Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall reopened in April 2018 following almost three years of renovations with world class, environmentally-improved new facilities for audiences and artists. The building is also home to Purcell Room—a smaller, more intimate space.

The design led by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios), focused on refurbishing the auditoria, foyer and artists’ back of house facilities. Improved access, ventilation and lighting systems, and new production infrastructure enhance the experience for audience and performers alike. New leather upholstery revitalises the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room’s distinctive and comfortable seating.

The building was originally opened in March 1967 by Her Majesty the Queen and this historic restoration has been made possible through generous support from Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, thanks to National Lottery players, and through Southbank Centre friends, trusts and foundations supporting the Let The Light In campaign.

Opening times

10am – 11pm every day except Christmas Day

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Free

6:00 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
gigs
His track ‘Money God’ was described by The Fader as ‘angry and powerful’
His track ‘Money God’ was described by The Fader as ‘angry and powerful’
Mohsen Namjoo, singer
7:30 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
gigs
The revolutionary musician known as the Bob Dylan of Iran blends Persian classical with rock and blues
The revolutionary musician known as the Bob Dylan of Iran blends Persian classical with rock and...
Digital drawing of a man's face
10:30 pm
28 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
10:30 pm | 28 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
gigs
electronic
A special edition of Harlecore, the euphoric hardcore series captained by Danny L Harle, aka DJ Danny
A special edition of Harlecore, the euphoric hardcore series captained by Danny L Harle, aka DJ...
Young musicians performing on stage
7:30 pm
Sat 29 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 29 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Delight in a showcase of well-loved works performed by Trinity Laban’s talented young musicians
Delight in a showcase of well-loved works performed by Trinity Laban’s talented young musicians
Conductor, Oliver Zeffman
6:30 pm
Sun 30 Jun 2019
6:30 pm | Sun 30 Jun 2019
classical music
A concert performance of The Demon by Rubinstein
A concert performance of The Demon by Rubinstein
London Philharmonic Orchestra
7:30 pm
Mon 01 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 01 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The spotlight's on talented young musicians and composers in an exploration of cantus firmus chant
The spotlight's on talented young musicians and composers in an exploration of cantus firmus...
Andrew Gourlay, conductor
7:30 pm
Tue 02 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 02 Jul 2019
classical music
Hear awe-inspiring works by Rachmaninov and Holst with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Hear awe-inspiring works by Rachmaninov and Holst with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
In Harmony Lambeth – 10th Anniversary Concert

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Wed 03 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Jul 2019
family & young people
Get ready for a gala performance of young musicians with Southbank Sinfonia and Pegasus Opera
Get ready for a gala performance of young musicians with Southbank Sinfonia and Pegasus Opera
Khyam Allami

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Explore the confluence of the oud and electroacoustics in this free concert
Explore the confluence of the oud and electroacoustics in this free concert
Numb Mob

Free

Free

5:15 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
5:15 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Adventure into the world of avant-garde electronic duo Numb Mob
Adventure into the world of avant-garde electronic duo Numb Mob
The Organ being played

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
6:30 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The Quietus dubbed Claire Singer’s debut album ‘genuinely magical’
The Quietus dubbed Claire Singer’s debut album ‘genuinely magical’
New Music: Trespassing

Free

Free

9:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
9:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
What will music become in our rapidly changing cities? A new commission investigates
What will music become in our rapidly changing cities? A new commission investigates
Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble

Free

Free

10:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
10:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Dive into genre-bending electronic sounds at this free summertime club night
Dive into genre-bending electronic sounds at this free summertime club night
Shiva Feshareki, experimental composer

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
1:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Turntable artist Shiva Feshareki samples an orchestra live in a radical sonic sculpture
Turntable artist Shiva Feshareki samples an orchestra live in a radical sonic sculpture

