Purcell Room

The Purcell Room reopened in April 2018 following almost three years of refurbishment. With new improved facilities and acoustics, this intimate wood-panelled auditorium provides a platform for music and performance events, a variety of talks and debates, plus readings of classical and modern literature.

The world-renowned venue has played host to some of the biggest names of the 20th century and beyond, including David Bowie, Daniel Barenboim, Marianne Faithfull and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. 

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Anish Kapoor, British sculptor
7:00 pm
Wed 26 Sep 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 26 Sep 2018
Art
Artists & Thinkers
Meet the artists behind Space Shifters at a panel celebrating the opening of the exhibition
Meet the artists behind Space Shifters at a panel celebrating the opening of the exhibition

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear two contemporary vocal works with connections to Schoenberg's masterpiece, Erwartung
Hear two contemporary vocal works with connections to Schoenberg's masterpiece, Erwartung
7:45 pm
Fri 28 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 28 Sep 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Catch the iconic vocalist live in concert as she marks her seventh decade of performance
Catch the iconic vocalist live in concert as she marks her seventh decade of performance
Sarathy Korwar with peacock feather over his eyes
7:45 pm
Sat 29 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 29 Sep 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Jazz, hip-hop, Indian classical or electronics? Immerse yourself in a cross-cultural soundscape
Jazz, hip-hop, Indian classical or electronics? Immerse yourself in a cross-cultural soundscape
Various times
until 30 Sep 2018
Various times | until 30 Sep 2018
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
7:45 pm
Sun 30 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Sun 30 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Ring in ten years of an innovative group with chamber favourites and a new piece by John Woolrich
Ring in ten years of an innovative group with chamber favourites and a new piece by John Woolrich
Yazz Ahmed, Bahraini-British musician
7:30 pm
Mon 01 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 01 Oct 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Trumpeter and composer Yazz Ahmed presents an evening of psychedelic Arabic jazz
Trumpeter and composer Yazz Ahmed presents an evening of psychedelic Arabic jazz
Ssing Ssing, South Korean band
7:45 pm
Tue 02 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 02 Oct 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Give in to glitter at a live performance from the glam-rocking Korean band
Give in to glitter at a live performance from the glam-rocking Korean band
Various times
4 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
Various times | 4 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
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
Various times
4 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Various times | 4 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Look again at a famous Chinese ballet from the period of the Cultural Revolution
Look again at a famous Chinese ballet from the period of the Cultural Revolution
Emmy the Great, singer performing
7:00 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Gigs
Singer-songwriter Emmy the Great shares the story of a life-changing trip to China
Singer-songwriter Emmy the Great shares the story of a life-changing trip to China
Ken Cheng, comedian
9:30 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
9:30 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Comedian Ken Cheng shares the story of his unusual upbringing in the UK
Comedian Ken Cheng shares the story of his unusual upbringing in the UK
2:30 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
2:30 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
See calligraphy reimagined as hip-hop and contemporary dance in this piece about dissident artists
See calligraphy reimagined as hip-hop and contemporary dance in this piece about dissident artists
Fenella Humphreys, violinist
7:15 pm
Tue 09 Oct 2018
7:15 pm | Tue 09 Oct 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear a reimagining of Vivaldi’s classic, with violinist Fenella Humphreys and Covent Garden Sinfonia
Hear a reimagining of Vivaldi’s classic, with violinist Fenella Humphreys and Covent Garden...
8:00 pm
Wed 10 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 10 Oct 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Experience the progressive new album from this rising star of post-classical music
Experience the progressive new album from this rising star of post-classical music

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:45 pm
Sat 13 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 13 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The Nash Ensemble presents masterworks of the chamber music repertoire by Mozart, Brahms and Dvořák
The Nash Ensemble presents masterworks of the chamber music repertoire by Mozart, Brahms and...
Alexander Ardakov piano
4:00 pm
Sun 14 Oct 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 14 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Marking the Queen’s 92nd birthday with immortal romantic masterpieces and Beethoven
Marking the Queen’s 92nd birthday with immortal romantic masterpieces and Beethoven
Swedish Mezzo Soprano Ida Ränzlőv
7:45 pm
Mon 15 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Mon 15 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear an unusual blend of brass from A4 Brass Quartet plus emerging mezzo soprano Ida Ränzlöv
Hear an unusual blend of brass from A4 Brass Quartet plus emerging mezzo soprano Ida Ränzlöv
7:45 pm
Tue 16 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 16 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The Mariani Piano Quartet and pianist Huw Watkins perform new chamber music by Charlotte Bray.
The Mariani Piano Quartet and pianist Huw Watkins perform new chamber music by Charlotte Bray.
Olga Tokarczuk, Polish writer  - image credit Jacek Klodziejski
7:45 pm
Thu 18 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Thu 18 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Olga Tokarczuk launches her latest novel, an unconventional thriller with an eccentric sleuth
Olga Tokarczuk launches her latest novel, an unconventional thriller with an eccentric sleuth

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