St John's Smith Square

St John's Smith Square
Westminster, London, SW1P 3HA
  • Telephone 020 7222 1061
  • Food served Mon–Fri 8am–5pm; 8am–late on performance days.
  • Box office times Mon–Fri 10am–5pm; Mon–Fri 10am–6pm on performance days.
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St John's Smith Square

Credit: Matthew Andrews

St John's Smith Square was designed by Thomas Archer and completed in 1728. One of the masterpieces of English Baroque architecture, the building inspires great affection partly for its sturdy elegance and partly for its sheer persistence, having survived fires, lightning strikes, subsidence and a direct hit from an incendiary during WWII. It was thoroughly restored in the 1960s and is now one of the most respected concert halls in London, with a versatile acoustic and a wide-ranging programme.

The nearest Tube stations are Westminster and St James' Park, with Victoria and Waterloo offering rail access. The 3 and 87 buses stop on adjacent Millbank to the east; the C10 and 507 on Horseferry Road to the south, and the 88 on Marsham Street to the west. Since 2010, the venue has been wheelchair accessible by means of a platform lift.

  • Provides: Wheelchair access
  • Open since: 1969

Events at this venue

There are 8 events at this location

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Brahms from Memory: Aurora Orchestra

Hear Aurora Orchestra perform Brahms' First Symphony entirely from memory. Aurora is currently the only orchestra worldwide playing full symphonies from memory – a performance style which conveys an electrifying sense of adventure, intimacy and heightened communication.

Sat 3 Jun

Gabrieli: A Rose Magnificat

The Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh present an evening of music dedicated to depictions of the Virgin Mary.

Thu 8 Jun

£15–£45 / 020 7222 1061

Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus

A new production of Mozart's 1767 opera, preceded by a staging of the dramatic cantata Grabmusik.

Mon 12 Jun

£18–£48 / 020 7222 1061

Tue 13 Jun

£18–£48 / 020 7222 1061

Music Interflow – a Dialogue of Two Cultures

A concert of classical and contemporary works that represent both Chinese and British cultural heritage, bringing together established and emerging Hong Kong musicians.

Nordic Nights / discovering Scandinavia's hidden colours

The London Sinfonietta perform a programme of music by Nordic composers. Once the preserve of melancholic films and bare tonal landscapes, in recent years Scandinavian artists have revealed another side to their vibrant heritage – one that is rich in life and colour.

Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment: Bach goes to Paris

Hear a concert of works by Bach and his contemporaries Rameau, JCF Fischer and Campra.

Pavel Haas Quartet & Denis Kozhukhin

Young Russian star Denis Kozhukhin joins the Pavel Haas Quartet for timeless chamber classics.

Fri 2 Jun

St Albans International Organ Festival

Three young finalists in the St Albans International Organ Festival battle it out as they compete in the concerto round of the 2017 competition.

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