St John's Smith Square
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.
Gabrieli: A Rose Magnificat
The Gabrieli Consort and Paul McCreesh present an evening of music dedicated to depictions of the Virgin Mary.
Mozart: Apollo et Hyacinthus
A new production of Mozart's 1767 opera, preceded by a staging of the dramatic cantata Grabmusik.
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.
Tue 6 Jun
£15 / 020 7222 1061
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.
Tue 4 Jul
£10–£60 / 020 7222 1061
Pavel Haas Quartet & Denis Kozhukhin
Young Russian star Denis Kozhukhin joins the Pavel Haas Quartet for timeless chamber classics.