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Royal Festival Hall

Find out what's on at Royal Festival Hall, London's leading classical music venue located on the banks of the River Thames at the heart of Southbank Centre, plus all the best places to eat, drink and shop while you're here.

As well as a 2,500 capacity auditorium, the Royal Festival Hall is also where you'll find The Clore Ballroom, The Poetry Library, Spirit Level (including Blue, White and Yellow Rooms), Southbank Centre Shop, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Central Bar and Skylon restaurant.

Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Grade I listed Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues.

discover the history of Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
Tel: +44 (0)20 3879 9555

all events

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Tue 21 Aug 2018
1:30 pm | Tue 21 Aug 2018
Join us for a spin around the floor at this month's fabulous, fun and free tea dance
Join us for a spin around the floor at this month's fabulous, fun and free tea dance
The Jam Shed Supper Club Summer
Various times
until 8 Sep 2018
Various times | until 8 Sep 2018
Join MasterChef contestants for delectable fare at this supper club overlooking the Thames
Join MasterChef contestants for delectable fare at this supper club overlooking the Thames
Southbank Centre Archive Visitors and Objects

Free

Free

Various times
until 22 Aug 2018
Various times | until 22 Aug 2018
Drop in and lend a hand with the organisation of Southbank Centre’s collections
Drop in and lend a hand with the organisation of Southbank Centre’s collections
John Travolta in Grease

Free

Free

9:15 pm
Wed 22 Aug 2018
9:15 pm | Wed 22 Aug 2018
Spend a summer night with the Pink Ladies and T-Birds at an outdoor screening of the kitsch croon-fest
Spend a summer night with the Pink Ladies and T-Birds at an outdoor screening of the kitsch...
Heart 'n Soul. The Beautiful Octopus Club Festival, Royal Festival Hall.

Free

Free

Various times
until 23 Aug 2018
Various times | until 23 Aug 2018
Gigs
Urban
Get your groove on to summer tunes at this dance party overlooking the river
Get your groove on to summer tunes at this dance party overlooking the river

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Thu 23 Aug 2018
7:00 pm | Thu 23 Aug 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Join us for a discussion on the experiences of black women navigating an unbalanced dating world
Join us for a discussion on the experiences of black women navigating an unbalanced dating world
Rinse Bloc Party on the Royal festival Hall Terrace

Free

Free

Various times
24 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
Various times | 24 Aug 2018 - 27 Aug 2018
Gigs
Urban
See the summer out in style with four days of music, performance and dance
See the summer out in style with four days of music, performance and dance
Various times
until 25 Aug 2018
Various times | until 25 Aug 2018
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Various times
until 26 Aug 2018
Various times | until 26 Aug 2018
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Various times
until 28 Oct 2018
Various times | until 28 Oct 2018
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area

Free

Free

Various times
28 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Various times | 28 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
What's that sound? It's Southwark Youth Orchestra! Get a glimpse of orchestra life at a free performance
What's that sound? It's Southwark Youth Orchestra! Get a glimpse of orchestra life at a...
7:30 pm
Tue 28 Aug 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 28 Aug 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
The Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author explores human behaviour through the lives of artists
The Man Booker Prize-shortlisted author explores human behaviour through the lives of artists

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Thu 30 Aug 2018
5:00 pm | Thu 30 Aug 2018
Classical music
Get a glimpse of orchestra life at three days of workshops and rehearsals
Get a glimpse of orchestra life at three days of workshops and rehearsals
Various times
1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Various times | 1 Sep 2018 - 29 Sep 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Khaled Hosseini headshot
7:30 pm
Tue 04 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 04 Sep 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
In this exclusive talk, the author reflects on his latest book and what fiction can do in dark times
In this exclusive talk, the author reflects on his latest book and what fiction can do in dark times
Unlimited: It was Paradise

Free

Free

Various times
5 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Various times | 5 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Art
Find hope across borders in a collaborative art project created by British and Palestinian artists
Find hope across borders in a collaborative art project created by British and Palestinian artists
My Dirty Secret

Free

Free

Various times
5 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Various times | 5 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Art
Get your fill of filth at an experiential project inspired by the artist's battle with the housework
Get your fill of filth at an experiential project inspired by the artist's battle with the...
Unlimited: My Life in London

Free

Free

Various times
5 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Various times | 5 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Art
See London through fresh eyes at an exhibition of work by artists Thompson Hall and Ian Wornast
See London through fresh eyes at an exhibition of work by artists Thompson Hall and Ian Wornast
Unlimited: Voice of the Unicorn