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
gigs
contemporary classical
Inspired by water and ritual, Arun Ghosh presents a new composition for wind orchestra and percussion
Inspired by water and ritual, Arun Ghosh presents a new composition for wind orchestra and...
Gazelle Twin, composer

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
3:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
gigs
Prepare for a melding of genres as two innovative musicians perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Prepare for a melding of genres as two innovative musicians perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Sarah Tandy, musician

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
7:00 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
gigs
Envelop yourself in jazz inspired by the ideas of poet Langston Hughes
Envelop yourself in jazz inspired by the ideas of poet Langston Hughes
New Music: Numb Mob

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
8:00 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Uncover the mysterious and oddly beautiful side of Hull with avant-garde electronic duo Numb Mob
Uncover the mysterious and oddly beautiful side of Hull with avant-garde electronic duo Numb Mob
Image of sheet music and piano

Free

Free

10:00 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
10:00 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Catch a set from one of the most in-demand pianists from the new UK jazz generation
Catch a set from one of the most in-demand pianists from the new UK jazz generation
A women playing the violin

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 07 Jul 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Music, installation and spoken text: see Northern Ireland’s capital afresh with the Belfast Ensemble
Music, installation and spoken text: see Northern Ireland’s capital afresh with the Belfast...

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sun 07 Jul 2019
1:30 pm | Sun 07 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
Anything is possible when you just start singing. Join the celebrated conductor for a vocal workshop
Anything is possible when you just start singing. Join the celebrated conductor for a vocal workshop
Rolf Hind, pianist

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Sun 07 Jul 2019
3:30 pm | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Evoking a Bhutan monastery on a cliff, Rolf Hind’s work is for percussion, gamelan and piano
Evoking a Bhutan monastery on a cliff, Rolf Hind’s work is for percussion, gamelan and piano
Youth Choir performing on stage

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sun 07 Jul 2019
4:30 pm | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
gigs
Don’t miss the premiere of Jessica Curry’s work celebrating the powerful collective voice of women
Don’t miss the premiere of Jessica Curry’s work celebrating the powerful collective voice of...
Chineke! Orchestra

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Sun 07 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
You heard it here first: a new addition to Chineke! Orchestra’s jazz-inspired programme
You heard it here first: a new addition to Chineke! Orchestra’s jazz-inspired programme
 Maggie Nelson, writer
7:15 pm
Mon 08 Jul 2019
7:15 pm | Mon 08 Jul 2019
literature & poetry
talks & debates
In an exclusive UK event, the bestselling writer discusses her electrifying, category-defying work
In an exclusive UK event, the bestselling writer discusses her electrifying, category-defying work
London Concert Choir performing on stage
7:30 pm
Wed 10 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 10 Jul 2019
classical music
Music for gods and heroes: London Concert Choir presents the Nelson Mass and Jupiter Symphony
Music for gods and heroes: London Concert Choir presents the Nelson Mass and Jupiter Symphony
Halka by Groupe Acrobatique de Tanger
7:30 pm
Thu 11 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 11 Jul 2019
performance & dance
dance
Thrill to Moroccan street life as acrobatics and music recreate the sights and sounds of the Maghreb
Thrill to Moroccan street life as acrobatics and music recreate the sights and sounds of the Maghreb
Clara Serra López, singer

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 12 Jul 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 12 Jul 2019
The jazz vocalist brings body-moving rhythm, flowing lines, raw lyrics and improvisation
The jazz vocalist brings body-moving rhythm, flowing lines, raw lyrics and improvisation
Planningtorock, musician
8:00 pm
Wed 17 Jul 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 17 Jul 2019
gigs
pop
Love, queerness, gender identities and survival – it’s Planningtorock’s empowering musical show
Love, queerness, gender identities and survival – it’s Planningtorock’s empowering musical...
Audience of children
7:00 pm
Thu 18 Jul 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 18 Jul 2019
classical music
Class acts: children from the south London primary school present music, song, dance and spoken word
Class acts: children from the south London primary school present music, song, dance and spoken word
Various times
20 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 20 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
Decades of architectural innovation are revealed on a tour of Southbank Centre
Decades of architectural innovation are revealed on a tour of Southbank Centre
U Dance: Pop Ups, breakdancing performer

