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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A child colouring at a workshop

Free

Free

Various times
21 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
Various times | 21 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
tours & activities
family & young people
Set off on a do-it-yourself adventure for families, as magical as the words ‘once upon a time’
Set off on a do-it-yourself adventure for families, as magical as the words ‘once upon a time’
Interior view of Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium
Various times
18 Oct 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
Various times | 18 Oct 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
tours & activities
Decades of architectural innovation are revealed on a tour of Southbank Centre
Decades of architectural innovation are revealed on a tour of Southbank Centre
Various times
12 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
Various times | 12 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
tours & activities
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour

Free

Free

Various times
11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
Various times | 11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
Let it all go with an enchanting tale of sisterhood and adventure in the sparkling Disney fantasy
Let it all go with an enchanting tale of sisterhood and adventure in the sparkling Disney fantasy
Home Alone 1 artwork
3:00 pm
11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | 11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
family & young people
film screenings
What happens when an eight-year-old boy is left alone over the holidays?
What happens when an eight-year-old boy is left alone over the holidays?
Dirty Dancing artwork
Various times
11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
Various times | 11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
Nobody puts Baby in a corner at a screening of the 1987 coming-of-age film
Nobody puts Baby in a corner at a screening of the 1987 coming-of-age film

Free

Free

Various times
12 Nov 2019 - 10 Dec 2019
Various times | 12 Nov 2019 - 10 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
Go up, up and away with the heartwarming Pixar film in our pop-up cinema
Go up, up and away with the heartwarming Pixar film in our pop-up cinema
Nemo artwork

Free

Free

Various times
13 Nov 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
Various times | 13 Nov 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
Just keep swimming in the search for the plucky clownfish at a screening of the classic Pixar film
Just keep swimming in the search for the plucky clownfish at a screening of the classic Pixar film

Free

Free

Various times
14 Nov 2019 - 26 Dec 2019
Various times | 14 Nov 2019 - 26 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
A small lion just can’t wait to be king in the original blockbuster Disney musical
A small lion just can’t wait to be king in the original blockbuster Disney musical

Free

Free

Various times
15 Nov 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
Various times | 15 Nov 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
classical music
family & young people
With a flick of your tail, enter a wondrous undersea world in a beloved Disney adventure
With a flick of your tail, enter a wondrous undersea world in a beloved Disney adventure

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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