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.

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*
*These benefits vary depending on the number, and original price, of tickets purchased: please confirm with the Box Office when booking.

Tickets are £10 to £38 per person before the 20% group discount has been applied. To view the different areas of the Barbican Hall, click here to download a seating plan

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 public 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 Sorcerer's Apprentice
Thursday 9 October 2014

A concert of orchestral fireworks, from Dukas' bewitching The Sorcerer's Apprentice to Rimsky-Korsakov's glittering, fantastical Scheherazade.

Mitsuko Uchida's Mozart
Thursday 30 October 2014

Bernard Haitink conducts Debussy's stunning orchestral showpiece Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune, and is joined by pianist Mitsuko Uchida for Mozart's Piano Concerto No 22.

LSO On Film
Thursday 11 December 2014 
From The King's Speech to the final adventures of Harry Potter, the LSO explores the music of Hollywood composer Alexandre Desplat. 

Christmas Concert
Sunday 14 December 2014

Join the LSO's massed voices and Brass Ensemble for a festive celebration, including the chance to join in with traditional carols.

Michael Tilson Thomas' 70th Birthday Concerts
Thursday 12 March & Sunday 15 March 2015

The LSO and star pianist Yuja Wang team up to mark conductor Michael Tilson Thomas' 70th birthday.

LSO International Violin Festival
Wednesday 8 April to Sunday 28 June 2015

Twelve violin superstars perform with the LSO, including Nicola Benedetti (3 May), Gil Shaham (12 April), Anne-Sophie Mutter (10 Jun) and Joshua Bell (28 Jun).

Sir Simon Rattle 
Thursday 2 July 2015

Two colourful folk legends told through music, and a grand, Romantic piano concerto by Brahms.


The Practical Information

The Barbican Centre – our home in the City of London
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
Download a plan of the Barbican Hall

Make a day of it
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

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 five minutes down the road from the Barbican: click here for more.

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