Beethoven Weekender

Weekend tickets

Illustration of Beethoven made up of instruments and Barbican architectural features

Join us for the ultimate celebration of Ludwig van Beethoven as we explore the man, the music, and his place in our time.

Beethoven is one of music’s most mythologised geniuses. In his own lifetime, he was a radical champion of individual expression in an age of violent social change. Today, ringtones bleep Für Elise, protesters in Parliament Square sing the ‘Ode to Joy’, and gift shops sell Ludwig van Beethoven action figures. We can attack him, revere him or just enjoy him. We can – and must – interrogate and challenge him. But we can’t ignore him.

And so we’re filling a whole weekend with talks, installations, exhibitions and – of course – his music, from a complete symphony cycle to the most exquisite of piano miniatures, as we attempt to find the man behind the myth.

Full line-up and timings to be announced at a later date.

Exchange your ticket for a wristband at the Box Office from one hour before the first performance. Wristband will guarantee entry to all the symphony sessions. Entry to other sessions will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Beethoven Weekender sponsored by DHL

Beethoven's Bagatelles supported by Classical Futures Europe and the Creative Europe Programme of the European Union.


Individual day tickets also available

*Excludes £3 booking fee

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Weekender sponsored by

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