Payments and charges

Accepted methods of payment

  • Card: We accept VISA, Mastercard, Switch/Maestro and Delta
  • Cheque: All cheques should be made payable to City of London Sinfonia
  • Cash: payable on the door or by post

Other fees

  • We do not charge a booking fee for tickets booked through our Box Office (by phone, online or in person)
  • An administrative fee of £1 will be charged if customers choose to have tickets posted to them (please note that for some events and ticket types, this may be mandatory)

Your tickets

  • Tickets will be posted up to 7 days prior to performances - after this, they will be collection only
  • Online bookings will be confirmed by email and tickets posted out 2-3 weeks before performances
  • Etickets should be received up to 48 hours after booking
  • CLS 5IVER ticketholders should bring proof of ID and/or a student card (such as NUS) when coming to their chosen event(s) as we may ask for proof of ID
  • 'Unwaged' ticketholders should bring proof of ID and documents related to their credit or allowance to their chosen event(s)

Refunds, returns and cancellations

Refunds and returns

  • Tickets purchased are non-refundable
  • Customers wishing to return tickets should contact the Box Office via phone on 020 7621 2800
  • Customers must notify the Box Office at least 24 hours prior to the original concert performance time if intending to return tickets.
  • In extenuating circumstances, and to the discretion of the Box Office, tickets may be exchanged for others of equal value for any other own-promotion concert or event (subject to availability) within one year of the exchange date.
  • City of London Sinfonia may be able to resell tickets on a customer’s behalf if the event is a sellout. Returning tickets to City of London Sinfonia does not guarantee that they will be resold. Customers returning tickets may not use tickets to attend the event(s) once they have been confirmed as returned. Resales are undertaken at the customers own risk.
  • If successfully resold, City of London Sinfonia will notify customers via email up to 15 working days following the event, and return the value of the tickets directly to the original payment card. Customers who do hear from City of London Sinfonia within 15 working days should assume that tickets have not been resold.
  • In extenuating circumstances refunds may be given, and only at the discretion of the Marketing and Audiences Officer


  • In the event of a performance or event being cancelled, customers will be notified as soon as possible and tickets will be refunded
  • If an event is rescheduled, customers will be offered equivalent tickets for the rescheduled event or a refund depending on their preference

Ticket prices for our 2018-19 Season

10 October, The Octagon at QMUL

All seating is unreserved. To guarantee yourself a seat, add Wristband Seating to your order at the checkout (limited availability).

Booking online or by phone:

  • Standard: £15
  • CLS 5IVER (student / 16-25): £5
  • Child (under 16): £5

By phone only:

  • Unwaged: 25% off seated or unseated
  • Wheelchair & companion: free companion seat

16 October, Queen Elizabeth Hall

All seating is reserved. We have an allocation of five wheelchair spaces available.

Booking online or by phone:

  • Front Stalls (standard): £30, £20
  • Rear Stalls (standard): £30, £20, £10
  • CLS 5IVER (student / 16-25): £5 selected seats
  • Child (under 16): 25% off

By phone only:

  • Unwaged: 25% off seated or unseated
  • Wheelchair & companion: free companion seat

20 October, Southwark Cathedral

All seating is unreserved. 'Seated' tickets guarantee you a seat in the Central Nave (limited availability).

Online or by phone:

  • Seated: £25
  • Unseated: £20
  • CLS 5IVER (student / 16-25): £5
  • Child (under 16): £5

By phone only:

  • Unwaged: 25% off seated or unseated
  • Wheelchair & companion: free companion seat

Ticket types, memberships and discounts

  • Bach and the Cosmos Series Saver: 20% off top-price standard tickets when booking all three concerts in our London series of Bach and the Cosmos (10 Oct, 16 Oct, 20 Oct)
  • Groups (4+): 20% off (groups of 10+ must book over the phone)
  • CLS Friends with a valid membership have an exclusive allocation in the Front Stalls for 16 October at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, in which they can book seats by logging in
  • CLS 5IVER: £5 tickets for all performances sold through our Box Office (online or over the phone)
  • 'Unwaged' refers to people with Jobseekers allowance, pension credit and disability allowance
  • We offer free companion seats for those who are in a wheelchair - please mention this when booking your ticket(s) to ensure that we can meet your access requirements.
  • All discounts and tickets are subject to availability
  • Only one discount can be used per order and per event

At venues

  • Latecomers are not guaranteed entry after a performance has started; they may not be admitted until a suitable break in the performance, and only at the discretion of the house manager.
  • Mobile phones, pagers and watches must be silenced at all times.
  • City of London Sinfonia reserves the right to refuse entry to any of its performance venues and/or ask any person to leave the venue and take any appropriate action to enforce this right.
  • Ticket holders consent to the recording, photography and filming of themselves as members of the audience. City of London Sinfonia will own all intellectual property in the recordings and photos, and members of the audience will assign all copyright and waive their moral rights in such media content.
  • For further information on the venue's rules and etiquette for your chosen event, visit their website or contact them directly.

Access information

If you require assistance with using our website, booking your tickets or at the venue on the night of a performance, please email our box office or phone us on 020 7621 2800 prior to the event. You can also contact the venue directly.


City of London Sinfonia reserves the right to make any alterations to the advertised artists or programme without being obliged to offer a refund or exchange.

Customer Service

If you would like to get in contact with the CLS Box Office, please either email, phone or write to us using the below details.

  • Telephone: 020 7621 2800 (Monday-Friday, 10am-6pm; excluding public holidays)
  • Email: boxoffice(at)
  • Post: City of London Sinfonia, 1st floor, Radisson Court, 219 Long Lane, London SE1 4PB

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Registered charity, no.286818

Updates to terms and conditions

We may review and make amendments to our terms and conditions of sale at any point.