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Literary Chelsea - A Celebration through Words and Music

Thursday 27 June 2024, 7.30pm
Cadogan Hall

Jamie Phillips Conductor
Special guests to be announced

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates Cadogan Hall’s 20th anniversary


“Few would venture to Chelsea, unarmed and unattended.” So wrote Charles Dickens in his 1841 novel Barnaby Rudge. It was certainly a different time, but the bohemian feel and reasonable rents (because of the prevalence of highwaymen) attracted huge numbers of writers and musicians to Chelsea.

Tonight, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and friends take the words of some of Chelsea’s more famous residents, including A.A. Milne, Jane Austin, J.R.R. Tolkien and Oscar Wilde, as the inspiration for an evening of words and music, celebrating the unique surroundings of Cadogan Hall.

Featuring a selection of music and readings from Jane Austen, George Frideric Handel, Joseph Haydn, Florence Price, Maurice Ravel, J. R. R. Tolkien, Mark Twain, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Oscar Wilde and more...


Ticket information

Doors: 6.45pm

Concert starts: 7:30pm (approximate end time: 9.45pm)

Tickets from £18 (prices are subject to change)

RPO Club members save 50% on two tickets per London Season concert and receive a host of other benefits – phone 020 7608 8840 to find out more.

Groups of just 6+ save up to 30% – phone 020 7608 8840 to find out more.

Under 18 offers apply: £5 for children aged 7–17 in price bands E.

This event is not recommended for children under 5. All customers aged 14 years or below must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 years or over.

All RPO orders are subject to a £4 transaction fee. For group bookings of 10+, a £1 fee per ticket applies (capped at £30 per booking).


Tickets for RPO Brent Members - SOLD OUT

A limited number of tickets are available for this performance at a special price for RPO Brent members in price bands D–E.

To book tickets, members should:

  • click on the 'Buy Tickets' link above to be transferred to Southbank Centre’s website, followed by 'Book Now'
  • click in the top right-hand corner where it says ‘Have a Promo Code?’ and insert your promo code (which was included in your welcome email)
  • select your preferred tickets from the available seats.

Tickets are limited so if the offer is not applied that may be because there are no longer any tickets available for this offer.

Find out more about the RPO Brent membership and sign up here.

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