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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Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
art & exhibitions
family & young people
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and designs through movement
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and...
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
art & exhibitions
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...
Kader Attia, Measure and Control, 2013
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
art & exhibitions
talks & debates
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s urgent, poetic and political work
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s urgent, poetic and...
Image credit Barrie Tullett

Free

Free

Various times
30 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Various times | 30 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Journey to Paradise with artist Barrie Tullett in an exhibition responding to the Divine Comedy
Journey to Paradise with artist Barrie Tullett in an exhibition responding to the Divine Comedy
KERB food market at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
18 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
Various times | 18 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
Feast for a fiver at a curated takeover of our street food market featuring 25 new traders
Feast for a fiver at a curated takeover of our street food market featuring 25 new traders
Bring Your Own Brass

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sat 20 Apr 2019
2:00 pm | Sat 20 Apr 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
Tear up the dancefloor to the original 11-piece brass band Bring Your Own Brass
Tear up the dancefloor to the original 11-piece brass band Bring Your Own Brass
Various times
11 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
Various times | 11 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
tours & activities
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Folk Dance Remixed

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sun 21 Apr 2019
1:30 pm | Sun 21 Apr 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Get on the dancefloor for a funked-up folky dance party for all the family
Get on the dancefloor for a funked-up folky dance party for all the family

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Mon 22 Apr 2019
1:30 pm | Mon 22 Apr 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Get partying with child-friendly hip-hop, funk and disco anthems
Get partying with child-friendly hip-hop, funk and disco anthems
Chineke! Junior Orchestra

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Mon 22 Apr 2019
3:30 pm | Mon 22 Apr 2019
classical music
Under the baton of Stephanie Childress, the Orchestra commemorates the first Stephen Lawrence Day
Under the baton of Stephanie Childress, the Orchestra commemorates the first Stephen Lawrence Day

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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