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:


Opening Times

Royal Festival Hall: 10am – 11pm every day. Free entry.
Wednesday 22 April RFH closes at 3pm
Thursday 23 April RFH closed all day
Friday 24 April RFH reopens at 10am
The Queen Elizabeth Hall foyer will be open from 2pm on the 22 and all day on the 23rd for members and public.
The Poetry Library will remain open on all dates with access from the Office and Artist’s Entrance.
Queen Elizabeth Hall: Open times vary, but the venue usually open 90 minutes before events start and remains opens all day in the summer.
Hayward Gallery: Opens daily Mondays 12 noon to 6pm; Tuesdays to Sundays 11am to 7pm; late nights Thursdays and Fridays until 8pm.
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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