News & press

Victor Frankowski

What’s the story? Contact our press team for media enquiries, press tickets, press images and filming requests. Here are our latest updates.


Latest statements

Aaron Wright has been appointed Head of Performance and Dance at the Southbank Centre to lead its performance arts programme including dance, theatre, comedy and live art.

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Earlier today, Arts Council England announced full details of the 2023-2026 funding for cultural organisations. 

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Apple and the Southbank Centre today launched a groundbreaking partnership to support Black creatives in the UK.

The ambitious programme is part of Apple’s global Racial Equity and Justice Initiative (REJI) — and represents Apple’s first REJI expansion into Europe. Together, Apple and the Southbank Centre will support emerging Black talent, helping to provide the tools and resources for aspiring creatives in the UK to develop their own voices and position themselves for long-lasting careers in their chosen fields.

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We’re pleased to announce, Gillian Moore CBE is to become the Southbank Centre’s Artistic Associate, taking up the role in the autumn of 2022.

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We want to set out our actions towards greater equity and inclusion. This is a journey that we started in June 2020 and one that we are still on and are wholly committed to.

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Today, we received a £10.9m loan from the Cultural Recovery Fund. Read the latest statement from our Chief Executive.

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We’re pleased to announce that Toks Dada will be joining the Southbank Centre as Head of Classical Music from December 2020 onwards.

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Nothing is more important to us than our most fundamental commitment: to bring great and unforgettable experiences of art to a wide and diverse public

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Press tickets

We offer a limited number of press tickets for most performances and events at the Southbank Centre. Generally, we give priority to journalists reviewing events.

It’s not always up to us who can have a ticket – for some events, the decision is made by promoters who don’t work for the Southbank Centre.

Hayward Gallery press tickets 

Press tickets to Hayward Gallery exhibitions are available Wednesday – Friday and must be booked through the press office. Please note we are no longer able to accommodate press tickets on the door. 

Unfortunately we cannot provide free tickets to all those who request them. If you have a confirmed commission and would like to request a ticket please do get in touch with our press team with at least 72 hours notice. Contact us here 


Press images

Our Press Team manages an extensive library of photography and video that illustrate the diversity and creativity of our organisation and the artists who perform at our venues. Please contact the Press Team if you would like images of the Southbank Centre, and specific past and future events and festivals.
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Photography & filming 

You must ask before filming or photographing our site. Please contact the press office at least three days in advance. Sorry, but unless you arrange it with us beforehand you can’t take pictures or do any filming at a performance.

*No photography or filming is allowed during any performance without prior arrangement.

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