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.
Hayward Gallery reopened on 25 January to much acclaim. The Guardian called it ‘a brutal beauty remade’ and The Times said ‘the Hayward has had a glorious rebirth.’
We now need your help to finish restoring Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room to a world-class standard. Please donate today to help us get over the line, or why not name a seat for yourself or a loved one for the next ten years.
Every gift to support the campaign will really 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.