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
  • Email
  • Website www.southbankcentre.co.uk

Jump to times or comments

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.

  • Provides: Free wi-fi

Event times

There are 42 events at this location

Sorted by title / date & time

67 Small Acts For Big Change

Pick up your list and see when you can complete acts with us over the summer, or choose acts you can complete on your own.

Thu 30 Jul

Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 31 Jul

Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Aug

Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

…and 25 more dates until 31 Aug

Adopting Britain

An interactive, accessible exhibition about immigration as part of Changing Britain, created to open up discussion around one of the most politically sensitive and pertinent topics of this year's election.

Thu 30 Jul

Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 31 Jul

Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Aug

Spirit Level at Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

…and 36 more dates until 6 Sep

Architecture Tour

Explore he site and discover the creative design of the building within the context of 20th century architecture.

Thu 30 Jul

Royal Festival Hall

£8.50 (£7.50; £4.25) / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Aug

Royal Festival Hall

£8.50 (£7.50; £4.25) / 0844 875 0073

Tue 4 Aug

Royal Festival Hall

£8.50 (£7.50; £4.25) / 0844 875 0073

…and 13 more dates until 26 Sep

Average White Band

The funkiest band ever to come from Dundee, or Scotland for that matter. They're a bit long in the tooth these days but they can still recapture that Sly Stone/Isley Brothers summer spirit in their current set.

Sat 21 Nov

Royal Festival Hall

£30–£40 / 0844 875 0073

Badge Making: Workshop

Create your own pin badges from hundreds of photographs from the Photographic Youth Music Culture Archive. Wear your badge or add it to the denim badge wall to participate in the exhibition.

Thu 30 Jul

Festival Village under Queen Elizabeth Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 31 Jul

Festival Village under Queen Elizabeth Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Aug

Festival Village under Queen Elizabeth Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

…and 36 more dates until 6 Sep back to top

Bale De Rua - Baila Brazil

A musical journey into the heart and soul of the African and urban roots of acclaimed dance company Bale de Rua, inspired by North-American street dance, capoeira and samba.

Wed 5 Aug

£15–£38 / 0844 875 0073

Thu 6 Aug

£15–£38 / 0844 875 0073

Fri 7 Aug

£15–£38 / 0844 875 0073

…and 6 more dates until 15 Aug

Behind The Scenes Tour

Get to see the places that are usually off limits.

Mon 10 Aug

Meet at the Royal Festival Hall

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0844 875 0073

Mon 17 Aug

Meet at the Royal Festival Hall

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0844 875 0073

Fri 28 Aug

Meet at the Royal Festival Hall

£8.50 (£7.50) / 0844 875 0073

…and 3 more dates until 20 Sep

Bianca Casady & The C.I.A.

A musical-performance project featuring works from Casady's upcoming solo record, with dance accompaniment from Bino Sauitzvy.

Mon 17 Aug

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£15–£20 / 0844 875 0073

Big Wedding Makeathon: Workshop

Fun, interactive sessions of crafty creativity, making bunting-in-a-box, secret message jigsaws, confetti balloons, paper flowers and crafty cake-toppers.

Thu 30 Jul

Level 2 Foyers at Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 31 Jul

Level 2 Foyers at Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Aug

Level 2 Foyers at Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

…and 30 more dates until 31 Aug

Bouncing Cats And Boom Boom Pups

The spoken-word artist Maxwell Golden and graffiti artist Mr Dane present an immersive theatre piece for children, featuring freestyle hip hop and audience beat-boxing.

Fri 7 Aug

Royal Festival Hall

£12 / 0844 875 0073

Sat 8 Aug

Royal Festival Hall

£12 / 0844 875 0073

Sun 9 Aug

Royal Festival Hall

£12 / 0844 875 0073

back to top

Carsten Holler: Decision

Carsten Holler: Decision is the artist's largest survey show in the UK to date.

Thu 30 Jul

Hayward Gallery

£13.50 (£10; £11.50; £10; Children £9 ages 12-18) / 0844 875 0073

Fri 31 Jul

Hayward Gallery

£13.50 (£10; £11.50; £10; Children £9 ages 12-18) / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Aug

Hayward Gallery

£13.50 (£10; £11.50; £10; Children £9 ages 12-18) / 0844 875 0073

…and 36 more dates until 6 Sep

Come And Clay: Workshop

An informal pottery session for all ages with Freya Bramble-Carter.

