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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all events

Aleksandra Mir Presents the Pre-Presidential Library

Free

Free

Various times
until 4 Feb 2019
Various times | until 4 Feb 2019
Art
Artists & Thinkers
7 JAN – 4 FEB 2019: A free HENI Project Space exhibition featuring US tabloid coverage of Donald Trump, from 1986 to 2000
7 JAN – 4 FEB 2019: A free HENI Project Space exhibition featuring US tabloid coverage of Donald...
Irenosen Okojie, writer
7:00 pm
Mon 21 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 21 Jan 2019
Literature
Writers
Incisive, mysterious, surprising: the short story form is addictive to writers
Incisive, mysterious, surprising: the short story form is addictive to writers
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A scene from BACKUP, two women with polar bears
Various times
until 23 Jan 2019
Various times | until 23 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Physical Theatre & Mime
Receive a powerful message about climate change through brilliant, witty and moving physical theatre
Receive a powerful message about climate change through brilliant, witty and moving physical...
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
until 28 Mar 2019
Various times | until 28 Mar 2019
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Kensington Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke
7:30 pm
Tue 22 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 22 Jan 2019
Classical music
Choral
Uncover vivid works by Korngold, Gershwin and Ravel with Kensington Symphony Orchestra
Uncover vivid works by Korngold, Gershwin and Ravel with Kensington Symphony Orchestra
Various times
24 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
Various times | 24 Jan 2019 - 28 Feb 2019
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre on a guided Members’ tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre on a guided Members’ tour
Alice Sara Ott 2016

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7:30 pm
Thu 24 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 24 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
Thom Monckton, entertainer
Various times
24 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
Various times | 24 Jan 2019 - 27 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Physical Theatre & Mime
Making a fine art of physical comedy, Thom Monckton presents his new solo show in a London premiere
Making a fine art of physical comedy, Thom Monckton presents his new solo show in a London premiere
Shrimpy Stall at the Southbank Centre Food Market

Free

Free

Various times
25 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Various times | 25 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Enjoy some of the best street food in London at our market
Enjoy some of the best street food in London at our market
Friday Lunch: Andy Davies

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 25 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 25 Jan 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Don’t miss this free performance by Ronnie Scott’s All Stars legendary trumpeter and his quartet
Don’t miss this free performance by Ronnie Scott’s All Stars legendary trumpeter and his quartet

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 25 Jan 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 25 Jan 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Get the weekend off to the best possible start at a free gig by this group of groove mongerers
Get the weekend off to the best possible start at a free gig by this group of groove mongerers
Various times
until 26 Jan 2019
Various times | until 26 Jan 2019
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
Ministry of Sound: Annual Classical 2019
7:30 pm
Sat 26 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 26 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Get euphoric at a collision of classical and dance music from Ministry of Sound
Get euphoric at a collision of classical and dance music from Ministry of Sound
Various times
until 31 Jan 2019
Various times | until 31 Jan 2019
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
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Various times
27 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Various times | 27 Jan 2019 - 31 Mar 2019
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
4:00 pm
Sun 27 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | Sun 27 Jan 2019
Classical music
Choral
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all opera
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all...
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Trinity Laban Gold Medal, dancer outside
7:00 pm
Mon 28 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 28 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Witness seven outstanding young musicians compete for Trinity Laban's Gold Medal 2019
Witness seven outstanding young musicians compete for Trinity Laban's Gold Medal 2019
 Julie Cohen holding an umbrella in a cemetery
7:30 pm
Mon 28 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 28 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
Popular author Julie Cohen headlines the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon in its first showcase of 2019
Popular author Julie Cohen headlines the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon in its first showcase of 2019
Orchestra performing on stage
7:30 pm
Tue 29 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 29 Jan 2019
Classical music
Opera
A fascinating survey of the musical scene across Europe 250 years ago
A fascinating survey of the musical scene across Europe 250 years ago
7:30 pm
Tue 29 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 29 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered
Nobuyuki Tsujii, pianist and composer

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7:30 pm
Wed 30 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Nobuyuki Tsujii won the joint Gold Medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Nobuyuki Tsujii won the joint Gold Medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition

