Always Playing

Bringing great music to everyone, everywhere.

When COVID-19 closed concert halls in March 2020, we launched our digital programme, Always Playing, to bring the LSO to your living rooms through twice weekly streams of concerts from our archives, lunchtime recitals, interviews, articles, playlists and activities for young people and families.

With the easing of UK lockdown measures from May 2021, we are thrilled to be able to return to the Barbican Hall and LSO St Luke's to play to a live audience once again. Find details of our concerts in May and June 2021 here.

But if you feel unable to attend, or are one of our many audience members who are not in London or even in the UK, we will keep bringing you streamed concerts, interesting articles, video snippets, quizzes and activities to enjoy from home.

Wherever you are and however you are getting out and about, please stay safe.


Streamed Concerts and Broadcasts

Full length concerts, brought to you by our streaming partners (via subscription or single ticket sales) and on our YouTube channel (free).
Full details of our streamed concerts and broadcasts
> YouTube Sundays: free weekly excerpts of our streamed concerts

Coffee Sessions

Short performances, with music chosen by LSO musicians, Coffee Sessions are the perfect length for you to grab a cup of coffee and take a short break.
Watch all of our Coffee Sessions

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Delve deeper into the music with interviews, performances and behind-the-scenes clips from lockdown and from our archives.
Explore our videos


LSO Discovery: Activities for Schools, Families and Young People 

Fun, creative music-based tasks for young people, to continue learning whether you’re at home or at school - including our new concert for Key Stage 2 pupils, their teachers and their families, streaming on YouTube until Tuesday 16 February 2021.
Explore our Resources



Get some listening inspiration from our themed playlists, recommendations, and our Discographer Philip Stuart’s picks from the archive.
Get some listening inspiration



Blog posts, interviews, composer timelines and articles by music writers.
Read them all on our blog

Movie Recommendations

Each week during Lockdown 1, we recommended one great film from the hundreds for which the LSO has recorded music – time to revisit these for your stay in Saturday nights!
Explore our Movie Night Recommendations

Support the LSO's Future

The importance of music and the arts has never been more apparent than in recent months, as we’ve been inspired, comforted and entertained throughout this unprecedented period.

As we emerge from the most challenging period of a generation, please consider supporting the LSO's Always Playing Appeal to sustain the Orchestra, allow us to perform together again on stage and to continue sharing our music with the broadest range of people possible.

Every donation will help to support the LSO’s future.

> Support the LSO’s Always Playing Appeal

Where can you find us?

Watching YouTube on your TV?

Follow our instructions to access concerts via the YouTube app.
> Follow the instructions to watch on your TV

Programme notes

Our programme notes are available to read digitally for free, and will be available for the whole season.
> Find programme notes


Support as You Listen

Take the sound of the Orchestra with you and listen wherever you are. Enjoy the complete LSO discography and specially curated playlists, only on Apple Music.

What’s more, when you start a free 3 month trial Apple Music will support us further with a contribution up to £14.99*. Choose from a Student or Individual subscription, or join with a Family plan and share with up to 5 people.


*New subscribers only. Plan automatically renews monthly at £4.99 (Student), £9.99 (Individual) or £14.99 (Family Plan) after trial.