Free

Free

Various times
20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
Various times | 20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
performance & dance
dance
Delight in dance as young dancers showcase their talents over two free afternoon performances
Delight in dance as young dancers showcase their talents over two free afternoon performances
U. Dance Showcase, youth dancers performing
Various times
20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
Various times | 20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
performance & dance
dance
Witness the best young dance talent from across the UK perform in two explosive shows
Witness the best young dance talent from across the UK perform in two explosive shows

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Mon 22 Jul 2019
1:30 pm | Mon 22 Jul 2019
Dance away a summer’s afternoon at our fun and free tea dance
Dance away a summer’s afternoon at our fun and free tea dance
Fashion Freak Show at Southbank Centre
Various times
23 Jul 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
Various times | 23 Jul 2019 - 2 Aug 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Enter the fashion designer’s world at a glittering show laden with attitude, humour and excess
Enter the fashion designer’s world at a glittering show laden with attitude, humour and excess
 Crowd at late-night music event
10:30 pm
25 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
10:30 pm | 25 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019
gigs
electronic
Stay up late with a DJ chosen to celebrate Hayward Gallery’s summer exhibition, Kiss My Genders
Stay up late with a DJ chosen to celebrate Hayward Gallery’s summer exhibition, Kiss My Genders
Studio 54
10:30 pm
3 Aug 2019 - 4 Aug 2019
10:30 pm | 3 Aug 2019 - 4 Aug 2019
gigs
electronic
Outrageous. Era-defining. Legendary. Party at the mecca of disco - recreated here for one night only
Outrageous. Era-defining. Legendary. Party at the mecca of disco - recreated here for one night only
Sold out
Kokoroko, Afrobeat band
7:30 pm
Mon 05 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 05 Aug 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Soul-shaking, horn-fueled Afrobeat brings together this inner London eight-piece
Soul-shaking, horn-fueled Afrobeat brings together this inner London eight-piece
Durand Jones & The Indications, band
7:30 pm
Tue 06 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 06 Aug 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Their aesthetic is steeped in 70s soul, but this band of 20-somethings aren’t looking backwards
Their aesthetic is steeped in 70s soul, but this band of 20-somethings aren’t looking backwards
Alfa Mist, musician
7:30 pm
Wed 07 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 07 Aug 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Melancholy jazz harmony meets alternative hip-hop and soul in the music of Alfa Mist
Melancholy jazz harmony meets alternative hip-hop and soul in the music of Alfa Mist
Merck Mercuriadis and Nile Rodgers
7:30 pm
Thu 08 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 08 Aug 2019
talks & debates
New frontiers in music: songwriter Nile Rodgers and manager Merck Mercuriadis share their industry knowledge
New frontiers in music: songwriter Nile Rodgers and manager Merck Mercuriadis share their industry...
Peter Cat Recording Co, band

