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.

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7:30 pm
Fri 16 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 16 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Get lifted in this jazz concert led by the fearless trumpeter and composer and friends
Get lifted in this jazz concert led by the fearless trumpeter and composer and friends
7:45 pm
Fri 16 Nov 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 16 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Instantly recognisable, the music of Empirical returns to the EGF London Jazz Festival
Instantly recognisable, the music of Empirical returns to the EGF London Jazz Festival
Kandace Springs
7:30 pm
Sat 17 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 17 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Groove to the refined soulful sounds of singer-songwriter Kandace Springs
Groove to the refined soulful sounds of singer-songwriter Kandace Springs
Various times
until 18 Nov 2018
Various times | until 18 Nov 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
James Reese Europe Marches, brass instrument

Free

Free

6:45 pm
Sun 18 Nov 2018
6:45 pm | Sun 18 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Stand to attention as young brass players parade in homage to infantry unit the Harlem Hellfighters
Stand to attention as young brass players parade in homage to infantry unit the Harlem Hellfighters
Shiva Feshareki
7:30 pm
Sun 18 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 18 Nov 2018
Classical music
Gigs
Jazz it up in this concert featuring works by Bramwell Tovey and Shiva Feshareki
Jazz it up in this concert featuring works by Bramwell Tovey and Shiva Feshareki
7:30 pm
Mon 19 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 19 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Van Morrison’s masterpiece gets a jazz and soul makeover
Van Morrison’s masterpiece gets a jazz and soul makeover

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Tue 20 Nov 2018
1:30 pm | Tue 20 Nov 2018
Performance & Dance
Boogie-woogie the afternoon away at this month's jazz-themed fabulous and free social dance
Boogie-woogie the afternoon away at this month's jazz-themed fabulous and free social dance
EFG London Jazz Festival in assoc with K-Music Festival present: Youn Sun Nah
7:30 pm
Tue 20 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 20 Nov 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear one of Korea’s great voices play a rare London concert
Hear one of Korea’s great voices play a rare London concert
 Komeda's Incarnations, performance
7:30 pm
Wed 21 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 21 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
This event has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances
Bugge Wesseltoft. Magnus Öström. Dan Berglund
7:30 pm
Thu 22 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 22 Nov 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Witness three jazz masters come together in a live performance from their new trio, Rymden
Witness three jazz masters come together in a live performance from their new trio, Rymden
Friday Tonic: Mezcla

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 23 Nov 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 23 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Mix it up with music from the world-jazz fusion ensemble led by bass player David Bowden
Mix it up with music from the world-jazz fusion ensemble led by bass player David Bowden
Phronesis
7:30 pm
Fri 23 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 23 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Encounter fresh Scandi soundscapes with experimental jazz outfits Phronesis and Supersilent
Encounter fresh Scandi soundscapes with experimental jazz outfits Phronesis and Supersilent
Way into the Way Out, hand illustration with handwritten text

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 24 Nov 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 24 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Explore the experimental nature of jazz with musicians Kim Macari and Raymond MacDonald
Explore the experimental nature of jazz with musicians Kim Macari and Raymond MacDonald
Young Jazz musician on stage
7:30 pm
Sat 24 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 24 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Witness the thrilling conclusion of this year’s BBC Young Jazz Musician competition
Witness the thrilling conclusion of this year’s BBC Young Jazz Musician competition
7:30 pm
Sun 25 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 25 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
See Snarky Puppy’s keyboard virtuoso hit the stage in this new collaboration
See Snarky Puppy’s keyboard virtuoso hit the stage in this new collaboration
7:30 pm
Mon 26 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 26 Nov 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear the world premiere of a new work by Roxy Music legend Andy Mackay
Hear the world premiere of a new work by Roxy Music legend Andy Mackay
Trio Tekke and Dave De Rose

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 30 Nov 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 30 Nov 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Get on your feet with Trio Tekke's take on the Greek urban music genre rebetiko
Get on your feet with Trio Tekke's take on the Greek urban music genre rebetiko
Hidden Orchestra, musical band
7:30 pm
Fri 30 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 30 Nov 2018
Gigs
Electronica, jazz and ambient music coalesce in the eclectic productions of Hidden Orchestra
Electronica, jazz and ambient music coalesce in the eclectic productions of Hidden Orchestra
Julia Donaldson headshot
11:00 am
Sun 02 Dec 2018
11:00 am | Sun 02 Dec 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Don’t miss the ultimate festive sing-along for families, with songs, stories, and live drawing
Don’t miss the ultimate festive sing-along for families, with songs, stories, and live drawing
Various times
2 Dec 2018 - 30 Dec 2018
Various times | 2 Dec 2018 - 30 Dec 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
Pipedreams

