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

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 20 Jan 2019, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Martyn Brabbins conductor


Laurent Ben Slimane bass clarinet


Elgar Introduction and Allegro

Geoffrey Gordon Prometheus, Concerto for Bass Clarinet and Orchestra

Vaughan Williams Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis

Britten The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra

Get to know the character and quirks of each section of the orchestra in Britten’s lively guide, and take a tour of our sceptred isle in an afternoon of English favourites.


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Thursday 24 Jan 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Alice Sara Ott piano


Ravel La valse

Ravel Piano Concerto in G

Sibelius Valse triste

Sibelius Symphony No. 1

Spellbinding dark waltzes, jazz-inspired harmonies, and vast Nordic landscapes: dive into the irresistible sounds of Sibelius and Ravel.


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Thursday 7 Feb 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Peter Eötvös conductor


Iveta Apkalna organ

László Fassang Hammond organ


Schoenberg Accompaniment to an Imaginary Film Scene, Op. 34

Bartók Dance Suite

Stravinsky Symphony in Three Movements

Peter Eötvös Multiversum

Energy and daring opens our rhythmically charged programme of music by Bartók, Stravinsky and Schoenberg, before we travel past the ends of the universe in Peter Eötvös’s spectacular Multiversum.


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Sunday 17 Feb 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Jakub Hrůša conductor


Denis Kozhukhin piano


Kodály Dances of Galánta

Grieg Piano Concerto

Dvořák Slavonic Dances, Op.72

In November Hrůša conducted Dvořàk’s first set of Slavonic Dances to rave reviews – hear him take on the second set, alongside Grieg’s Piano Concerto, one of the world’s favourite pieces for piano and orchestra.


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Sunday 24 Feb 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Truls Mørk cello


Sibelius The Oceanides

Esa-Pekka Salonen Cello Concerto

Bartók Concerto For Orchestra

Cast off the darkness of winter with music of rebirth and optimism – enjoy Bartók’s new lease of life in his Concerto for Orchestra, and look to the future with Salonen’s spirited Cello Concerto.


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Thursday 28 Feb 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Marianne Crebassa mezzo soprano


Debussy Iberia

Berio Folk Songs

Franco Donatoni ESA (In cauda V)

Ravel Shéhérazade

Respighi Pini di Roma

Intoxicating Andalusian landscapes, 1001 wondrous Arabian nights, beautiful folk songs, and the city of Rome magnificently brought to life. All in one unmissable concert.


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Sunday 31 Mar 2019, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Xian Zhang conductor


Alina Pogostkina violin


Brahms Violin Concerto

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Is this your first time? Be swept away by one of the most popular symphonies ever written and experience the effortless grace of the violin in Brahms’s concerto.


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