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Masculine identity in the 21st century
A seasonal wonderland
Salonen/Lang Lang Series
Royal Festival Hall
The opening concert of three featuring Esa-Pekka Salonen joined by star pianist Lang Lang
Free but booking essential
Inua Ellams reads new verses inspired by the poetry of his childhood.
An alternative winter activity
Try an alternative winter activity this Christmas when BUMP Rollerdisco rolls into town.
Award-winning photography from the 58th World Press Photo contest
A free exhibition of award-winning photography from the 58th World Press Photo contest.
Enjoy winter drinks and delicious Scandinavian street food in a cosy pop-up bar.
Food, drinks, gifts and treats
Clustered along the riverbank, our market's wooden chalets are filled with festive food, drinks, gifts and treats.
A tour of Southbank Centre with a focus on 20th-century architecture
An exhibition by Rick Myers
In 1832 the physicist Michael Faraday conducted an experiment using Waterloo Bridge.
The hit cabaret show is back
La Soiree's Spiegeltent
The Oliver Award-winning hit cabaret show La Soirée returns to London
Free Exhibiiton Tours
Art by offenders, secure patients and detainees from the 2015 Koestler Awards
An exhibition showcasing artworks produced in UK institutions and by ex-offenders.
The Metropolitan Police Male Voice Choir performs a varied repertoire of music.
Being A Man addresses the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century.
Mälkki conducts Prokofiev and Sibelius
Susanna Mälkki makes her debut conducting the Orchestra in a concert of works by Lyadov, Prokofiev and Sibelius
Emmanuel Speaks is a 19-year-old spoken-word poet and story teller.
Consider what it really means to be a man at a day for male students aged 11 - 16
Men aged 55 and over are invited to a special edition of Frank's Club.
Being A Man festival addresses the challenges and pressures of masculine identity in the 21st century.
Wander around the stalls at our BAM market, a hub of information and ideas about the festival.
Southbank Centre Market is a food lover’s destination.
What rhymes with rug?
Explore the complex and varied manifestations of masculinity in literature in our special reading space.
Level 5 Function Room
Dads, grandads and male carers – bring your little ones to a very special Pram Jam.
A Vocal Workshop for Men
Green Bar, Level 4
Men, are you bored of the bassline?Voicelab is Southbank Centre's vocal initiative and its monthly drop-in workshops aim to get more men singing.
Join other fathers and father figures for an informal, relaxed and sociable morning of networking.
in Collaboration with The Bottle Shop
St. Paul’s Pavilion
Join an intimate and relaxed beer-tasting workshop as part of Being a Man festival.
As Marc Almond once sang, 'What makes a man a man?' London's award-winning LGBT literary salon explores queer masculinity with readings from Berna ...
Your Mo-ment of glory awaits in our battle of the tashes
Hang out, take a seat and keep it neat at our one-stop Mo-styling shop.
Blue Bar, Level 4
Share challenges, exchange ideas and seek out a new mentor in a relaxed and sociable environment.
with Akala, Frankie Boyle & special guests
An evening of conversation, comedy and live music about what it is to be a man
Theatre of War present readings from Sophocles' military tragedy Ajax
With London School of Capoeira
Join a free Capoeira workshop led by one of London's Master teachers.
Of Man and Beast
This dynamic new outdoor dance piece uncovers the many faces of man.
This short film speaks to the difficult topic of representing violence and trauma.
Tiresias is an intense film and sound installation about gender and the body.
Take part in a rousing outdoor show exploring masculinity
Take part in a workshop and performance championing the mysterious art of dad dancing.
Chaps Choir is a big singing gang of men.
Start the day with a fitness session that challenges the way you think about yoga.
For generation after generation James Bond is the ultimate man
Join a panel of authors and experts as they explore our continuing fascination with the ultimate secret agent.
with Master Brewer Michele Sensidoni
Uncover the secrets of brewing with Michele Sensidoni, head brewer for Mastri Birrai Umbri.
With Robin Ince, Andy Zaltzman, Mark Steel, Stephen K Amos and Ricky Grover
Come to an evening of comedy and discussion on the subject of masculinity
What does Royal Festival Hall have in common with an eggbox?Who granted the venue's royal patronage? When was Eurovision hosted here? Southbank Ce ...
