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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The Mother performed on stage
Various times
20 Jun 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
Various times | 20 Jun 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
performance & dance
dance
A dark tale merging narrative dance and drama choreographed by Arthur Pita, starring Natalia Osipova
A dark tale merging narrative dance and drama choreographed by Arthur Pita, starring Natalia Osipova
Various times
19 Jun 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
Various times | 19 Jun 2019 - 22 Jun 2019
tours & activities
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
women taking picture

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 23 Jun 2019
1:00 pm | Sun 23 Jun 2019
courses & workshops
Investigate your ancestry and help create a wall of family portraits at an open drawing workshop
Investigate your ancestry and help create a wall of family portraits at an open drawing workshop
An arm and hand with small illustrations drawn on

Free

Free

Various times
Sun 23 Jun 2019
Various times | Sun 23 Jun 2019
art & exhibitions
How does it feel to be a refugee? An interactive installation by Tania El Khoury and Basel Zaraa explores
How does it feel to be a refugee? An interactive installation by Tania El Khoury and Basel Zaraa...
Women for Refugee Women at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sun 23 Jun 2019
4:00 pm | Sun 23 Jun 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
In a poetic performance of words and song, the drama group tell us their experiences of life in the UK
In a poetic performance of words and song, the drama group tell us their experiences of life in the...
Balkanised Beats, performer on stage

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Sun 23 Jun 2019
5:30 pm | Sun 23 Jun 2019
gigs
folk & world
Get footloose at a free early evening party of Balkan and Roma sounds
Get footloose at a free early evening party of Balkan and Roma sounds
 David Olusoga
7:00 pm
Sun 23 Jun 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 23 Jun 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
The historian delves into the Windrush scandal at a screening of his new documentary, followed by a talk
The historian delves into the Windrush scandal at a screening of his new documentary, followed by a...
Nelly Akopian-Tamarina, pianist
7:30 pm
Wed 26 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Jun 2019
classical music
The connoisseur’s pianist brings her delicate touch to works by Schumann and Brahms
The connoisseur’s pianist brings her delicate touch to works by Schumann and Brahms

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
gigs
His track ‘Money God’ was described by The Fader as ‘angry and powerful’
His track ‘Money God’ was described by The Fader as ‘angry and powerful’
Mohsen Namjoo, singer
7:30 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
gigs
The revolutionary musician known as the Bob Dylan of Iran blends Persian classical with rock and blues
The revolutionary musician known as the Bob Dylan of Iran blends Persian classical with rock and...

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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
story
Take a look at some of the first acts and events to grace our reopened venues
story
Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it