Relaxed Performances

Free relaxed concerts at LSO St Luke's

Several times a term we put on Relaxed Performances – free, 30-minute informal concerts at LSO St Luke’s from 11.15–11.45am.

LSO musicians perform chamber music in the beautiful surroundings of LSO St Luke’s on Old Street. The concerts are informal and are presented by Rachel Leach, and there is a chance to ask questions at the end of the concert.

These performances are particularly suitable for individuals or groups who feel more comfortable attending concerts in a relaxed environment. Everyone is welcome including people with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities.

Here is what you can expect at a Relaxed Performance:

  • A relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the concert – you are welcome to move around the space, clap and make as much noise as you want!
  • Friendly staff on hand to help welcome you.
  • Doors to the performance space remain open throughout, so you can leave and re-enter at any point.

Concert opportunities for under-5s
Please note that these Relaxed Performances have been specially tailored for people with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities. Babies under 1 year old are welcome, but please consider how older children may affect the experience for other audience members and the performers. If your child is under 5 years old, find out more about our interactive musical storytelling concerts for under-5s.

Next performances

Friday 10 January 11.15–11.45am
The Baroque and the 20th century collide in LSO musicians' breathtaking programme of Russian responses to Baroque traditions.

Friday 7 February 11.15–11.45am
Talented Guildhall musicians impress with a programme of sublime Russian songs.

Friday 20 March 11.15–11.45am
Tchaikovsky's sweeping Waltz of the Flowers closes this concert with LSO musicians, performed alongside chamber music by Rachmaninov and Judith Lang Zaimont.


If you require a wheelchair space, minibus parking or would like to bring a group to LSO St Luke’s, please contact Celia Wynne Willson:

Tel: +44 20 7382 2556
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LSO Create Open Rehearsals

You may also be interested in LSO Create Open Rehearsals, a chance for individuals and groups of adults with learning disabilities, their supporters and carers to hear the London Symphony Orchestra rehearsing in the Barbican Hall.

All the events are free but you need to book in advance. Please note that you can apply for up to 8 places for LSO Create Open Rehearsals but as these events are popular and we want as many people to experience them as possible, you may only be allocated places for one of the dates.

If you would like to apply for places for a Create Open Rehearsal for adults with learning disabilities or a Relaxed Performance, please complete the booking form below.

Rachel Leach presenting a Friday lunchtime concert