Re-opening - Trailer 7 (19/03/18)

Let The Light In

Thanks to you, we’ve reached our goal and let the light in to Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room.

The incredible support of over 53,000 generous individuals and our partners Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund along with Trusts, Foundations and companies means that our 1960s arts venues have been restored ready for the next 50 years.

Hayward Gallery reopened on 25 January to much acclaim, and Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room followed suit on 9 April with The Observer commenting that these much loved concert halls are now 'glowing with renewed lustre’

...the Hayward Gallery has had a glorious rebirth
The Times

Through the campaign, the importance of these buildings has been recognised by artists, supporters and audiences sharing personal stories, career defining moments and life-changing experiences.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery have now been firmly reinstated as places for new work, new ideas and new artists. Without your support, this wouldn’t have been possible.

The artistic possibilities for the future are limitless. Thank you for the part you have played. We couldn’t have done it without you.

It’s not about donating to a building. It’s about making a real contribution to the cultural life of Britain for many decades to come.
Susan Gilchrist, Chairman of Southbank Centre Board of Governors

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all events

Free

Free

Various times
until 1 Jul 2018
Various times | until 1 Jul 2018
Art
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Various times
until 29 Jul 2018
Various times | until 29 Jul 2018
Art
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker

Free

Free

Various times
until 13 Jul 2018
Various times | until 13 Jul 2018
Literature
Poetry
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under 5s and their carers
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under 5s and their carers
© Andreas Gursky/DACS, 2017. Courtesy: Sprüth Magers
Various times
until 22 Apr 2018
Various times | until 22 Apr 2018
Art
Hayward Gallery reopens with the first major UK retrospective of Andreas Gursky’s work
Hayward Gallery reopens with the first major UK retrospective of Andreas Gursky’s work

Free

Free

Various times
until 1 Jul 2018
Various times | until 1 Jul 2018
Southbank Centre Food Market delights food lovers and explorers alike
Southbank Centre Food Market delights food lovers and explorers alike
22 September 2014.With Magnus Lindberg

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 20 Apr 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 20 Apr 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear the next generation of London Philharmonic Orchestra musicians perform music that inspired them
Hear the next generation of London Philharmonic Orchestra musicians perform music that inspired them

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 20 Apr 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 20 Apr 2018
Gigs
Urban
Get down with this South London group known for blending reggae with hip-hop, funk, and soul
Get down with this South London group known for blending reggae with hip-hop, funk, and soul
7:30 pm
Fri 20 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 20 Apr 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Hear songs from across Peter Hammill’s career in this solo concert event
Hear songs from across Peter Hammill’s career in this solo concert event
Stewart Lee
Various times
until 23 Apr 2018
Various times | until 23 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Comedy
Catch the hilarious Stewart Lee in his final comedy live show before he takes an extended break
Catch the hilarious Stewart Lee in his final comedy live show before he takes an extended break
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
12:00 pm
Sat 21 Apr 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 21 Apr 2018
If you’re aged 11-18, come and explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
If you’re aged 11-18, come and explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan

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Let The Light In stories

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Take a look at some of the first acts and events to grace our reopened venues
story
Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it

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Help us Let The Light In with some of our favourite shop items

Deco Eclipse Necklace

Genius Light Bulb Earrings
£25

New Let The Light In jewellery  collection - exclusive to the Southbank Centre online shop.

Necklace 'Light' Pink

Concrete Cufflinks