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    What we do

    Victor Frankowski

    We worked with 100,000 artists and creatives in 2018/19

    We work with thousands of artists to take you out of the everyday, every day. Here are six facts you might not have realised about what we do. Did you know:

    • We’re the UK’s fifth most visited attraction, and usually host 4.4 million visitors each year
    • 40% of our events are free 
    • We worked with 100,000 artists and creatives last year
    • 13,600 pupils and 250 teachers take part in our creative learning events and activities
    • Our touring artworks were viewed in 126 museums and galleries across the UK and around the world, reaching 2.8 million people
    • We are the proud home of the new National Academy of Social Prescribing, in partnership with NHS England 

    (Statistics based on 2018/19)

    Economic and Social Impact Assessment of the Southbank Centre (2020)

    Read about the Southbank Centre's economic and social impact in this independent report by Hatch Regeneris. Using frameworks used by Arts Council England and the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, it takes a robust look at our economic and social value, and our impact on communities. 

    Download the report