Classical music in London – operas, ballets and classical concerts

Our London events guide has all the best classical music concerts, operas and ballets playing in the capital.

Royal Albert Hall

Guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall

Classical •  Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London51.501267; -0.177541 This guided tour of the Royal Albert Hall will take you inside one of world's most prestigious entertainment venues, as it prepares for the...
Don Quixote at Royal Opera House

  “Don Quixote” — The Royal Ballet

ClassicalNovember –  •  Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London51.512888; -0.122369Don Quixote will be in London until January, for a run at the Royal Opera House.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields

FreeFree lunchtime concert, at St. Martin-in-the-Fields

Classical •  St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London51.508828; -0.126614 St Martin-in-the-Fields church in Trafalgar Square has a proud history of hosting some of London's best live classical music events.
Tristan Und Isolde at Royal Opera House

Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde”

Classical •  Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London51.512888; -0.122369 See Tristan Und Isolde at the Royal Opera House in December, when the classical opera comes to London.
Alices Adventures In Wonderland at Royal Opera House

  Alice’s Adventures In Wonderland — Royal Ballet

ClassicalDecember –  •  Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London51.512888; -0.122369Alices Adventures In Wonderland will be running until January, at the Royal Opera House in London.
Nutcracker at London Coliseum

PickTchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker” — English National Ballet

Classical •  London Coliseum, Trafalgar Square, London51.509911; -0.126296 No Christmas would be complete without a visit to see Tchaikovsky's classic ballet "The Nutcracker".
Way Back Home at Young Vic

“The Way Back Home” — an opera for children

Classical •  Young Vic, 66 The Cut, Waterloo, London51.503276; -0.107318 Get tickets for the show Way Back Home at the Young Vic in London.
Royal Albert Hall

PickCarols by Candlelight, at the Royal Albert Hall

Classical •  Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London51.501267; -0.177541 "Carols by Candlelight" features a fine selection of seasonal songs and Christmas classics performed in full 18th-century costume -- in an...
Royal Albert Hall

PickHandel’s Messiah… at the Royal Albert Hall

Classical •  Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London51.501267; -0.177541 Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a rendition of Handel's "Messiah".
Un Ballo In Maschera at Royal Opera House

  Verdi’s “Un Ballo in Maschera” — Royal Opera House

ClassicalDecember –  •  Royal Opera House, Bow Street, Covent Garden, London51.512888; -0.122369 See Un Ballo In Maschera at the Royal Opera House in London, until January.
Andre Rieu at Wembley Arena

PickAndre Rieu — Wembley Arena

Classical •  Wembley Arena, Wembley, London51.558167; -0.282727 Andre Rieu will be coming to London in December, for a show at the Wembley Arena.
St. James’s Piccadilly

Christmas Concert, at St. James’s Piccadilly

Classical •  St. James’s Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London51.508871; -0.136657 Join pianist Warren Mailley-Smith, soprano Susan Parkes and a string quartet at St James's Piccadilly, as they perform some popular...
Cadogan Hall

PickRoyal Philharmonic’s “Christmas Cracker”

Classical •  Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, Chelsea, London51.493663; -0.157575 Cadogan Hall's "Christmas Cracker" concert has become a festive favourite.
St. James’s Piccadilly

Christmas Baroque by Candlelight

Classical •  St. James’s Piccadilly, 197 Piccadilly, London51.508871; -0.136657 London Concertante will be performing some seasonal pieces by candlelight, at St James's Piccadilly church.
St. Martin-in-the-Fields

Christmas Gala by Candlelight

Classical •  St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London51.508828; -0.126614 Join Robert Howarth and the Festival Orchestra of London at St Martin-in-the-Fields, as they perform a selection of classical works and...
Royal Albert Hall

The Glory of Christmas

Classical •  Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London51.501267; -0.177541 An evening of festive favourites and carols that will perfectly capture the spirit of the season.
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