- Box office 0844 875 0073
- General enquiries 020 7960 4200
- Bar open Mon-Sun 10am-9pm
- Website www.southbankcentre.co.uk
Arguably the leading arts venue in the UK, the Southbank Centre, comprising five main venues – Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room, the Hayward Gallery and the Saison Poetry Library – occupies a 21-acre site on the banks of the Thames. Originally created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, over the decades the institution has flourished to become a thriving festival site, hosting music, dance, art, spoken word and performance events. The venue not only supports four resident orchestras, 14 artists in residence and over 100 more artistic organisations, it also manages the Art Council Collection and curates the Hayward Touring Exhibition which visits venues across the country.
- Provides: Free wi-fi
There are 6 events at this location
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Basketball & Poetry
Come along to our makeshift, pop-up basketball court! Watch London teams, experts, enthusiasts, beginners and poets battle it out on the court. 3rd and 4th August 12 pm
Sat 3 Aug
Breaking on Concrete
Breakdancer Pervez takes you outside to break in the urban spaces of Southbank Centre. Come prepared to join in with the breakdancing on concrete floor in the open air. Under Hungerford Bridge.
Dr Strangelove (or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)
- 93 min
- Directed by: Stanley Kubrick
- Cast: Peter Sellers, George C. Scott, Sterling Hayden.
Devastating black comedy on the lunacy of the nuclear age with Sellers ideally cast in three roles (US President, jolly Brit captain, and demented teutonic boffin) and Slim Pickens the good ole boy heading for oblivion to a chorus of 'We'll Meet Again'. Still alarmingly relevant.
Fri 4 Oct
Sat 5 Oct
Sun 6 Oct
New poems to make you question your relationship with the capital - whether you're a lifelong Londoner or one who's just here for the day. Wordsworth's famous sonnet, 'Composed upon Westminster Bridge', contemplates London's mighty heart asleep in the silence of a 19th-century dawn. This summer at Southbank Centre…
Real Food Market
Our famous Real Food Market offers a range of fresh produce, including bread, cheese and cakes, as well as delicious street food from all around the world, great coffee and a friendly atmosphere.
Fri 21 Jun
Sat 22 Jun
Sun 23 Jun
Annual public science event inviting guest speakers to debate, discuss and answer questions. This year's contributors are Prof Laura Piddock, Dr Cath Waller, Dr Ravinder Kanda, Dr Sabrina Maniscalco, Prof Jane Hill, Jassel Majevadia, Julie Dunne, Dr Zoe Schnepp, Prof Hilary Lappin-Scott, Dr Emily Cross, Dr Maria…