Relaxed Performances

Free relaxed concerts at LSO St Luke's

Several times a term we put on Relaxed Performances – free, 30-minute informal concerts at LSO St Luke’s from 11.15–11.45am.

LSO musicians perform chamber music in the beautiful surroundings of LSO St Luke’s on Old Street. The concerts are informal and are presented by Rachel Leach, and there is a chance to ask questions at the end of the concert.

These performances are particularly suitable for individuals or groups who feel more comfortable attending concerts in a relaxed environment. Everyone is welcome including people with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities.

Here is what you can expect at a Relaxed Performance:

  • A relaxed attitude to noise and movement during the concert – you are welcome to move around the space, clap and make as much noise as you want!
  • Friendly staff on hand to help welcome you.
  • Doors to the performance space remain open throughout, so you can leave and re-enter at any point.

Concert opportunities for under-5s

Please note that these Relaxed Performances have been specially tailored for people with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities. Babies under 1 year old are welcome, but please consider how older children may affect the experience for other audience members and the performers. If your child is under 5 years old, find out more about our interactive musical storytelling concerts for under-5s.

Next performances

Spring 2019

All performances start at 11.15am

Friday 11 January 2019
A showcase featuring music from across the centuries performed by 26-year-old Georgian-born pianist Sophiko  Simsive, winner of the Music Academy of the West Solo Piano Competition.

Friday 15 February 2019
Guildhall singers and pianists celebrate the voices of our time, curating a concert of contemporary music.


If you require a wheelchair space, minibus parking or would like to bring a group to LSO St Luke’s, you can use the form below to apply for places for the Relaxed Performances in spring 2019. The form also includes booking options for LSO Create Open Rehearsals, a chance for individuals and groups of adults with learning disabilities, their supporters and carers to hear the London Symphony Orchestra rehearsing in the Barbican Hall.


Rachel Leach presenting a Friday lunchtime concert