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7:00 pm
Mon 03 Dec 2018
7:00 pm | Mon 03 Dec 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Absorb the sounds of the 18th century
Absorb the sounds of the 18th century
7:30 pm
Wed 05 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 05 Dec 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Wintry works written especially for the BBC Concert Orchestra
Wintry works written especially for the BBC Concert Orchestra
The Honey Colony
8:00 pm
Thu 06 Dec 2018
8:00 pm | Thu 06 Dec 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Witness the evolution of pop at a barrier-breaking concert experience from Lafawndah and friends
Witness the evolution of pop at a barrier-breaking concert experience from Lafawndah and friends
7:30 pm
Fri 07 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 07 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Lose yourself in the fabled folk singer-songwriter’s storytelling style
Lose yourself in the fabled folk singer-songwriter’s storytelling style

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7:30 pm
Sat 08 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 08 Dec 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The Jerusalem Quartet have been welcomed at Southbank Centre now for over 15 years
The Jerusalem Quartet have been welcomed at Southbank Centre now for over 15 years
NCO Under 13 Orchestra Winter Concert, boy playing trumpet in an orchestra
2:00 pm
Sun 09 Dec 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 09 Dec 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Celebrate NCO's 40th anniversary at a musical showcase performed by Under 13 Orchestra
Celebrate NCO's 40th anniversary at a musical showcase performed by Under 13 Orchestra
Nicola Benedetti, violinist and Southbank Centre Board Member
7:00 pm
Sun 09 Dec 2018
7:00 pm | Sun 09 Dec 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Nicola Benedetti performs Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.2 with the NCO Main Orchestra
Nicola Benedetti performs Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No.2 with the NCO Main Orchestra

Free

Free

Various times
11 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
Various times | 11 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
No silent nights at our festive season of free choir performances
No silent nights at our festive season of free choir performances
Rumpelstiltskin surrounded by glowing sowing paraphernalia from buttons to thread.
Various times
13 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Various times | 13 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Watch this new spin on the classic fairy tale that will delight the whole family
Watch this new spin on the classic fairy tale that will delight the whole family

Free

Free

Various times
13 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Various times | 13 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Meet friends for a drink accompanied by free music from up-and-coming DJs
Meet friends for a drink accompanied by free music from up-and-coming DJs
Friday Tonic: The Balkanoes, music group

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 14 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 14 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Try a Balkan goulash of brass and soul with a pinch of klezmer
Try a Balkan goulash of brass and soul with a pinch of klezmer
Carnival at the Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 15 Dec 2018
Various times | Sat 15 Dec 2018
Folk & World
Gigs
Party like they do on the islands at an afternoon of traditional festive Caribbean music
Party like they do on the islands at an afternoon of traditional festive Caribbean music
Glittery Clittery, Fringe Wives Club cabaret

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 15 Dec 2018
Various times | Sat 15 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
Feeling fierce, feminist and festive? Join us for song, dance and an explosion of sequins
Feeling fierce, feminist and festive? Join us for song, dance and an explosion of sequins

Free

Free

Various times
Sun 16 Dec 2018
Various times | Sun 16 Dec 2018
Gather together for a day of activities to celebrate the family we choose for ourselves
Gather together for a day of activities to celebrate the family we choose for ourselves

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sun 16 Dec 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 16 Dec 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Kick start your festive celebrations with the extraordinary young musical talent of Tomorrow's Warriors
Kick start your festive celebrations with the extraordinary young musical talent of Tomorrow's...
Jay Brown, producer and songwriter

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 21 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 21 Dec 2018
Gigs
Hear kaleidoscopic, intimate pop music from producer and songwriter Jay Brown's new project
Hear kaleidoscopic, intimate pop music from producer and songwriter Jay Brown's new project
Group of people watching movie in theater. Girls laughing and watching comedy movie.

