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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22 June 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Ever wondered what a gypsy Balkan brass band sounds like? Come along and find out from Op Sa!
Ever wondered what a gypsy Balkan brass band sounds like? Come along and find out from Op Sa!
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Jun 2018
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Rock & Pop
MONO bring their instrumental post-rock symphonies to Robert Smith’s Meltdown
MONO bring their instrumental post-rock symphonies to Robert Smith’s Meltdown
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Jun 2018
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Nine Inch Nails perform a one-off gig to celebrate Robert Smith's Meltdown
Nine Inch Nails perform a one-off gig to celebrate Robert Smith's Meltdown
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7:45 pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 22 Jun 2018
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The Welsh trio play an exciting set at Meltdown, with support from the dreamy indie pop of Kidsmoke
The Welsh trio play an exciting set at Meltdown, with support from the dreamy indie pop of Kidsmoke
Daniel P Carter will be performing at Friday I'm in Love

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Free

Various times
until 23 Jun 2018
Various times | until 23 Jun 2018
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Rock & Pop
Finish off your Friday right at our aftershow party
Finish off your Friday right at our aftershow party
Various times
until 23 Jun 2018
Various times | until 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Discover an experimental new project by Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós in this live show for Meltdown
Discover an experimental new project by Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós in this live show for...
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Free

Various times
until 23 Jun 2018
Various times | until 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Robert Smith, curator of this year’s Meltdown, picks the best of London’s buskers
Robert Smith, curator of this year’s Meltdown, picks the best of London’s buskers
James Walsh

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Free

5:00 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
5:00 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Bring along your guitar and join in our massive big busk
Bring along your guitar and join in our massive big busk
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
See one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the folk music revival in this show for Meltdown
See one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the folk music revival in this show for Meltdown
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
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My Bloody Valentine perform their first UK show in five years for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
My Bloody Valentine perform their first UK show in five years for Robert Smith’s Meltdown

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Let The Light In stories

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After two years of painstaking restoration and refurbishment, our iconic art gallery is open to the public once again
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Take a look at some of the first acts and events to grace our reopened venues
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Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it

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Deco Eclipse Necklace
£25

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

Necklace 'Light' Pink

Genius Light Bulb Earrings

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