Let The Light In
You can play a key part in our work to restore Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery for future generations.
It’s fifty years since our much-loved arts venues first opened their doors. At the heart of our programme they have hosted exceptional shows and exhibitions, inspiring generations of audiences.
However, these iconic buildings had begun to suffer for their art, and so in September 2015 they were closed to the public to allow us to carry out vital restoration work.
Let The Light In is our campaign to help fund this vital refurbishment. The £35million project has been funded by Arts Council England and Heritage Lottery Fund, and through generous Southbank Centre friends, but for it and us to succeed, we need your help.
How your support will make a difference
Your donation will help us to let natural light into the venues, by replacing the worn out pyramid roof lights on Hayward Gallery, and introducing new glazing to Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer to give views of the river. And your support will also help us improve the experience in our auditoria, through refurbished seats, improved acoustics and state-of-the-art production and technical equipment for Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room.