Privacy Policy

Please read the following Privacy Policy carefully before submitting any personal information to us.  Any information you provide about yourself to The Royal Philharmonic Society will only be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

The Royal Philharmonic Society is a UK charity, Registration Number 213693 and a company limited by guarantee, Registration Number 00186522 with registered offices at 48 Great Marlborough Street, London W1F 7BB.

The terms “you”, “your” and “yours” means you as a user of our websites and or our other services. If you are under 16 years of age, we recommend that you do not submit any personal data to us via any media.

  1. The Royal Philharmonic Society is committed to protecting your privacy.  We use up-to-date technology to keep the information you give us secure and confidential, and to prevent unauthorised access to it. We use the information you give us:
  2. - to tell you about our products and services which are likely to be of interest to you
    - to run promotions and competitions and notify the winner
    - to make our website more relevant to your interests and tell you about improvements which are likely to be of interest to you

  3. You may be invited to register with us when you interact with us (for example, via our websites). Any registration is voluntary and entirely your choice. However, you may be unable to visit certain parts of our website or enter some of our competitions if you do not register.
  4. If you have registered with us we may e-mail, mail, or otherwise contact you, as appropriate, with information about your registration and/or offers or competitions open to you as a registered member.
  5. We will not collect personally identifying information (such as your name, address, email address etc.) except with your specific knowledge and consent or as detailed within this Privacy Policy.
  6. We collect and retain only sufficient information to enable us to carry out these services. If we leave cookies on your machine they do not enable us to identify you personally. (You can usually set your browser so that it does not accept cookies.)
  7. We will not disclose any of the information you give us beyond the Royal Philharmonic Society. We do not sell or supply any of the information you give us to anyone else.
  8. Use of this website constitutes your consent to the Royal Philharmonic Society’s collection and use of the information which you give us via our website.
  9. You are entitled to ask for a copy of the information we have about you at any time, and to have that information corrected if it is inaccurate.
  10. The privacy policies of any other websites which you access through links from the Royal Philharmonic Society website are not controlled by the Royal Philharmonic Society or subject to the Royal Philharmonic Society privacy policy. The Royal Philharmonic Society is not responsible for information provided to any other sites, and excludes to the fullest extent permitted by law all liability that may arise in respect of such information.
  11. If you have any comments about our website or our products and services, please contact us:
    Royal Philharmonic Society (Privacy)
    48 Great Marlborough Street 
    London W1F 7BB


Anthony Payne, composer: commissions include three orchestral works for the BBC Proms, and the internationally acclaimed completion of Elgar's Third Symphony.


Before there were traffic lights: coachmen delivering audience members to Philharmonic Society concerts at the Harmonic Institution were asked to ‘set down and take up with their horses’ heads facing Piccadilly’.