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7:30 pm
Wed 30 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English
Two performers on stage as part of Lao Can Impression at Southbank Centre
7:45 pm
Wed 30 Jan 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Investigate the links between East and West in a performance based on the works of Debussy and Liu E
Investigate the links between East and West in a performance based on the works of Debussy and Liu E

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Thu 31 Jan 2019
5:00 pm | Thu 31 Jan 2019
Groove to the beat of high-energy Latin and African percussion rhythms from 200 young musicians
Groove to the beat of high-energy Latin and African percussion rhythms from 200 young musicians
Stephanie Yeboah, journalist and blogger

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Thu 31 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 31 Jan 2019
Talks & Topics
Society & Activism
Whose space is it anyway? Examine the politics of fatness in an age of body positivity
Whose space is it anyway? Examine the politics of fatness in an age of body positivity
Little Louie Vega Project
8:00 pm
Thu 31 Jan 2019
8:00 pm | Thu 31 Jan 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Get a hearty serving of E.O.L. Soulfrito from a band curated by the house music icon
Get a hearty serving of E.O.L. Soulfrito from a band curated by the house music icon
Tamas Teszary, drummer and vibraphone player

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 01 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 01 Feb 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
What in the world is nouveau-bop? Find out from the jazz vibraphonist and his quartet
What in the world is nouveau-bop? Find out from the jazz vibraphonist and his quartet
Ex-Easter Island Head, ensemble

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 01 Feb 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 01 Feb 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Music that mesmerises: repetitive, inventive works from the experimental musical collective
Music that mesmerises: repetitive, inventive works from the experimental musical collective
7:30 pm
Fri 01 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 01 Feb 2019
Classical music
Choral
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works
New World Sounds: Music from the Americas, a view of exotic trees
7:45 pm
Fri 01 Feb 2019
7:45 pm | Fri 01 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Uncover musical gems with pianist Clélia Iruzun, Coull Quartet and double bass player Sarah Neil
Uncover musical gems with pianist Clélia Iruzun, Coull Quartet and double bass player Sarah Neil
Various times
2 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Various times | 2 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
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

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7:30 pm
Sat 02 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 02 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Is the opening melody of Bruckner’s Seventh the most beautiful beginning in all music?
Is the opening melody of Bruckner’s Seventh the most beautiful beginning in all music?
Yulia Chaplina, pianist
7:45 pm
Sat 02 Feb 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 02 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Prokofiev’s characterful chamber music spanned pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet years
Prokofiev’s characterful chamber music spanned pre-revolutionary Russia and the Soviet years
Choir singing at Southbank Centre
1:00 pm
Sun 03 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Sun 03 Feb 2019
Classical music
Choral
Do you sing in the shower? Try Elgar's masterpiece in a workshop with vocal coach Mary King
Do you sing in the shower? Try Elgar's masterpiece in a workshop with vocal coach Mary King
Various times
3 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
Various times | 3 Feb 2019 - 21 Feb 2019
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
6:00 pm
Sun 03 Feb 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 03 Feb 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
Unavailable

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7:30 pm
Sun 03 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 03 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4
Great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4
Mieczysław Weinberg, composer
7:45 pm
Sun 03 Feb 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 03 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Uncover the songs of the composer of opera The Passenger at a performance celebrating his centenary
Uncover the songs of the composer of opera The Passenger at a performance celebrating his centenary
Love and Duty

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7:00 pm
Mon 04 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 04 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena
Leïla Slimani, writer
7:15 pm
Mon 04 Feb 2019
7:15 pm | Mon 04 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
See the author of Lullaby in an exclusive UK appearance before the publication of her new book
See the author of Lullaby in an exclusive UK appearance before the publication of her new book
7:30 pm
Mon 04 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 04 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Join Corinthian Chamber Orchestra and conductor Michael Seal for an evening of much-loved British treasures from the 20th century
Join Corinthian Chamber Orchestra and conductor Michael Seal for an evening of much-loved British...
Schoolchildren holding ukuleles