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 09 Aug 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 09 Aug 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
The ever-evolving band takes in gypsy jazz, psychedelic cabaret and epic space disco
The ever-evolving band takes in gypsy jazz, psychedelic cabaret and epic space disco
Kero Kero Bonito, band
7:30 pm
Fri 09 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 09 Aug 2019
gigs
pop
Warped guitar solos, shining melodies and unnervingly tender lyrics: it's the leftfield pop trio
Warped guitar solos, shining melodies and unnervingly tender lyrics: it's the leftfield pop...
Viagra Boys, band
7:30 pm
Sun 11 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 11 Aug 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
Punk rock from Stockholm: meet the Viagra Boys
Punk rock from Stockholm: meet the Viagra Boys
Tales of the Turntable at Southbank Centre
Various times
15 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
Various times | 15 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
performance & dance
dance
Travel through musical history at a ZooNation Youth Company show for all the family
Travel through musical history at a ZooNation Youth Company show for all the family
Figure A Sea, dance performance
7:30 pm
Fri 06 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 06 Sep 2019
performance & dance
dance
Radical choreographer Deborah Hay’s latest meditative dance work, set to music by Laurie Anderson
Radical choreographer Deborah Hay’s latest meditative dance work, set to music by Laurie Anderson
Bedouine, musician
7:30 pm
Sat 07 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 07 Sep 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
Another chance to hear the magnetic voice and SoCal canyon folk sound of the singer-songwriter
Another chance to hear the magnetic voice and SoCal canyon folk sound of the singer-songwriter
Malorie Blackman, writer
2:00 pm
Sun 08 Sep 2019
2:00 pm | Sun 08 Sep 2019
family & young people
literature & poetry
The wait is over for the next novel in the groundbreaking young adult fiction series Noughts & Crosses
The wait is over for the next novel in the groundbreaking young adult fiction series Noughts &...
Sara Pascoe, comedian
7:30 pm
Sun 08 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 08 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Assess what really matters to humans at this talk with the award-winning comedian and author
Assess what really matters to humans at this talk with the award-winning comedian and author
Akala, rapper and activist
2:45 pm
Sat 14 Sep 2019
2:45 pm | Sat 14 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Consider who decides how and where black cultural memory is preserved at our talk
Consider who decides how and where black cultural memory is preserved at our talk

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sat 14 Sep 2019
3:00 pm | Sat 14 Sep 2019
classical music
family & young people
Get a front-seat view of music-making in action at an immersive performance with the youth orchestra
Get a front-seat view of music-making in action at an immersive performance with the youth orchestra
Beauty: It's a Shady Business
6:15 pm
Sat 14 Sep 2019
6:15 pm | Sat 14 Sep 2019
talks & debates
Beauty: from self-expression and the performance of identity, to purely the skin deep
Beauty: from self-expression and the performance of identity, to purely the skin deep
Chineke! Chamber Ensemble
7:00 pm
Sun 15 Sep 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 15 Sep 2019
classical music
Errollyn Wallen, Dvorák and Ligeti: Chineke! appears for its fifth Africa Utopia
Errollyn Wallen, Dvorák and Ligeti: Chineke! appears for its fifth Africa Utopia
Philippa Perry
7:30 pm
Thu 19 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 19 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
talks & debates
How much does our own upbringing affect our parenting?
How much does our own upbringing affect our parenting?
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