Thu 30 Jul

Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 31 Jul

Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

Free / 0844 875 0073

Mon 3 Aug

Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden

Free / 0844 875 0073

…and 19 more dates until 28 Aug

Creative Writing Course 2015

An opportunity to learn more about creating your own work, from bath-time picture books to sophisticated graphic novels.

Wed 5 Aug

Royal Festival Hall

£15 / 0844 875 0073

Wed 2 Sep

Royal Festival Hall

£15 / 0844 875 0073

Wed 7 Oct

Royal Festival Hall

£15 / 0844 875 0073

…and 2 more dates until 2 Dec

The Crick Crack Club: Fabularium Fairytale Festival

Afternoon shows for families and evening performances for grown-ups, featuring a host of performance storytellers, including Ben Haggarty, Xanthe Gresham and more.

Wed 29 Jul

£5–£8 (Family £15) / 0844 875 0073

Thu 30 Jul

£5–£8 (Family £15) / 0844 875 0073

Fri 31 Jul

£5–£8 (Family £15) / 0844 875 0073

…and 2 more dates until 2 Aug

David Longstreth

Leader and founding member of the Brooklyn-based rock band Dirty Projectors.

Tue 25 Aug

£17.50–£25 / 0844 875 0073

back to top

Dineo Seshee Bopape

Sculptural installations and video montages by the South African artist, exploring sociopolitical notions of memory, narration and representation.

Wed 26 Aug

Free / 0844 875 0073

Thu 27 Aug

Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 28 Aug

Free / 0844 875 0073

…and 30 more dates until 27 Sep

Echoes & Reverberations

A group exhibition exploring performative approaches to aural culture and oral history, including works by Jumana Emil Abboud and Joe Namy.

Thu 30 Jul

Hayward Gallery

Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 31 Jul

Hayward Gallery

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Aug

Hayward Gallery

Free / 0844 875 0073

…and 15 more dates until 16 Aug

Estrella Morente

Spanish flamenco dancer and daughter of singer Enrique Morente and dancer Aurora Carbonell.

Mon 17 Aug

Royal Festival Hall

£20–£30 / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Aug

Mercers' Company Gamelan Room at Royal Festival Hall

£10 (£5) / 0844 875 0073

Wed 5 Aug

Mercers' Company Gamelan Room at Royal Festival Hall

£10 (£5) / 0844 875 0073

Fri 7 Aug

Mercers' Company Gamelan Room at Royal Festival Hall

£10 (£5) / 0844 875 0073

…and 5 more dates until 29 Aug

Gareth Malone

The TV choirmaster heads out on tour.

Mon 30 Nov

Royal Festival Hall

£19.50–£39.50 / 0844 875 0073

back to top

Groove Baby: Randolph Matthews

Percussive melodies and songs melding jazz, soul and ethnic beatbox for parents, carers and their little ones.

Wed 16 Sep

£10 (£5) / 0844 875 0073

Happiness Is Handmade: Workshop

The Craftimation Factory presents a range of craft activities, including planet-building, printing and making a knitted puppet.

Fri 31 Jul

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Aug

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sun 2 Aug

Free / 0844 875 0073

…and 14 more dates until 26 Aug

The Measure of All Things

Brendan Canty of Fugazi, Catherine McRae of The Quavers and Todd Griffin perform the soundtrack to Sam Green's film which presents a series of portraits of record-holding people, places and things.

Wed 26 Aug

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£15–£20 / 0844 875 0073

Moby Dick Unabridged

Over four days, famous actors, writers, comedians, rock stars and Herman Melville's great great great granddaughter lead a live reading of the literary classic, enhanced with contributions from animators, choirs, video artists, theatre groups and musicians. Members of the public can apply for a reading slot by registering…

Thu 1 Oct

Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 2 Oct

Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sat 3 Oct

Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sun 4 Oct

Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Of Thee I Sing

  • Directed by: Shaun Kerrison
  • Written by: George Gershwin

Thu 30 Jul

Royal Festival Hall

£35–£70 / 0844 875 0073

back to top

Pram Jam: Early Years Singing Workshop (Under 5s)

Find your voice together with other parents while your toddlers play.

Wed 5 Aug

Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall

£5 / 0844 875 0073

Wed 12 Aug

Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall

£5 / 0844 875 0073

Punch Brothers + Rachel Sermanni

Punch Brothers return to Southbank Centre after two sold-out shows at the start of the year.

