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Let The Light In

Thanks to you, we’ve reached our goal and let the light in to Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room.

The incredible support of over 53,000 generous individuals and our partners Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund along with Trusts, Foundations and companies means that our 1960s arts venues have been restored ready for the next 50 years.

Hayward Gallery reopened on 25 January to much acclaim, and Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room followed suit on 9 April with The Observer commenting that these much loved concert halls are now 'glowing with renewed lustre’

...the Hayward Gallery has had a glorious rebirth
The Times

Through the campaign, the importance of these buildings has been recognised by artists, supporters and audiences sharing personal stories, career defining moments and life-changing experiences.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery have now been firmly reinstated as places for new work, new ideas and new artists. Without your support, this wouldn’t have been possible.

The artistic possibilities for the future are limitless. Thank you for the part you have played. We couldn’t have done it without you.

It’s not about donating to a building. It’s about making a real contribution to the cultural life of Britain for many decades to come.
Susan Gilchrist, Chairman of Southbank Centre Board of Governors

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Free

Various times
30 Apr 2020 - 23 Aug 2020
Various times | 30 Apr 2020 - 23 Aug 2020
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Mark the centenary of the Scottish poet at an exhibition focused on his visual poetry and his life
Mark the centenary of the Scottish poet at an exhibition focused on his visual poetry and his life
Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Horizontal - Vaakasuora, 2011, at Among the Trees, Hayward Gallery, 2020. © Crystal Eye, Helsinki, 2020. Courtesy of Hayward Gallery. Photo Mark Blower
Various times
1 Aug 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
Various times | 1 Aug 2020 - 31 Oct 2020
art & exhibitions
An exhibition of work by 37 international artists celebrates trees and forests
An exhibition of work by 37 international artists celebrates trees and forests
Elephant Juice Stall at the Southbank Centre Food Market

Free

Free

Various times
7 Aug 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
Various times | 7 Aug 2020 - 20 Dec 2020
With some of the best street food in London, Southbank Centre Food Market delights food lovers and explorers alike
With some of the best street food in London, Southbank Centre Food Market delights food lovers and...
Malory Towers production on stage
Various times
29 Jul 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
Various times | 29 Jul 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Nostalgic and perfect for now, Malory Towers is a musical of high jinks, high drama and high spirits
Nostalgic and perfect for now, Malory Towers is a musical of high jinks, high drama and high spirits
8:00 pm
Wed 02 Sep 2020
8:00 pm | Wed 02 Sep 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Join us for the premiere of a new film and poster publication by the legendary London writer
Join us for the premiere of a new film and poster publication by the legendary London writer
James Veitch, comedian
7:30 pm
Fri 04 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 04 Sep 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
The comedian returns with his brand new stand-up show, full of even more pranks, scams and emails
The comedian returns with his brand new stand-up show, full of even more pranks, scams and emails
Martha Lane Fox, businesswoman and philanthropist
6:30 pm
Tue 08 Sep 2020
6:30 pm | Tue 08 Sep 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
In its 25th year, the annual book award that honours fiction by women presents its shortlist
In its 25th year, the annual book award that honours fiction by women presents its shortlist
Lisa Taddeo, author
7:30 pm
Thu 17 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 17 Sep 2020
literature & poetry
accessible events
A record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions
A record of unmet needs, unspoken thoughts, disappointments, hopes and unrelenting obsessions
Laima Leyton, musician

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 18 Sep 2020
6:00 pm | Fri 18 Sep 2020
gigs
electronic
The Brazilian producer releases debut album Home: a synth-pop study of the domestic vs the creative
The Brazilian producer releases debut album Home: a synth-pop study of the domestic vs the creative
Anupama Bhagwat, sitarist
7:45 pm
Fri 18 Sep 2020
7:45 pm | Fri 18 Sep 2020
Intricately woven ragas meet inventive improvised tabla to celebrate 100 years of Ravi Shankar
Intricately woven ragas meet inventive improvised tabla to celebrate 100 years of Ravi Shankar

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