Lunchtime Concerts

Every week - with exception of the months of July and August - a Free Lunchtime Concert takes place in The Royal Concertgebouw.

Free ticket (1 ticket per person) 

For Lunchtime Concerts in the Recital Hall you will require a ticket, which is free of charge. These tickets (1 ticket per person) are available from the Entrance Hall, from 11:30 a.m. onward. As these concerts are very popular, please ensure you arrive in plenty of time to obtain your ticket. Doors to the concert hall open about 30 minutes before the Lunchtime Concert begins. For Lunchtime Concerts in the Main Hall, a ticket is not required.

Lunchtime Concerts

For many years now, free Lunchtime Concerts have been held in the Main Hall and the Recital Hall. Usually, these Lunchtime Concerts take place on Wednesdays, but please check the concert schedule as occasionally this changes. The concerts range from public rehearsals by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, to chamber music performances by young up-and-coming artists. There are no Lunchtime Concerts in the months of July and August.

The Music

We offer a broad range of music, with something for everyone: the majority of concerts include classical music, but you can sometimes hear more modern repertoire. The concert programme is announced one week in advance on our website. The concerts are 30 minutes long and are free of charge.

Lunchtime Concerts:

  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Finalisten Koninklijk Concertgebouw Concours 2018, Thomas Prechal (cello), Alexander Jansen (piano)
    Finalisten Koninklijk Concertgebouw Concours 2018, Thomas Prechal (cello), Alexander Jansen (piano), Luna van Leeuwen (viool), Natasja Douma (piano)
    Sarasate, Chopin, Glinka / Balakirev
    Brahms Allegro non troppo (from 'Sonata No. 1 in E minor', op. 38)
    Glinka / Balakirev De leeuwerik
    Chopin Polonaise in A (uit 'Twee Polonaises', op. 40)
    Sarasate Zigeunerweisen, op. 20
    Wednesday, october 24, 2018 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall
  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Winnaar Nationaal Cello Concours 2018
    Winnaar Nationaal Cello Concours 2018
    Wednesday, october 31, 2018 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall
  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Winnaar Orlando Concours 2017, Behn Kwartet
    Winnaar Orlando Concours 2017, Behn Kwartet
    Debussy
    Debussy Strijkkwartet in g, op. 10
    Wednesday, november 7, 2018 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall
  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    Ensemble van het Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag
    Ensemble van het Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag
    Wednesday, november 14, 2018 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall
  • Free Lunchtime Concert

    De Nationale Opera Studio
    De Nationale Opera Studio
    Wednesday, november 21, 2018 at 12:30 pmRecital Hall
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