Hiring Southbank Centre venues: Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room for artistic ticketed events.
Every year we put on hundreds of events ranging from free gigs to showpiece concerts from the world’s very best performers. Our incredibly diverse programme is renowned for extraordinary festivals like Meltdown as much as it is for its unrivalled classical season. What you may not know is that as part of our artistic programme we’ve room for a select number of public events from external organisers.
We have three fully-seated venues at Southbank Centre available for artistic hire.
Royal Festival Hall (2,740 capacity), Queen Elizabeth Hall (916 capacity) and Purcell Room (293 capacity), are world-famous and highly in demand. Owing to scale, not all venues are suitable for all projects. Our experienced team will lead you through the options and work with you to ensure that the hire is a great fit for you. We welcome enquiries for bookings around 12 – 18 months in advance. Occasionally, we may be able to offer a date sooner than that.
If you do hire one of our venues we’ll ensure that your event is as successful as possible. We’ll deliver the highest levels of production, event management, box office, front of house and marketing support so that when you take to the stage of one of the world’s foremost arts venues, you’ll know you have a great team behind you.
Download further information on hire rates, seating plans, branding, technical specifications, health and safety and more.
For private events ranging from photo shoots, weddings and product launches to AGMs and corporate events, please get in touch with our Commercial Events or Venue hire teams.
If you or your artists are interested in exhibitions, installations or want to be part of our festivals and programmed events - rather than putting on your own event - see our guide below to getting involved with the Southbank Centre.
We’ve designed this process to make sure that the events are successful for everyone involved.
Please note that we cannot guarantee date availability for all projects and that due to the large volume of proposals we receive, unfortunately we are unable to respond to everyone.
To find out more about artistic hire, get in touch
Tel: 020 7921 0710