7 reasons to give Southbank Centre gift membership this Christmas

Thursday, December 7, 2017 - 12:58

Still trying to find the gift for that certain someone in your life? Why not give a gift that has the potential to inspire, captivate and entertain your loved one. Here are seven reasons why a gift membership to Southbank Centre is the perfect Christmas present - and they don’t even include the fact that it will make you look like an amazing and incredibly thoughtful gift giver.

You’re giving a chance to jump the queue for incredible events

At the ever-popular Royal Festival Hall and across the centre, Members are invited to attend a wide range of classical concerts, gigs and our sell-out literature events. Our Members will be first in line for all of it, as they enjoy priority booking windows for every one of our 5,000 yearly events.

You’re giving access to an exclusive cafe-bar

We like to look after our Members, that’s why they have their own special space in which to relax, unwind or socialise. Our dedicated Members cafe-bar boasts stunning views of the River Thames and the London skyline. With daily happy hours and the chance to book a table it’s the perfect place to head before or after any event.

You’re giving free entry to the Hayward Gallery

After a two-year refurbishment we reopen the doors to Hayward Gallery in January 2018. Known as a leading contemporary art gallery with a history of groundbreaking exhibitions you will be giving free entry and invites to private views to every exhibition. First up they can see works by photographer Andreas Gursky and South Korean installation artist Lee Bul. 

You’re giving them discounts on great dining options

Members can dine in style with spectacular river views at Skylon, with it’s huge floor-to-ceiling windows and seasonal modern British cuisine from executive chef Kim Woodward. It’s a special treat made even better with 20% off all food and drink across the restaurant’s à la carte and set menus. 

You’re giving the opportunity to attend special events

Not only do our Members get to be first in line for all events at Southbank Centre, they also get the chance to attend dedicated events of their own or with a guest. From opportunities to meet artists in an intimate setting, to exclusive Hayward Gallery previews, Members get closer than most to our packed programme of arts and culture.

Naatal Presents Africa Utopia Member's Salon 2016.26th August 2016.

You’re giving 20% off everything in our shop

Our shop reflects our diverse festival programme, with a brilliant array of unique, creative and contemporary products from around the world. From bespoke jewellery to stylish prints and posters and a library’s worth of brilliant books. Members have the opportunity to shop up a storm instore and online with 20% off. They might even buy you something as a thank you. 

You’re getting a free gift with purchase 

Over the Christmas period we're giving a little something extra with our gift memberships.  Your friends and family will look stylish and on trend with our signature yellow Southbank Centre tote bag. Or, you can always keep it for yourself.


Sounds great doesn’t it? And all for just £69. You can purchase your gift membership over the phone (020 7921 0916), in person here at Southbank Centre, or online.

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