Re-opening - Trailer 7 (19/03/18)

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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7:30 pm
Tue 22 May 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 22 May 2018
Join bestselling author Deepak Chopra for expert insights into your health
Join bestselling author Deepak Chopra for expert insights into your health

Free

Free

Various times
until 1 Jul 2018
Various times | until 1 Jul 2018
Art
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
until 19 Jul 2018
Various times | until 19 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
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
Various times
until 29 Jul 2018
Various times | until 29 Jul 2018
Art
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
Various times
until 11 Jul 2018
Various times | until 11 Jul 2018
Art
Come on a musical journey with Swedish pop sensation ABBA with these specially adapted tours
Come on a musical journey with Swedish pop sensation ABBA with these specially adapted tours
Various times
23 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
Various times | 23 May 2018 - 30 May 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
7:30 pm
Wed 23 May 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 23 May 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Delight in an evening of glitz, glamour and charm celebrating the 100th birthday of Alan J Lerner
Delight in an evening of glitz, glamour and charm celebrating the 100th birthday of Alan J Lerner
Various times
23 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
Various times | 23 May 2018 - 24 May 2018
Performance & Dance
Explore cross-cultural identity in this production by British-Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu
Explore cross-cultural identity in this production by British-Brazilian choreographer Jean Abreu

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 24 May 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 24 May 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Take a seat for the world premiere of Christian Mason's new song cycle
Take a seat for the world premiere of Christian Mason's new song cycle
6:00 pm
Thu 24 May 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 24 May 2018
Poetry
Nature & Environment
Join this tour exploring the centuries of poetic activity near London’s South Bank
Join this tour exploring the centuries of poetic activity near London’s South Bank

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 24 May 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 24 May 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Daniele Gatti conducts the Philharmonia playing Mendelssohn and Brahms
Daniele Gatti conducts the Philharmonia playing Mendelssohn and Brahms
Various times
24 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Various times | 24 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Performance & Dance
Experience this evocative and poetic visual music performance at its UK premiere
Experience this evocative and poetic visual music performance at its UK premiere

Free

Free

Various times
until 13 Jul 2018
Various times | until 13 Jul 2018
Literature
Poetry
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under 5s and their carers
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under 5s and their carers

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 25 May 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 25 May 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Watch a performance by the star singer-songwriter from New Zealand
Watch a performance by the star singer-songwriter from New Zealand
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Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 25 May 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 25 May 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Free music from the indie synth-pop star
Free music from the indie synth-pop star
Kode9 (Steve Goodman)..Glasgow-born, London-based electronic music artist, DJ, and owner of the Hyperdub record label...London.Photograph by David Levene.3/11/15
10:30 pm
Fri 25 May 2018
10:30 pm | Fri 25 May 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Dance into the night with DJs from the experimental London label in our brand-new venue
Dance into the night with DJs from the experimental London label in our brand-new venue
Various times
until 26 May 2018
Various times | until 26 May 2018
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Various times
26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
Various times | 26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Enter the imaginative world of Lewis Carroll in this adaptation inspired by his classic poem
Enter the imaginative world of Lewis Carroll in this adaptation inspired by his classic poem
Various times
26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
Various times | 26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
See this moving solo work centred around Shakespeare’s son, who inspired Hamlet
See this moving solo work centred around Shakespeare’s son, who inspired Hamlet
Various times
27 May 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Various times | 27 May 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
7:30 pm
Sun 27 May 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 27 May 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Experience the power of this collective of West African musicians fighting for gender equality
Experience the power of this collective of West African musicians fighting for gender equality
7:30 pm
Mon 28 May 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 28 May 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
See the enchanting musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic childhood novel
See the enchanting musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic childhood novel

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Tue 29 May 2018
5:30 pm | Tue 29 May 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Nearly 50 years on see a historic classical music documentary where it was filmed
Nearly 50 years on see a historic classical music documentary where it was filmed

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Tue 29 May 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 29 May 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Recall a historical performance as Benjamin Grosvenor’s ensemble performs Schubert’s Trout Quintet
Recall a historical performance as Benjamin Grosvenor’s ensemble performs Schubert’s Trout...
7:45 pm
Tue 29 May 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 29 May 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear world premieres of new works for string quartet.
Hear world premieres of new works for string quartet.
Dragon Babies - Gamelan for 3-5 year olds, Gamelan Room
Various times
until 16 Jul 2018
Various times | until 16 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Various times
30 May 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Various times | 30 May 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Art
A mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul
A mid-career survey of the work of acclaimed South Korean artist Lee Bul
Various times
until 7 Jul 2018
Various times | until 7 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Wed 30 May 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 30 May 2018
Art
Be one of the first at this solo show of the acclaimed artist’s pioneering multi-dimensional work
Be one of the first at this solo show of the acclaimed artist’s pioneering multi-dimensional work
Das Rheingold/Richard Wagner/Berliner Philharmoniker/Sir Simon Rattle
7:30 pm
Wed 30 May 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 30 May 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle appears in the first of two concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, conducting Bruckner's Ninth Symphony
Sir Simon Rattle appears in the first of two concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, conducting...

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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

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