Re-opening - Trailer 7 (19/03/18)

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 Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
until 19 Jul 2018
Various times | until 19 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
7:30 pm
Tue 19 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 19 Jun 2018
Gigs
Welsh rock titans Manic Street Preachers play an intimate show, with support from The Anchoress
Welsh rock titans Manic Street Preachers play an intimate show, with support from The Anchoress
7:30 pm
Tue 19 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 19 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Following the sad loss of Scott Hutchison, a talk on mental health in the music industry replaces this event
Following the sad loss of Scott Hutchison, a talk on mental health in the music industry replaces...

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Tue 19 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 19 Jun 2018
Talks & Topics
Health & Wellbeing
Join us as musicians and mental health professionals discuss mental health within the music industry
Join us as musicians and mental health professionals discuss mental health within the music industry
7:45 pm
Tue 19 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 19 Jun 2018
Gigs
Hear electronic rockers Vex Red as they play their debut album at this intimate gig, with support from Douglas Dare
Hear electronic rockers Vex Red as they play their debut album at this intimate gig, with support...
International street artist Lakwena

Free

Free

14 Jun 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
Art
Feast your eyes on international artist Lakwena’s bold mural of the Help Refugees slogan
Feast your eyes on international artist Lakwena’s bold mural of the Help Refugees slogan

Free

Free

Various times
until 1 Jul 2018
Various times | until 1 Jul 2018
Art
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Various times
until 29 Jul 2018
Various times | until 29 Jul 2018
Art
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
1 Jun 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Art
Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape
Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape
Yuan Goang-Ming Tomorrowland

Free

Free

Various times
20 Jun 2018 - 6 Aug 2018
Various times | 20 Jun 2018 - 6 Aug 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
A free exhibition of recent work by pioneering Taiwanese video artist Yuan Goang-Ming
A free exhibition of recent work by pioneering Taiwanese video artist Yuan Goang-Ming

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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

shop Let The Light In

Help us Let The Light In with some of our favourite shop items

Genius Light Bulb Earrings

Deco Eclipse Necklace
£25

New Let The Light In jewellery  collection - exclusive to the Southbank Centre online shop.

Necklace 'Light' Pink

Concrete Cufflinks