Put yourself at the heart of the action for just £10.

INTRODUCING RINGSIDE SEATS

Put yourself at the heart of the action for just £10.

Sit ringside at Royal Festival Hall for just a tenner, and experience the thrill of a live symphony orchestra – the Philharmonia – in full flow.

We guarantee you great music and great seats within a few metres of the stage.

And for fun we’ll keep your exact seats a secret until the day: you could be in the front row, in the choir stalls right behind the trumpets – or even in a box.

Book in just a few clicks: no transaction fee; no postage; no fuss.

HOW IT WORKS

  • £10 a seat
  • Save up to £18.50 per ticket
  • Book up to 4 seats per concert (all seats will be allocated together)
  • No transaction fees or postage costs
  • Pick up your tickets on the night from our friendly front-of-house team
  • A wide range of live music to choose from
  • Limited availability: up to 100 seats per concert
  • Concerts on Thursdays or Sundays

Sunday 21 Jan 2018, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Pablo Heras-Casado conductor


Pierre-Laurent Aimard piano


Debussy Prélude à l'après-midi d'un faune

Ravel Piano Concerto in G

Ravel Suite, Ma mère l'oye

Debussy La mer

Bring some French sunshine to a chilly afternoon on the South Bank with evocative music by Debussy and Ravel.


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Thursday 1 Feb 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Paavo Järvi conductor


Gautier Capuçon cello


Dvořák Carnival Overture

Dvořák Cello Concerto

Dvořák Symphony No. 7

The folk music of Dvořàk’s Czech homeland inspired his Cello Concerto and Symphony No. 7. Let cellist Gautier Capuçon transport you there.


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Thursday 8 Feb 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Juraj Valčuha conductor


Evgeni Bozhanov piano


Kodály Dances of Galánta

Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3

Bartók Concerto For Orchestra

Revel in the poetry of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3, between two lively Hungarian pieces that give every section of the orchestra the chance to shine.


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Sunday 11 Feb 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Lahav Shani conductor

Chen Reiss soprano

MENDELSSOHN Overture, Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage

STRAUSS Six Lieder

MAHLER Symphony No. 4

Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss certainly didn’t shy away from life’s big topics – dive in deep with Mahler’s Fourth Symphony and Strauss’s songs reflecting on romantic and parental love.


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Thursday 22 Mar 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Ailish Tynan soprano

Behzod Abduraimov piano


Mosolov The Iron Foundry

Prokofiev Piano Concerto No. 3

Glière Concerto for coloratura soprano and orchestra

Glière Suite, The Red Poppy

Explore music composed in the years of turmoil following the Russian Revolution, from virtuosic Prokofiev to Mosolov’s homage to the Soviet spirit.


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Thursday 12 Apr 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


David Fray piano


Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 2

Mahler Symphony No. 1

Never one for understatement, Mahler said a symphony ‘must be like the world; it should contain everything’. In this case, that includes the sound of dawn breaking, a klezmer band and an eerie rendition of Frère Jacques.


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Sunday 15 Apr 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Philharmonia Voices

Trinity Boys Choir


Biber Battalia

Beethoven Symphony No. 2

Chin Le Chant des Enfants des Etoiles(European premiere)

An evening of music to expand your mind: after a Beethoven Symphony, hear a new piece by Unsuk Chin, for orchestra, chorus and organ, exploring our place in the universe.


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Sunday 29 Apr 2018, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


James Ehnes violin


Shostakovich Violin Concerto No. 1

Shostakovich Symphony No. 4

With the Soviet regime watching his every move, Shostakovich continued to compose – hear two masterpieces that couldn’t be premiered until after Stalin’s death.


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