Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall has reopened following almost three years of renovations.

The cultural landmark opens with world class, environmentally-improved new facilities for audiences and artists that highlight the unique heritage features of the buildings.

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.

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.

The building was opened in March 1967 by Her Majesty the Queen.

Queen Elizabeth Hall opening times

10am – 11pm every day except Christmas Day.

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2:00 pm
Sun 22 Apr 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 22 Apr 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear readings from Doris Lessing’s masterpiece, performed by artists and authors
Hear readings from Doris Lessing’s masterpiece, performed by artists and authors
7:30 pm
Tue 24 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Classical Dance
Experience a dance production that explores the artistic bond between dancing and weaving
Experience a dance production that explores the artistic bond between dancing and weaving

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7:30 pm
Thu 26 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Apr 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Benjamin Grosvenor enchanted audiences when he won the piano final of Young Musician of the Year.
Benjamin Grosvenor enchanted audiences when he won the piano final of Young Musician of the Year.
Southbank Centre Archive.Researchers and Staff.August 2016

Free

Free

Various times
27 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Various times | 27 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Art
Gain insight into the artistic significance of our buildings through special archival footage
Gain insight into the artistic significance of our buildings through special archival footage

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 27 Apr 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 27 Apr 2018
Classical music
Dance & Performance
Celebrate with us as Southbank Centre’s gamelan returns to the site of its inaugural performance
Celebrate with us as Southbank Centre’s gamelan returns to the site of its inaugural performance

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7:30 pm
Fri 27 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 27 Apr 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The charismatic soprano Danielle de Niese joins with Menahem Pressler, Sir James Galway and Mark Simpson for an evening of musical reflections.
The charismatic soprano Danielle de Niese joins with Menahem Pressler, Sir James Galway and Mark...

Free

Free

8:15 pm
Fri 27 Apr 2018
8:15 pm | Fri 27 Apr 2018
Talks & Topics
Politics & History
Explore the inspired intentions and visions of 1960s buildings at this debate
Explore the inspired intentions and visions of 1960s buildings at this debate
10:00 pm
Fri 27 Apr 2018
10:00 pm | Fri 27 Apr 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Join experimental composer Shiva Feshareki in this special club night
Join experimental composer Shiva Feshareki in this special club night

Free

Free

Various times
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Various times | 28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
Get hands-on with material showcasing Southbank Centre’s varied artistic history
Get hands-on with material showcasing Southbank Centre’s varied artistic history

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Try something new this weekend – bring family and friends to try our Javanese gamelan
Try something new this weekend – bring family and friends to try our Javanese gamelan

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
1:30 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Classical Dance
Enjoy this trio of classical Indian dance performances
Enjoy this trio of classical Indian dance performances

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
2:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
See two original dance performances by Candoco’s youth dance company Cando2
See two original dance performances by Candoco’s youth dance company Cando2
London, UK. 19.09.2016. Uchenna Dance presents 'The Head Wrap Diaries' at The Place. Photo shows: Picture shows: Shelia Attah, Shanelle Clemenson, Habibat Ajayi. Photo - © Foteini Christofilopoulou.

Free

Free

2:15 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
2:15 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
Join this dance workshop that blends styles like house, waacking, African and contemporary
Join this dance workshop that blends styles like house, waacking, African and contemporary

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
3:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Attend this Big Sing workshop inspired by the pop stars who first performed in Queen Elizabeth Hall
Attend this Big Sing workshop inspired by the pop stars who first performed in Queen Elizabeth Hall

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
4:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Come to a Big Sing inspired by pop stars who performed in Queen Elizabeth Hall in its first decade
Come to a Big Sing inspired by pop stars who performed in Queen Elizabeth Hall in its first decade

Free

Free

Various times
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Various times | 28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
Enjoy pop-up dance performances from Shobana Jeyasingh Dance
Enjoy pop-up dance performances from Shobana Jeyasingh Dance

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
5:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Classical Dance
Watch an array of uplifting dance performances by Sonia Sabri Company
Watch an array of uplifting dance performances by Sonia Sabri Company

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Consider folk music’s current trends and history with Shirley Collins and Sam Lee
Consider folk music’s current trends and history with Shirley Collins and Sam Lee

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 28 Apr 2018
Various times | Sat 28 Apr 2018
See this performance piece inspired by Queen Elizabeth Hall and its unfinished aesthetic
See this performance piece inspired by Queen Elizabeth Hall and its unfinished aesthetic
7:30 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Classical music
Gigs
Genre-defying composer Anna Meredith performs her innovative music alongside Southbank Sinfonia
Genre-defying composer Anna Meredith performs her innovative music alongside Southbank Sinfonia

Free

Free

11:30 am
Sun 29 Apr 2018
11:30 am | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Join this creative, contemporary dance workshop designed for toddlers
Join this creative, contemporary dance workshop designed for toddlers

