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We offer 24 hour real-time secure online booking with a transaction fee of £3.
Online bookings can be processed right up to the start of each performance, subject to availability.
Tickets booked fewer than five working days before the date of the concert will be available for collection at the Southbank Centre ticket office from 6.00pm on the day of the performance.
Please note that we are unable to take payment by Amex.

A maximum of 9 tickets per concert can be purchased online. Bookings of 10 or more seats for the same concert may be eligible for the group booking discount of 20%. Call the London Philharmonic Orchestra group booking line on 020 7840 4205 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for further details.

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  • Premium seats: we have selected the very best seats in the front stalls to be sold at premium price to ensure you the finest acoustic and view.
  • Ways to save: If you are booking three or more concerts you can benefit from our multi-buy series discount on full price tickets. Savings will automatically be applied at checkout for eligible concerts. Find out how to benefit from our series discounts, group bookings and NOISE schemes for students and 18-26 year olds.
  • Age guidance: Evening concerts are suitable for children aged seven and over unless otherwise stated. Visit our Families page to find out more about our FUNharmonics concerts for younger children.
  • Ticket prices vary: see the individual concert pages for ticket price information. We reserve the right to adjust ticket prices and allocations according to demand.
  • Exchanges: You may exchange your tickets for another concert in the Orchestra's Royal Festival Hall season or for a credit voucher (valid for one year only). Tickets must be returned to us at London Philharmonic Orchestra Ltd. 89 Albert Embankment, London, SE1 7TP and arrive at least two working days before the concert. For 'Print at Home' tickets, forward them to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a covering email. Group bookings can be amended up until one month before the concert date.  After this time we are unable to accept ticket returns. We do not offer refunds unless a concert is cancelled. The right is reserved to substitute artists and vary programmes if necessary.
  • Limited Concessions: 50% off all ticket prices for full-time students, benefit recipients (Jobseeker's Allowance, Income Support or Pension Credit) and under-18s (maximum 4 per transaction. Not applicable to Family Concerts). Limited availability; appropriate ID will be checked on admission.
  • Access: Visitors with a disability can join Southbank Centre's free Access Scheme. You may be eligible for tickets at concessionary prices and to bring a companion who can assist you during your visit. Visit the Southbank Centre website to find out more.
  • Seating plan: views of the stage from different areas of the Royal Festival Hall.
  • The right is reserved to substitute artists and vary programmes as necessary.

By phone

London Philharmonic Orchestra ticket office
020 7840 4242
Mon–Fri 10am–5pm (£3.50 transaction fee)
Southbank Centre ticket office
020 3879 9555
Daily 10am–6pm. (£3.50 transaction fee)

All ticketing staff at Southbank Centre can take typetalk calls.
You can book tickets for our concerts in person at Southbank Centre's ticket office (no transaction fee).

Sheku Kanneh-Mason plays Elgar

Isle of Noises

7:30 PM, ​ Royal Festival Hall, London

Sibelius The Oceanides
Elgar Cello Concerto
Britten Variations on a Theme of Frank Bridge 
Sibelius Symphony No. 6 

Susanna Mälkki conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello
London Philharmonic Orchestra

Jean Sibelius found a vast stillness in the endless forests of his native Finland, while an ocean voyage prompted visions of classical myth and elemental power. Susanna Mälkki begins this concert with Sibelius’s warmest tone- poem and ends it with his gentlest symphony: in between come two very different visions of nature from two British masters. Fresh sea air blows through every bar of Britten’s youthful Frank Bridge Variations. And Edward Elgar retreated to rural Sussex to write his Cello Concerto, a work whose haunted poetry – as Sheku Kanneh-Mason (2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year) will demonstrate – takes on a fresh meaning for each generation.

Concert generously supported by Victoria Robey OBE.

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