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7:30 pm
Mon 23 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 23 Sep 2019
classical music
Be transported back to the cabaret of 1920s Berlin with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Be transported back to the cabaret of 1920s Berlin with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Antoni Porowski, TV personality
7:30 pm
Wed 25 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 25 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Serve up your burning questions about food and healthy living for the Queer Eye star and author
Serve up your burning questions about food and healthy living for the Queer Eye star and author
Musical instruments in opened wrapping paper
7:30 pm
Thu 26 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Sep 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
What is the role of the modern orchestra in the 21st century? Delve deeper with BBC Radio 3 presenter Tom Service
What is the role of the modern orchestra in the 21st century? Delve deeper with BBC Radio 3...
Giovanna Fletcher, author
7:30 pm
Fri 27 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 27 Sep 2019
Author Giovanna Fletcher presents a live episode of her frank podcast on the realities of parenthood
Author Giovanna Fletcher presents a live episode of her frank podcast on the realities of parenthood
Tones, Drones and Arpeggios at Southbank Centre
7:30 pm
Sat 28 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 28 Sep 2019
classical music
Twentieth-century music defies expectations with conductor Charles Hazlewood's three ensembles
Twentieth-century music defies expectations with conductor Charles Hazlewood's three ensembles
7:30 pm
Sun 29 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 29 Sep 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
André de Ridder conducts music by two pioneering composers
André de Ridder conducts music by two pioneering composers
James Richardson, TV presenter
8:00 pm
Mon 30 Sep 2019
8:00 pm | Mon 30 Sep 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
The Totally Football pod squad kick off another season with a live show full of puns and punditry
The Totally Football pod squad kick off another season with a live show full of puns and punditry
Yulianna Avdeeva, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 01 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 01 Oct 2019
classical music
A revelatory Russian pianist performs dreamy, fantastical music by Schumann and Beethoven
A revelatory Russian pianist performs dreamy, fantastical music by Schumann and Beethoven
Penguin Cafe, band
7:30 pm
Wed 02 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 02 Oct 2019
gigs
contemporary classical
Genre-defying music by Arthur Jeffes performed by the latest iteration of the 1970s supergroup
Genre-defying music by Arthur Jeffes performed by the latest iteration of the 1970s supergroup
Manu Delago, percussionist
7:30 pm
Thu 03 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 03 Oct 2019
gigs
Dream-like handpan sounds meet energetic orchestral beats on the composer and percussionist's new album
Dream-like handpan sounds meet energetic orchestral beats on the composer and percussionist's...
Daymé Arocena
7:30 pm
Fri 04 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 04 Oct 2019
gigs
electronic
The bright-shining performer carries the flame for a new generation of Cuban musicians
The bright-shining performer carries the flame for a new generation of Cuban musicians
Southbank Sinfonia musicians
11:30 am
Sat 05 Oct 2019
11:30 am | Sat 05 Oct 2019
classical music
family & young people
Dive in to some of classical music’s greatest stories in a concert for children aged five to 11
Dive in to some of classical music’s greatest stories in a concert for children aged five to 11
Beethoven Missa Solemnis
7:30 pm
Sat 05 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 05 Oct 2019
classical music
Beethoven’s choral masterpiece is given wings by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Beethoven’s choral masterpiece is given wings by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Alice Sara Ott, pianist
12:00 pm
Sun 06 Oct 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 06 Oct 2019
classical music
Take your seat for the first concert in HarrisonParrott's anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Take your seat for the first concert in HarrisonParrott's anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Pat Kopatchinskaja, violinist
3:30 pm
Sun 06 Oct 2019
3:30 pm | Sun 06 Oct 2019
classical music
Experience the second concert in HarrisonParrott's anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Experience the second concert in HarrisonParrott's anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Celeste Ng, author
7:30 pm
Sun 06 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 06 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
talks & debates
What creates compelling and realistic characters? Ask the bestselling author at this in-depth talk
What creates compelling and realistic characters? Ask the bestselling author at this in-depth talk
Oona Doherty, dancer
8:00 pm
Fri 11 Oct 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 11 Oct 2019
performance & dance
dance
The dancer and choreographer delves deep into the psyche of her native Belfast
The dancer and choreographer delves deep into the psyche of her native Belfast
Out of Order
Various times
12 Oct 2019 - 14 Oct 2019
Various times | 12 Oct 2019 - 14 Oct 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Under bright light a troupe of hapless clowns erupt in uneasy mayhem
Under bright light a troupe of hapless clowns erupt in uneasy mayhem
London Sinfonietta
7:30 pm
Tue 15 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 15 Oct 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The London Sinfonietta performs Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Five Lessons in Frame
The London Sinfonietta performs Sir Harrison Birtwistle's Five Lessons in Frame
Alisa Weilerstein, cellist

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7:30 pm
Wed 16 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 16 Oct 2019
classical music
From sunny to soulful – enjoy the many moods of three great 19th and 20th-century string sextets
From sunny to soulful – enjoy the many moods of three great 19th and 20th-century string sextets
The Bolds Go Wild, illustration
10:15 am
Thu 17 Oct 2019
10:15 am | Thu 17 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
An interactive event for Key Stage 2 pupils, with laugh-out-loud readings, amazing live drawing and more
An interactive event for Key Stage 2 pupils, with laugh-out-loud readings, amazing live drawing and...
The Bolds with Julian Clary & David Roberts