Free

Free

Various times
5 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Various times | 5 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Art
Enter a serene space created by a multi-screen installation featuring artefacts and sound
Enter a serene space created by a multi-screen installation featuring artefacts and sound
A Crash Course in Cloudspotting

Free

Free

Various times
5 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Various times | 5 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Art
Take the time to pause, listen and rest in an audio-visual ode to invisible disability
Take the time to pause, listen and rest in an audio-visual ode to invisible disability
Please do not crop, artist feels strongly about the framing of the picture.
10:30 am
Thu 06 Sep 2018
10:30 am | Thu 06 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Welcome to a day of art that reconsiders bodies and abilities
Welcome to a day of art that reconsiders bodies and abilities
Teresa Albor and Katherine Araniello present: "How the fuck..."

Free

Free

Various times
7 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Various times | 7 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Submit to chaos at an immersive live art performance where who knows what will happen
Submit to chaos at an immersive live art performance where who knows what will happen
Artist Jo Bannon
Various times
7 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Various times | 7 Sep 2018 - 8 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
A new performance work by Jo Bannon exploring desire, sexuality and neoliberalism
A new performance work by Jo Bannon exploring desire, sexuality and neoliberalism

Free

Free

Various times
Fri 07 Sep 2018
Various times | Fri 07 Sep 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Listen to live music and performance and take part in interactive zones
Listen to live music and performance and take part in interactive zones
Unlimited: How do they know it's you?

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 08 Sep 2018
11:00 am | Sat 08 Sep 2018
Art
Peel back layers of your identity in a self-portrait collage workshop
Peel back layers of your identity in a self-portrait collage workshop
Children participating in a performance

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 08 Sep 2018
Various times | Sat 08 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Physical Theatre & Mime
Come out of your shell on an interactive adventure with Snigel the snail
Come out of your shell on an interactive adventure with Snigel the snail
House of Krip - Vogue Ball performer

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sat 08 Sep 2018
4:00 pm | Sat 08 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
Strike a pose with Deaf and disabled performers at vogue ball live shows and open workshops
Strike a pose with Deaf and disabled performers at vogue ball live shows and open workshops

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sun 09 Sep 2018
11:00 am | Sun 09 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Circus
Disabled and non-disabled people are invited to take part in a free samba school
Disabled and non-disabled people are invited to take part in a free samba school

Free

Free

Various times
12 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Various times | 12 Sep 2018 - 15 Sep 2018
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
Help plan the ninth WOW – Women of the World London: a festival that celebrates women and girls
Help plan the ninth WOW – Women of the World London: a festival that celebrates women and...
7:00 pm
Wed 12 Sep 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 12 Sep 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Take a journey to the American south with the country and folk singer-songwriter and Nashville actor
Take a journey to the American south with the country and folk singer-songwriter and Nashville actor
Last Days of Summer - September Social Tea Dance

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Thu 13 Sep 2018
1:30 pm | Thu 13 Sep 2018
Join us for a spin around the floor at this month's fabulous, fun and free tea dance
Join us for a spin around the floor at this month's fabulous, fun and free tea dance
Whyte Horses Experience
7:30 pm
Thu 13 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 13 Sep 2018
Gigs
Electronic
A rare live appearance from the enigmatic Mancunian psychedelic pop group with special guests
A rare live appearance from the enigmatic Mancunian psychedelic pop group with special guests
7:30 pm
Fri 14 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 14 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear what the sax can do at a live performance of double MOBO-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown
Hear what the sax can do at a live performance of double MOBO-winning saxophonist YolanDa Brown
3:00 pm
Sun 16 Sep 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 16 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
An all-Tchaikovsky extravaganza celebrating his greatest works
An all-Tchaikovsky extravaganza celebrating his greatest works
17 Sep - 21 Sep 2018
Classical music
Join this essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to everything you wanted to know about Indian classical music
Join this essential all-singing, all-dancing guide to everything you wanted to know about Indian...
Tomb Raider in concert
7:30 pm
Mon 17 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 17 Sep 2018
Relive the deadly adventures of Lara Croft at an orchestral performance of Nathan McCree’s score
Relive the deadly adventures of Lara Croft at an orchestral performance of Nathan McCree’s score
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Free

Various times
18 Sep 2018 - 16 Jul 2019
Various times | 18 Sep 2018 - 16 Jul 2019
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
18 Sep 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
Various times | 18 Sep 2018 - 13 Dec 2018
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Tue 18 Sep 2018
2:00 pm | Tue 18 Sep 2018
Art
Attend the launch of our exhibition of art by offenders, secure patients and detainees from the 2018 Koestler Awards
Attend the launch of our exhibition of art by offenders, secure patients and detainees from the 2018...
7:30 pm
Tue 18 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 18 Sep 2018
Classical music
See the legendary composer perform and conduct 60 years of music and movies
See the legendary composer perform and conduct 60 years of music and movies
HM  Young  Offenders  Institution  Cookham  Wood,  acrylic  on  canvas

