Winter at Southbank Centre with NatWest

Tuesday 27 October 2015 - Sunday 17 January 2016

Southbank Centre’s magical Winter season returns with award-winning entertainment for all ages, pathways of twinkling lights, bustling riverside markets offering food, drinks and gift ideas, a retro roller disco and our famous Vintage New Year’s Eve Party.

Family, charity and giving are at the heart of Winter this year. Come and enjoy concerts, social dances, choir events and a whole weekend (Sat 12 & Sun 13 Dec) dedicated to fundraising and charitable causes.

Winter Market, Cider Lodge and Rollerdisco begin in November and run throughout the festive season. Join us from Tuesday 1 December for activities and shows in Royal Festival Hall.



This weekend of events supporting and raising funds for charitable causes includes a Charity Shop Emporium (Sat 12 & Sun 13 Dec), a Charity Auction (Sat 12 Dec), an eight-hour Charity Dance Marathon (Sun 13 Dec), a Charity Shop Fashion Show and our up-cycling fashion workshop ReWorn (Sat 12 Dec).


BUMP Rollerdisco at Southbank Centre offers a less chilly alternative to ice skating. It features guest DJs, club nights and performances at weekends (Fri 20 Nov ­­– Sun 17 Jan).


Festive food and drink is available at locations across the site including cosy Scandinavian bar the Rekorderlig Cider Lodge (Fri 20 Nov – Sun 17 Jan) and the bustling Southbank Centre Winter Market alongside the River Thames (Fri 20 Nov – Thu 24 Dec).


Enjoy entertainment for all the family, including the London premiere of new family show We Are the Monsters (Sat 12 – Wed 23 Dec) and the return of spectacular favourites Slava’s Snowshow (Wed 16 Dec ­– Thu 3 Jan) and La Soirée (Tue 27 Oct – Sun 17 Jan).


The Choir with No Name, made up of people experiencing homelessness and on the edges of society, performs a festive concert at Royal Festival Hall to raise funds for its charitable activities (Fri 11 Dec).


A Vintage New Year’s Eve Party (Thu 31 Dec) returns with seven pop-up vintage nightclubs and exclusive views of the London NYE Fireworks.


Make gifts for friends, family and vulnerable people at £5 Gift Workshops (Sat 19 Dec), Snow Queen Winter Crafts (Sat 19 Dec) and Get Your Knit On workshops to knit scarves for people experiencing homelessness (Sat 12 & Sat 19 Dec). Wrap gifts in a cheery atmosphere at The Great Big Social Present Wrap (Sat 19 Dec).


Festive classical concerts include a candlelit performance of seasonal favourite Handel’s Messiah (Sat 12 Dec), Christmas songs by Frank Sinatra with the London Concert Orchestra (Sat 12 Dec), festive ballet favourites with Philharmonia Orchestra (Thu 10 Dec), and London Philharmonic Orchestra performing alongside guest star Rebecca Ferguson (Wed 2 Dec).


Take the floor for free social dancing, including a New Year’s Day Ceilidh (Tue 1 Jan), and take your seat for free lunchtime and early evening gigs throughout the season.


Winter at Southbank Centre is supported for the third year running by Southbank Centre partner NatWest, who are raising money for local charity Evelina London Children’s Hospital. They host a special area for families and free activities for children. Find out more here.


NatWest is proud to be a partner of Southbank Centre's Winter festival for the third year running. This partnership gives us a chance to thank our customers in London during the festive period with unique experiences and exclusive benefits. We’ll also be working with Southbank Centre on some special projects to support local London communities. From heart-warming family shows to opportunities to explore different ways of giving this Christmas, we are looking forward to welcoming one and all to Southbank Centre.