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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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
Trial by Jury

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:00 pm
Thu 18 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 18 Apr 2019
classical music
Enjoy the feel-good hit of the 1870s
Enjoy the feel-good hit of the 1870s
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8:00 pm
Thu 18 Apr 2019
8:00 pm | Thu 18 Apr 2019
gigs
Witness a live performance by the critically acclaimed American indie-alternative band
Witness a live performance by the critically acclaimed American indie-alternative band
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James Lavelle, musician
10:30 pm
Thu 18 Apr 2019
10:30 pm | Thu 18 Apr 2019
gigs
electronic
Party with the man from Mo’Wax at a night featuring DJ sets from special guests
Party with the man from Mo’Wax at a night featuring DJ sets from special guests
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
People Dancing in the Clore Ballroom

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 19 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 19 Apr 2019
gigs
Hear a selection of up-and-coming artists, hand-picked by the trip-hop pioneer
Hear a selection of up-and-coming artists, hand-picked by the trip-hop pioneer
Peluche, band

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 19 Apr 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 19 Apr 2019
gigs
Irresistible Latin bass grooves, instrumental flourishes, funk breakdowns and a touch of magical lyricism
Irresistible Latin bass grooves, instrumental flourishes, funk breakdowns and a touch of magical...

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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