Discover classical music with Wigmore Hall's scheme offering £5 tickets to under 35s

30 October 2018, 09:00 | Updated: 6 June 2019, 14:56

Wigmore Hall
Wigmore Hall. Picture: Peter Dazeley. Picture: Wigmore Hall

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

One of the world’s finest classical music venues is offering £5 tickets for concertgoers under 35, in a collaborative project with Classic FM.

Wigmore Hall and Classic FM are running a collaboration on a discount ticket scheme, which offers £5 tickets to hundreds of concerts every season, exclusively for under-35s.

The scheme, presented in partnership with Classic FM, will give young people the opportunity to enjoy hundreds of world-class concerts at Wigmore Hall, London.

Wigmore Hall regularly hosts performances by some of classical music’s greatest artists, including mezzo soprano Joyce DiDonato, conductor Sir Antonio Pappano and cellist Steven Isserlis, and now the Beethoven 250 Festival Weekend, hosted by our very own John Suchet.

Sam Jackson, Managing Editor of Classic FM, said: “Over the last few years, Classic FM’s audience of under-35-year-olds has dramatically increased. This, coupled with the fact that we now have the most engaged social media channels in UK radio, demonstrates the degree to which young people are already enjoying classical music via Classic FM.

“Now, working with Wigmore Hall, we want to encourage those listeners to experience live music, in one of the world’s finest chamber music venues.”

Steven Isserlis at Wigmore Hall, London
Steven Isserlis at Wigmore Hall, London. Picture: Getty

As part of a common goal to diversify classical music audiences, the Wigmore Hall Classic FM Under 35s Tickets Scheme hopes to attract younger and first-time concertgoers, breaking down barriers to entry.

Special under 35s events will also form part of the scheme, including pre-concert talks, Q&As with artists, receptions with guest artists and Classic FM presenters, as well as live-streamed events on Facebook.

Upcoming concert highlights:

Beethoven 250 Festival Weekend, hosted by John Suchet – 14/15 September
Michael Collins plays Beethoven, Frühling and Brahms – 23 September
Jonathan Biss plays Beethoven – 29 September
Borodin Quartet play Tchaikovsky and Arensky – 9 October
Francesco Piemontesi plays Schubert – 3 November
Jamie Barton sings Warren, Bolanger and Beach – 30 November
Jonathan Plowright plays Brahms and Schumann – 28 December

John Gilhooly, Director of Wigmore Hall, said: “I am so grateful to Classic FM for supporting this vital strand of our work at a pivotal moment in its development. Collaborating with Classic FM on the Under 35s scheme is tremendously exciting for Wigmore Hall, and allows us to further build relationships with younger audience members, and nurture the next generation of chamber music and song lovers.”

Concerts already available in the Wigmore Hall Classic FM Under 35s Ticket Scheme for 2019 can be found here.

Terms and Conditions:

The discounted tickets are available at for selected concerts. Users must be to logged in to their Wigmore Hall account to purchase, supply their date of birth, and be under 35 years of age.

Tickets will be available for collection from the programme table one hour before the concert is due to start.

You will need to bring photo ID to the performance, as this will be checked as proof of age when collecting tickets.

Please note that only customers aged under 35 are entitled to a £5 ticket, and that individual IDs will be checked for each ticket.

Further details at the Wigmore Hall website.