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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There are 19 events at this location

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BBC Radio 3's Composer of the Week

Presenter Donald Macleod is live at Southbank Centre all week for a special edition of Radio 3's Composer of the Week programme. Five diverse young composers, including Anoushka Shankar and Anna Meredith, discuss their inspirations and music throughout the week. Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and available to listen…

Mon 3 Oct

Tue 4 Oct

Wed 5 Oct

…and 2 more dates until 7 Oct

BBC Radio 3's Composer of the Week: Live

Donald Macleod is live at Southbank Centre every day for a special edition of Radio 3’s Composer of the Week programme. Come along and listen to the broadcast during the week, featuring as a guest the renowned British composer and conductor Oliver Knussen, discussing his life and music. Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3…

Wed 28 Sep

Riverside Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

Thu 29 Sep

Fri 30 Sep

BBC Radio 3's Drama on 3

Come and witness a brand new play come to life on BBC Radio 3. Experience live radio drama as The Present Experiment is broadcast during Radio 3’s In Tune programme. The broadcast is made 70 years to the minute from when Radio 3’s predecessor, The Third Programme, was launched in 1946. Written by Robin Brooks…

Thu 29 Sep

Riverside Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

BBC Radio 3's Hear and Now: Live

Tom Service introduces a live edition of BBC Radio 3’s flagship contemporary music programme Hear and Now. The broadcast features the London-based Riot Ensemble in a five-piece line-up performing work by Thomas Kotcheff, Nina Young and Jack Sheen. Part of Sound Frontiers, celebrating seven decades of pioneering…

Sat 1 Oct

Riverside Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

BBC Radio 3's In Tune: Live

Radio 3's popular drive-time programme is live every weekday outside their Southbank Centre pop-up studio. Come and join the show with In Tune's presenters Sean Rafferty (Mon 26 – Fri 30 Sep) and Suzy Klein (Mon 3 – Fri 7 Oct), along with live music and celebrity guests every day. Broadcast live every day on BBC…

Wed 28 Sep

Riverside Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

Thu 29 Sep

Riverside Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 30 Sep

Riverside Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

…and 7 more dates until 7 Oct back to top

BBC Radio 3's Jazz Now: Live

Join presenter Soweto Kinch for a special live edition of Radio 3’s contemporary jazz programme. This live broadcast features new music by vibraphonist Ralph Wyld, featuring his sextet Mosaic. Ralph, who won the 2014 John Dankworth Award and the 2015 Kenny Wheeler Prize for composition, is joined by a line-up of…

Mon 3 Oct

Riverside Terrace

Free but ticketed / 0844 875 0073

BBC Radio 3's Late Junction: Live

Be part of the audience for a live broadcast of Radio 3’s Late Junction programme. Hosted by Nick Luscombe from Level 2 Riverside Cafe at Southbank Centre, and featuring Sarathy Korwar, Ashtray Navigations and more, join us for late night party vibes, live music and adventurous eclecticism. This session will be…

Thu 6 Oct

Riverside Terrace

Free but ticketed / 0844 875 0073

BBC Radio 3's The Early Music Show

Enjoy music from 16th and 17th century Venice with The Early Music Show's Lucie Skeaping. Skeaping presents a special live edition of Radio 3’s The Early Music Show from Southbank Centre, featuring The English Cornett & Sackbut Ensemble with music from 16th and 17th century Venice. Broadcast live on BBC Radio 3…

Sun 2 Oct

BBC Radio 3's Words and Music

Swing by the BBC Radio 3 pop-up studio to hear John Sessions and Juliet Stevenson live. They perform forward-looking prose and poetry, accompanied by music to tie in with the theme of this year’s London Literature Festival of ‘Living in Future Times’, which begins later this week. The selection includes Debussy…

Sun 2 Oct

Riverside Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

BBC Radio 3's World On 3: Live

Book free tickets to see Lopa Kothari present a special live edition of Radio 3’s world music programme This session features world-renowned Indian slide guitarist Debashish Bhattacharya, and Cameroonian singer-songwriter Coco Mbassi, discovered through BBC Introducing and bringing her subtle blend of African roots…

