Plan your visit

Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames. Thousands of musicians, dancers and artists perform at Southbank Centre every year to millions of visitors. Southbank Centre includes - Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, the Hayward Gallery and The Poetry Library.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery closed on 21 September 2015 for two years of essential repair and maintenance so that the buildings are fit for future generations to enjoy. We continue to present a packed programme of festivals and shows across our site while these buildings are closed. For more information, refer to the ‘About Us’ page. Read about our refurbishment project and find out how you could support us through the Let the Light In campaign.

Your safety is our priority. Read more about our current safety procedures here 

Read our Getting Here page for detailed transport information. See What's On at Southbank Centre over the next seven days.

We have a range of restaurants, bars, cafes and shops at Southbank Centre, with space for large groups, plus child-friendly menus and facilities and host weekly food markets.

We welcome large groups at Southbank Centre. We have coach parking facilities, group discounts on selected events and restaurants, cafes and bars to accommodate large groups. For more information, please visit our groups page or call 0844 875 0070.

For details of schools activities please visit our Gamelan and Poetry Library page

Contact Us

For general enquiries call: 020 7960 4200
For all ticket enquiries call: 0844 875 0073
Email address:

Opening Times

Royal Festival Hall: 10am – 11pm every day. Free entry.
Queen Elizabeth Hall: Closed for repair. See message above.
Hayward Gallery: Closed for repair. See message above.

Please note that only alcohol purchased on the Southbank Centre site can be consumed on these premises, unless specific events indicate otherwise.

During the morning on Monday 8 February  we will be hosting a graduation ceremony for Roehampton University.  The building remains open to the public, but the foyers will be very busy with graduates and their guests, in particular the areas around Central Bar and the Riverside Terrace Cafe.


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