Free

Free

11:00 am
Thu 17 Oct 2019
11:00 am | Thu 17 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
writers
Live-stream the creators of The Bolds, Julian Clary and David Roberts, into your classroom for a fun-packed reading
Live-stream the creators of The Bolds, Julian Clary and David Roberts, into your classroom for a...
Forward Prize 2019 judges
7:00 pm
Sun 20 Oct 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 20 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
The best poetry being published in the British Isles today is read and recognised at this ceremony
The best poetry being published in the British Isles today is read and recognised at this ceremony
Anne Carson, poet
7:30 pm
Wed 30 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 30 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Cheers to 40 years of the London Review of Books at an evening of poetry, music and collaboration
Cheers to 40 years of the London Review of Books at an evening of poetry, music and collaboration
Jimeoin, comedian
6:30 pm
Sat 02 Nov 2019
6:30 pm | Sat 02 Nov 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
This Irishman from Australia is known as one of the true masters of live comedy
This Irishman from Australia is known as one of the true masters of live comedy
Deep∞Minimalism 2.0
3:30 pm
Sun 03 Nov 2019
3:30 pm | Sun 03 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The second day of a weekend dedicated to meditative listening and deep concentration
The second day of a weekend dedicated to meditative listening and deep concentration
Shobana Jeyasingh Dance
Various times
4 Nov 2019 - 5 Nov 2019
Various times | 4 Nov 2019 - 5 Nov 2019
performance & dance
dance
Four dancers inhabit the highly charged world of the artist Egon Schiele
Four dancers inhabit the highly charged world of the artist Egon Schiele
Steven Osborne, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 06 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jésus is one of the greatest piano compositions of the 20th century
Vingt Regards sur l'enfant Jésus is one of the greatest piano compositions of the 20th...
Chineke! Orchestra on stage
7:30 pm
Thu 07 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 07 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
A titanically intriguing story surrounds Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto
A titanically intriguing story surrounds Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s Violin Concerto
Maria Friedman, actor
7:30 pm
Sun 10 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 10 Nov 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
An unforgettable evening of timeless stories and truly exceptional cabaret from the West End star
An unforgettable evening of timeless stories and truly exceptional cabaret from the West End star
Katherine Watson, soprano