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Tue 05 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Tue 05 Feb 2019
Good things come in small packages at a concert of primary school student ukulele players
Good things come in small packages at a concert of primary school student ukulele players

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7:30 pm
Tue 05 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear the music of love stories and fairy tales, from Nicolai to Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov
Hear the music of love stories and fairy tales, from Nicolai to Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov
Marius Neset
8:30 pm
Tue 05 Feb 2019
8:30 pm | Tue 05 Feb 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
The Norwegian jazz saxophonist and composer brings his energetic creativity to Purcell Room
The Norwegian jazz saxophonist and composer brings his energetic creativity to Purcell Room
7:30 pm
Wed 06 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos

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7:30 pm
Thu 07 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 07 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös conducts the UK premiere of his spectacular new work Multiversum
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös conducts the UK premiere of his spectacular new work Multiversum

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7:30 pm
Thu 07 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 07 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Beatrice Rana was named Best Newcomer at the 2017 BBC Music Magazine Awards
Beatrice Rana was named Best Newcomer at the 2017 BBC Music Magazine Awards

Free

Free

9:30 pm
Thu 07 Feb 2019
9:30 pm | Thu 07 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Experience a sonic installation inspired by the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's Multiversum
Experience a sonic installation inspired by the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's Multiversum
Jaywalkers, Americana band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 08 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 08 Feb 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
The acoustic trio brings their inventive brand of Americana to Friday Lunch
The acoustic trio brings their inventive brand of Americana to Friday Lunch

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7:30 pm
Fri 08 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 08 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
No British music is more thrilling than the opening of Elgar’s Second Symphony
No British music is more thrilling than the opening of Elgar’s Second Symphony
8:00 pm
Fri 08 Feb 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 08 Feb 2019
Radio’s longest running live music programme returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall
Radio’s longest running live music programme returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall
2:30 pm
Sat 09 Feb 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 09 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Relive the magic moments of Burt Bacharach’s greatest hits
Relive the magic moments of Burt Bacharach’s greatest hits
Music from the Movies graphic
7:30 pm
Sat 09 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 09 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The glitz and glamour of Oscar-winning scores come to life
The glitz and glamour of Oscar-winning scores come to life
The Young'uns, folk trio performing on stage
Various times
Sat 09 Feb 2019
Various times | Sat 09 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Come on a timely, touching and often hilarious musical adventure with the Teesside folk trio
Come on a timely, touching and often hilarious musical adventure with the Teesside folk trio
Unavailable
7:00 pm
Sun 10 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 10 Feb 2019
Classical music
Choral
Hear Elgar’s finest choral work sung by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Hear Elgar’s finest choral work sung by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Photo portrait of composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad, whose work is performed at Southbank Centre
7:15 pm
Sun 10 Feb 2019
7:15 pm | Sun 10 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Join us on a voyage through the cosmos with music from Bach, Stravinsky and Cheryl Frances-Hoad
Join us on a voyage through the cosmos with music from Bach, Stravinsky and Cheryl Frances-Hoad
7:30 pm
Sun 10 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 10 Feb 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear imaginative new interpretations of Gershwin’s popular classics
Hear imaginative new interpretations of Gershwin’s popular classics
Various times
24 Jan 2019 - 15 May 2019
Various times | 24 Jan 2019 - 15 May 2019
Classical music
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ in a hands-on workshop for students
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ in a hands-on workshop for students

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Mon 11 Feb 2019
5:00 pm | Mon 11 Feb 2019
Classical music
United in music: young orchestral players from Southwark schools come together to create and perform
United in music: young orchestral players from Southwark schools come together to create and perform
Julie Fowlis
7:30 pm
Tue 12 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Feb 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Seek nature’s enchantments in an evening of art and music from eight leading folk musicians
Seek nature’s enchantments in an evening of art and music from eight leading folk musicians
Reich: Music for 18 Musicians, illustration
7:30 pm
Tue 12 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Feb 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians has become one of the most iconic works of American minimalism
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians has become one of the most iconic works of American...
Qasim Naqvi, musician
7:45 pm
Tue 12 Feb 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 12 Feb 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Witness the creation of new palettes of sound at a performance with Qasim Naqvi and LCO
Witness the creation of new palettes of sound at a performance with Qasim Naqvi and LCO

