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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Friday Lunch: Andy Davies

Free

Free

1:00 pm
25 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | 25 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Don’t miss this free performance by Ronnie Scott’s All Stars legendary trumpeter and his quartet
Don’t miss this free performance by Ronnie Scott’s All Stars legendary trumpeter and his quartet

Free

Free

5:30 pm
25 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
5:30 pm | 25 Jan 2019 - 25 Jan 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Get the weekend off to the best possible start at a free gig by this group of groove mongerers
Get the weekend off to the best possible start at a free gig by this group of groove mongerers
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
Little Louie Vega Project
8:00 pm
31 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
8:00 pm | 31 Jan 2019 - 31 Jan 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Get a hearty serving of E.O.L. Soulfrito from a band curated by the house music icon
Get a hearty serving of E.O.L. Soulfrito from a band curated by the house music icon
Tamas Teszary, drummer and vibraphone player

Free

Free

1:00 pm
1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | 1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
What in the world is nouveau-bop? Find out from the jazz vibraphonist and his quartet
What in the world is nouveau-bop? Find out from the jazz vibraphonist and his quartet
Ex-Easter Island Head, ensemble

Free

Free

5:30 pm
1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
5:30 pm | 1 Feb 2019 - 1 Feb 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Music that mesmerises: repetitive, inventive works from the experimental musical collective
Music that mesmerises: repetitive, inventive works from the experimental musical collective
Marius Neset
8:30 pm
5 Feb 2019 - 5 Feb 2019
8:30 pm | 5 Feb 2019 - 5 Feb 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
The Norwegian jazz saxophonist and composer brings his energetic creativity to Purcell Room
The Norwegian jazz saxophonist and composer brings his energetic creativity to Purcell Room
Jaywalkers, Americana band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
8 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | 8 Feb 2019 - 8 Feb 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
The acoustic trio brings their inventive brand of Americana to Friday Lunch
The acoustic trio brings their inventive brand of Americana to Friday Lunch
7:30 pm
10 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 10 Feb 2019 - 10 Feb 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear imaginative new interpretations of Gershwin’s popular classics
Hear imaginative new interpretations of Gershwin’s popular classics
Julie Fowlis
7:30 pm
12 Feb 2019 - 12 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | 12 Feb 2019 - 12 Feb 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Seek nature’s enchantments in an evening of art and music from eight leading folk musicians
Seek nature’s enchantments in an evening of art and music from eight leading folk musicians

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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