• Candlelight: The Best of Joe Hisaishi

Candlelight: The Best of Joe Hisaishi

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Candlelight concerts bring the magic of a live, multi-sensory musical experience to awe-inspiring locations never before used for this purpose in London. Buy your tickets now to discover the music of Joe Hisaishi at Butchers' Hall under the gentle glow of candlelight.

General Info
📍 Venue: Butchers' Hall
📅 Dates and times: various dates at 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. (select during purchase)
⏳ Duration: 65 minutes (doors open 30 mins prior to the start time and late entry is not permitted)
👤 Age requirement: 8+. Anyone under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult
♿ Accessibility: this venue is wheelchair accessible
❓ View the FAQs for this event here
✔️ Safety measures will be in place throughout the experience
🪑 Seating is assigned on a first come first served basis in each zone
🕯️ If you would like to book a private concert, please click here
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User reviews

based on 444 reviews
  • I couldn't believe how underrated the musicians were. The vibrations from the cello reverberated even to the seats further back. Artisti con Brio picked a fantastic range of Ghibli and Joe Hisaishi's songs that were skillfully arranged to fit the parts of the string quartet. What was most delightful though was how much the musicians seemed to be enjoying being there and playing the music. Would go again, even if they charged more.
  • Gorgeous event. Music was stunning and the venue had a fantastic atmosphere.
  • Lovely evening of fantastic scores from the composer of the Studio Ghibli films. Intimate venue and the seating was spaced out nicely. Really nice ambience. The string quartet brought the songs to life and transported me into each film.
  • Amazing!! Talented quartet! Very touching!
  • Beautifully played by an extremely talented quartet. I was almost in tears with some of the songs. Looking forward to hearing more :)
  • Such an amazing show, takes you right back to the movies in a very intimate and moving way. Will definitely recommend to any Joe Hisaishi / Ghibli. Will be back soon.
  • Beautiful experience. Magnificent performance. Wish it was longer!
  • Amazing experience
  • More hisaishi shows please. Take all my money.
  • Fantastic! An amazing immersive and wonderful experience. The Quartet girls were super talented and brilliant!
  • Beautiful venue, lovely quartet the whole family enjoyed it ♡
  • a beautiful experience for any ghibli fan
  • Lovely relaxed atmosphere, and beautiful music by skilled musicians ! Definitely a secret gem of an activity in London
  • A truly magical experience…

Select date and session

17 Dec
18 Dec
6:30 PM
8:30 PM
Zone D for £20.00
Zone C for £30.00
Zone B for £42.00
Zone A for £50.00
1 ticket