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7:00 pm
Mon 11 Nov 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 11 Nov 2019
classical music
Lift your spirits with three Baroque masterpieces from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Lift your spirits with three Baroque masterpieces from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Celebrating the Academy at 60 Gala Concert. Orchestras Playing on Stage
7:30 pm
Tue 12 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Join the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Joshua Bell to mark the orchestra’s 60th anniversary
Join the Academy of St Martin in the Fields and Joshua Bell to mark the orchestra’s 60th...
Omar Hakim, Rachel Z, Linley Marthe, Kurt Rosenwinkel
7:30 pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 16 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Groove with the new quartet from drummer Omar Hakim, featuring Rachel Z, Linley Marthe and Kurt Rosenwinkel
Groove with the new quartet from drummer Omar Hakim, featuring Rachel Z, Linley Marthe and Kurt...
Joe Lovano, musician
5:00 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
5:00 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The great saxophonist’s intimate new project with pianist Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on drums
The great saxophonist’s intimate new project with pianist Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on...
Corinne Bailey Rae, singer
7:30 pm
Mon 18 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 18 Nov 2019
gigs
Taking a new, introspective turn, the soul star plays her first London headline show in three years
Taking a new, introspective turn, the soul star plays her first London headline show in three years
Chassol, film score composer
7:30 pm
Tue 19 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 19 Nov 2019
gigs
folk & world
Stunning visuals and rhythmic motifs are fused into a multimedia ‘ultrascore’ in this UK premiere
Stunning visuals and rhythmic motifs are fused into a multimedia ‘ultrascore’ in this UK...
Marius Neset: Viaduct
7:30 pm
Thu 21 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The dynamic jazz saxophonist and London Sinfonietta reunite for a new commission
The dynamic jazz saxophonist and London Sinfonietta reunite for a new commission
Danilo Perez, pianist
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
A new project from the proponent of global jazz uplifts with beautiful melodies and syncopated rhythms
A new project from the proponent of global jazz uplifts with beautiful melodies and syncopated...
Matthew Barley, cellist
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
From Duke Ellington to a premiere by Misha Mullov-Abbado, the BBC Concert Orchestra jazzes things up
From Duke Ellington to a premiere by Misha Mullov-Abbado, the BBC Concert Orchestra jazzes things up
Cleveland Watkiss, vocalist
7:30 pm
Sun 24 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Look back over a lifetime of jazz innovation with the award-winning vocalist
Look back over a lifetime of jazz innovation with the award-winning vocalist
Behzod Abduraimov, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 26 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Enjoy the views as you encounter Chopin’s preludes and Mussorgsky’s innovative gallery promenade
Enjoy the views as you encounter Chopin’s preludes and Mussorgsky’s innovative gallery promenade
Alexis Ffrench, composer and pianist
7:30 pm
Sat 30 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 30 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Leading the way for a new generation of classical artists, the pianist defies our preconceptions
Leading the way for a new generation of classical artists, the pianist defies our preconceptions
City of London Symphonia at Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre
3:00 pm
Sun 01 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 01 Dec 2019
classical music
literature & poetry
Four writers join City of London Sinfonia to retell stories from One Thousand and One Nights
Four writers join City of London Sinfonia to retell stories from One Thousand and One Nights
Hagen Quartet

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7:30 pm
Mon 02 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 02 Dec 2019
classical music
classical music
It is hard to know what to admire most in the quartet’s playing (The New York Times)
It is hard to know what to admire most in the quartet’s playing (The New York Times)
Yevgeny Sudbin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 03 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 03 Dec 2019
classical music
classical music
‘A pianist of uncommon sensitivity and refinement.’ (The Independent)
‘A pianist of uncommon sensitivity and refinement.’ (The Independent)
7:30 pm
Wed 04 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 04 Dec 2019
gigs
Hear the ‘Britfolk pin-up’ singer-songwriter perform a set of profound and deeply personal songs
Hear the ‘Britfolk pin-up’ singer-songwriter perform a set of profound and deeply personal songs
Georg Friedrich Haas Responds to Bridget Riley
7:30 pm
Thu 05 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 05 Dec 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The composer responds to a major visual art retrospective, with the London Sinfonietta
The composer responds to a major visual art retrospective, with the London Sinfonietta
Image of high-rise buildings
7:30 pm
Fri 06 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 06 Dec 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Oh brave new world... The BBC Concert Orchestra shares a dystopic vision in a new Saxophone Concerto
Oh brave new world... The BBC Concert Orchestra shares a dystopic vision in a new Saxophone Concerto
National Children's Orchestras Winter Concert, young girls with violins
3:00 pm
Sun 08 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 08 Dec 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Pay homage to exceptional young musicians performing Mahler and Rimsky-Korsakov
Pay homage to exceptional young musicians performing Mahler and Rimsky-Korsakov
Liza Pulman, Dillie Keane and Adèle Anderson  holding  martini glasses
Various times
10 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Various times | 10 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
The songs are mostly topical, the glamour unstoppable: Britain’s greatest cabaret trio are back!
The songs are mostly topical, the glamour unstoppable: Britain’s greatest cabaret trio are back!
London Contemporary Orchestra – Rushes
7:30 pm
Fri 17 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 17 Jan 2020
classical music
classical music
An art installation responds to the sound of the LCO playing Michael Gordon’s mesmerising piece Rushes
An art installation responds to the sound of the LCO playing Michael Gordon’s mesmerising piece...
London Sinfonietta
7:30 pm
Wed 22 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 22 Jan 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Look back at the music of the past 100 years with the London Sinfonietta
Look back at the music of the past 100 years with the London Sinfonietta
Beethoven: Symphonies No.2&3

