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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7:45 pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 22 Jun 2018
Gigs
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
7:45 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Turn up and tune in to hear the dark jazz rhythms and poetic lyrics of these post-punk stalwarts
Turn up and tune in to hear the dark jazz rhythms and poetic lyrics of these post-punk stalwarts
6:30 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
6:30 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Hear the minimal wave sounds of post-punk auteur The Soft Moon
Hear the minimal wave sounds of post-punk auteur The Soft Moon
7:45 pm
Mon 25 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Mon 25 Jun 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Talented young pianists perform works by Ravel, Liszt, Debussy, and more
Talented young pianists perform works by Ravel, Liszt, Debussy, and more
8:00 pm
Wed 27 Jun 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 27 Jun 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear the rhythms of South Indian Carnatic music fused with progressive rock
Hear the rhythms of South Indian Carnatic music fused with progressive rock
Various times
Sat 30 Jun 2018
Various times | Sat 30 Jun 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Introduce children to the wonder of the orchestra
Introduce children to the wonder of the orchestra
7:45 pm
Tue 03 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 03 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
See some of the exceptionally talented musicians enrolled at London conservatoires in this concert.
See some of the exceptionally talented musicians enrolled at London conservatoires in this concert.
8:00 pm
Wed 04 Jul 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 04 Jul 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear alt-folk singer Ana Silvera perform her BASCA-nominated song cycle
Hear alt-folk singer Ana Silvera perform her BASCA-nominated song cycle
7:30 pm
Thu 05 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 05 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
An outlandishly funny multimedia adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
An outlandishly funny multimedia adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
8:00 pm
Fri 06 Jul 2018
8:00 pm | Fri 06 Jul 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Groove to this Yorubeat pioneer’s stand-out mix of Yoruba rhythms with jazz, pop, and funk
Groove to this Yorubeat pioneer’s stand-out mix of Yoruba rhythms with jazz, pop, and funk

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

Concrete Cufflinks
£25

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

Necklace 'Light' Pink

Genius Light Bulb Earrings

Deco Eclipse Necklace