Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall
Royal Festival Hall
Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX
  • Box office 0844 875 0073
  • General enquiries 020 7960 4200
  • Opening times Daily: 10am–11pm.
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  • Website www.southbankcentre.co.uk/venues/…
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Located in the heart of the Southbank Centre, this Grade I listed hall opened in 1951, and is regarded as one of the leading performance venues in the city, nay, the country. The impressive auditorium isn't the only feature of this venue. There's also The Clore Ballroom, The Poetry Library, Spirit Level and more, as well as an on-site restaurant with contemporary food and cocktails.

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BBC Concert Orchestra

  • Directed by: Richard Balcombe (cond)
  • Written by: Tchaikovsky

The BBC Concert Orchestra is the smallest of the BBC's five radio orchestras and has a wide-ranging repertoire, playing light classical and popular music but also music by contemporary composers.

Fri 5 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

Julian Joseph's Tristan and Isolde. Julian Joseph: Tristan and Isolde

Sat 6 Oct

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

Julian Joseph's Tristan and Isolde. Julian Joseph: Tristan and Isolde

Sun 18 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

London Jazz Festival. Bramwell Tovey: Pictures in the Smoke Shiva Feshareki: New work

…and 2 more dates until 11 Mar 2019

Birmingham Royal Ballet: Carmina burana

Carmina Burana, the first ballet created by David Bintley is a large scale, dramatic production that follows the story of three students compelled by the goddess Fortuna to pursue a sensual approach to life. Alongside this, in The King Dances, the origins of ballet are re-imagined.

Fri 10 May 2019

£47.50–£56 / 0844 875 0073

The Boy’s Doin' It – a celebration of the life and music of Hugh Masekela

World-renowned flugelhornist, trumpeter, bandleader and defiant political voice, Hugh Masekela is one of few artists to have captured the essence of Africa in song. For 78 years, South Africa was blessed with a phenomenal visionary who impacted African jazz with a unique brass tone and storytelling style.

Sun 18 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

Circus 1903

Experience the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus this Christmas. Fresh from the Paris Theatre in Las Vegas, Circus 1903 visits Southbank Centre for its European premiere. The show includes sensational puppetry from the award-winning team behind War Horse, putting stunningly created…

Wed 19 Dec

£32–£128 / 0844 875 0073

Thu 20 Dec

£32–£128 / 0844 875 0073

Fri 21 Dec

£32–£128 / 0844 875 0073

…and 12 more dates until 5 Jan 2019

Wed 12 Sep

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

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Colour Series: Green

The BBC Concert Orchestra and Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey paint a musical portrait of the colour green. Emeralds. Hope. Youth. Joy. Spring. Victory. Nature. We discover how green has been melodically interpreted through great classics and music of today.Part of the BBC Concert Orchestra’s new, occasional series of…

Thu 16 May 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

Colour Series: Orange

The BBC Concert Orchestra and Principal Conductor Bramwell Tovey paint a musical portrait of the colour orange. Fire. Oranges. Warmth. Carrots. Amusement. Energy. Pumpkins. Danger. We discover how orange has been melodically interpreted through great classics and music of today.Part of the BBC Concert Orchestra’s new…

Thu 6 Jun 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

Dave Gorman

Tickets on sale Friday 17 November at 9am **Dave Gorman: *****With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint*** Dave Gorman, the man behind Dave TV’s hit show Modern Life Is Goodish as well as Are You Dave Gorman? and Googlewhack Adventure, is back on the road with a brand new live show, ***With Great…

Wed 31 Oct

£39.20 / 0844 875 0073

Mon 26 Nov

£39.20 / 0844 875 0073

Dave Gorman: With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint

The Stafford-born stand-up who worked as a writer on TV comedies The Fast Show and The Mrs Merton Show presents his latest tour featuring Powerpoint presentations.

Wed 31 Oct

£39.20 / 0844 875 0073

Mon 26 Nov

£39.20 / 0844 875 0073

Sat 16 Feb 2019

£39.20 / 0844 875 0073

EFG London Jazz Festival

London's biggest jazz festival takes place in various venues around the city, and 2017 features a stellar programme: Abdullah Ibrahim and Hugh Masekela, back together after five and a half decades: Pat Metheny and friends; Omar Sosa and Seckou Keita; Carminho singing the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim; the Harlem Gospel…

Fri 16 Nov

£15–£65 / 0844 875 0073

EFG London Jazz Festival Jazz Voice

Sun 18 Nov

£65 / 0844 875 0073

EFG London Jazz Festival - A Tribute To Hugh Masekela

Tue 20 Nov

£45 / 0844 875 0073

The Stanley Clarke Band & The Headhunters

Sat 24 Nov

£15–£49.50 / 0844 875 0073

Friday Night Is Music Night

The world's longest-running live orchestral music programme on radio, featuring the BBC Concert Orchestra, returns to Southbank Centre’s Queen Elizabeth Hall. It’s old school radio made live for audiences who love its mix of stars, new talent and the big occasion.

