performance & dance

Dance, theatre, comedy, cabaret and all sorts in between, brought to you by international artists and up and coming names. With a passion for works that defy categorisation, Southbank Centre is the place to see things you have never seen on stage before.

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Southbank Centre has been a central pole of my cultural tent since I moved to London 30 years ago, with early 1990s shows hosted by the London Musicians' Collective being especially important to my post-provincial discovery of cool metro-shit.
Stewart Lee, comedian and writer
Iceland Dance Company’s bonkers Sacrifice, appearing as part of Southbank Centre’s Nordic Matters, was one of the most distinctive events of the year. Billed as “a festival of common things made holy”... it was frequently bizarre, sometimes wilfully boring, but also hypnotic and hilarious.
Zoe Anderson, The Independent

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7:00 pm
Tue 26 Jun 2018
7:00 pm | Tue 26 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The OAE and dancers recreate the sounds and sights of Versailles
The OAE and dancers recreate the sounds and sights of Versailles
8:30 pm
Fri 13 Jul 2018
8:30 pm | Fri 13 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Classical Dance
Let this orchestra’s rich repertoire transport you to Argentina with two rousing performances
Let this orchestra’s rich repertoire transport you to Argentina with two rousing performances
2:30 pm
Sat 19 Jan 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 19 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy an enchanting afternoon of your favourite waltzes and polkas
Enjoy an enchanting afternoon of your favourite waltzes and polkas

performance & dance highlights

24 Jul - 28 Jul
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
Find out what all the buzz is about as Hot Brown Honey present a dazzling theatrical spectacular
14 Aug - 19 Aug
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
A high-octane exploration of the limits of human strength from the acclaimed acrobatic troupe
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blog: performance & dance

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Our Senior Programmer for Performance and Dance, Rupert Thomson, introduces our 2018 programme
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The comedian talks us through some of his favourite performances
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Find out more about one of our new associate companies