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Southbank Centre

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The Southbank Centre

The UK's biggest arts centre can be found in the heart of South Bank - made up of five unique venues.

 

There’s always something to see and do at Southbank Centre, the bustling arts centre by the river Thames. See shows and exhibitions, take part in vibrant festivals, and look out for free music and events. Enjoy a drink or a meal in one of the many bars and restaurants or soak up the atmosphere at the iconic Royal Festival Hall. 

In addition to the Royal Festival Hall, the expansive site includes Hayward Gallery (scheduled to reopen in 2018), Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Rooms and the Poetry Library.

The arts centre hosts a festival programme of over 5000 events every year across the genres of art, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature and debate. For 2017, Southbank Centre places a focus Nordic art and culture - find out more about sustainable food and communal singing, hygge and saunas, paternity leave and the struggle for gender equality.

did you know?

  • Southbank Centre was built in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, an idea put forward by the Labour Government as a ‘Tonic to the Nation’ following the ravages of the Second World War. 
  • Royal Festival Hall was the first post-war building to become Grade 1 listed and the only building to survive from the Festival of Britain.
  • Their packed programme promotes over 5000 events every year, taking place across their 85,000m2 site.
  • A beautiful garden sits on the roof of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, filled with wild flowers, vegetable patches...and a bar.

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southbank centre

Belvedere Rd, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX

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