Fri 8 Feb 2019

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

Johann Strauss Gala: A Viennese Party

  • Directed by: Rainer Hersch (cond)
  • Written by: Strauss

Rainer Hersch conducts an evening of Straussian music and dance, with waltzes and polkas galore.

Sat 19 Jan 2019

£36.50–£44.50 / 0844 875 0073

John Wilson & the John Wilson Orchestra

  • Directed by: John Wilson (cond)

John Wilson's orchestra celebrates the history of Hollywood from the dawn of the talkies right through to the 60s.

Sat 15 Dec

£67.25–£72.75 / 0844 875 0073

King's College Choir: Verdi, Berlioz, Rutter, Bach, Mendelssohn, Gruber

  • Directed by: Stephen Cleobury (cond)
  • Written by: Gruber

The choir performs Bach's Opening Chorus From Christmas Oratorio, Verdi's Te Deum, Mendelssohn's Overture To St Paul, Rutter's Candlelight Carol, a selection from Berlioz's L'enfance Du Christ Including The Shepherd's Farewell and Gruber's Silent Night.

Thu 13 Dec

£43.13–£62.75 / 0844 875 0073

Madeleine Peyroux

Crossover jazz vocalist with a cool swinging take on tracks by Hank Williams, Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen.

Sat 24 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

Messiah by Candlelight

George Frideric Handel: Messiah Interval continued. Following a sold-out performance in 2012, four acclaimed soloists join the Mozart Festival Orchestra, resplendent in full period costume, to perform Handel's choral masterpiece in an evocative, candle-lit-style setting. Performers Mozart Festival Orchestra…

Sun 16 Dec

£34.50–£49.50 / 0844 875 0073

Moses Sumney

Epic, expansive indie / folk / soul singer-songwriter from LA.

Fri 21 Sep

£22–£27.50 / 0844 875 0073

Mozart Requiem

Michael Bawtree conducts an afternoon of 18th Century classics including Vivaldi's masterpiece The Four Seasons performed in an evocative candlelit-style setting with Canzonetta choir and Mozart Festival Orchestra in full costume.

Fri 1 Feb 2019

£51.75 / 0844 875 0073

Nana Mouskouri

Greek easy listening songbird, famed for her floaty frocks and cool specs.

Wed 17 Oct

£51.50–£73.75 / 0844 875 0073

Philharmonia Orchestra

The orchestra, founded in 1945 by legendary producer Walter Legge, has been based in the Royal Festival Hall since 1995.

Fri 10 May 2019

£16.50–£56 / 0844 875 0073

Glinka's overture to Ruslan and Lyudmila, Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No. 2 with Federico Colli, and Orff's Carmina Burana.

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Beethoven's Ninth

  • Directed by: Hilary Davan Wetton (cond)
  • Written by: Beethoven

Andrew Nethsingha conducts the ensembles as they perform the composer's Piano Concerto No 5 and Symphony No 9.

Sat 16 Mar 2019

£65 / 0844 875 0073

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Messiah

Brian Wright conducts the orchestra and chorus for a performance of Handel's choral masterpiece.

Sun 16 Dec

£39.75–£57 / 0844 875 0073

Simply Sinatra

A sensational afternoon of music, song and dance celebrating Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. Matt Ford & Victoria Hamilton-Barritt are joined by a fabulous 27-piece show band and ballroom champions Chris & Emma Burrell to perform all of your favourite Sinatra hits. Come Fly With Me The Lady Is A Tramp The Way You…

Fri 9 Nov

£37.38–£54.63 / 0844 875 0073

Sophie Ellis-Bextor

The London-based pop singer returns to music after her stint on Strictly Come Dancing.

Wed 3 Oct

£32.40–£68.90 / 0844 875 0073

Space Spectacular

A voyage through a galaxy of favourite music from deep space and beyond.

Sat 1 Jun 2019

£57 / 0844 875 0073

Tue 20 Nov

Prices to be confirmed / 0844 875 0073

Steve Hackett

The one-time Genesis guitarist revisits his time in the band with new versions of songs he co-wrote from the period 1971–1977.

Thu 4 Oct

£39.75–£57 / 0844 875 0073

Tomb Raider - Live In Concert

Robert Ziegler conducts the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra to perform the Tomb Raider soundtracks in its entirety.

Mon 17 Sep

£29.50–£60 / 0844 875 0073

YolanDa Brown

Smooth jazz sax from double MOBO award-winning YolanDa Brown who has worked with the Temptations and Jools Holland in the past.

Fri 14 Sep

£25–£35 / 0844 875 0073

Zimmer VS Williams

It's a composer-off, with the film scores of John Williams and Hans Zimmer played live, conducted by John Rigby.

Sun 3 Mar 2019

£54.63 / 0844 875 0073

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