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 Saison Poetry Library.

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 and our Hayward Gallery education page.

Contact Us

For general enquiries call: 020 7960 4200
For all ticket enquiries call: 0844 875 0073
Email address: customer@southbankcentre.co.uk

Opening Times

Royal Festival Hall: 10am – 11pm every day except Christmas Day. Free entry.

The Poetry library will remain open on all dates with access from the Artist’s Entrance.

Queen Elizabeth Hall: Open times vary but usually open 90 minutes before events start and open all day in the summer.

Hayward Gallery: Open daily Mondays 12 - 6pm, Tuesdays – Sundays 10am – 6pm, late nights Thursdays and Fridays until 8pm.

On Wednesday 23rd April at 3pm the Royal Festival Hall will be closed and will open again on Friday 25th April at 10am. Access will be allowed for pre-booked rooms in the spirit level and the poetry library via the artist entrance.

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

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Women take centre stage at this year's @Darbarfestival. Prabha Atre, Jyoti Hegde, Shashwati Mandal Paul & more: t.co/c1Diaggf5e