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Hop, jump and skip on our Riverside Terrace
Hop, jump and skip on our Riverside Terrace
Hands underneath a red light projector showing images of symbols
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Art
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...
Giant Chalkboard at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
What can you add to this enormous chalkboard drawing of outer space?
What can you add to this enormous chalkboard drawing of outer space?
Kader Attia, Measure and Control, 2013
11:00 am
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
11:00 am | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
13 FEB - 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s playful and thought-provoking work
13 FEB - 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s playful and thought-provoking...
Photo of the Time for Bed event at Southbank Centre's Imagine festival
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Enter a starlit world of lullabies, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and bedtime stories
Enter a starlit world of lullabies, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and bedtime stories
Illustration children dancing in the evening light and birds on buildings
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
Introduce your little ones to theatre at an interactive hip-hop show
Introduce your little ones to theatre at an interactive hip-hop show
Kader Attia - Chaos + Repair = Universe, 2014

Free

Free

Various times
Wed 13 Feb 2019
Various times | Wed 13 Feb 2019
Art
Enjoy our two solo exhibitions away from the crowds at a Members’ private view
Enjoy our two solo exhibitions away from the crowds at a Members’ private view
Stacey Dooley, documentary filmmaker and author
7:30 pm
Wed 13 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 13 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Uncover stories from incredible women with the BBC3 presenter on the publication of her paperback
Uncover stories from incredible women with the BBC3 presenter on the publication of her paperback
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Alexander Gadjiev, pianist
7:45 pm
Wed 13 Feb 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 13 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
A piano recital pairing Bartók’s percussive Out of Doors with Prokofiev’s turbulent Sixth Sonata
A piano recital pairing Bartók’s percussive Out of Doors with Prokofiev’s turbulent Sixth...
The Rig Play Zone

Free

Free

10:30 am
Thu 14 Feb 2019
10:30 am | Thu 14 Feb 2019
Bang, jingle and explore your own sound-world on The Rig, a musical playground for all the family
Bang, jingle and explore your own sound-world on The Rig, a musical playground for all the family
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
13 FEB - 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the first seven years of the influential photographer’s career
13 FEB - 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the first seven years of the influential...
Mothers and Babies at a Performance
11:00 am
Thu 14 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Thu 14 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Have grown-up giggles at an afternoon comedy club - and bring the baby along
Have grown-up giggles at an afternoon comedy club - and bring the baby along
Unavailable

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Thu 14 Feb 2019
4:30 pm | Thu 14 Feb 2019
Art
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibitions
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibitions
The Estate of Diane Arbus, LLC.  All Rights Reserved.
7:00 pm
Thu 14 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 14 Feb 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
Hear from a panel chaired by arts writer Liz Jobey on the rarely seen early work of Diane Arbus
Hear from a panel chaired by arts writer Liz Jobey on the rarely seen early work of Diane Arbus
Photo: Marco Borggreve.all rights reserved
7:30 pm
Thu 14 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 14 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
This Valentine's Day, enjoy some of the most ardent, passionate music ever written
This Valentine's Day, enjoy some of the most ardent, passionate music ever written
Photo of the children's singer-songwriter Al Start playing guitar

Free

Free

Various times
Fri 15 Feb 2019
Various times | Fri 15 Feb 2019
Sing about cakes, castles, gloop and slime, bears in wardrobes and aliens on your roof
Sing about cakes, castles, gloop and slime, bears in wardrobes and aliens on your roof
Peppa Pig and family performing on stage
Various times
15 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
Various times | 15 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
Classical music
Everyone’s favourite Pig family leads an interactive introduction to live orchestra for little ones
Everyone’s favourite Pig family leads an interactive introduction to live orchestra for little...
Emmanuel Jal & Nyaruach

