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Lambeth Primary School Offer 2015/2016
Lambeth Primary Schools are invited to book free gamelan and poetry workshop sessions.
Gamelan for 3-5 year olds
Bring your little ones to shake, rattle and gong!
What rhymes with rug?
What rhymes with rug?
Roald Dahl Experience
Did you know that Roald Dahl used to be a spy? And also a fighter pilot, inventor and historian of chocolate?
A tour of Southbank Centre with a focus on 20th-century architecture.
Experience life backstage at Royal Festival Hall, with access to restricted areas of this historic building
Get up close and personal with four incredible circus performers
Comedy in the Dark is the most fun you can have with the lights off
It's Friday, it's late, it's time to… get freaky?!Join this late-night feast not for the faint of heart, as the nation's naughtiest comics and bur ...
The Comedy Store returns to Udderbelly at Southbank Centre with the brightest stand-up talent
Time Out calls Political Animal the 'best political comedy gig out there'
Just for Graphs 2
The Nerds' new version of 'Just For Graphs' is stacked full of fresh, XY-rated material.
Margaret Thatcher Queen of Soho makes her debut at Southbank Centre in a drag comedy musical extravaganza.
Irish comedy: potato, potato, potato, you racist.
Play along with this live comedy game show.
Do you want the chance to wear the iconic helmet of justice and play the dungeon? Knightmare Live is back with a brand new concept.
The Hayward Gallery launches the Waterloo Billboard Commissions with a new artwork by Yoshitomo Nara.
Reporting on Meltdown
Young writers are invited to learn how to write about music and try out their skills at Meltdown.
The London Wonderground
Welcome to the world premiere of The Raunch, a whip-cracking, high-flying, all-twerking, rodeo-rocking night out.
Straight Up…The Next Round
What's your poison? Tempest Rose and ladies from House of Burlesque are ready to mix up the next helping of delicious delights in the return of th ...
You Love It!
Spank! returns to Udderbelly fresh from sell-out, packed-to-the-rafters shows in London and Edinburgh.
The Improvised Musical For Kids
See your ideas turned into marvellous, musical adventures on the spot, right in front of your very nose.
A retro-fabulous vintage disco for the under 5’s
Why toddle when you can dance, dance, dance? Join Monski Mouse and her dancers in this early-childhood event that's become an international hit.
For Revolting Children (and other Funny Stories)
Jay Foreman's Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children (and Other Funny Stories)These charmingly sickable songs were a sell-out attraction at the E ...
A journey back to the heyday of the 1940s
This interactive 1940s dance experience features live swing music to keep you stompin', jumpin' and jivin'.
Join the world-famous US country music singer Tina C for the launch of her Southern Cookbook.
An Intimate Burlesque Cabaret
Miss Polly Rae ('Best Burlesque' London Cabaret Awards 2015) presents a contemporary burlesque cabaret.
Oh pants! It's laundry day! But Bec has other ideas*.
The Really Really Good Afternoon Show
The Noise Next Door An anarchic afternoon show for just about everyone, from a sell-out improv comedy sensation.
Music Hall singer turned purveyor of artificial hip-hop, Ida hosts the best game of Bingo ever! Thrill as your dabbers tremble when you compete to ...
Where life drawing meets cabaret
Grab your sketch book and come to Dr
Try your luck at guessing the next move of Jeppe Hein’s fickle fountain.
Kids, bring your folks to see the international circuit's best comedians, sketch acts and cabaret stars.
Explore a poetic form inspired by Marcel Duchamp's approach to visual art at this exhibition.
Experience subtle unfurlings and strange depths in a performance by Nikhil Chopra.
Strap on your safety goggles, boys and girls.
#mbgs The Social Experiment
'Satirically subversive fun and games.
Afternoon Tea in the Members Area
Members' Bar - level 6
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area.
Time-travelling Victorian magic duo Morgan & West unload another boxful of bafflement and impossibility.
with Greg Mosse
How are you telling your story? Is there a narrator? Is it in the first or the third person? In the fifth of 12 monthly workshops, creative writin ...
In a programme featuring Carmina Burana
Royal Festival Hall
Principal Conductor Charles Dutoit directs the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in a selection of music to thrill
Level 5 Function Room
It’s on the tip of your tongue
with Josie Long, Kevin Eldon and Simon Munnery
Meet three of the most established, exciting, leftfield comedians in the country.
The Pirates of Penzance
Enjoy an entirely serious adaptation of The Pirates of Penzance with a single shit-faced cast member.
Southbank Centre Gamelan
Bring your family to have a go at playing our Javanese gamelan.
