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...
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.
Otello at London Coliseum

PickVerdi’s “Otello” — Royal Opera House

Classical •  London Coliseum, Trafalgar Square, London51.509911; -0.126296 Verdi's "Otello" is one of his best-loved operas, as much for Shakespeare's tragic plot as the sublime score.
Xerxes at London Coliseum

Handel’s “Xerxes”, at the London Coliseum

Classical •  London Coliseum, Trafalgar Square, London51.509911; -0.126296Xerxes will be playing at the London Coliseum in London until October.
Classic Fm Live at Royal Albert Hall

PickClassic FM Live! — Royal Albert Hall

Classical •  Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London51.501267; -0.177541 Classic Fm Live will be performing live at the Royal Albert Hall in September.
Cadogan Hall

Royal Philharmonic, playing Beethoven and Brahms

Classical •  Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, Chelsea, London51.493663; -0.157575 Join conductor Christian Mandeal, violinist Tianwa Yang and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at Cadogan Hall, as they perform a selection of...
Royal Festival Hall

London Philharmonic — Lindberg, Prokofiev and Shostakovich

Classical •  Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London51.505733; -0.116957 Join conductor Vladimir Jurowski, pianist Jean-Efflam Bavouzet and the London Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they...
Cadogan Hall

Dame Felicity Lott — Schubert, Tchaikovsky and R Strauss

Classical •  Cadogan Hall, 5 Sloane Terrace, Chelsea, London51.493663; -0.157575 Join conductor Thomas Carroll, soprano Dame Felicity Lott and the Orpheus Sinfonia at Cadogan Hall, as they perform a selection of classical...
Royal Festival Hall

Berlioz’s “Grande Messe Des Morts” (Requiem)

Classical •  Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London51.505733; -0.116957 Join conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia Voices and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they perform Hector...
Royal Albert Hall

PickBeethoven’s “Symphony No.9″ and “Emperor Concerto”

Classical •  Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London51.501267; -0.177541 Conductor Christopher Warren-Green will be leading the Philharmonia Chorus and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall, as...
Royal Albert Hall

The Armed Man — A Mass for Peace

Classical •  Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Gore, Kensington, London51.501267; -0.177541 Join the Philharmonia Orchestra and a chorus of 600 young voices at the Royal Albert Hall, as they mark the 100th anniversary of the...
Roundhouse

FreeNicola Benedetti — at the iTunes Festival

Classical •  Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London51.543041; -0.151312 Classical violinist Nicola Benedetti will be performing — for free! — at the iTunes Festival in September, with support from Milos and...
Royal Festival Hall

Bach, Beethoven and Liszt

Classical •  Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London51.505733; -0.116957 Join young Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov at the Royal Festival Hall, as her peforms a selection of classical works by Bach, Beethoven and...
Placido Domingo at Roundhouse

PickFreePlacido Domingo — at the iTunes Festival

Classical •  Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, Camden, London51.543041; -0.151312 This September will see Placido Domingo opening at the Roundhouse.
Royal Festival Hall

Philharmonia Orchestra — Beethoven, Mendelssohn

Classical •  Royal Festival Hall, Belvedere Road, Southbank, London51.505733; -0.116957 Join conductor Christoph von Dohnanyi, violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann and the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Royal Festival Hall, as they...
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.
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