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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2:30 pm
Sun 23 Jun 2019
2:30 pm | Sun 23 Jun 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Theatre without borders: the women’s theatre project between London and Lebanon
Theatre without borders: the women’s theatre project between London and Lebanon
Romesh Ranganathan, comedian
7:00 pm
Sun 23 Jun 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 23 Jun 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Laughter unites us: an evening of new stand-up featuring comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds
Laughter unites us: an evening of new stand-up featuring comics from refugee and migrant backgrounds
Emilie Jacomet in The Upsidedown Man
7:45 pm
Sat 29 Jun 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 29 Jun 2019
performance & dance
dance
What is it like to live between two countries, two cultures and two traditions?
What is it like to live between two countries, two cultures and two traditions?
Navadal Showcase South Asian Youth Dancers
5:30 pm
Sat 20 Jul 2019
5:30 pm | Sat 20 Jul 2019
performance & dance
dance
Be dazzled by the rising stars of South Asian dance at a showcase from Akademi
Be dazzled by the rising stars of South Asian dance at a showcase from Akademi
U. Dance Young Creatives
2:30 pm
Sun 21 Jul 2019
2:30 pm | Sun 21 Jul 2019
performance & dance
dance
Where next for dance? The choreographers of tomorrow present imaginative new works
Where next for dance? The choreographers of tomorrow present imaginative new works
Reckless Sleepers
Various times
11 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
Various times | 11 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
It's a love story. It's a slapstick comedy. It's slasher, action, melodrama - and not a word is spoken
It's a love story. It's a slapstick comedy. It's slasher, action, melodrama - and not...
7:45 pm
Wed 16 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 16 Oct 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Part philosophical monologue, part whimsical dance performance, wholly original
Part philosophical monologue, part whimsical dance performance, wholly original
Lisa and Rachel of Bunny Productions
Various times
11 Nov 2019 - 12 Nov 2019
Various times | 11 Nov 2019 - 12 Nov 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Lisa and Rachael want to make a show, but there's a problem: they don’t have any ideas
Lisa and Rachael want to make a show, but there's a problem: they don’t have any ideas
Travis Alabanza, performance artist
Various times
29 Nov 2019 - 1 Dec 2019
Various times | 29 Nov 2019 - 1 Dec 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Performance artist Travis Alabanza considers hurled words, thrown objects and dodged burgers
Performance artist Travis Alabanza considers hurled words, thrown objects and dodged burgers
A man with a puppet horse
Various times
14 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Various times | 14 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
performance & dance
performance & theatre
A five-star children’s show retells the much-loved tale of a courageous horse
A five-star children’s show retells the much-loved tale of a courageous horse

Let The Light In stories

story
After two years of painstaking restoration and refurbishment, our iconic art gallery is open to the public once again
story
Take a look at some of the first acts and events to grace our reopened venues
story
Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it