Free

Free

9:30 pm
Fri 21 Dec 2018
9:30 pm | Fri 21 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
Need a bit of sparkle as the nights draw in?
Need a bit of sparkle as the nights draw in?
Mawaan Rizwan, actor, writer and comedian

Free

Free

9:30 pm
Sat 22 Dec 2018
9:30 pm | Sat 22 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
The charmingly clownish comedian wishes you the happiest of holidays
The charmingly clownish comedian wishes you the happiest of holidays
Jack Stephenson-Oliver sat at a grand piano

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 28 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 28 Dec 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear favourite jazz standards and original music from the pianist and composer and his trio
Hear favourite jazz standards and original music from the pianist and composer and his trio
Piers James, rapper

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 28 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 28 Dec 2018
Gigs
Catch the charismatic rising British rapper performing live
Catch the charismatic rising British rapper performing live
Kids Count Down, two girls in purple light

Free

Free

Various times
Mon 31 Dec 2018
Various times | Mon 31 Dec 2018
Start your family’s New Year revels early at this countdown party for kids
Start your family’s New Year revels early at this countdown party for kids
Tom Green, trombonist

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 04 Jan 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 04 Jan 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear contemporary chamber jazz tunes with rich harmony, propulsive grooves and memorable melodies
Hear contemporary chamber jazz tunes with rich harmony, propulsive grooves and memorable melodies
Finchley Children's Music Group choir performing
7:30 pm
Sun 13 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 13 Jan 2019
Classical music
Choral
Rejoice in the voice as the choir and its alumni sing favourites by Britten, Holst and Tippett
Rejoice in the voice as the choir and its alumni sing favourites by Britten, Holst and Tippett

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7:30 pm
Tue 15 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 15 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Tonight, Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov makes his debut in the International Piano Series
Tonight, Russian pianist Pavel Kolesnikov makes his debut in the International Piano Series
Gary Numan, musician
7:30 pm
Wed 16 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 16 Jan 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Hear from the electro pioneer in conversation as he reviews his monumental career
Hear from the electro pioneer in conversation as he reviews his monumental career
Woden artist manikin
7:30 pm
Thu 17 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 17 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Discover the freshest sounds from cutting-edge music creators from around the world
Discover the freshest sounds from cutting-edge music creators from around the world
Shayna Dunkelman, musician

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Witness two of the biggest names in New York’s creative music scene perform a rare duo set
Witness two of the biggest names in New York’s creative music scene perform a rare duo set
flautist Claire Chase
8:00 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Marvel at flautist Claire Chase’s ambitious 22-year commissioning project at this performance
Marvel at flautist Claire Chase’s ambitious 22-year commissioning project at this performance
Soundstate Late

Free

Free

10:15 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
10:15 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Classical music
Gigs
Friday night closes with a special set of new and experimental music for solo flute
Friday night closes with a special set of new and experimental music for solo flute
Conductor Vimbayi Kaziboni
4:00 pm
Sat 19 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | Sat 19 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Leading contemporary music specialists Ensemble Modern present new works by young composers
Leading contemporary music specialists Ensemble Modern present new works by young composers
Rebecca Saunders, composer
7:30 pm
Sat 19 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 19 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Ensemble Modern presents the music of multi-award-winning British composer Rebecca Saunders
Ensemble Modern presents the music of multi-award-winning British composer Rebecca Saunders
Ali Sethi Late, singer

Free

Free

9:30 pm
Sat 19 Jan 2019
9:30 pm | Sat 19 Jan 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Hear a free late-night performance from the Pakistani superstar vocalist
Hear a free late-night performance from the Pakistani superstar vocalist
Khaled Jarrar, director and Du Yun, composer
4:00 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The wayfarer, the migrant, the refugee: Aurora Orchestra embarks on a journey through time and space
The wayfarer, the migrant, the refugee: Aurora Orchestra embarks on a journey through time and space
Ping Pong ball and paddle

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
6:30 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear ping-pong in a whole new way at a musical performance incorporating the sounds of a live game
Hear ping-pong in a whole new way at a musical performance incorporating the sounds of a live game
Kensington Symphony Orchestra. Photo: Sim Canetty-Clarke
7:30 pm
Tue 22 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 22 Jan 2019
Classical music
Choral
Uncover vivid works by Korngold, Gershwin and Ravel with Kensington Symphony Orchestra
Uncover vivid works by Korngold, Gershwin and Ravel with Kensington Symphony Orchestra
Orchestra performing on stage
7:30 pm
Tue 29 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 29 Jan 2019
Classical music
Opera
A fascinating survey of the musical scene across Europe 250 years ago
A fascinating survey of the musical scene across Europe 250 years ago
Nobuyuki Tsujii, pianist and composer

