Press Contacts

Press Enquiries
Phone: +44 (0)20 7921 0888


Filipa Mendes
Press Officer, Visual Arts
Phone: +44 (0)20 7921 0672

Katie Toms

Press Officer, Contemporary
Phone: +44 (0)20 7921 0926

Lara Delaney

Press Officer, Contemporary
Phone: +44 (0)20 7921 0917

Nicola Jeffs

Press Manager, Visual Arts and Contemporary
Phone: +44 (0)20 7921 0676

Simin Eldem

Press Officer, Classical Music
Phone: +44 (0)20 7921 0659

Libby Binks

Press Manager, Classical Music
Phone: +44 (0)20 7921 0824

Helena Zedig

Deputy Head of Press
Phone: +44 (0)20 7921 0847

Patricia O'Connor

Head of Press
Phone: +44 (0)20 7921 0632

Press Tickets

A limited number of press tickets are available for most performances and events at Southbank Centre. Priority for these is always given to those reviewing events for major publications and broadcasts, and are frequently at the discretion of external promoters.

Journalists featuring the Hayward Gallery's exhibitions will receive one complimentary ticket on presentation of their NUJ, AICA or business card at the Hayward Gallery box office. Journalists will be asked to provide their contact information. If preferred, journalists can also prearrange a complimentary ticket for a specific date by contacting the press office.

To request press tickets, please contact Sim Eldem on 020 7921 0888 


No photography or filming is allowed during any performance without prior arrangement between the Promoter, Southbank Centre Press Office and House Manager on duty. No photography at all is allowed during Purcell Room performances, or during classical music, dance or literature events in any venue.

Photography may be allowed during rock, pop and other amplified events, normally during the first three numbers of each act only. All photography / filming is at the House Manager’s discretion. If in agreement, the Promoter (or Southbank Centre Press Office) should agree filming / photography positions with House Management, and must provide a full list of names, which will be notified to House Management, the Event Co-ordinator, Security and Backstage, along with the duration or time of the photography/ filming.

Please contact the appropriate press officer for more information.

Southbank Centre Press Mailing List

To join the mailing list, please contact Sim Eldem on 020 7921 0888

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