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

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 23 events at this location

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Ceilidh 'Till Sundown

Put on your dancing shoes for a rip-roaring Ceilidh and foot-stomp all the way till sundown with Cut A Shine. Learn the steps of this Gaelic tradition of folk music and dancing from ceilidh callers, while a host of musicians keep you in time.

Sat 12 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Dancing All Over The World

Help us kick off a weekend devoted to the joys of dancing together with a celebration of dance from across the globe.

Sat 12 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Doctor's Orders Presents History of Hip-Hop Party

Journey through the history of hip-hop: the funk and soul of the 1960s and 1970s, the late-20th-century rap that changed popular music forever and the production-driven sounds of the 21st century. All DJ'd on a terrace overlooking the Thames.

Sat 26 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Heart N Soul DJ Sundowners

Dance along to old-school pop and soul classics and recent chart toppers beside the Thames.

Sun 6 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sun 13 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sun 20 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

The Jungle Trip

Witness a performance inspired by hip-hop and parkour that embraces the creative potential of urban environments.

Sat 26 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

The Jungle Trip Hip-Hop & Parkour Workshop

Reimagine movement with a hip-hop dance and parkour workshop from Compagnie Primitif.

Sat 26 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Reggaeoke

Take the mic and sing reggae, dancehall and soca karaoke with backing from a live band by the river. Kicking off a packed day of music, live bands and singing and dancing for all, Southbank Centre’s Summertime presents live Reggaeoke.

Sat 5 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Scratch Collective Sundowner

Round out your weekend with the first of our Summertime Sundowner gigs, from an all-female DJ collective.

Sun 23 Jul

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sea Shanty Big Sing

Come and join in this maritime singalong. Learn some simple songs and sing along, whatever your age or singing ability.

Sat 29 Jul

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Seaside Sundown DJs

Hear DJs play strange and wonderful songs of the sea as dusk falls on Festival Terrace. Suitable for all ages.

Sun 30 Jul

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Songs of the Sea

Listen to bawdy and beautiful sea shanties celebrating the golden age of sailing. Hear bands evoke the seafaring life through song as you while away a summer’s afternoon on Festival Terrace. Traditionally sung by sailors to keep rhythm during work on deck, sea shanties told tales of sailors’ lives, often through call and…

Sat 29 Jul

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sounds of the City with Feeling Gloomy and Club de Fromage

Two of London’s top clubs team up to give you a genre-hopping DJ set. Taking in tunes about cities, inspired by cities, and songs that narrate the daily life of the city, this is the perfect soundtrack to the throb of our metropolis.

Sun 27 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

The South London Soul Train Takeover

All aboard The South London Soul Train, on their mission to move your mind and body. Feed your soul with the absolute best, funkiest times.

Sat 5 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Strictly Southbank

Enjoy ballroom glitz and glamour beside the Thames, brought to you live in our Strictly Southbank extravaganza. Curated in collaboration with Nick Miles of Star Dance Club, take part in fun ballroom dance workshops and watch demonstrations by professional couples. The day finishes with a social dance that’s open to…

Sun 13 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Summertime Gamelan Showcase

Enjoy the sunshine while relaxing to the beautiful sounds of the gamelan, a percussion ensemble from Indonesia, and watching Javan dance. Southbank Centre’s own community gamelan players perform a range of traditional and modern gamelan music. They are joined by Lila Bhawa – Indonesian Dance UK, performing sublime…

Sun 23 Jul

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Summertime Sounds with Jazz Re:Freshed

Celebrate summer with a crew of Jazz re:refreshed DJs. Enjoy an afternoon of records spun by disc jockeys from Jazz re:refreshed on Festival Terrace.

Sun 6 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sunbathers on the Terrace

Enjoy an afternoon of activities inspired by a Peter Laszlo Peri’s sculpture The Sunbathers.

Sat 29 Jul

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Swedish Crayfish Feasting

Tuck into a Swedish summer feast for all the senses.

Sat 19 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

£22–£25 / 0844 875 0073

Sun 20 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

£22–£25 / 0844 875 0073

Swedish Summertime

Learn Swedish songs and listen to live music from bands and DJs beside the Thames Get crafty making your own hat and bib for outdoor summertime feasting, inspired by our Swedish Crayfish Feasting. Part of Nordic Matters

Sat 19 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sun 20 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Swing and Jam on the Terrace

Join us on Southbank Centre terrace for social dancing, DJs and performances with Grounded Movement. After creating a brilliant atmosphere for the last event of Winter Festival, Swing & Jam returns to Southbank Centre for an eclectic afternoon of social and street dance through the ages, with cyphers, jams, DJ…

Mon 28 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Urban Mix

Join us on the terrace for social dancing, DJs and performance. Give your bank holiday weekend a sweet ending with a blend of entertainment.

Mon 28 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Urban Pop Ups

Check out freestyle dancers, beatboxers and musicians as they pop up across the afternoon. Hear new sounds and watch and make new moves with an array of urban artists.

Sat 26 Aug

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

The Wind and the Sun

Watch a two-person outdoor circus theatre show that celebrates the British weather, by way of Aesop’s fable.

Sat 29 Jul

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sun 30 Jul

Riverside Terrace, Level 2, outside Royal Festival Hal

Free / 0844 875 0073

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