Barbican exterior at night

Barbican exterior at night

Barbican concert hall

Barbican concert hall

Barbican concert hall interior

LSO musicians on Millennium Bridge

LSO musicians on Millennium Bridge

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.

We'd love to hear from you! If you'd like to reserve tickets or find out about availability for a particular concert, phone the Group Booking Hotline on 020 7382 7211 (Mon–Fri, 10am–5pm) or email

If you have any questions about bringing your group to hear the LSO, or would like to request a brochure, contact LSO Groups Rep Fiona Dinsdale on 020 7382 2522 or email

Priority booking for groups for the newly announced 2015/16 season opens on Wednesday 28 January 2015. Browse through full listings, or visit this page for full information about making a group booking.


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.

  • 20% discount on standard tickets to our Barbican concerts †
  • No payment needed until four 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 with the chance to meet LSO musicians *
  • Free pair of tickets for Group Organiser *
  • Three-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.

† Group Discount is not available for the Barbican concerts on 9 and 10 January 2016 or for LSO Discovery Family Concerts. It cannot be combined with other discounts, and cannot be used online.

Tickets are £10 to £40 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

To reserve tickets, call the dedicated Group Booking phone line on 020 7382 7211 (Mon-Fri, 10am-5pm) or email Group Organisers can reserve seats without obligation until a month before their chosen concert, allowing you to amend numbers or cancel entirely up until that point.


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 here 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. 

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.

Bernard Haitink Conducts Brahms
Wednesday 23 September 2015

Conductor Bernard Haitink and pianist Murray Perahia make up a powerful musical partnership, matching a sparkling Beethoven Concerto with Purcell and Brahms.

A Choral Christmas
Sunday 13 December 2015

A stage packed with 330 singers and LSO instrumentalists to get your Christmas off to a rip-roaring start, including traditional audience carols and Christmas songs.

Elgar's 'The Dream of Gerontius'
Sunday 24 April 2016

Elgar’s finest choral work, with music that is at once brilliantly virtuosic, passionate and inspiring.

Beethoven's Ninth Symphony
Thursday 12 May 2016
Beethoven’s symphony-to-end-all-symphonies, with its rousing choral finale, is prefaced by Schumann’s Piano Concerto. 


The Practical Information

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

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

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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