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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Alice Sara Ott 2016

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7:30 pm
24 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 24 Jan 2019 - 24 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
Ministry of Sound: Annual Classical 2019
7:30 pm
26 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 26 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Get euphoric at a collision of classical and dance music from Ministry of Sound
Get euphoric at a collision of classical and dance music from Ministry of Sound
4:00 pm
27 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | 27 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
Classical music
Choral
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all opera
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all...
Trinity Laban Gold Medal, dancer outside
7:00 pm
28 Jan 2019 - 28 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | 28 Jan 2019 - 28 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Witness seven outstanding young musicians compete for Trinity Laban's Gold Medal 2019
Witness seven outstanding young musicians compete for Trinity Laban's Gold Medal 2019
Orchestra performing on stage
7:30 pm
29 Jan 2019 - 29 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 29 Jan 2019 - 29 Jan 2019
Classical music
Opera
A fascinating survey of the musical scene across Europe 250 years ago
A fascinating survey of the musical scene across Europe 250 years ago
7:30 pm
29 Jan 2019 - 29 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 29 Jan 2019 - 29 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered
Nobuyuki Tsujii, pianist and composer

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7:30 pm
30 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 30 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Nobuyuki Tsujii won the joint Gold Medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Nobuyuki Tsujii won the joint Gold Medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

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7:30 pm
30 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | 30 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English
Two performers on stage as part of Lao Can Impression at Southbank Centre
7:45 pm
30 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
7:45 pm | 30 Jan 2019 - 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Investigate the links between East and West in a performance based on the works of Debussy and Liu E
Investigate the links between East and West in a performance based on the works of Debussy and Liu E
7:30 pm
1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Classical music
Choral
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works

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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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