Tickets Please! Help us fill our concert hall

Do you remember the first time you saw a symphony orchestra live on stage? Help us to offer 2,500 children the chance to see an orchestra for the first time.

Every year the London Philharmonic Orchestra performs live to over 16,000 London school children through a series of specially-designed daytime concerts. The LPO is the only orchestra in the UK to offer specific and tailored orchestral concerts for all ages – from primary school children aged five, through to 18-year-old A-level students. Six out of ten children attending the concerts will be experiencing an orchestra for the very first time.

We need your help to fill our concert hall and to make this happen we have just launched our Tickets Please! appeal. Tickets for the concerts cost £9 and for the most disadvantaged schools in south London this amount still remains a barrier to attending. We want to offer free tickets to 2,500 children.

"My students would be unlikely to attend a live concert with their family, and most would be unable afford the cost. Live music must always be an integral part of music education, as should learning to be a good audience." - Primary school teacher

The Orchestra want to thank our incredible audience members who in the first few days of the appeal have already donated towards 200 tickets. We hope you might consider supporting a child attending for just £9, or if you would like to donate more, £27 will buy tickets for three children, £54 will buy tickets for a group of six friends and £108 will fill a row of 12 seats in the centre block of the front stalls.

To find out more and to view our concert hall plan and select the seats you wish to donate please visit our Tickets Please page. 

Every donation of any size from our supportive audience will help us to fill our concert hall with new young audience members.