Under the new scheme, 25,000 £5 tickets will be available every season

Wigmore Hall

Wigmore Hall and Classic FM have announced a new discount ticket scheme, which will provide 25,000 £5 tickets to hundreds of concerts at Wigmore Hall every season.

First established by a private donation, the scheme benefits from Classic FM’s weekly audience of one million listeners under the age of 35, and particularly targets newcomers to the concert hall. 

It also includes special under 35s events, such as pre-concert talks, Q&As with artists, receptions with guest artists and Classic FM presenters, as well as live-streamed events on Facebook.

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.’

He continued, ‘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.’

Concerts already available in the scheme for autumn 2018 are listed here.