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    Gift Membership

    Contents of a gift membership pack

    A present for the future

    Gift Memberships are currently unavailable. Keep an eye on our website for updates.

    Activate your Membership
    • Follow the link below to activate your Membership. 
    • Select either Single Membership or Joint Membership, and then choose the one-off payment option.  
    • At the checkout, input your unique activation code from your gift Membership package. 
    • You'll receive a confirmation email with your Membership number within a day of activating your Membership. The email also gives you some tips on how you can start using your benefits straight away.

    Not sure whether your gift Membership is just for you, or for two? Send an email to [email protected] letting us know your activation code and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Frequently asked questions

    • Your gift Membership
    • A free tea towel bearing the iconic 'Net & Ball' pattern, originally created by Peter Moro and Leslie Martin for the opening of the Royal Festival Hall in 1951
    • A set of limited edition Southbank Centre postcards
    • A unique activation code to be redeemed any time in 2021

    While we’re closed, gift Members won’t miss out. They can activate their gift Membership at any time in 2021, and get access to the full range of benefits for 12 months from that date (phew!).

    As a Member, you get the following benefits all year:

    • Access to presale tickets for every show and no booking fees
    • Free entry to the Hayward Gallery
    • Hayward Gallery private views and other Members-only events
    • Access to the Members’ Cafe-Bar for the Member and a guest
    • Discounts at Southbank Centre Shops and various onsite restaurants

    Our suppliers are working hard to deliver gift Memberships in time for Christmas. However, we can't guarantee that orders placed after Tuesday 15 December will arrive in time for the big day. For the first time ever, we're closing our offices for an extended festive break – we'll be back on Monday 4 January and your order will be dispatched soon after.

    Yes, just pop in their details when it asks for the shipping address.

    No, the recipient’s details won’t be taken until they activate their Membership.

    Great news! You can get going with your Membership by following these steps:

    • Follow the link below to activate your Membership. 
    • Select either Single Membership or Joint Membership, and then choose the one-off payment option.  
    • At the checkout, input your unique activation code from your gift Membership package. 
    • You'll receive a confirmation email with your Membership number within a day of activating your Membership. The email also gives you some tips on how you can start using your benefits straight away.


    Not sure whether your gift Membership is just for you, or for two? Send an email to [email protected] letting us know your activation code and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Follow the link below to our Members’ need to know page. If you can’t find the answer to your question there, then get in touch with us on [email protected] and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

    Members’ need to know