Our venues

Our 11-acre site includes the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and our open-air spaces.

In this complex of iconic venues, overlooking the Thames, we put on thousands of events every year.  

The history of our site stretches back to 1951, when the Royal Festival Hall was built as part of the Festival of Britain. This national exhibition and fair was intended as ‘a tonic for the nation’ after the horrors of World War Two. 

Now, we host essential concerts, exhibitions, gigs, performances and events in London’s most vibrant cultural quarter.