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Substantial discounts for groups have been announced by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) as it unveils its action-packed 2019 programme.

Music fans can secure reductions of up to 35 per cent for parties of 30 or more at its sensational London shows at the Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre and Cadogan Hall.

Some of the 2019 shows on offer

Abbaphonic – Royal Albert Hall, Wednesday 29th May
Pull on your platforms and sing along to Dancing Queen, Waterloo and all the classic Abba anthems while Matthew Freeman conducts. Stars Emma Kershaw (Les Mis) and Abbie Osmon (Evita).

The Food of Love – Royal Festival Hall, Tuesday, 16th April
Celebrate the life of The Bard in this unique theatre experience narrated by none other than Patrick ‘Star Trek’ Stewart himself. William Shakespeare’s most famous speeches and outrageous backstage anecdotes are brought vividly to life in a musical extravaganza.

Let’s Face the Music – Royal Albert Hall, Sunday, 17th March
A tribute to the great musicals, this crowdpleaser features much-loved songs and duets from the golden age of Hollywood performed by West End stars. Includes hits from shows such as The Wizard of Oz, My Fair Lady and Guys and Dolls.

The Planets: An HD Odyssey – Royal Albert Hall, Sunday 30th June
Gaze in wonder at breath-taking NASA images and footage as Nick Davies conducts Holt’s awe-inspiring suite. Plus there’s uplifting music from movies such as Star Wars and 2001: A Space Odyssey.

Film Music Gala – Royal Albert Hall, Saturday 4th May
May the fourth be with you! Expect rip-roaring themes from Star Wars, Jurassic Park and The King’s Speech as the Philharmonic’s film music extravaganza returns with two shows on the same day, conducted by Nick Davies and hosted by film aficionado Tommy Pearson.

The RPO’s friends and groups manager, Jo Thomson, writes in the new brochure: “We have a jam-packed and hugely varied season across London’s finest venues.

“Don’t miss out. Contact me today and I guarantee to get you the best possible deal.”

Special rates for groups

•    Groups of 30+ save 35%
•    Groups of 10+ save 25%
•    Groups of five or more save 15%
•    Two free tickets for GTOs (groups of 10 or more)
•    Free programmes (subject to availability)

You can read the full spring/summer groups brochure here.

For information, and bookings, call 0207-6088840, email or visit

Main image: Patrick Stewart narrates The Food of Love, a unique theatre experience which celebrates the life of Shakespeare.