and tables are now on sale at the following prices*:

Premium Table package for six guests: £6,000
Classic Table package for six guests: £4,500
Individual tickets: £750

We hope that many of you will be able to join us for this wonderful event which will raise much-needed funds for the London Philharmonic Orchestra and support the Orchestra's work on the concert platform and beyond.

To find out more about the LPO Gala, the measures we are putting in place, or to book your tickets please contact the LPO Events Team on
020 7840 4207 or
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*To ensure the safety of everyone involved and all those attending our Gala evening, we have reduced the capacity of the event and are therefore asking for an increased ticket price from those wishing to attend to ensure the Gala evening raises the crucial much-needed funds for the Orchestra. Please note, £375 per ticket, or £3,750 per table, represents the cost of the event including reception, dinner and programme and cannot be considered a charitable contribution. The remainer of the ticket or table price is a suggested and voluntary donation towards the Orchestra's fundraising efforts for the evening. You may also choose to donate an alternative amount.

We are currently working to an easing of restrictions from late June to allow this event to go ahead safely. The health and safety of our musicians, staff and guests is of the utmost importance to the LPO and the LPO Gala 2021 will be compliant with the Government COVID regulations at the time. Additional safety measures may need to be put in place and all guests will be notified in advance of any such measures.


The London Philharmonic Orchestra is grateful to our Events Committee for their support of the LPO Gala event:
Catherine Høgel (Chair), Victoria Robey OBE, Elizabeth Meshkvicheva