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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Kader Attia, Measure and Control, 2013
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s playful and thought-provoking work
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s playful and thought-provoking...
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Art
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the formative first half of the influential photographer’s career
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the formative first half of the influential...
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
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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
Kader Attia - Chaos + Repair = Universe, 2014
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 13 Mar 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 13 Mar 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
Juliana Huxtable Untitled (Lil’ Marvel) 2015, image courtesy of the artist and Project Native Informant London.
Various times
12 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
Various times | 12 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
Art
Artists & Thinkers
12 JUN – 8 SEP 2019: A group exhibition exploring gender identity and gender fluidity in contemporary art
12 JUN – 8 SEP 2019: A group exhibition exploring gender identity and gender fluidity in...
High Sky, 1991. Oil on canvas. 165 x 227 cm. Copyright Bridget Riley 2018. All rights reserved.
Various times
23 Oct 2019 - 26 Jan 2020
Various times | 23 Oct 2019 - 26 Jan 2020
Art
Talks & Topics
23 OCT 2019 – 26 JAN 2020: A major retrospective exhibition spanning 70 years of this celebrated British artist’s work
23 OCT 2019 – 26 JAN 2020: A major retrospective exhibition spanning 70 years of this celebrated...

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