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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Two pianos
7:45 pm
Sun 28 Apr 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 28 Apr 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Witness two of Britain’s most adventurous jazz pianists play together for the first time
Witness two of Britain’s most adventurous jazz pianists play together for the first time
Steve Williamson, saxophonist and composer
7:45 pm
Wed 01 May 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 01 May 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Catch the legendary saxophonist as he performs with his trio and young jazz talents StringTing
Catch the legendary saxophonist as he performs with his trio and young jazz talents StringTing
Barb Jungr, singer
7:45 pm
Thu 09 May 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 09 May 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The cabaret vocalist turns her reinvention skills to exploring her relationship with Dylan and Brel
The cabaret vocalist turns her reinvention skills to exploring her relationship with Dylan and Brel
Photo showing a member of Sweet Little Mystery kneeling on the floor with her dress spread out around her
7:45 pm
Tue 14 May 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 14 May 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Feel the emotional power of Sarah Jane Morris’ magnificent soul voice interpreting John Martyn
Feel the emotional power of Sarah Jane Morris’ magnificent soul voice interpreting John Martyn
Michelle Gurevich, singer-songwriter
7:45 pm
Wed 15 May 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 15 May 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
Chanson with an edge: hear dark, intimate ballads from the singer-songwriter with Russian roots
Chanson with an edge: hear dark, intimate ballads from the singer-songwriter with Russian roots
Woman playing the violin
3:00 pm
Sat 18 May 2019
3:00 pm | Sat 18 May 2019
gigs
contemporary classical
Get an insight into how music is made at an open session with composer Michael Price and LCO
Get an insight into how music is made at an open session with composer Michael Price and LCO
Michael Price, composer and producer
7:45 pm
Sat 18 May 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 18 May 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Hear freshly created music in a performance by composer Michael Price and LCO
Hear freshly created music in a performance by composer Michael Price and LCO
Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi
7:45 pm
Thu 06 Jun 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 06 Jun 2019
classical music
gigs
Be dazzled at an evening of South Indian music and dance following the National Indian Arts Awards
Be dazzled at an evening of South Indian music and dance following the National Indian Arts Awards
Sanjay Guha, sitar player
7:45 pm
Sun 09 Jun 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 09 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Uncover the ancient tradition of rare ragas at a performance by sitarist Sanjay Guha
Uncover the ancient tradition of rare ragas at a performance by sitarist Sanjay Guha
Maps, musician
7:45 pm
Wed 03 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 03 Jul 2019
gigs
electronic
Hear the impressionistic new album from the Mercury Prize-nominated artist behind We Can Create
Hear the impressionistic new album from the Mercury Prize-nominated artist behind We Can Create

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