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7:30 pm
Wed 30 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Nobuyuki Tsujii won the joint Gold Medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
Nobuyuki Tsujii won the joint Gold Medal at the 2009 Van Cliburn International Piano Competition
6:00 pm
Sun 03 Feb 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 03 Feb 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear the latest creations of some of Britain's best Indian musicians, performing in specially curated mini ensemble performances
Hear the latest creations of some of Britain's best Indian musicians, performing in specially...
7:30 pm
Mon 04 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 04 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Join Corinthian Chamber Orchestra and conductor Michael Seal for an evening of much-loved British treasures from the 20th century
Join Corinthian Chamber Orchestra and conductor Michael Seal for an evening of much-loved British...

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7:30 pm
Thu 07 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 07 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Beatrice Rana was named Best Newcomer at the 2017 BBC Music Magazine Awards
Beatrice Rana was named Best Newcomer at the 2017 BBC Music Magazine Awards
8:00 pm
Fri 08 Feb 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 08 Feb 2019
Radio’s longest running live music programme returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall
Radio’s longest running live music programme returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall
7:00 pm
Sun 10 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 10 Feb 2019
Classical music
Choral
Hear Elgar’s finest choral work sung by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Hear Elgar’s finest choral work sung by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Julie Fowlis
7:30 pm
Tue 12 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Feb 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Seek nature’s enchantments in an evening of art and music from eight leading folk musicians
Seek nature’s enchantments in an evening of art and music from eight leading folk musicians
Captain Flinn:The Magic Cutlass
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
All aboard for a theatrical pirate adventure with live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs
All aboard for a theatrical pirate adventure with live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Laughs are the answer in this barrier-breaking show from Lebanese-American comedian Nemr
Laughs are the answer in this barrier-breaking show from Lebanese-American comedian Nemr
Man Booker 50 headshots
7:30 pm
Mon 25 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 25 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
The Man Booker winning author launches the first novel in his Dark Star trilogy
The Man Booker winning author launches the first novel in his Dark Star trilogy
Various times
1 Mar 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
Various times | 1 Mar 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
Journey into the distant future on a voyage of revelations in this dance theatre show
Journey into the distant future on a voyage of revelations in this dance theatre show
7:00 pm
Sun 03 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 03 Mar 2019
Classical music
Listen to masterful khayal and thumri Hindustani vocal lyricism from the celebrated singer
Listen to masterful khayal and thumri Hindustani vocal lyricism from the celebrated singer
Dame Diana Rigg, actress
7:30 pm
Sat 09 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 09 Mar 2019
Literature
Writers
From The Avengers’ Emma Peel to Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones - meet Diana Rigg
From The Avengers’ Emma Peel to Lady Olenna Tyrell in Game of Thrones - meet Diana Rigg
Angie Thomas, author
7:00 pm
Tue 12 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 12 Mar 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
The bestselling author of The Hate U Give presents her second novel, On the Come Up
The bestselling author of The Hate U Give presents her second novel, On the Come Up
CONNECT: The Audience as Artist, illustration

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sat 16 Mar 2019
4:00 pm | Sat 16 Mar 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Audiences of all ages can get involved in the creation of new music in this free afternoon of events
Audiences of all ages can get involved in the creation of new music in this free afternoon of events

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3:00 pm
Sun 17 Mar 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 17 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The boldly compelling Artemis Quartet return with stirring masterworks by Barber, Britten and Schubert
The boldly compelling Artemis Quartet return with stirring masterworks by Barber, Britten and...
6:00 pm
Sat 23 Mar 2019
6:00 pm | Sat 23 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music returns with its dazzling array of instruments and voices
The National Youth Orchestra for Indian Music returns with its dazzling array of instruments and...
6:30 pm
Sun 24 Mar 2019
6:30 pm | Sun 24 Mar 2019
Classical music
Opera
A concert performance of Mefistofele by Boito
A concert performance of Mefistofele by Boito

