Want to perform at Southbank Centre?

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We welcome thousands of artists every year. If you're an artist looking to perform at Southbank Centre, find out about being part of our programme/festivals.

participation team

Contact our Festivals, Exhibitions & Participation team

programming team

Contact our Classical, Contemporary, Dance & Performance, and Literature programming teams

Inclusion in Southbank Centre's own events programme is mostly by invitation only, but there are other routes to performance at our venues and joining in our programme of activities. 

About our festivals & events programme 

Southbank Centre was born out of the ideals of the 1951 Festival of Britain and festivals remain at the heart of all we do. We curate and produce exhibitions, installations, performances and events throughout the year, spanning a diverse range of subjects and art forms. 

All our festivals contain free activities and events, and many have opportunities to take part in performances and workshops.

Get involved

In addition to festivals, there is our annual events programme presented by our programmers of classical music, contemporary music, contemporary culture, dance and performance, visual arts and literature and spoken word.



Friday Lunch & Tonic

We do take submissions to perform in our Friday Lunch & Tonic series. Please send any submissions to us with links and live recordings.

Email us

More about Friday Tonic

More about Friday Lunch



Artistic hire

If you would like to hire one of our auditoria to promote your own public, ticketed concert or event, please visit our Artistic hire page for more information.

Artistic hire



Commercial hire, photoshoots and filming

For private events, photo shoots, filming within our spaces, and to enquire about workshop and meeting spaces please contact our Commercial Events or Venue hire teams.

Commercial Events hire

Venue hire

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