free concerts in london - Southbank SinfoniaFree Rush Hour Concerts in London

It’s 6.00pm and you find yourself squeezed onto the Northern line, pinned yet again by the crush of your fellow commuters. But you don’t have to be…

With our series of bite-sized concerts at St John’s Waterloo, across the road from Waterloo station, your commute can sound a little different.

From the epic ferocity of a Shostakovich symphony to the propulsive energy of cartoon-inspired chamber music, the orchestra in all its shapes, sizes and sounds is put on show throughout the year – and all for free.

Whether you’re new to classical music or a seasoned concert-goer, there’s a whole world music just waiting to be discovered. With a complimentary glass of wine and an hour of thrilling music, divert your commute and be adventurous.

6.00pm on Thursdays

2017 Series

Our new series of Rush Hours starts on Thursday 9 February – and with it your first chance to meet our 2017 Fellowship orchestra.¬†Salieri’s explosive overture to The World Upside Down kickstarts our 15th birthday year, paired with symphonic ingenuity from Mozart and Schubert.

Find out more

Our complete season of Free Rush Hour Concerts will be announced on Friday 3 February. To have our new Concert Diary emailed directly to you, enter your address here.

Southbank Sinfonia in action in a free Rush Hour concert, conducted by Ben Gernon: