For over 50 years, our buildings have hosted sensational performances by the best artists in the world. But the most important moments don’t always happen on stage.
Whether you want to remember your first concert together or countless special evenings, you can capture the hours you’ve shared by naming a seat in Royal Festival Hall, Purcell Room or Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Say ‘thank you’, ‘I love you’, or ‘here’s looking at you, kid’. Say ‘I remember you’ or ‘let’s do it again’.
Everything changes but some things stay the same. Keep hold of the memories that matter by naming a seat here for the decade to come.
By choosing to name a seat in one of our auditoria you will be supporting our campaign to Let The Light In to our 1960s arts venues, helping ensure these spaces can continue to create special moments for audiences, long into the future.
Opened in 1967, Queen Elizabeth Hall has hosted artists including Benjamin Britten, Margaret Atwood, J K Rowling and Grandmaster Flash. Over five decades, it’s seen the best of classical and contemporary music, dance and performance, comedy, literature and spoken word.
Situated within Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room plays host to talks, debates, and intimate musical performances. Over the years, it has seen premieres of works by composers including Luciano Berio and Mark-Anthony Turnage and readings by authors and poets ranging from Ian McEwan to Carol Ann Duffy.
Daniel Barenboim, Jimi Hendrix, Martha Argerich, Frank Sinatra, Joni Mitchell, Jacqueline Du Pré, Patti Smith, Brian Wilson… Since 1951, Royal Festival Hall has witnessed performances by the greatest names in music, and a host of other world-class artists.
You can have one name of up to 25 characters on your plaque
If naming a seat in Queen Elizabeth Hall or Purcell Room you can add an additional message of up to 90 characters
A member of the Development team will contact you directly via email to confirm the name and message you would like to include on your plaque
Plaques are in place for ten years, after which we will get in touch with you to ask whether you wish to renew your message
Please note that due to the extended stage in Purcell Room, the front three rows will be in place 25% of the time
Seats are subject to availability and allocated on a first-come, first-served basis
Southbank Centre reserves the right to approve and adjust the final message on your plaque
Naming a seat is not eligible for Gift Aid