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7:00 pm
Tue 28 Jan 2020
7:00 pm | Tue 28 Jan 2020
classical music
classical music
The composer’s major-key masterpieces save the day with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The composer’s major-key masterpieces save the day with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Denis Kozhukhin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 29 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 29 Jan 2020
classical music
classical music
A fantastical sonata, amusing impromptus and a moody waltz reflect ‘spellbinding’ artistry
A fantastical sonata, amusing impromptus and a moody waltz reflect ‘spellbinding’ artistry
Kurt Elling, singer
7:30 pm
Fri 31 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 31 Jan 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
The BBC Concert Orchestra and an all-star cast present Guy Barker and Kurt Elling's jazz audio drama
The BBC Concert Orchestra and an all-star cast present Guy Barker and Kurt Elling's jazz audio...
Corinthian Orchestra Fantastique!
8:00 pm
Mon 03 Feb 2020
8:00 pm | Mon 03 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Bewitching images abound in the Corinthian Orchestra’s performance of Berlioz’s dreamlike symphony
Bewitching images abound in the Corinthian Orchestra’s performance of Berlioz’s dreamlike...

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Access

For access to Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer and Purcell Room please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.

For access to Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating row A and all wheelchair spaces please enter via the Artist Entrance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall slip road (Level 1).

For lift access to Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden please use the Roof Garden Lift in the Queen Elizabeth Hall slip road (Level 1).

download step-free access map

We welcome wheelchair users and guide companion dogs. Wheelchairs are available for visitors by visiting the Royal Festival Hall Artists' Entrance when you arrive (subject to availability).

Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.

Cloakroom

Situated downstairs from the main foyer, our cloakroom opens approximately 60 minutes before the start of any Queen Elizabeth Hall show, and closes around 15 minutes after the performance ends. It is also open on selected festival days. It’s at the bottom of the stairs next to the Ticket Desk.

Toilets

An accessible toilet and gender neutral inclusive toilets are located in the foyer.

A Changing Places Toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub, Level 2 Royal Festival Hall. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.

Parking 

Blue Badge holders and those with access requirements can be dropped off on the Queen Elizabeth Hall slip road off Belvedere Road (the road between Royal Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery).

The Hayward car park is now closed to cars. Alternative parking is available nearby at the National Theatre car park (330 metres) and APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park (490 metres), subject to charges. Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting Southbank Centre can be found at the National Theatre car park (330 metres). Just take your badge and car park ticket to Royal Festival Hall Ticket Office on Level 2, for validation before you leave.

Please note: there is no step-free access from the National Theatre car park when the building is closed on Sunday.

Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting Southbank Centre can also be found at the South Bank car park – APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park. Just take your badge and car park ticket to the parking attendant office at the entrance to the car park for validation before you leave.

A drop-off point at Royal Festival Hall (30 metres) has been created for visitors who are unable to walk from alternative car parks.

While you're here

We politely ask you to follow our house rules and any requests from our Visitor Experience team. Please help us to keep our foyers looking welcoming and presentable to everyone.

Our cafe/bar seating is for visitors who are purchasing food and beverages from the venue. No food and beverages bought outside may be consumed in this area.

Thank you for respecting that the cafe is a gadget and laptop free area. You are welcome to use your laptop, tablet, e-reader or other equivalent device in other areas from 10am – 5pm.

We cannot guarantee that the space is always available for non-socialising activity and ask that you pack up all laptops, tablets and e-readers by 5pm. After this, our foyer is dedicated to fun and relaxation, especially in the hours leading up to evening concerts.

more about facilities and access

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