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

Thursday 28 Sep 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Pekka Kuusisto violin


Thorvaldsdottir Aeriality

Sibelius Symphony No. 6

Bjarnason Violin Concerto

Sibelius Symphony No. 7

New music from two distinctive Icelandic voices, and two Sibelius symphonies, compact but brimming with light and energy.


Thursday 5 Oct 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Santtu-Matias Rouvali conductor


Denis Kozhukhin piano


Kabalevsky Overture, Colas Breugnon

Rachmaninov Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini

Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition (arr. Ravel)

Paintings brought to life: Mussorgsky’s musical interpretation of a visit to his friend’s exhibition.


Sunday 8 Oct 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Jakub Hrůša conductor


Hilary Hahn violin


Dvořák Violin Concerto in A minor

Smetana Má Vlast

Join conductor Jakub Hrůša on a journey through the landscapes and myths of his homeland.


Thursday 12 Oct 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Vladimir Ashkenazy conductor


Shostakovich Symphonic excerpts to accompany a live screening of Battleship Potemkin

Watch Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 silent movie masterpiece on the big screen, set to the music of Shostakovich.


Thursday 19 Oct 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Yuri Temirkanov conductor


Elisso Virsaladze piano


Mozart Overture, The Marriage of Figaro

Mozart Piano Concerto No. 21, K467

Rimsky-Korsakov Scheherazade

Meet Scheherazade, beguiling narrator of The Thousand and One Nights, and enjoy two Mozart classics.


Sunday 5 Nov 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Edward Gardner conductor


Soloists include:

Mark van de Wiel, Roland Wood, Philharmonia Chorus


Elgar Overture, In the South (Alassio) (Op. 50)

Phibbs Clarinet ConcertoLondon premiere

Walton Belshazzar's Feast

111 musicians and 120 singers tell the dramatic story that gave us the phrase ‘the writing on the wall’.


Thursday 9 Nov 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


John Wilson conductor


Sarah Tynan soprano

Philharmonia Voices (Ladies) choir


Vaughan Williams Symphony No. 7, Sinfonia Antartica

Holst The Planets

A vivid evocation of the Antarctic and a 100-year-old space odyssey.


Thursday 23 Nov 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Long Yu conductor


George Li piano


Glinka Overture, Ruslan and Ludmila

Rachmaninov Piano Concerto No. 2

Shostakovich Symphony No. 5

Arguably the most thrilling symphony and the most romantic piano concerto of all time.


Sunday 3 Dec 2017, 3pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Krzysztof Urbański conductor


Simon Trpčeski piano


Tchaikovsky Fantasy Overture, Romeo and Juliet

Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1

Prokofiev Romeo and Juliet (excerpts)

Two musical interpretations of Shakespeare’s masterpiece, framing a virtuosic piano concerto.


Thursday 7 Dec 2017, 7.30pmRoyal Festival Hall, London


Esa-Pekka Salonen conductor


Vilde Frang violin


Sibelius Finlandia

Sibelius Violin Concerto

Sibelius Lemminkäinen Legends

Breathe in the music of vast landscapes and ancient epics.