Barbican exterior at night

Barbican exterior at night

Group Booking brochure

Group Booking brochure

Group Booking brochure

Barbican concert hall

Barbican concert hall

Barbican concert hall interior

Group bookings (10+)

Bring your group to the London Symphony Orchestra

Welcome to the world of the London Symphony Orchestra. Based at the iconic Barbican Centre, in the heart of the City, the LSO performs over 50 world-class classical concerts a year in London. There’s no better way to experience music than live in the concert hall, where you can immerse yourself in the spine-tingling sounds of the full orchestra and see the passion and skill of each musician up close.

It’s easy to share this thrilling experience with your group: our tickets are fantastic value, the booking process is simple, and we provide an array of benefits for groups of 10+ to help make your experience on the night even more special. Plus, our location at the Barbican Centre is easy for coaches to access and provides the perfect setting to combine an evening concert with a bite to eat.

To find out more, read on for details of benefits for groups of ten or more, or click here to download a PDF of our group booking leaflet.

2014-15 Season – Group Booking Opens 27 January
We've just released details of our 2014-15 season, including a priority booking period for group organisers. To find out more and browse the full list of concerts, click here.

Get in Touch
We'd love to hear from you, whether you have a question about which concert to choose or just want some more information about bringing a group to hear the LSO. Either call LSO Groups Rep Fiona Dinsdale on 020 7382 2522 or email


Benefits and booking for Groups of 10+

Here at the LSO we strive to make your group outing simple to organise and thrilling to experience.

‘Everything went so smoothly thanks to your efficient dealing with the arrangements … [the violinist] gave a stunning performance. Certainly made a refreshing change from sitting at home watching TV!’
Mrs M Hollis, Burgess Hill U3A

  • 20% off standard ticket prices+
  • No payment needed until 4 weeks before the concert
  • Dedicated Group Booking phone line and email: 020 7382 7211 /
  • Priority booking period for the new season every January
  • Convenient coach drop-off and pick-up points
  • Your group's name in the concert programme
  • Free concert programmes
  • Free hot drinks*
  • Private interval reception*
  • Free pair of tickets for Group Organiser*
  • 3-course meal at Searcys for Group Organiser*
+Please note that there are four concerts in the 2013/14 season for which a 10% discount applies: 12 Dec, 19 Dec, 21 Jan and 1 Jun
*These benefits vary depending on the number, and original price, of tickets purchased: please confirm with the Box Office when booking.


Make a Booking
To reserve tickets, call the dedicated Group Booking phone line on 020 7382 7211 (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm) or email


The Concerts

With over 50 performances a year at the Barbican Centre, LSO concerts give you the chance to experience everything from captivating symphonies to solo concertos that showcase the dazzling powers of the world’s best instrumentalists.

You can view our full list of concerts online or in our season brochure – email Fiona to request one. However, if you’re looking for a little inspiration, here are just a few of our forthcoming highlights.

The Film Music of Patrick Doyle
Sunday 1 December 2013

A night dedicated to film composer Patrick Doyle’s much-loved scores, including music for classic Shakespeare films and more recent scores, such as Harry Potter and Eragon.

Mendelssohn’s ‘Scottish’ Symphony
Tuesday 21 January 2014 
Evocative music inspired by the landscapes and history of Scotland 

An All-Beethoven Evening
Friday 6 June 2014

A concert full of orchestral drama, including the life-affirming ‘Eroica’ Symphony


Always fresh: always reliable

One of the most exciting things about going to see a symphony orchestra like the LSO is the fact that the music is different every time you come. One night we might be doing Russian masterpieces by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev, the next Elgar's Enigma Variations, or Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. But what we do promise to deliver consistently is:

Over 50 evening concerts at the Barbican every season
Every September-June we offer a series of concerts with everything from the famous sounds of Beethoven and Mozart to choral music for over 100 voices and star turns from today’s most glamorous solo musicians.
> Browse the complete 2013/14 season

A world-class venue with excellent access

The LSO is lucky enough to call the Barbican Centre its permanent home. The Centre, Grade-II listed and one of the most striking pieces of architecture in London, includes step-free access, lifts, induction loops, a waterside cafe, bars and restaurants. Not to mention two art galleries, a theatre and library; visit the Barbican's website for more.
> Download the Barbican's comprehensive access policy
> Planning your visit to the Barbican

Musicians with passion and skill
Our players really are the best in the business. The LSO was founded in 1904, before the other London orchestras, and that pioneering spirit can still be felt in the Orchestra today. The LSO is particularly famous for providing the soundtracks to some of the biggest blockbusters of the 20th century, including Star Wars and Harry Potter.
> More about the LSO and film music

An integral part of the City of London
The LSO is close to St Paul’s Cathedral, The Museum of London, the Bank of England Museum, Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe. Why not make a day of your time in London and visit some other attractions in the area before finishing your night on a high note with a concert?
> Visit London website
> Top 10 free things to do in the City of London

Classic FM connections
The LSO is proud to be Classic FM's official Orchestra in the City of London.
> Visit the Classic FM website


Prefer something in the daytime?

Your 20% group discount also applies to BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts at our sister venue, LSO St Luke's, just 5 minutes down the road from the Barbican: click here for more.

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