>>> What's On >>> Filter by 'Spoken Word'
Evening lectures or talks about once per month.
>>> Concerts >>> Concerts with free Pre-Concert Talks
'Our free pre-concert talks offer a fascinating insight into the music you are about to experience. Each talk lasts approximately half an hour and admission is free. It's your chance to listen to guest speakers, to discover more about composers, music and musicians. It provides further knowledge to enrich your enjoyment of a familiar piece. Or, if you are new to it, an introduction to the many textures, colours and moods to be enjoyed from orchestral music. Join us in the magnificent setting of Symphony Hall and let us set the scene for the music.'
>>> See What's On >>> Talks
Join the Conversation: Live! 'Our aim is to provide 45 minutes of lively discussion, debate and an insight into ENO's productions plus musical excerpts and we invite you, the audience, to participate through conversation and the opportunity to put questions to our panel of experts. Ideal for newcomers and seasoned opera goers.'
Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, SE1 8XXwww.lpo.org.uk/events/shakespeare.html
Pre-concert talks during the Orchestra's Shakespeare400 Festival - to be held February - April 2016.
>>> LSO Discovery >>> Lifelong Learning >>> Pre-concert talks
'Occasionally we are able to present pre-concert talks at the Barbican before LSO concerts, which give an insight into the music and artists, and often a glimpse behind the scenes at how a composer works or how a soloist maintains their busy schedule. Pre-concert talks are usually free and take place in the Barbican Hall or Fountain Room on the Foyer an hour before the concert.'
>>> What's on >>> Platforms
All Forthcoming Platforms 'An eclectic programme of pre-performance events celebrates all aspects of the arts, offering the chance to learn about the National's work and discover more about theatre in general. Platforms usually start at 6 pm, lasting for 45 minutes - there are occasional afternoon events, usually starting at 3 pm.'
>>> What's On >>> Post Show Talks
'A Post Show Talk is an event after the performance where members of the audience get to ask questions of the cast and creative team of the show. You can join in the discussion or just sit and listen to find out more about what happens backstage, the rehearsal process and the history of the production.'
'Offering insights into the Orchestra and its performers and repertoire, Pre-concert Talks are available at many venues across the country, giving audiences the chance to meet conductors, soloists and Philharmonia Orchestra musicians, or to explore the music with expert speakers. Pre-Concert talks are free to attend, although in certain venues you may need a ticket for the main evening concert.'
>>> The Orchestra >>> Classic Intros
'Our free pre-concert Classic Intros and Off the Podium post-concert talks and interviews with visiting artists and scholars are a great way to get more from the performance. The talks are free to all ticket-holders.'
'A selection of Classic Intros are available to download and listen to again, so if you missed a talk visit our Listen Again page.'
'Explore all aspects of the RSC's work, influences and inspirations. Peek into the world of the rehearsal room. Discover the creative journey an ensemble takes and ask questions about the artistic choices behind the work on stage. Uncover the secrets of the RSC's work, influences and inspiration with our rich programme of talks and debates.' Usually priced, but some free of charge: need to book.
>>> Join In >>> Get Closer >>> Pre-Show Talks / Post-Show Discussions
'Pre-show talks take place at the theatre one hour before the performance, making them the perfect way to gain a deeper understanding of what you are about to see. These events are free but ticketed, and places are limited to 50.'
>>> SCO Connect >>> View All SCO Connect Events
'Features regular pre-concert talks. They are free to concert ticket holders, and begin at 6.30 pm.'
'Pre-concert talks are now being audio recorded so if you missed the talk, it will be up on our website shortly after the concert. Visit our audio page to listen to the talks. In 2010/11 some talks were filmed. Visit our video page to watch the talks.'
'Open to the public, academic lectures are presented throughout the year by leading academics on a range of topics ... The Globe is an open house and is open to all.'
>>> Learning >>> Events at the Hall >>> Behind the Music
'Behind the Music is an ongoing series of study events for adults (16+) including workshops, talks, courses and masterclasses. Why not find out more about a favourite piece of music by attending a pre-concert talk or watching a brilliant virtuoso give a masterclass; delve into Schumann Song or Bach Cello Suites on a Wigmore Study Group course; or attend one of our regular Introduction to Music courses which offer beginner-level classes on a range of topics?'
Behind the Music