Free

Free

Various times
19 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
Various times | 19 Sep 2018 - 4 Nov 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Art by offenders, secure patients and detainees from the 2018 Koestler Awards
Art by offenders, secure patients and detainees from the 2018 Koestler Awards

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 19 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 19 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Renée Anne Louprette has established an international career as organ recitalist, accompanist, conductor and teacher.
Renée Anne Louprette has established an international career as organ recitalist, accompanist,...
Various times
until 28 Sep 2018
Various times | until 28 Sep 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
Jazz Jamaica All Stars - The Trojan Story, Celebrating 50 years of Trojan Records. Produced by Tomorrow’s Warriors
7:30 pm
Thu 20 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 20 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Get ready to rocksteady with Gary Crosby’s 22-piece band, celebrating 50 years of Trojan Records
Get ready to rocksteady with Gary Crosby’s 22-piece band, celebrating 50 years of Trojan Records
8:00 pm
Fri 21 Sep 2018
8:00 pm | Fri 21 Sep 2018
Gigs
Hear the haunting, evocative vocals of the California singer in this show
Hear the haunting, evocative vocals of the California singer in this show
12:00 pm
Sat 22 Sep 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 22 Sep 2018
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 - 18
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 - 18
7:30 pm
Sat 22 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 22 Sep 2018
Classical music
The London Concert Orchestra performs your favourite sci-fi film scores live
The London Concert Orchestra performs your favourite sci-fi film scores live

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 26 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
There’s a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh
There’s a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Glorious melodies and vivid orchestral colours open the Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season
Glorious melodies and vivid orchestral colours open the Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 28 Sep 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 28 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Swoon to the transatlantic tunes of melodic folk duo Mahoney & the Moment
Swoon to the transatlantic tunes of melodic folk duo Mahoney & the Moment
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sat 29 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 29 Sep 2018
Classical music
Choral
Gustav Mahler’s last word was ‘Mozart’, but he’d already said his farewells in music
Gustav Mahler’s last word was ‘Mozart’, but he’d already said his farewells in music
HSKUL 20160913 Esa-Pekka Salonen harjoituttaa Kevätuhria . Kuva Mika Ranta / HS

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7:30 pm
Sun 30 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 30 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Wagner, Schoenberg and Bruckner at their most heartfelt
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Wagner, Schoenberg and Bruckner at their most heartfelt
Various times
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
Various times | 1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Adult group playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Mon 01 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Mon 01 Oct 2018
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Five participants of the Cloud Video Installation

Free

Free

Various times
4 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Various times | 4 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Art
Fifty young Londoners share their visions of the future in this video installation
Fifty young Londoners share their visions of the future in this video installation
Model wearing costume in the clouds

Free

Free

Various times
2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Various times | 2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Art
Survey fantastical new costumes from designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Survey fantastical new costumes from designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Adults playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
7:30 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Be swept away as the disco diva performs her hits backed by a full live orchestra for the first time
Be swept away as the disco diva performs her hits backed by a full live orchestra for the first time
Group of people playing Gamelan
6:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
7:30 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The former Genesis lead guitarist returns to an orchestral format with his electric band
The former Genesis lead guitarist returns to an orchestral format with his electric band
Group of people playing Gamelan
8:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Performer playing the guqin on-stage

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 05 Oct 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 05 Oct 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Sounds different? You're listening to the world's first compositions combining guqin and piano
Sounds different? You're listening to the world's first compositions combining guqin and...
7:30 pm
Fri 05 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 05 Oct 2018
Classical music
Opera
The renowned Welsh opera singer performs his favourite arias and popular songs
The renowned Welsh opera singer performs his favourite arias and popular songs
12:00 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Classical music
Tackle Mahler’s symphonies in this study day
Tackle Mahler’s symphonies in this study day

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Art
Is having breakfast a habit? If you're a dancer, what about dancing?
Is having breakfast a habit? If you're a dancer, what about dancing?