Fri 30 Sep

Riverside Terrace

Free but ticketed / 0844 875 0073

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Bianco

Marvel at a dramatic live contemporary circus performance from NoFit State. BIANCO is an immersive promenade show directed by Firenza Guidi. It takes place above, behind and all around a standing audience, with a constantly evolving narrative set to a pounding soundtrack performed by a live band. Enjoy an…

Wed 23 Nov

NoFit State's Big Top

£25–£39.50 / 0844 875 0073

Thu 24 Nov

NoFit State's Big Top

£25–£39.50 / 0844 875 0073

Fri 25 Nov

NoFit State's Big Top

£25–£39.50 / 0844 875 0073

…and 48 more dates until 22 Jan 2017

Classical Yoga

Indulge in free outdoor yoga, set to a live classical soundtrack hand picked by BBC Radio 3. This peaceful yet invigorating yoga session, set on Southbank Centre’s Riverside Terrace, will feature inspiring classical music to help you connect mind and body before the busy day begins. There will be three special…

Thu 29 Sep

Riverside Terrace

Free ticket required / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Oct

Riverside Terrace

Free ticket required / 0844 875 0073

Thu 6 Oct

Riverside Terrace

Free ticket required / 0844 875 0073

Everybody's It

This could be the biggest game of Everybody's It the world's ever seen. Collect en masse to tag to your heart's content, in this beautiful opportunity to reconnect with your sense of fun and celebrate your right to play. Whatever the weather, come rain or shine, bring your trainers, wellies and wet weather gear for…

Sun 23 Oct

Festival Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

Giant Human Knot

Create a giant human knot with Antidote in what may very possibly become a world record. Come join the largest Giant Human Knot game ever and twist yourself up like a pretzel while we make a maze of humans on the South Bank. This is a big, beautiful opportunity to reconnect with your sense of fun and celebrate your…

Sat 22 Oct

Festival Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

Mix Your Own Multitrack

Book free tickets and try your hand at being a classical music sound engineer. Join a BBC Radio 3 Sound Engineer one on one to have a go at mixing a multitracked orchestral recording in a BBC broadcast truck. Available slots Sat 24 Sep: 5pm, 5.30pm, 6pm, 6.30pm, 7pm, 7.30pm Wed 28 Sep: 9am, 9.30am, 10am…

Wed 28 Sep

Outdoor Spaces

Times to be confirmed / Free but ticketed / 0844 875 0073

Fri 30 Sep

Outdoor Spaces

Times to be confirmed / Free but ticketed / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Oct

Outdoor Spaces

Times to be confirmed / Free but ticketed / 0844 875 0073

…and 2 more dates until 5 Oct

Pleasure

Pleasure is designed by Studio Long in collaboration with Scenografika. The bright pink neon sign originally shone from the roof of Vauxhall Gardens Community Centre and drew attention to the centre in its new location on the historic Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens. An expression of the joy derived from activities held at…

Wed 28 Sep

Riverside Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

Thu 29 Sep

Riverside Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 30 Sep

Riverside Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

…and 2 more dates until 2 Oct

Rodney Graham

A playful and nostalgic artwork by Canadian artist Rodney Graham is on billboard display. For the second Waterloo Billboard Commission, the Hayward Gallery presents Sunday Sun 1937. In this work, a man is tucked up in bed reading the Sunday funnies. Despite the date – the eve of the Second World War – the grim news of…

Wed 28 Sep

Outdoor Spaces

Free / 0844 875 0073

Thu 29 Sep

Outdoor Spaces

Free / 0844 875 0073

Fri 30 Sep

Outdoor Spaces

Free / 0844 875 0073

…and 16 more dates until 16 Oct

SCFoodMarket

Southbank Centre Market is a food lover's destination. It offers a delicious range of street food and fresh, quality produce for all tastes. The market takes place on site each weekend, including bank holidays.

Fri 30 Sep

Outdoor Spaces

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sat 1 Oct

Outdoor Spaces

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sun 2 Oct

Outdoor Spaces

Free / 0844 875 0073

Your Right to Play

Pop in for a games session with one of our resident Antidote Games Mistresses. Old school fun and games for old people, young people, small people, all people. Expect a giant throwback to the playground glory days where Tag, Wink Murder and Sheep & Wolves ran the show. This is a beautiful opportunity to…

Sat 22 Oct

Festival Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

Sun 23 Oct

Festival Terrace

Free / 0844 875 0073

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