London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London

London for Christmas

Your Guide to Christmas in London



Christmas at Southbank

Christmas at Southbank

1 December 2021, 19.30
A Catalan Celebration
Queen Elizabeth Hall, £15.00-£20.00
In a sun-soaked and folkloric programme, the London Sinfonietta explores the visionary work of Roberto Gerhard alongside three pieces by living Catalan composers.


1 December 2021, 19.30
Poetry and Defiance
Royal Festival Hall, £14.00-65.00
Passions ignite in music by Beethoven and Shostakovich, presented by the London Philharmonic Orchestra and soloist Stephen Hough.


3 December 2021,19.30
Earth and Sky: Tabakova, Fantasia and Fireworks
Queen Elizabeth Hall, £15.00-£30.00
The BBC Concert Orchestra performs an explosive Stravinsky miniature, a favourite by Vaughan Williams and new music by Dobrinka Tabakova.


3 December 2021, 21.30
Manchester Collective: Heavy Metal
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall, £25.00
Strap in for a noisy show that showcases works by contemporary composers, including Ben Nobuto, Dobrinka Tabakova and Bryce Dessner.


4 December 2021, 19.30
James MacMillan's Christmas Oratorio
Royal Festival Hall, £14.00-£65.00
The London Philharmonic Orchestra brings us the UK premiere of an epic work that finds both mystery and splendour in this most familiar of sacred stories.


8 December 2021, 19.30
Jurowski Conducts Rachmaninoff
Royal Festival Hall, £14.00-£65.00
The London Philharmonic Orchestra shines a light on the soaring melodies and restless energy of the composer's beautiful, neglected Third Symphony.


9 December 2021, 19.30
Grand Christmas Classics
Royal Festival Hall, £16.50-£50.00
Classical favourites rub shoulders with well-loved carols at a festive concert from the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Crouch End Festival Chorus.


10 December 2021, 19.30
NOW That's What I Call Christmas!
Royal Festival Hall, £16.50-£45.00
Unwrap festive joy at a live concert of the mega-selling seasonal album, featuring all your favourite hits.


11 December 2021, 19.30
Carols by Candlelight
Royal Festival Hall, £16.50-£49.50
Travel back in time for a sublime concert of carols and seasonal classics, staged in full 18th-century costume in an evocative candlelit-style setting.


11 December 2021, 14.30
Christmas Carol Singalong
Royal Festival Hall, £16.50-£49.50
Get ready to fa-la-la-la-la at an extravaganza of much-loved carols and seasonal hits, led by showman Jonathan Cohen.


12 December 2021, 15.00
Christmas at the Movies
Royal Festival Hall, £19.50-£50.00
Don’t stay Home Alone this Christmas – join the Philharmonia Orchestra for great music from festive films.


12 December 2021, 19.30
Handel's Messiah
Royal Festival Hall, £16.50-£50.00
Surrender to the power and glory of 350 voices in monumental harmony, as massed choirs join the Philharmonia Orchestra and internationally renowned soloists.


16-22 December 2021, 19.30
Sunlight on Water: Sibelius & Beethoven - Broadcast
Online, £12.00
Beethoven's idyllic Pastoral Symphony concludes the Philharmonia Orchestra's Human / Nature series, in a concert with Pekka Kuusisto and Santtu-Matias Rouvali.

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Venue Details

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London SE1 8XX

Box Office

Nearest tube
Temple / Embankment / Charing Cross


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1, 3-4, 8-12, 16-22 December 2021



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