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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Aleksandra Mir Presents the Pre-Presidential Library

Free

Free

Various times
until 7 Feb 2019
Various times | until 7 Feb 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
7 JAN - 7 FEB 2019: A free HENI Project Space exhibition featuring US tabloid coverage of Donald Trump, from 1986 to 2000
7 JAN - 7 FEB 2019: A free HENI Project Space exhibition featuring US tabloid coverage of Donald...
Hands underneath a red light projector showing images of symbols
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Art
What colour does music make? Uncover synaesthesia in an immersive session on a sensory instrument
What colour does music make? Uncover synaesthesia in an immersive session on a sensory instrument
Kader Attia, Measure and Control, 2013
11:00 am
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
11:00 am | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
13 FEB - 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s playful and thought-provoking work
13 FEB - 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s playful and thought-provoking...
Kader Attia - Chaos + Repair = Universe, 2014

Free

Free

Various times
Wed 13 Feb 2019
Various times | Wed 13 Feb 2019
Art
Enjoy our two solo exhibitions away from the crowds at a Members’ private view
Enjoy our two solo exhibitions away from the crowds at a Members’ private view
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
13 FEB - 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the first seven years of the influential photographer’s career
13 FEB - 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the first seven years of the influential...

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Thu 14 Feb 2019
4:30 pm | Thu 14 Feb 2019
Art
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibitions
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibitions
The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.
7:00 pm
Thu 14 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 14 Feb 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
Hear from a panel chaired by arts writer Liz Jobey on the rarely seen early work of Diane Arbus
Hear from a panel chaired by arts writer Liz Jobey on the rarely seen early work of Diane Arbus
Transit: A study of love, death and disappearance, by Heather McDonough
7:00 pm
Mon 25 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 25 Feb 2019
Art
View life through the lens of Diane Arbus on our five-week photography course
View life through the lens of Diane Arbus on our five-week photography course
School pupils at Hayward Gallery

Free

Free

Various times
Tue 12 Mar 2019
Various times | Tue 12 Mar 2019
Art
Schools explore Hayward Gallery in a half-day of peer-led activities for GCSE, AS and A-level pupils
Schools explore Hayward Gallery in a half-day of peer-led activities for GCSE, AS and A-level pupils

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