Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
  • Box office 0844 875 0073
  • General enquiries 020 7960 4200
  • Bar open Mon-Sun 10am-9pm
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  • Website www.southbankcentre.co.uk
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Southbank Centre

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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.

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Events at this venue

There are 11 events at this location

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Bring It On

Amber Davies and Louis Smith are ready to BRING IT ON as the smash hit Broadway Musical back flips into the UK. Inspired by the film of the same name, Bring It On The Musical takes you on a high-flying, energy fuelled journey which tackles friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness – wrapped up in explosive…

Wed 19 Jan

£27–£119 / 0844 875 0073

Thu 20 Jan

£27–£119 / 0844 875 0073

Fri 21 Jan

£27–£119 / 0844 875 0073

Sat 22 Jan

£27–£119 / 0844 875 0073

Elle McNicoll: Like a Charm

Part of Imagine Children's Festival Elle McNicoll uncovers her mystical new book, Like a Charm, in conversation with Aisha Bushby. When Ramya moves back to Edinburgh, she isn’t looking for an adventure; she just wants to get through school. But she’s soon pulled into her family’s magical secrets, and has her eyes opened…

Sat 19 Feb

£7.50–£10 / 0844 875 0073

Groove Baby Presents: Groove Sensations

Come on a sensational sensory voyage specially created for under-fives and their grown-ups, as Groove Baby returns to Imagine Children Festival. The tunes range from beautiful electronic soundscapes to hard-grooving funk and jazz. The GB Trio incorporates animations and actions into their eclectic set designed to entrance…

Fri 11 Feb

Free / 0844 875 0073

Intotheclouds: 19 – 36 Months

Part of the Southbank Centre's Imagine Children's Festival Fluffy and soft and bright: welcome to the Cloud Factory in a playful, sensory and highly visual theatre experience for babies. High in the sky, clouds sit above us, out of reach and all alone, but Claud has an idea! Far away and high on a hill, Claud builds a…

Wed 9 Feb

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

Thu 10 Feb

Times vary / Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

Jean-michel Blais

We're delighted to be working with Canadian pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais for the first time. Dans ma main, the sophomore release by pianist and composer Jean-Michel Blais, is an expansive album of post-classical piano with strands of electronic detail. Blending his conservatory skill and precise pop sensibility…

Sun 27 Mar

£16.50 / 0844 875 0073

Julia Donaldson & Friends: a Pocketful of Songs

Part of Imagine Children's Festival Julia Donaldson presents a musical show filled with much-loved characters, including Zog, The Highway Rat, Superworm and The Gruffalo. Together with Julia’s guitar-playing husband Malcolm, two actors and a four-piece band, the enormously successful author performs a medley of songs…

Sat 19 Feb

£9–£12 / 0844 875 0073

The Origins of Carmen Power

Part of the Southbank Centre's Imagine Children's Festival In this playful online quest, monsters, magic powers and unicorns help share Carmen’s real-life experience of cancer. On your quest, you'll meet Carmen who, through this playful quest, shares her real-life experience of having cancer when she was seven years old.

Wed 9 Feb

Times vary / Free but ticketed / 0844 875 0073

Thu 10 Feb

Times vary / Free but ticketed / 0844 875 0073

Fri 11 Feb

Times vary / Free but ticketed / 0844 875 0073

…and 9 more dates until 20 Feb

Peppa Pig: My First Concert

Part of Imagine Children's Festival Everyone’s favourite Pig family leads a fun, interactive introduction to live orchestra for the whole family. Peppa Pig, along with Mummy Pig, Daddy Pig and George, invites you to Peppa Pig: My First Concert. Peppa and George learn all about the different sounds that instruments make…

Fri 11 Feb

Times vary / £15–£20 / 0844 875 0073

Sat 12 Feb

Times vary / £15–£20 / 0844 875 0073

Sun 13 Feb

Times vary / £15–£20 / 0844 875 0073

Rug Rhymes

Part of Imagine Children's Festival What rhymes with rug? National Poetry Library puppets Federico and Firebird are back for a short session of nursery rhymes, poems and rhyming stories. Share songs and poems with your little ones in a session led by National Poetry Library staff.

Wed 9 Feb

Times vary / Free / 0844 875 0073

Thu 10 Feb

Times vary / Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 11 Feb

Times vary / Free / 0844 875 0073

Slumber Stories

Part of Imagine Children's Festival Drift into a calm and mindful night-time routine with tales and music from around the world, brought to us by vocalist Supriya Nagarajan and sound artist Duncan Chapman. Slumber Stories are a series of intimate, live performances of diverse storytelling accompanying a bespoke sound…

Wed 9 Feb

Times vary / Free but ticketed / 0844 875 0073

Thu 10 Feb

Times vary / Free but ticketed / 0844 875 0073

We Jammin on the Thames boat party

Boodamunk & Dancerider are taking the we Jammin events to the next level on a boat cruise on the River Thames this is an event not to be missed.

Sat 11 Jun

£30 / 0844 875 0073