What’s On at John Lyon

What’s On at John Lyon

See what’s on at John Lyon with a selection of key forthcoming School events.

Learn more about what’s on at John Lyon with times, dates and ticket information about our large and varied range of events, from concerts and plays, to exhibitions and lectures.

Open Day | Saturday 28th September 2019 | 9.30am - 12.00pm | Book Now Sixth Form Open Evening | Wednesday 9th October 2019 | 5.00 - 7.00pm | Book Now

Solos Concert, 25th September

Solos Concert

Wednesday 25th September 2019
6.00 – 7.30pm
Music Hall


Autumn Term’s first Solos Concert sees John Lyon’s instrumentalists and vocalists take to the Music Hall stage to perform works of all styles and ages.

Everyone is welcome, especially pupils, parents and other members of the John Lyon community.

A further Solos Concert takes place on Thursday 14th November.

Open Day, 28th September

Open Day

Saturday 28th September 2019
9.30am – 12.00pm


– See aspects of Academic, Extra- and Co-Curricular life enjoyed by John Lyon boys
– See Sport, Music, Drama and Art in action
– Meet John Lyon teachers and pupils and ask them about School life
– Receive a personal or small group tour of the School, led by one of our current pupils
– Hear from the John Lyon Head, Katherine Haynes, the Head Boy and other pupils
– Learn about bursaries, scholarships, School transport, School lunches, entrance examinations

Open Day is designed for boys and their parents who seeking to join the School at all three main entry points: Year 7, Year 9 and Sixth Form.

Commemoration Concert, 5th October

Commemoration Concert

Saturday 5th October 2019
Speech Room, Harrow School


Pupils from John Lyon and Harrow School join forces for a musical spectacular in celebration of John Lyon.

Everyone is welcome, especially pupils, parents and other members of the John Lyon community.

Sixth Form Open Evening, 9th October

Sixth Form Open Evening

Wednesday 9th October 2019
5.00 – 7.00pm


An opportunity for prospective John Lyon Sixth Form students to discover more about the academic curriculum, co- and extra-curricular opportunities, specialised pastoral support and facilities available to the School’s older students.

This Open Evening is for existing John Lyon students and their families as well as those looking to come to John Lyon for the first time.

Ticket booking is only required for new pupils and their families.

TEDxJohnLyonSchool, 17th October


Thursday 17th October
3.00 – 7.00pm
Boyd Campbell Hall


Our theme EARTH will see pupils, parents, teachers and esteemed subject experts explore the Blue Planet’s place in the universe, the beauty and power of our world, the landscapes and environments that shape our daily lives, the nations and tribes that label and define us, and solutions to some of the problems facing humanity.

The whole event will take place in front of a live audience. All talks will be professionally filmed during the event and made available online after the event on the TEDx Youtube channel.

This event has its own website page: www.johnlyon.org/tedxjohnlyonschool

Solos Concert, 14th November

Solos Concert

Thursday 14th November 2019
6.00 – 7.30pm
Music Hall


The second Solos Concert of Autumn Term sees John Lyon’s best musicians return to the Music Hall stage for an evening of works performed on a huge range of instruments by pupils of all ages.

Everyone is welcome, especially pupils, parents and other members of the John Lyon community.

Autumn Concert, 18th November

Autumn Concert

Monday 18th November 2019
6.00 – 7.30pm
Boyd Campbell Hall


Autumn Term’s showpiece concert will see John Lyon’s full range of bands, choirs, ensembles and orchestras taking to the Boyd Campbell Hall stage.

Expect an exciting and accomplished programme performed by the Flute Choir, Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble, R&B Group, Rock Band, String Ensemble, The Pride of Lyon’s a cappella vocalists, the Wind Band and the Year 7 Choir.

Christmas Concert. 2nd December

Christmas Concert

Monday 2nd December 2019
6.00 – 7.00pm
St George’s Headstone


Autumn Term draws to a close in traditional style with a concert of music and readings for Christmas. Join pupils and staff at St George’s Headstone, for a concert led by the School’s Motet Choir and Brass Ensemble, also featuring the The Pride of Lyon’s a cappella vocalists and the Year 7 Choir.

A retiring collection will benefit pupils’ chosen charities. Following the concert guests are invited to stay for mulled wine and mince pies.

All pupils, parents, siblings and other members of the John Lyon community are most welcome.

We Will Rock You, 9th 10th 11th December

We Will Rock You
John Lyon Musical

Monday 9th December
Tuesday 10th December
Wednesday 11th December 2019
Ryan Theatre, Harrow School


Everywhere on the planet, people watch the same movies, listen to computer-generated music, wear the same clothes and hold the same thoughts and opinions. Musical instruments and composers are forbidden, and rock music is all but unknown. However, a small group of “Bohemians” struggles to restore the free exchange of thought, fashion, and (most of all) live music.

John Lyon’s 2019 musical, We Will Rock You, comes to Harrow School’s Ryan Theatre in December – an extravaganza featuring the hit music of Queen, complete with amazing costumes, choreography and orchestra.

John Lyon is an independent school, a member of HMCISC and is reviewed in the Good Schools Guide.

Pupils typically join John Lyon in Years 7, 9 and 12, largely from a North West London catchment area including Harrow, Wembley, Stanmore, Pinner, Watford, Rickmansworth, Northwood, Ruislip, Hillingdon, Uxbridge, Ickenham, Northolt, Southall, Ealing, Acton, Edgware, Brent Cross, Finchley, Barnet, Camden, Westminster, Kensington & Chelsea, Hammersmith & Fulham, as well as other parts of Middlesex, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Hertfordshire.