Friday Lunchtime Concerts

Free concerts at LSO St Luke's

Want to know more about classical music but not sure where to start?

Make the most of your lunchbreak and enjoy a free, 45-minute informal concert at LSO St Luke’s. With introductions from presenter Rachel Leach, these free concerts are the perfect opportunity to learn more about music and the instruments of the orchestra, so just turn up and enjoy!

This summer, we're celebrating origins: showcasing the influential works that inspired LSO and Guildhall musicians, and revealing new works in premiere performances at LSO St Luke's.

The Café is open for light refreshments before the concert from 11.30am and after the concert until 2pm. The concerts are suitable for those over the age of 5.

Forthcoming concerts

All concerts start at 12.30pm


Bohemia & Beyond

Fri 6 Sep
Fri 27 Sep
Fri 18 Oct
Fri 15 Nov


From Russia with Love

Fri 10 Jan
Fri 7 Feb
Fri 6 Mar
Fri 20 Mar

Music Academy of the West

Fri 24 Apr 1pm
Fri 24 Apr 6.30pm

I Got Rhythm

Fri 1 May
Fri 22 May
Fri 12 Jun
Fri 3 Jul


There's no need to book, the concerts are free and you can just turn up on the day. To avoid disappointment please arrive in good time to get a seat, as these concerts are popular!

For more information or for group bookings please contact Rebecca Ranson:

Tel +44 20 7382 2512
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Relaxed Performances

Each term we put on Relaxed Performances, 11.15-11.45am. These are open to everyone and are particularly suitable for individuals or groups who feel more comfortable in a more relaxed environment. The performances are often attended by individuals with autism, sensory and communication impairments and learning disabilities, and parents with babies*. Audience members are free to leave and re-enter the room at any point, and we are relaxed about noise and movement during the music.

Next performances 

Friday 18 October 11.15–11.45am
As part of a series of music from Central and Eastern Europe, LSO musicians explore the folk roots of Armenian composer Khachaturian’s Trio, with introductions from Rachel Leach.

Friday 15 November 11.15–11.45am
Talented Guildhall musicians explore music from Central and Eastern Europe, with opportunities to to ask the musicians your own burning questions.

For more information please contact Celia Wynne Willson:

Tel +44 20 7382 2556
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*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 concerts for under-5s.

 LSO Friday Lunchtime Concerts are generously supported by LSO Friends.


Rachel Leach presenting a Friday lunchtime concert