School visits

Southbank Centre believes that everyone should have access to the arts, including children and young people. We know that one way for children to access the arts is through their school. We welcome primary and secondary schools to our site in a variety of ways.

Workshops and events

We offer bookable workshops for schools to try something new, including events within our festivals programme. These often involve special projects whereby schools get to perform or create something for our festivals. For example, there are schools workshops in The National Poetry Library and Javanese Gamelan hands-on music sessions.

Festival opportunities

Or you can bring students to our special days exclusively for schools during the WOW – Women of the World and BAM – Being a Man festivals, or our Imagine Children’s Festival. Many of these opportunities give children and young people the opportunity to interact with world-class professional artists. 

Inspiring arts careers

Throughout the year we also work with schools on ambitious projects linked to our artistic programme. These give children and young people an insight into the arts, encourage them to consider career pathways in the arts or give them a unique opportunity to perform at Southbank Centre. 

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keep up to date

Keep up to date with our offers and opportunities by signing up to our regular email updates.

getting here

Schools are entitled to free travel on London Transport with the Transport for London School Party Travel Scheme.

schools programme

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