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 15 Feb 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 15 Feb 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Afrobeat-infused music from a sibling duo sharing the culture of their war-torn South Sudan home
Afrobeat-infused music from a sibling duo sharing the culture of their war-torn South Sudan home
Hanson String Theory, performing on stage
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Feb 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Sing along to pop favourites at a majestic symphonic performance from trio Hanson
Sing along to pop favourites at a majestic symphonic performance from trio Hanson
VG Lee, author
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Feb 2019
Literature
Poetry
VG Lee headlines as Polari marks LGBTQ+ History Month with mayhem and sparkle
VG Lee headlines as Polari marks LGBTQ+ History Month with mayhem and sparkle
A Girl with glitter Face Paint

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Add colour, magic and sparkle to your day with the Glitterbox face painters
Add colour, magic and sparkle to your day with the Glitterbox face painters
Performer and Children on stage

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Bring your little ones to start the day in a musical way
Bring your little ones to start the day in a musical way
Cover of The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
11:00 am
Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Cross frozen wild-lands with Mila and her sisters at a reading from author Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Cross frozen wild-lands with Mila and her sisters at a reading from author Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Malorie Blackman, writer
11:00 am
Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear the stories behind the incredible authors who ignite children's imaginations
Hear the stories behind the incredible authors who ignite children's imaginations

Free

Free

11:15 am
Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:15 am | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Throw down some shapes and perfect your best moves in this hip-hop dance workshop for kids
Throw down some shapes and perfect your best moves in this hip-hop dance workshop for kids

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sat 16 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Get partying with child-friendly hip-hop, funk and disco anthems
Get partying with child-friendly hip-hop, funk and disco anthems
Nadine Kaadan, Illustrator
Various times
Sat 16 Feb 2019
Various times | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Hear about a courageous little boy growing up in a time of conflict from the children’s author
Hear about a courageous little boy growing up in a time of conflict from the children’s author
The Skies Above My Eyes, Illustration of a young girl
2:00 pm
Sat 16 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Voyage to the stars at a storytelling and drawing session with Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer
Voyage to the stars at a storytelling and drawing session with Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer
The Singing Mermaid, drawing of  a mermaid
Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Escape to the seaside with The Singing Mermaid, told through song, puppetry and performance
Escape to the seaside with The Singing Mermaid, told through song, puppetry and performance
Ready Steady Lift Off astronaut programme
Various times
Sat 16 Feb 2019
Various times | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Welcome to our space station: train to be an astronaut, make your own rocket and lift off!
Welcome to our space station: train to be an astronaut, make your own rocket and lift off!
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THE GIANT STORYTELLING BED at Imagine Children's Festival Credit Victor Frankowski 2016

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Bring the whole family to unwind with a story every afternoon of Imagine Children's Festival
Bring the whole family to unwind with a story every afternoon of Imagine Children's Festival
16 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
The man behind hit show Modern Life is Goodish is back on the road with a brand new live show
The man behind hit show Modern Life is Goodish is back on the road with a brand new live show
Photo portrait of the author Philip Ardagh, who appears at Southbank Centre's Imagine festival
11:00 am
Sun 17 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sun 17 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join Kitty Cask for deeds of derring-do at an interactive storytelling session for ages 7 - 10
Join Kitty Cask for deeds of derring-do at an interactive storytelling session for ages 7 - 10

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sun 17 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sun 17 Feb 2019
Orchestra
Classical music
Get in tune at a day of music-making with the talented young musicians
Get in tune at a day of music-making with the talented young musicians
Child in audience
1:00 pm
Sun 17 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Sun 17 Feb 2019
You’ve heard about heroes and read about the greats, but how do you actually get there yourself?
You’ve heard about heroes and read about the greats, but how do you actually get there yourself?
Alex Milway in costumes
2:00 pm
Sun 17 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | Sun 17 Feb 2019
Check in at the funniest and sunniest hotel in town for musical sing-alongs and live illustration
Check in at the funniest and sunniest hotel in town for musical sing-alongs and live illustration
Denis Kozukhin 2016.Pianist.Photo: Marco Borggreve

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sun 17 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 17 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Jakub Hruša conducts the second set of Dvoràk’s Slavonic Dances alongside music from Central Europe
Jakub Hruša conducts the second set of Dvoràk’s Slavonic Dances alongside music from Central...
Child enjoying Rug Rhymes at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

