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Lunchtime and evening concerts

Impact of coronavirus on our operations - Update for Michaelmas Term 2021

The lunchtime concert recital series will restart for Michaelmas term 2021. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the concerts will be open only to current LSE students and staff. Pre-registration is required and a ticket, along with valid LSE ID, must be shown upon entry to the venue.

Lunchtime Concerts

Our lunchtime and evening music concerts, which regularly showcase an impressively international spectrum of musicians, now rightly enjoys a reputation for both its quality and popularity.  

Musical life at LSE continues to flourish with a series of outstanding lunchtime concerts on Thursdays in the Shaw Library. The quality of the music making at these events is extremely high and we are proud to be able to offer them for free. For those who have rarely had the opportunity of going to concerts, these recitals are an excellent introduction to classical music, with varied programmes and instrumental line-ups; for music-lovers the Shaw Library has a wonderful atmosphere, an outstanding Steinway piano, thanks to the generosity of the LSE's Annual Fund, and allows its attentive audiences to hear chamber music in the sort of space for which the composer wrote the pieces.

The lunchtime concerts are free and they start promptly at 1.05pm in the Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building during the Michaelmas term and Lent term.

You can see our current and past concert programmes at the following links: 

2021 Lunchtime concert programme

2020 Lunchtime concert programme

2019 Lunchtime concert programme

2018 Lunchtime concert programme

2017 Lunchtime concert programme

2016 Lunchtime concert programme

2015 Lunchtime concert programme

2014 Lunchtime concert programme

2013 Lunchtime concert programme

2012 Lunchtime concert programme

2011 Lunchtime concert programme

2010 Lunchtime concert programme