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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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Peppa Pig and family performing on stage
Various times
14 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2020
Various times | 14 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2020
performance & dance
family & young people
Sing along with everyone’s favourite Pig family in an interactive introduction to live orchestra
Sing along with everyone’s favourite Pig family in an interactive introduction to live orchestra
The Argonauts
Various times
10 Jun 2020 - 11 Jun 2020
Various times | 10 Jun 2020 - 11 Jun 2020
performance & dance
performance & theatre
A dark, funny and surprising dance theatre production from Ben Duke reimagines the Greek myth
A dark, funny and surprising dance theatre production from Ben Duke reimagines the Greek myth
The Horne Section
8:00 pm
Mon 13 Jul 2020
8:00 pm | Mon 13 Jul 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Be blown away by a show from the five outstanding musicians and one non-musical stand-up
Be blown away by a show from the five outstanding musicians and one non-musical stand-up
The Portal at Southbank Centre
Various times
21 Jul 2020 - 26 Jul 2020
Various times | 21 Jul 2020 - 26 Jul 2020
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Find yourself in an immersive theatrical experience that takes in 4,000 years of dance culture
Find yourself in an immersive theatrical experience that takes in 4,000 years of dance culture
Convenience Store Woman
7:45 pm
Mon 27 Jul 2020
7:45 pm | Mon 27 Jul 2020
literature & poetry
performance & dance
Sayaka Murata's quirky and profound novel comes to the stage for the first time
Sayaka Murata's quirky and profound novel comes to the stage for the first time
Malory Towers production on stage
Various times
29 Jul 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
Various times | 29 Jul 2020 - 31 Aug 2020
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Nostalgic and perfect for now, Malory Towers is a musical of high jinks, high drama and high spirits
Nostalgic and perfect for now, Malory Towers is a musical of high jinks, high drama and high spirits
David Baddiel, comedian
8:00 pm
Thu 03 Sep 2020
8:00 pm | Thu 03 Sep 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Come with David Baddiel on a comedy journey into our culture’s most dank virtual underground
Come with David Baddiel on a comedy journey into our culture’s most dank virtual underground
James Veitch, comedian
7:30 pm
Fri 04 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 04 Sep 2020
comedy & cabaret
performance & dance
The comedian returns with his brand new stand-up show, full of even more pranks, scams and emails
The comedian returns with his brand new stand-up show, full of even more pranks, scams and emails
Amir Shah with a purple background
Various times
Fri 04 Sep 2020
Various times | Fri 04 Sep 2020
comedy & cabaret
performance & dance
A funnier-than-it-sounds stand-up show about the necessity, utility and absence of certainty
A funnier-than-it-sounds stand-up show about the necessity, utility and absence of certainty
Julia Conway dancing on stage
7:30 pm
Tue 22 Sep 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 22 Sep 2020
performance & dance
dance
Poised at the brink of stardom, dancers from the English National Ballet compete for one award
Poised at the brink of stardom, dancers from the English National Ballet compete for one award

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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