Group Booking brochure
Barbican concert hall interior
Group bookings (10+)
Launching the 2013/14 season (Jan 2013)
We're thrilled to announce our new 2013/14 season, covering concerts from September 2013 to June 2014.
We have a truly impressive series in store, with a night dedicated to the film music of Patrick Doyle (long-time collaborator of Kenneth Branagh and composer of such critically acclaimed films as Henry V and Hamlet), visits from Sir Simon Rattle and Evgeny Kissin, and four composer study days with access to rehearsals and talks from leading specialists, as well as the BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concert series at LSO St Luke’s. Best of all, groups receive a priority booking period, starting Monday 28 January.
If you haven't brought a group before and would like a copy of the concert listings in time for priority booking week, please email Fabienne.
Brand New Group Booking Brochure (Apr 2012)
We're very pleased to present our brand new Group Booking brochure, a colourful and fun little booklet which sums up all the benefits of LSO Group Booking and explains more about visiting the Barbican. If you'd like a copy posted out you, just email Fabienne. Alternatively, click the link on the left-hand panel to download the online version.
Come and meet us at Ascot! (Mar 2012)
There's a brand new one-day Group Travel exhibition fair in town – and the LSO Groups team are going to be taking part! Great for Groups is taking place on Saturday 28 April 2012 at Ascot Racecourse, and is a chance for Group Organisers to meet a host of different attractions and service providers from the Bank of England Museum, City Cruises and the Houses of Parliament to the Orient Express, the Royal Albert Hall and See Tickets.
The show will stand out from others of its kind by being hosted in such an iconic venue, and including interactive elements such as live music, refreshments, on-the-day prizes, a relaxation zone and VIP lounge. Great for Groups promises to be a genuinely fun day out – a chance for Group Organisers to plan their forthcoming trips, and get great deals, in style. To register for the show, and find out more, visit the official website below:
> Great for Groups 2012
We hope to see you there – don't forget to come over to the LSO stand to say hello! PS. We're giving away 5 pairs of top-price tickets to selected LSO concerts at this event – come along to be in with a chance of winning them!
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 / firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
To reserve tickets, call the dedicated Group Booking phone line on 020 7382 7211 (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm) or email email@example.com. If you have any general queries about group booking, please call LSO Groups Rep Fabienne on 020 7382 2540 or email Fabienne Morris.
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 2012/13 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.