Venue Hire

As well as being a world-class arts venue, Southbank Centre has a variety of auditoria, rooms and spaces that can be hired for a wide range of events, including conferences, AGMs, product launches, graduation ceremonies, receptions, dinners and weddings.

For further information on private hires at Southbank Centre please contact the events team on 020 7921 0702 or email

From September 2015, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and the Hayward Gallery will close for two years while Southbank Centre undertakes its Festival Wing refurbishment project. After nearly five decades of intensive use, this project will update the facilities for audiences and artists to world-class standards and keep the buildings open for future generations, and the buildings are due to reopen in autumn 2017. 


Please note: all enquiries to hire the auditoria for public performances should be directed to the Artistic Planning team. For information regarding artistic hire rates or to make a proposal, please contact Lucy Martin, Artistic Rentals Coordinator on 020 7921 0710 or email


For more detailed information on each of our spaces, please see the links below:

Download our wedding and civil partnership pack: Wedding and Civil Partnership Brochure 2015

Summary of venues available to hire:

Room/Space Theatre  Cabaret  Seated
Royal Festival Hall auditorium 2500 NA NA NA
Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium 900 NA NA NA
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall 360 NA NA NA
Weston Roof Pavilion/
St Paul's Roof Pavilion
150/100 60 80 200/150
Level 5 Function Room 160 100 160 250
Green Bar/Blue Bar 120 70  NA 200 
Sunley Pavilion & Level 3 Function Room 50 30 40 60 
Clore Ballroom 400 280  400  800 
Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer 200 150 200 900
Waterloo Sunset Pavilion (Hayward Gallery) 60 18 25 60