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7:30 pm
Tue 26 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Nikolai Lugansky makes a welcome return to the International Piano Series
Nikolai Lugansky makes a welcome return to the International Piano Series
7:30 pm
Mon 01 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 01 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
A performance full of emotional intensity from the extraordinary Japanese youth orchestra
A performance full of emotional intensity from the extraordinary Japanese youth orchestra
6:00 pm
Fri 05 Apr 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 05 Apr 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Encounter an ancient Chinese musical instrument in new musical contexts
Encounter an ancient Chinese musical instrument in new musical contexts
Ludwig Von Beethoven painting by Ferdinand Waldmuller
7:30 pm
Mon 15 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 15 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Feel the might of Beethoven’s towering choral masterpiece, performed by Goldsmiths Choral Union
Feel the might of Beethoven’s towering choral masterpiece, performed by Goldsmiths Choral Union

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7:30 pm
Tue 16 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 16 Apr 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Javier Perianes is renowned for his performances of Spanish music
Javier Perianes is renowned for his performances of Spanish music
Richard Ayres, illustration of flower
7:30 pm
Wed 17 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 17 Apr 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Richard Ayres’ The Garden is an irreverent and darkly comic tale for our age
Richard Ayres’ The Garden is an irreverent and darkly comic tale for our age
Trial by Jury

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7:00 pm
Thu 18 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 18 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy the feel-good hit of the 1870s
Enjoy the feel-good hit of the 1870s
Belcea Quartet.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski joins the Belcea Quartet to perform works of light and shadow
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski joins the Belcea Quartet to perform works of light and shadow
Tubular Bells for Two, Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth
7:30 pm
Wed 01 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 01 May 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments live in a recreation of the classic album Tubular Bells
Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments live in a recreation of the classic album Tubular Bells
Francesco Piemontesi photo: Marco Borgreve

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7:30 pm
Thu 02 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 02 May 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Francesco Piemontesi is renowned for his refined musicianship, allied to a flawless technique
Francesco Piemontesi is renowned for his refined musicianship, allied to a flawless technique
Absolute Bird Australian Birdsong, City of London Sinfonia performing
7:30 pm
Fri 03 May 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 03 May 2019
Classical music
Lose yourself in the Australian outback with birdsong-inspired music from City of London Sinfonia
Lose yourself in the Australian outback with birdsong-inspired music from City of London Sinfonia

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3:00 pm
Sun 12 May 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 12 May 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
One of the world’s leading viola players performs emotive 19th-century chamber music by Brahms
One of the world’s leading viola players performs emotive 19th-century chamber music by Brahms
Bach - Toutes Suites

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7:00 pm
Tue 14 May 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 14 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy a balance of pleasures with the music of Bach
Enjoy a balance of pleasures with the music of Bach

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7:30 pm
Wed 15 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 15 May 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Cedric Tiberghien’s musical imagination and versatility has captivated audiences worldwide
Cedric Tiberghien’s musical imagination and versatility has captivated audiences worldwide
7:30 pm
Thu 16 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 16 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The BBC Concert Orchestra paint a musical portrait of the colour green
The BBC Concert Orchestra paint a musical portrait of the colour green
Various times
29 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Various times | 29 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Classical music
Opera
Experience a pair of Gluck’s one-act operas
Experience a pair of Gluck’s one-act operas
Pierre-Laurent Aimard by piano

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7:30 pm
Sat 01 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 01 Jun 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Stockhausen’s seminal piano music
Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Stockhausen’s seminal piano...

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5:00 pm
Sun 02 Jun 2019
5:00 pm | Sun 02 Jun 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear transcendental, electronica-infused works by Stockhausen for percussion and two pianos
Hear transcendental, electronica-infused works by Stockhausen for percussion and two pianos
7:30 pm
Wed 05 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 05 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Aurora Orchestra explore celestial sounds in an eclectic programme featuring choreography and illustration
Hear Aurora Orchestra explore celestial sounds in an eclectic programme featuring choreography and...
7:30 pm
Thu 06 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 06 Jun 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
BBC Concert Orchestra continue their series of concerts inspired by colours
BBC Concert Orchestra continue their series of concerts inspired by colours
7:30 pm
Thu 13 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 13 Jun 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Chineke! bring their spirited approach to performing the great classics in this concert
Chineke! bring their spirited approach to performing the great classics in this concert
6:30 pm
Sun 30 Jun 2019
6:30 pm | Sun 30 Jun 2019
Classical music
Opera
A concert performance of The Demon by Rubinstein
A concert performance of The Demon by Rubinstein

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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).

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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.

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