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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Musicians with double base, clarinet and harp

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Wed 16 Jan 2019
6:00 pm | Wed 16 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Start your night with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group
Start your night with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group
A woman with a harp

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 17 Jan 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 17 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Thursday night starts with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group
Thursday night starts with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group
musicians with woodwind instruments

Free

Free

6:45 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
6:45 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Friday night continues with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group
Friday night continues with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group
Marta Fontanals-Simmons, mezzo-soprano

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 19 Jan 2019
6:00 pm | Sat 19 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Saturday night starts with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group
Saturday night starts with an hour of free new music, presented by the Park Lane Group
Du Yun, composer
1:30 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
1:30 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Du Yun curates contemporary work from two of the ancient capitals of music
Du Yun curates contemporary work from two of the ancient capitals of music

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
8:00 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Take in gripping music by two composers who are fast becoming the leading lights of their generation, Dai Fujikura and Andrew Norman.
Take in gripping music by two composers who are fast becoming the leading lights of their...
A scene from BACKUP, two women with polar bears
Various times
21 Jan 2019 - 23 Jan 2019
Various times | 21 Jan 2019 - 23 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Physical Theatre & Mime
Receive a powerful message about climate change through brilliant, witty and moving physical theatre
Receive a powerful message about climate change through brilliant, witty and moving physical...
Thom Monckton, entertainer
Various times
24 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
Various times | 24 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Physical Theatre & Mime
Making a fine art of physical comedy, Thom Monckton presents his new solo show in a London premiere
Making a fine art of physical comedy, Thom Monckton presents his new solo show in a London premiere
Trinity Laban Gold Medal, dancer outside
7:00 pm
Mon 28 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 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
Two performers on stage as part of Lao Can Impression at Southbank Centre
7:45 pm
Wed 30 Jan 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 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

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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