10:30 am
Mon 18 Feb 2019
10:30 am | Mon 18 Feb 2019
Literature
Poetry
A short session of nursery rhymes, poems and stories for under-5s and their carers
A short session of nursery rhymes, poems and stories for under-5s and their carers

Free

Free

11:00 am
Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Mon 18 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Jazz hands at the ready – join us for a day celebrating all things musical theatre, for ages 5+
Jazz hands at the ready – join us for a day celebrating all things musical theatre, for ages 5+
Photo of the illustrator David McKee sitting at a table drawing
11:00 am
Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Mon 18 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
It’s Elmer’s birthday! Celebrate 30 years of the patchwork elephant at a talk by his creator
It’s Elmer’s birthday! Celebrate 30 years of the patchwork elephant at a talk by his creator
Photo of a girl holding up a drawing she has done at a Southbank Centre poetry workshop
11:30 am
Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:30 am | Mon 18 Feb 2019
Literature
Poetry
Create cosmic illustrations that take poems to a different dimension at a children’s workshop with Ed Boxall
Create cosmic illustrations that take poems to a different dimension at a children’s workshop with...
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Photo of a performer surrounded by small children as part of the show Far, Far Away
Various times
18 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
Various times | 18 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
Under-5s encounter the playful genius of Schumann and the exploits of Pepper the monkey
Under-5s encounter the playful genius of Schumann and the exploits of Pepper the monkey
Various times
Mon 18 Feb 2019
Various times | Mon 18 Feb 2019
Feel the wonder of books at a storytelling session for blind and partially sighted children
Feel the wonder of books at a storytelling session for blind and partially sighted children
Illustration of a dog for the Woof Woof Wag Wag Puppy Poems event at Southbank Centre's Imagine festival
1:30 pm
Mon 18 Feb 2019
1:30 pm | Mon 18 Feb 2019
Literature
Poetry
Pad along to hear poems about our waggiest friends at this poetry reading for ages 5 - 7
Pad along to hear poems about our waggiest friends at this poetry reading for ages 5 - 7
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
2:00 pm
Mon 18 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | Mon 18 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Go on an intrepid adventure at a screening of the animated film adaptation of the children's book
Go on an intrepid adventure at a screening of the animated film adaptation of the children's...
Photo of an audience of children and adults at the National Poetry Library at Southbank Centre
3:00 pm
Mon 18 Feb 2019
3:00 pm | Mon 18 Feb 2019
Literature
Poetry
In the mood for some powerfully persuasive poetry? Pile in to a poetry reading for ages 8 - 11
In the mood for some powerfully persuasive poetry? Pile in to a poetry reading for ages 8 - 11
Cosmic Currents with Figs in Wigs and Friends

Free

Free

11:00 am
Tue 19 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Tue 19 Feb 2019
Put on your space suit for a day of intergalactic workshops, dance, performance and storytelling
Put on your space suit for a day of intergalactic workshops, dance, performance and storytelling
Jeremy Strong, writer
1:00 pm
Tue 19 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Tue 19 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Laugh your socks off with Jeremy Strong as he shares the giggles from his latest children's story
Laugh your socks off with Jeremy Strong as he shares the giggles from his latest children's...
A toddler holding up a children book
Various times
Tue 19 Feb 2019
Various times | Tue 19 Feb 2019
Dive under the sea with writer Candy Gourlay in a children's show about the mysterious dugong
Dive under the sea with writer Candy Gourlay in a children's show about the mysterious dugong
Captain Flinn:The Magic Cutlass
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
All aboard for a theatrical pirate adventure with live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs
All aboard for a theatrical pirate adventure with live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs
book cover for The Day I Fell into a Book
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Find yourself in a magical world of imagination at an immersive storytelling adventure
Find yourself in a magical world of imagination at an immersive storytelling adventure
Yann Tiersen, musician and composer
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Gigs
Hear tender piano-led works from the composer and multi-instrumentalist behind the Amélie soundtrack
Hear tender piano-led works from the composer and multi-instrumentalist behind the Amélie...
Heart N Soul, creative arts company