Creating partnerships old and new
St John's Smith Square
The London Sinfonietta has been in an extended duet with Sir Harrison Birtwistle for over 45 years
Live in Concert
Witness the Royal Festival Hall debut of multiple Grammy Award winner Lila Downs
Join LGBT literary salon Polari as it launches into Festival of Love with amorous intent
Honour the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death at an evening of new poetry influenced by his work.
Ireland's top comedy hip-hop improv team, Abandoman, return to Udderbelly for their biggest show to date.
The Magic Inside
Peter & Bambi Heaven Meet Peter and Bambi Heaven, Australia's most deluded dancing magicians.
Lindy West has been hailed by Lena Dunham as an ‘essential (and hilarious) voice for women’.
Stravinsky Series: Faith
Stravinsky reconverted to the Orthodox faith in 1926.
Bahareque perform traditional Latin music from Mexican ballads to Paraguayan polka.
Get into a West African groove with Kadialy Kouyaté and his ensemble.
Neil Eckersley presents
Musical Director Marvin Laird
Bernadette Peters returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform her first UK solo concert in over 15 years.
London's cabaret trailblazers are back with a brand new production for 2016.
Experience a brief, enigmatic encounter in the middle of a busy city.
A special show of classical music with dazzling lasers and special effects.
Catch Don DeLillo, one of the greatest living American novelists, in a rare public appearance.
Middle of the Road
Two of the UK's most provocative and irreverent acts join forces.
The very youngest music lovers are invited to these lively interactive workshops.
A FUNharmonics event with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
In 1876, The Bach Choir formed to give the first UK performance of Bach's Mass in B minor.
Margaret Phillips returns to Royal Festival Hall.
with the Fire Poet, Philip Wells
Learn how to add fire to your verse with poet Philip Wells.
The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment's birthday celebrations reach a climax with a concert performance of Weber's opera Der Freischütz
Gold Refining in Progress
Yes, him with the loud shirts and messed-up hair from Mock the Week and Radio 4.
This much-loved British artist brings together a fascinating mix of works
There's fire in the disco, blood on the dancefloor, and superhot sparkly rage in our hearts.
Ireland's top comedy hip-hop improv team, Abandoman, return to Udderbelly for their biggest show to date
Pre-Concert Chamber Music
See off the Philharmonia’s 2015/16 Chamber Music Series with an evening of Russian chamber music.
Pablo Heras-Casado conducts music by Tchaikovsky and Prokofiev.
Throughout his life, comedian Sean Hughes has battled to stay on the right side of sanity.
In the Spotlight
Come and see treasured archive items from Guy Garvey’s own personal collection.
A free exhibition of DJ, designer and illustrator Stanley Chow's Manchester Collection.
with Pod Collective
Southbank Centre has teamed up with Pod Collective to signal messages of welcome to all refugees.
A special edition of Friday Lunch. Check back for details.
Female hip hop and spoken word duo Poetic Pilgrimage perform a special Friday Tonic.
+ Kiran Leonard
Lift to Experience reunite for their first show in over 15 years
You've Ruined My Morning... And Other Fan Mail
Christian O'Connell has collected multiple radio awards over 16 years as a national breakfast show DJ.
The Clore Ballroom
Kick off your day at Meltdown with a music workshop for parents and kids.
Celebrate the launch of Meltdown 2016 with a nautical party on a Thames riverboat
Featuring Rozi Plain
Join us in the Bryan Glancy stage for free live music throughout Meltdown.
Part of The Bryan Glancy Stage
Come and shake it with Femi Kuti’s dancers, The Positive Force.
Speed tasting menu with Mary-Ellen McTague
St. Paul’s Pavilion
Try five classic northern dishes in 30 minutes at this speed tasting event
+ Three Cane Whale
Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof
This Is The Kit performs an intimate rooftop garden gig especially for Meltdown.
+ Tiggs Da Author
The legendary Femi Kuti performs a special one-off show for Guy Garvey’s Meltdown.
The Guardian says, 'boasting.
The Tiger Lillies - PIAF Cult sensations The Tiger Lillies return to London for two nights only with a brand new concert.
+ Afriquoi (DJ Set)
Stefano Di Renzo
Meltdown Circus Day
Learn to juggle with our expert Stefano Di Renzo.
A free performance by The Majorettes, a world record-holding hula hoop troupe.
Learn to hula hoop with the pros!
Circus for all the Family
A brand new circus show for all the family.
Upswing's pros present a spectacular display of breath-taking aerial acrobatics.
This workshop offers a taster experience in acro-balance and acrobatics.
Your chance to have a go at learning aerial hoop tricks.