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The Greek myths are as ancient as the art of music itself – and every bit as powerful
The Greek myths are as ancient as the art of music itself – and every bit as powerful
Emilie Wang, of Guildhall School of Music and Drama
11:30 am
Sun 07 Oct 2018
11:30 am | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Talks & Topics
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Start your Sunday with a look at the headlines as Emilie Wang shares today’s news of China
Start your Sunday with a look at the headlines as Emilie Wang shares today’s news of China
Leta Hong Fincher, journalist
12:00 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Journalist Leta Hong Fincher charts the rise of the current feminist movement in China
Journalist Leta Hong Fincher charts the rise of the current feminist movement in China
The Sea, performance
Various times
Sun 07 Oct 2018
Various times | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Children are invited to dive in to the tale of a small fish in a big sea, told through enchanting puppetry
Children are invited to dive in to the tale of a small fish in a big sea, told through enchanting...
Jin Yong, novelist and essayist
1:30 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
1:30 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Talks & Topics
Spoken word & Live literature
Get stuck into the work of Jin Yong, ‘the Chinese JRR Tolkien’, in this panel
Get stuck into the work of Jin Yong, ‘the Chinese JRR Tolkien’, in this panel
Cloud Family Workshops, model

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Art
Learn more about upcycling to create new fashion in events inspired by Tim Yip's eco-friendly design
Learn more about upcycling to create new fashion in events inspired by Tim Yip's eco-friendly...
Can China Take the Lead on Climate Change?, speaker
3:00 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
As America withdraws from the Paris Agreement, all eyes are on China when it comes to climate change
As America withdraws from the Paris Agreement, all eyes are on China when it comes to climate change
4:30 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
4:30 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
What can Chinese sci-fi novels tell us about the country's anxieties and fantasies?
What can Chinese sci-fi novels tell us about the country's anxieties and fantasies?
The Empress and Me, Princess Der Ling
5:30 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
5:30 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
This one-woman show introduces Princess Der Ling, lady-in-waiting to the infamous Empress Cixi
This one-woman show introduces Princess Der Ling, lady-in-waiting to the infamous Empress Cixi
Cloud Show, model

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
6:30 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Art
Academy Award winning designer Tim Yip presents 30 spectacular costumes inspired by global diversity
Academy Award winning designer Tim Yip presents 30 spectacular costumes inspired by global diversity
Various times
8 Oct 2018 - 1 Jul 2019
Various times | 8 Oct 2018 - 1 Jul 2019
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Andris Nelsons, conductor
7:30 pm
Mon 08 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 08 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Andris Nelsons marks his first UK concert as Gewandhauskapellmeister with Mahler's powerful Symphony No.5
Andris Nelsons marks his first UK concert as Gewandhauskapellmeister with Mahler's powerful...
Andris Nelsons, conductor
7:30 pm
Tue 09 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 09 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The world's oldest civic orchestra perform Mahler's Symphony No.1 with their new Kapellmeister
The world's oldest civic orchestra perform Mahler's Symphony No.1 with their new...

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Classical music
Orchestra
Andris Nelsons marks his first UK concert as Gewandhauskapellmeister with Mahler's powerful Symphony No.5
20 Oct
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Dissect the making and unmaking of civilisations and cultures by tracing the roots of modern Britain
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Food & drink

There are bars on Levels 2, 4 and 5 of the building open to the public. The Members Bar, located on Level 6 with panoramic views over the river, is open to Southbank Centre Members. If you fancy some alfresco dining, the Riverside Cafe is located on Level 2.

Royal Festival Hall has the acclaimed Skylon restaurant with contemporary food, original cocktails and stunning views over the river.

There 's something for all tastes, occasions and ages.

visitor info

Planning a visit to our iconic Royal Festival Hall? Here’s some useful information.

opening times

Royal Festival Hall is open 10am - 11pm every day*.

Auditorium doors open 30 minutes before the start time of an event.

Entry to our foyers is free although sometimes it is restricted to provide space for audiences as they arrive for performances - please look out for signs and listen to announcements.

*Occasionally Royal Festival Hall is closed to the public due to private hire. We publicise these times across the site and online, so please check before visiting.

 

facilities & access

At Southbank Centre we welcome everyone and want our site to be available to all. We are working hard to remove barriers so that our facilities and events can be accessible to as many people as possible.

access information

 

tickets & concessions

Tickets to all of our events and exhibitions can be booked online, by telephone in person. Find out all you need to know about tickets, including collection, concessions, group bookings and more on the link below.

tickets & concessions faqs

 

getting here and around

Southbank Centre is easily accessible by public transport on road, rail and even river. Find information on the best ways to get to us on the link below.

how to get here

 

food & drink

You certainly won’t go hungry at Southbank Centre. Find out more about the wide range of food and drink options available here on site on the link below

cafes, restaurants and bars

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