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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all events

Free

Free

Various times
5 Dec 2019 - 29 Mar 2020
Various times | 5 Dec 2019 - 29 Mar 2020
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Joo Yeon Park’s new exhibition commemorates the 30th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s death
Joo Yeon Park’s new exhibition commemorates the 30th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s death
Balloon attached to a trumpet outside

Free

Free

Various times
12 Feb 2020 - 13 Apr 2020
Various times | 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Apr 2020
art & exhibitions
HENI Project Space presents a free exhibition of playful, musical works by Nevin Aladağ
HENI Project Space presents a free exhibition of playful, musical works by Nevin Aladağ
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
14 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Various times | 14 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Participants of podcasting course

Free

Free

Various times
26 Sep 2019 - 27 Mar 2020
Various times | 26 Sep 2019 - 27 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Want to make your own podcast? Find out how on a free two-day course for ages 18 – 25
Want to make your own podcast? Find out how on a free two-day course for ages 18 – 25
A man playing Gamelan
Various times
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Various times | 16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course

Free

Free

Various times
Thu 27 Feb 2020
Various times | Thu 27 Feb 2020
talks & debates
Solving the climate crisis is big business, but how can we all take part?
Solving the climate crisis is big business, but how can we all take part?
 John Wilson conducts Elgar & Korngold

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 27 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 27 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Elgar’s visionary final symphony gets the Philharmonia Orchestra
Elgar’s visionary final symphony gets the Philharmonia Orchestra
Benjamin Grosvenor, pianist

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 27 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 27 Feb 2020
classical music
Passion and ambition come to the fore in chamber music by great composers of the Romantic era
Passion and ambition come to the fore in chamber music by great composers of the Romantic era
Poet performing at Out-Spoken
7:45 pm
Thu 27 Feb 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 27 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
See stars at February’s poetry and live music gathering, led by poet laureate Simon Armitage
See stars at February’s poetry and live music gathering, led by poet laureate Simon Armitage
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Various times | 16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course

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Let The Light In stories

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After two years of painstaking restoration and refurbishment, our iconic art gallery is open to the public once again
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Take a look at some of the first acts and events to grace our reopened venues
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Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it