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
St John's Smith Square
The OAE’s relaxed series returns, giving you a guided tour of a selected musical masterpiece.
Join the nation’s favourite choirmaster and his choir Voices for an all-new show in 2015.
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Night Shift is all about performing classical music in new ways, new places and in front of new people
Gamelan for 3-5 year olds
Bring your little ones to shake, rattle and gong!
The second of Lang Lang's three concerts with the Philharmonia
Lambeth Primary School Offer 2015/2016
Lambeth Primary Schools are invited to book free gamelan and poetry workshop sessions.
with Waterloo Food Bank
Provide food for people who need extra support this winter.
Autumn Term 2015
Remixed offers instrumentalists and singers the chance to explore musical composition
Writing a Winter Short Story with Greg Mosse
In this short story class, Greg helps you to find your own winter inspiration .
In Support of The Prince's Trust
Huawei presents an evening of music and song with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and Rebecca Ferguson
The third and last of Lang Lang's concerts with the Philharmonia
Come and see the talented buskers who usually perform on Queens Walk.
Mazzola conducts Puccini
An evening of Italian-inspired music from Puccini, Rota and Respighi conducted by Enrique Mazzola.
Pop-up foyer & outdoor performances to celebrate Winter at Southbank Centre with NatWest
Choirs and performance groups showcase their work on pop-up performance platforms.
There's no better time to book a Southbank Centre tour than during the festive period.
Lantern Workshop and Parade
Take time during the festive season to reflect and share your hopes for the future.
An in-depth session exploring Stockhausen's Hymnen
Music of the Modernists
Now celebrating his 90th year, Pierre Boulez remains an indomitable force in contemporary music
An Exhibition of Lanterns
Handmade lanterns large and small illuminate Royal Festival Hall’s Spirit Level exhibition space.
Running for others
Join a GoodGym run and do something for others in the season of goodwill.
Andris Nelsons/Hakan Hardenberger
Bruckner's awe-inspiring Eighth Symphony is a veritable cathedral of sound.
Southbank Centre Community Gamelan
Relax into an afternoon of beautiful and meditative Javanese music.
Bring your family to explore the music and culture of Java, Indonesia.
A Very Polari Xmas
Paul Bailey heads the bill at a seasonal edition of our LGBT literary salon.
TS Eliot Prize
In Harmony Lambeth Winter Show
Celebrate the season with three young orchestras from In Harmony Lambeth.
World premiere of Lindberg's Second Violin Concerto
Magnus Lindberg's Second Violin Concerto receives its world premiere alongside Beethoven's Symphony No.
Fun sessions for under-5s and their parents/carers
The Clore Ballroom
Get creative with your toddler as you dance together in The Clore Ballroom
Christmas at the Ballet
A selection from Berlioz's most captivatingly lyrical score,L'enfance du Christ
Presented by Southwark Music Service and Hub
Children from Southwark perform a selection of funky and traditional music to celebrate the season.
Youth Ambassadors' Night
Enjoy an evening of music and song inspired by Winter's themes of reflection, sharing and love.
Experience jazz and dance orchestrations from the 1920s and 1930s played as they were originally written.
Big Christmas Singalong
Give voice to Christmas classics in harmony with The Choir with No Name and friends.
Upcycling with Use It Up.Wear It Out.
Bring along an old favourite or buy a new one at our on-site charity shops this weekend.
The FB Pocket Orchestra present blues, ragtime, hot jazz, and songs and dances from long ago.
The Mozart Festival Orchestra returns to Royal Festival Hall, joined by four acclaimed soloists.
Become a fashionista as you design and model for a catwalk show or bag a bargain.
Celebrate the 100th birthday of the late, great Frank Sinatra.
Make someone else’s Christmas meal even merrier by sharing your favourite recipe on our recipe wall.
Sing your heart out with friends or family to raise money for a great cause.
Special gifts for Winter
Our Charity Shop Emporium is stocked with extra special gifts for Winter.
Dance performance for ages 4 to 9
Blue Room, Spirit Level
No two people - or monsters - are exactly the same.
Bring along an old book and swap it for a new one at this drop-in book swap.
The charity knit is back – but this year we are making scarves...
Come and play our gamelan, a percussion orchestra from Java, Indonesia.