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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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Daniel Wnukowski, pianist
7:45 pm
Tue 07 Jul 2020
7:45 pm | Tue 07 Jul 2020
classical music
Sample Brahms’ miniatures, HK Gruber’s dark humour and nostalgic Korngold
Sample Brahms’ miniatures, HK Gruber’s dark humour and nostalgic Korngold
Graphic of a clarinetist and a saxophone
7:45 pm
Wed 08 Jul 2020
7:45 pm | Wed 08 Jul 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
The young musicians of London Sinfonietta Academy showcase their talents
The young musicians of London Sinfonietta Academy showcase their talents
Dara McAnulty, naturalist
7:00 pm
Thu 09 Jul 2020
7:00 pm | Thu 09 Jul 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
The activist launches his first book, Diary of a Young Naturalist, in conversation with Robert Macfarlane
The activist launches his first book, Diary of a Young Naturalist, in conversation with Robert...
Poet performing on stage
7:45 pm
Thu 16 Jul 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 16 Jul 2020
gigs
literature & poetry
Headlining our monthly poetry and music evening, poet Caroline Bird reads from her latest collection
Headlining our monthly poetry and music evening, poet Caroline Bird reads from her latest collection
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
Rachel Long, poet
7:45 pm
Tue 28 Jul 2020
7:45 pm | Tue 28 Jul 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
The poet's debut navigates shame, the body, sex, faith, Blackness, lineage, prophecy and healing
The poet's debut navigates shame, the body, sex, faith, Blackness, lineage, prophecy and...
Caleb Femi: poet
7:45 pm
Fri 31 Jul 2020
7:45 pm | Fri 31 Jul 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
The trials and joys of London's youth are brought to light in the poet’s debut collection
The trials and joys of London's youth are brought to light in the poet’s debut collection
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
Warm Digits, musical group
7:45 pm
Thu 17 Sep 2020
7:45 pm | Thu 17 Sep 2020
gigs
electronic
Do you dream of Can playing with the Chemical Brothers in an exploding fireworks factory?
Do you dream of Can playing with the Chemical Brothers in an exploding fireworks factory?

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