Sat 1 Aug

£20–£22.50 / 0844 875 0073

Rebecca Ferguson

Big ballads and coffee table soul from the Scouse finalist of the 2010 X Factor. Her new album Lady Sings the Blues is a reinterpretation of the best of Billie Holiday's classic songs.

Tue 26 Jan 2016

Royal Festival Hall

£35–£45 / 0844 875 0073

Richard Thompson

Multi-talented Thompson is a critically acclaimed and prolific songwriter and was named by Rolling Stone as one of the top 20 guitarists of all time.

Sun 20 Sep

£25–£29.50 / 0844 875 0073

Scotch & Soda

Enjoy cabaret-style circus performance, dance and music, with live music from The Crusty Suitcase Band.

Thu 30 Jul

£12.50 from / 0844 875 0073

Fri 31 Jul

£12.50 from / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Aug

£12.50 from / 0844 875 0073

Sun 2 Aug

£12.50 from / 0844 875 0073

back to top

Simon Linington

Performance, sculpture, film and photography curated by Hayward Gallery Assistant Curator, Dominik Czechowski.

Thu 30 Jul

Concrete at Hayward Gallery

Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 31 Jul

Concrete at Hayward Gallery

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Aug

Concrete at Hayward Gallery

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sun 2 Aug

Concrete at Hayward Gallery

Free / 0844 875 0073

Social Dance

A ballroom dancing event for all levels of ability.

Tue 11 Aug

Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Mon 17 Aug

Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sufjan Stevens

American singer-songwriter who came to prominence after 2000's A Sun Came. Renowned for experimenting with different styles, from electronic to lo-fi folk, Stevens' latest album is called Carrie & Lowell.

Wed 2 Sep

Royal Festival Hall

Times to be confirmed / £20–£30 (£10–£15) / 0844 875 0073

Thu 3 Sep

Royal Festival Hall

Times to be confirmed / £20–£30 (£10–£15) / 0844 875 0073

Sun Kil Moon

Aka Mark Kozelek aka Red House Painters. Whatever the name, beautiful sad music is guaranteed.

Fri 22 Jul 2016

Royal Festival Hall

£25–£32.50 / 0844 875 0073

Sunn O))) + Phurpa

American drone metal and experimental ambient pioneers, plus support from Russian electroacoustic and industrial band Phurpa.

Tue 18 Aug

Royal Festival Hall

£20–£30 / 0844 875 0073

back to top

Tangos For Angels And Demons

An evening of instrumental tangos courtesy of soprano Ann Liebeck and Tango Siempre.

Sun 6 Sep

£16–£24.50 / 0844 875 0073

Tom Robinson

The veteran singer-songwriter, bassist and activist performs punk and new wave hits from throughout his career including 'Glad To Be Gay', '2-4-6-8 Motorway' and 'Up Against The Wall'.

Fri 18 Sep

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£17.50–£22.50 (£8.75–£11.25) / 0844 875 0073

Urban Weekend

A chance to find out how urban city environments inspire people to keep fit and become athletes or artists.

Fri 7 Aug

Various Sites

Free-£3 / 0844 875 0073

Sat 8 Aug

Various Sites

Free-£3 / 0844 875 0073

Sun 9 Aug

Various Sites

Free-£3 / 0844 875 0073

Ursula Martinez: Free Admission

The Olivier-Award winning performance provocateur explores the absurdities of modern life and the difficulties of being a woman.

Thu 30 Jul

Purcell Room

£17 (£8.50) / 0844 875 0073

Fri 31 Jul

Purcell Room

£17 (£8.50) / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Aug

Purcell Room

£17 (£8.50) / 0844 875 0073

Sun 2 Aug

Purcell Room

£17 (£8.50) / 0844 875 0073

WASP

Blackie Lawless' once notorious full-on metal outfit whose name is an acronym for We Are Sexual Perverts.

Fri 18 Sep

£20 / 0844 875 0073

Wot? No Fish

  • Directed by: Nick Philippou

Danny Braverman's solo show tells the funny story of how he discovered the lost art of his great-uncle.

Wed 5 Aug

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£17 / 0844 875 0073

Thu 6 Aug

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£17 / 0844 875 0073

Fri 7 Aug

Queen Elizabeth Hall

£17 / 0844 875 0073

…and 7 more dates until 16 Aug

Young Marble Giants

Three-piece post-punk outfit from Cardiff.

Thu 27 Aug

Royal Festival Hall

£17.50–£25 / 0844 875 0073

Comments & ratings

Post a comment