Admission: £9 adv, £12 on the day, £4 students
Info: Text tickets (£5) available from 25 May
Venue website: view
Venue telephone: 0844 847 9922
The Night Shift returns to the iconic Royal Festival Hall for a very special event starring one of the biggest names in classical music – conductor Sir Simon Rattle.
He will lead an 80-piece Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment in two pieces by the impressionistic composer Claude Debussy: Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune, and La Mer. In both of these pieces the orchestra acts like a painters palette – the music is all about light, shade, texture and colour, with La Mer being an amazing depiction of the beauty and power of the ocean.
Sir Simon will be joined on stage by presenter Alistair Appleton, and as usual with The Night Shift, drinks are welcome in the hall, plus there’s pre-concert music from Robin Grey (from 9pm) and a DJ Set after from Chris John until midnight.
Text tickets are just £5 – but numbers are limited and tickets allocated on the night. To book, text ‘ticket’ plus your surname to 82023. Your account will be debited £5. You need to send one text per ticket needed. Please call 020 72399370 with any questions regarding this service. You can pick your tickets up from 9pm on 10 June – and please make sure you have collected your tickets by 9.45pm.
4 tickets for the price of 3 – available by phone only, ask for the ‘mini group’ offer.
Listen to a taster of the music here:
Here is some exclusive footage taken at the rehearsal to give you a taste of ’Prélude à l’après midi d’un faune‘:
This venue has disabled access. Nearest National Rail: Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross Nearest Underground: Waterloo and Embankment