Purcell Room

The Purcell Room reopened in April 2018 following almost three years of refurbishment. With new improved facilities and acoustics, this intimate wood-panelled auditorium provides a platform for music and performance events, a variety of talks and debates, plus readings of classical and modern literature.

The world-renowned venue has played host to some of the biggest names of the 20th century and beyond, including David Bowie, Daniel Barenboim, Marianne Faithfull and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. 

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7:45 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Turn up and tune in to hear the dark jazz rhythms and poetic lyrics of these post-punk stalwarts
Turn up and tune in to hear the dark jazz rhythms and poetic lyrics of these post-punk stalwarts
6:30 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
6:30 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Hear the minimal wave sounds of post-punk auteur The Soft Moon
Hear the minimal wave sounds of post-punk auteur The Soft Moon
7:45 pm
Mon 25 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Mon 25 Jun 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Talented young pianists perform works by Ravel, Liszt, Debussy, and more
Talented young pianists perform works by Ravel, Liszt, Debussy, and more
8:00 pm
Wed 27 Jun 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 27 Jun 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear the rhythms of South Indian Carnatic music fused with progressive rock
Hear the rhythms of South Indian Carnatic music fused with progressive rock
Various times
Sat 30 Jun 2018
Various times | Sat 30 Jun 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Introduce children to the wonder of the orchestra
Introduce children to the wonder of the orchestra
7:45 pm
Tue 03 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 03 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
See some of the exceptionally talented musicians enrolled at London conservatoires in this concert.
See some of the exceptionally talented musicians enrolled at London conservatoires in this concert.
8:00 pm
Wed 04 Jul 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 04 Jul 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear alt-folk singer Ana Silvera perform her BASCA-nominated song cycle
Hear alt-folk singer Ana Silvera perform her BASCA-nominated song cycle
7:30 pm
Thu 05 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 05 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
An outlandishly funny multimedia adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
An outlandishly funny multimedia adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
8:00 pm
Fri 06 Jul 2018
8:00 pm | Fri 06 Jul 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Groove to this Yorubeat pioneer’s stand-out mix of Yoruba rhythms with jazz, pop, and funk
Groove to this Yorubeat pioneer’s stand-out mix of Yoruba rhythms with jazz, pop, and funk
Howard Jacobson headshot

Free

Free

10:30 am
Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30 am | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
The Man Booker Prize winner delivers a keynote lecture on the necessity of the novel
The Man Booker Prize winner delivers a keynote lecture on the necessity of the novel

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