Free

Free

11:30 am
Wed 20 Feb 2019
11:30 am | Wed 20 Feb 2019
Get involved in a creative project for children and young people with learning disabilities
Get involved in a creative project for children and young people with learning disabilities
Illustration for the event This is the Drum, showing children in bright clothes dancing in the sand while a boy plays a kettle drum
Various times
Wed 20 Feb 2019
Various times | Wed 20 Feb 2019
Come and step to the beat with the award-winning picture book author
Come and step to the beat with the award-winning picture book author
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
until 27 Jul 2019
Various times | until 27 Jul 2019
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bad Nana illustration
11:00 am
Thu 21 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Find out what Nana does next at a rib-tickling reading from the author of Where Bear?
Find out what Nana does next at a rib-tickling reading from the author of Where Bear?

Free

Free

11:30 am
Thu 21 Feb 2019
11:30 am | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Jive, charleston and waltz around the floor with a day of dancing for kids
Jive, charleston and waltz around the floor with a day of dancing for kids
Under embargo until 13:45 7th June...Pictured at Hull City Hall is the presentation of the new Tenth Waterstones Children's Laureate. Shown is Lauren Child, the new laureate and the medal she has been awarded. Pictures copyright Darren Casey / DCimaging
1:00 pm
Thu 21 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
The mind behind beloved children’s book characters Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola
The mind behind beloved children’s book characters Clarice Bean, Ruby Redfort and Charlie and Lola
Audience members at Imagine festival
Various times
Thu 21 Feb 2019
Various times | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Find your happy at an interactive craft and storytelling workshop full of feel-good fun
Find your happy at an interactive craft and storytelling workshop full of feel-good fun
Photo of storyteller Richard O'Neill sitting inside a traditional Romany caravan
2:00 pm
Thu 21 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Fly away on a magical white horse as the Romani storyteller weaves tales for ages 6 - 10
Fly away on a magical white horse as the Romani storyteller weaves tales for ages 6 - 10
Photo of beatboxer Shlomo in action. He brings his Beatbox Adventure for Kids to Southbank Centre's Imagine festival in 2019
Various times
Thu 21 Feb 2019
Various times | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Become one of sonic superhero Shlomo’s sidekicks in a world of funny sounds for all the family
Become one of sonic superhero Shlomo’s sidekicks in a world of funny sounds for all the family
Adrian Varela and Philharmonia Chamber Players play Bach, Stravinsky, Piazzolla

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 21 Feb 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Violinist Adrián Varela leads a string quartet in works by JS Bach, Stravinsky and Piazzolla
Violinist Adrián Varela leads a string quartet in works by JS Bach, Stravinsky and Piazzolla
Philippe Herreweghe

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 21 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear a 21st-century orchestra transformed by a conductor known for Baroque and Classical music
Hear a 21st-century orchestra transformed by a conductor known for Baroque and Classical music
The Burning Glass, acoustic band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Feel the fierce energy, lilting layers of vocals and sparks of lyrical wit from this four-piece band
Feel the fierce energy, lilting layers of vocals and sparks of lyrical wit from this four-piece band
Photo portrait of author Alex Bell
Various times
Fri 22 Feb 2019
Various times | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Write your way to the land of ice and snow with the author of The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club
Write your way to the land of ice and snow with the author of The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club
Timberlina, drag queen

Free

Free

Various times
Fri 22 Feb 2019
Various times | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Craft a spoon doll of your extraordinary alter ego and share it in this workshop and parade
Craft a spoon doll of your extraordinary alter ego and share it in this workshop and parade
A boy playing a piano
Various times
22 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Various times | 22 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
What do mountains feel? How did time begin? Consider big questions at a show using rhyme and music
What do mountains feel? How did time begin? Consider big questions at a show using rhyme and music
Zeñel, jazz group

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Gigs
Whiz kids of jazz: the London-based trio deliver complexity and excitement grounded in improvisation
Whiz kids of jazz: the London-based trio deliver complexity and excitement grounded in improvisation

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