London Friends

Every year, the Philharmonia Orchestra presents around 40 concerts at  the Southbank Centre's iconic Royal Festival Hall in London.

The Philharmonia has been Resident Orchestra at this wonderful venue since 1996, and continues to provide audiences with widely varied programmes, performed by forces of both modest and vast proportion. The contribution from the Friends of the Phiharmonia is vital; we would not be able to continue to provide such an immense range of exciting live music without their support.

In return for their generosity, our Friends are offered an exclusive set of benefits that are not normally made available to the general public, such as two weeks’ priority booking, access to Open Rehearsals, and invitations to special events.

For those interested in supporting the Orchestra at a higher level, we also offer Principal Friend membership, through which individuals can enjoy a closer relationship with the Orchestra and its players.

As a Friend you can enjoy the following benefits:



London Rehearsal Friend

London Friend

London Principal Friend

London Principal Friend

London Principal Friend







2 Weeks Priority Booking for Philharmonia Concerts at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall

Access to Open Rehearsals

Regular Updates

Invitations to exclusive member events, with opportunities to meet the players

Access to the Friends’ Bar in the Southbank Centre at Philharmonia Concerts

Priority Booking for Special Events

Programme credit

Complimentary Principal Friends Sponsored Concert Ticket(s)



Philharmonia DVD Yearbook

Philharmonia Orchestra Recording

There are a range of other options for supporting the Orchestra, including joining our Conductors' Circle, becoming a Corporate Supporter, or simply by making a donation.