Open Rehearsals

Hear the London Symphony Orchestra rehearse and gain a unique insight into how a world-class orchestra works behind the scenes.

Due to the continuing restrictions caused by Covid-19, the LSO’s planned concerts at the Barbican Centre,
as well as Discovery Days and Singing Days at LSO St Luke’s, are unavoidably cancelled until 14 December.
More information.


Open Rehearsals give a sneak-peak into what it takes to create an LSO performance and provide a fascinating insight into how the world's finest conductors work. Our rehearsals take place in the Barbican Hall and at LSO St Luke's.

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Individuals can attend LSO Open Rehearsals at a cost of £6 per ticket, plus a booking fee per transaction of £0.70. If you are part of an educational or community organisation such as an evening class or community group, your group can attend the LSO Open Rehearsals on 25 October and 11 November at a cost of £4 per person, plus a booking fee per transaction of £0.70.

For more details of the LSO's concert season at the Barbican Centre, plus LSO Discovery events and BBC Radio 3 Lunchtime Concerts at LSO St Luke's, visit our website. Please note that listings for Open Rehearsals in 2019 will be announced in January.

Attending Open Rehearsals

We’re delighted to be able to give audience members the opportunity to attend these events; however, please remember that, as they are working rehearsals, it is important that the performers are not distracted. We ask that all audience members ensure that they don’t make any noise, including applause, during the rehearsal. Please be aware that you may not be able to hear everything the conductor says.

Rehearsals are scheduled to last for three hours, including a mid-session break. If you arrive late you may not be able to enter the hall until the break. Rehearsals may finish early at the discretion of the conductor without notice. Video/audio recording and photography are strictly forbidden.

LSO in rehearsal