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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The Lion King

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
The Little Mermaid, artwork

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

Free

Free

Various times
16 Nov 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
Various times | 16 Nov 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
There are monsters in the closet, and they’re harvesting our children’s screams
There are monsters in the closet, and they’re harvesting our children’s screams
Beauty and the Beast, artwork

Free

Free

Various times
17 Nov 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
Various times | 17 Nov 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
An enchanted castle, a monstrous prince and a magic rose - who has the power to lift the curse?
An enchanted castle, a monstrous prince and a magic rose - who has the power to lift the curse?
A young person watching a performance
Various times
17 Nov 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
Various times | 17 Nov 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
Everybody give a cheer for the Tim Burton recreation of the magical world of candy
Everybody give a cheer for the Tim Burton recreation of the magical world of candy
Various times
17 Nov 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
Various times | 17 Nov 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
Nothing says the festive season is here like cosying up for a Richard Curtis romcom
Nothing says the festive season is here like cosying up for a Richard Curtis romcom
The Jungle Book, artwork

Free

Free

Various times
18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
Various times | 18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
Look for the bear necessities in Disney’s story of a boy surviving in the jungle
Look for the bear necessities in Disney’s story of a boy surviving in the jungle
Audience members at Imagine festival
Various times
18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
Various times | 18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
Kevin McCallister is back, and this time he's all alone in New York City
Kevin McCallister is back, and this time he's all alone in New York City
Various times
18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
Various times | 18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
Don't wanna be all by myself: the archetypal 30-something singleton is brought to life by Renee Zellweger
Don't wanna be all by myself: the archetypal 30-something singleton is brought to life by Renee...
A Bug's Life

Free

Free

Various times
19 Nov 2019 - 17 Dec 2019
Various times | 19 Nov 2019 - 17 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
There’s more going on in the world beneath our feet than we could ever imagine
There’s more going on in the world beneath our feet than we could ever imagine

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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