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What rhymes with rug?
What rhymes with rug? Come and explore the options with The Poetry Library puppets.
Stay fit, learn new moves, and dance the night away in this six-week course leading up to the holidays.
Visit Southbank Centre and take a gander at these funny and cuddly creations.
Stroll through our wooden chalet markets, filled with festive food, drink, gifts and treats.
NoFit State presents:
NoFit State’s Big Top
Marvel at a dramatic live contemporary circus performance from NoFit State
Workshops for singers aged 60+
Aged 60 or over? Let your voice ring out in our singing workshops.
Share your acts of kindness with us and spread the love this festive season.
Choirs pop-up throughout December
We welcome choirs throughout Winter festival to pop-up and perform around our site.
Jess Vincent brings her soulful and engrossing music to you for lunchtime entertainment
Get your ears ready for Venezuelan rhythms with this duo.
The Clore Ballroom
Pram Jam is back this winter with a bang.
Get into the festival spirit and have your face painted by our talented team.
With NoFit State Circus
Roll up, roll up and join NoFit State Circus for a weekend of acrobatic fun.
with NoFit State Circus
Ever thought about running away with the circus? Hear about it firsthand from experienced performers.
Put your creative skills to use in this circus crafts session.
Ordinary people come together to do extraordinary things in these circus workshops for all.
Circus Skills for 5-7s
Run away with the circus for a few hours and join NoFit State.
Sing along with the Choir with No Name’s London groups this Christmas.
Work with award-winning author and illustrator Laura Dockrill to make something extra special for a child
Tchaikovsky: Winter Tales
Royal Festival Hall
Scenes from Eugene Onegin, Tchaikovsky's heartfelt opera of love, loss and regret, come together with music from his best-loved ballets
Watch some of the UK’s most popular dance groups perform under one roof.
Celebrate the season with music from wonderful young orchestras.
TS Eliot Prize
Decide who should win the TS Eliot Prize as we discuss the 10 shortlisted poetry collections.
Blue Room, Spirit Level
John Lewis Partnership Music Society
Seasonal music and carols
Feel the festive cheer in an evening of Christmas songs featuring choir and orchestra.
Hans Abrahamsen: Schnee / journey into the frozen wilderness
St John's Smith Square
Works by Hans Abrahamsen and Simon Holt are performed along with a world premiere by Morgan Hayes
Following last year's sold out run, our dance series for under 5s returns.
Join us as we shed light on the poetic ouevre of an underappreciated and highly individual English writer.
Joy abounds as over 250 school children perform holiday songs old and new.
Presented by A World in London
Enjoy this multi-lingual duo's harmonies and evocative songwriting.
Listen to the stunning harmonies of this London-based choir.
Staged in full 18th Century costume
Handel's choral masterpiece is performed by the Mozart Festival Orchestra.
with Blackfriars Settlement
Donate an item and contribute to an elderly person’s Christmas.
Our annual charity knitting project returns, making scarves for the homeless.
Craft your feelings with us to share what the greatest emotion means to you.
We encourage you to think about giving in different ways this festive season.
Choirs with a cause
Hear from choirs associated with charities throughout the weekend.
Learn how to upcycle an old jumper into a new winter hat.
with Streetwise Opera
Join Streetwise Opera for a fun singing and acting workshop led by professional singers.
With Front Row
Take a seat for this fashion show with a twist; outfits showcased are made from charity shop clothes.
All Girls. All Swing
Have a dance to vintage music with modern attitude, in this perfect Charity Shop Emporium weekend event.
BBC Concert Orchestra
Fill yourself with festive cheer at this special BBC Radio 2 Christmas concert.
Get ready for a sparkling night of music, punk poetry and comedy from some of the UK’s finest
Good Vibrations at Winter Chimes
Music and Team-Building
Discover how Javanese gamelan is used in traditional and non-traditional ways.
Southbank Centre Community Gamelan
Relax with an afternoon of beautiful Gamelan music and dance from Java, Indonesia.
with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Hear a selection of carols and classics from the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Bach Choir.
Reconnect with nature in this tree-hugging virtual reality experience.
with Lewisham Music Hub
Take in the power of massed singers in this seasonal performance from school children.
Sing festive favourites with the accompaniment of our magnificent Royal Festival Hall Organ.
Hear from Stockholm’s Musikgymnasium Choir as part of Winter festival.
What rhymes with winter?
Le Gateau Chocolat Presents
Family-friendly cabaret glamour and glitz takes centre stage in this reworking of The Ugly Duckling
Make Scandi Christmas crafts and listen to this classic tale.
Singing for men inspired by Million Dollar Quartet
Level 5 Function Room
Join a singing workshop for men inspired by Southbank Centre’s winter show, Million Dollar Quartet.
Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins.
Be serenaded by song this Winter
Spend an afternoon being swept away with choirs.
With The Mini Big Band
Sing in front of an exhilarating 10-piece big band in the ultimate festive karaoke session.
Kickstart your festive celebrations with extraordinary jazz talent.
Warm up your vocals in our under 5s singing workshop.
Hear our singers aged 60+ perform holiday songs at lunchtime.
Folk at its best
Folk takes over The Clore Ballroom this Christmas.
Dance and sing along in this festive inclusive event for disabled and non-disabled children.
A Magical Stick Man Screening & Show
Join one of the UK’s top picture book authors, Julia Donaldson, and illustrator Axel Scheffler, for a magical festive event.
You're invited to listen, dance and delight in with lively and happy music from decades long ago.
See some of the most exciting young pickers from south east England.
Grab a friend and dance your way through the festive season with us.
Extend the holiday spirit with Argentinean tango.
A Peggy Spencer Tribute
A special afternoon of dance dedicated to the work of Peggy Spencer MBE.
Barrowland Ballet and Macrobert present
Come on a singing, dancing, theatrical adventure with the mischievous Poggle.
Feat. Belle & the Busker & Sharlette
Come and see the talented buskers who usually perform on Queens Walk.
Witness the velvet smooth vocals of r 'n' b singer and song-writer Sherika Sherard.
Usher in the New Year at our annual vintage nightclub spectacular.
Bring your dancing shoes for an exceptionally swinging time.
Welcome in the new year with an eclectic afternoon of dance and music.