Free

Free

12:30 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
12:30 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Classical music
Opera
Join Streetwise Opera for a performance of music from the opera Satyagraha by Philip Glass
Join Streetwise Opera for a performance of music from the opera Satyagraha by Philip Glass

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
See a dance piece reimagined from past performances at Southbank Centre
See a dance piece reimagined from past performances at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
1:30 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Hear a new composition inspired by the brutalist architecture of Queen Elizabeth Hall
Hear a new composition inspired by the brutalist architecture of Queen Elizabeth Hall

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
See ZooNation Youth Company perform a hip-hop show and learn the moves yourself
See ZooNation Youth Company perform a hip-hop show and learn the moves yourself

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear the young musicians of Chineke! Junior Orchestra perform
Hear the young musicians of Chineke! Junior Orchestra perform

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Watch as young musicians show off their skills in this jazz finale concert
Watch as young musicians show off their skills in this jazz finale concert
6:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
6:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Celebrate the jazz greats at this evening featuring some of today’s top talent
Celebrate the jazz greats at this evening featuring some of today’s top talent

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Mon 30 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 30 Apr 2018
Join London Music Masters for a celebratory 10th Anniversary Showcase
Join London Music Masters for a celebratory 10th Anniversary Showcase
8:00 pm
Fri 04 May 2018
8:00 pm | Fri 04 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Comedy
The Podfather takes a hilarious look at how his life has changed in the last decade
The Podfather takes a hilarious look at how his life has changed in the last decade

Free

Free

12:30 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
12:30 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Find your voice in a vocal workshop celebrating the start of Alchemy
Find your voice in a vocal workshop celebrating the start of Alchemy

Free

Free

4:15 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
4:15 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Celebrate the power of the spoken word with leading British Asian writers and poets
Celebrate the power of the spoken word with leading British Asian writers and poets
7:30 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Classical Dance
The Troth is a gripping wartime story of love and loss, told through contemporary dance, music and film
The Troth is a gripping wartime story of love and loss, told through contemporary dance, music and...

Free

Free

Various times
Sun 06 May 2018
Various times | Sun 06 May 2018
Listen and dance to the showcase sets of the 'new generation’ DJs and their instructors
Listen and dance to the showcase sets of the 'new generation’ DJs and their instructors
8:00 pm
Sun 06 May 2018
8:00 pm | Sun 06 May 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Indie folk singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh performs from his new EP
Indie folk singer-songwriter Luke Sital-Singh performs from his new EP
10:00 pm
Sun 06 May 2018
10:00 pm | Sun 06 May 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Move your feet to the unshakeable energy of India's first ska band
Move your feet to the unshakeable energy of India's first ska band
7:00 pm
Mon 07 May 2018
7:00 pm | Mon 07 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Celebrate India’s rich history, flamboyant dances, colourful costumes and best of Bollywood in this spectacular show
Celebrate India’s rich history, flamboyant dances, colourful costumes and best of Bollywood in...
7:30 pm
Tue 08 May 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 08 May 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Get a glimpse at the thoughts of Beethoven with Brett Dean's Testament
Get a glimpse at the thoughts of Beethoven with Brett Dean's Testament

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7:30 pm
Wed 09 May 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 09 May 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Enjoy the fiery musicianship of young Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili
Enjoy the fiery musicianship of young Georgian pianist Khatia Buniatishvili

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 11 May 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 11 May 2018
Classical music
Musicians from Royal College of Music perform spirited pieces for wind quintet
Musicians from Royal College of Music perform spirited pieces for wind quintet

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 11 May 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 11 May 2018
Classical music
Start your Friday night with a special Ligeti in Wonderland performance
Start your Friday night with a special Ligeti in Wonderland performance

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7:30 pm
Fri 11 May 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 11 May 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Marie-Luise Neunecker perform music by Ligeti
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Marie-Luise Neunecker perform music by Ligeti

Free

Free

9:30 pm
Fri 11 May 2018
9:30 pm | Fri 11 May 2018
Classical music
Percussionist Daniel Ciampolini performs a vibrant late-night improvisation set
Percussionist Daniel Ciampolini performs a vibrant late-night improvisation set
11:30 am
Sat 12 May 2018
11:30 am | Sat 12 May 2018
Classical music
Get an up close insight into Ligeti’s music in this concert for children
Get an up close insight into Ligeti’s music in this concert for children
Pierre-Laurent Aimard.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Sat 12 May 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 12 May 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear Ligeti's complete Études played by the great French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard
Hear Ligeti's complete Études played by the great French pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard
3:00 pm
Sun 13 May 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 13 May 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Three of the world’s great Ligeti interpreters perform some of his most powerful music
Three of the world’s great Ligeti interpreters perform some of his most powerful music
7:30 pm
Mon 14 May 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 14 May 2018
Literature
Poetry
Hear the father of 'reggae poetry' share his journey
Hear the father of 'reggae poetry' share his journey
7:30 pm
Tue 15 May 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 15 May 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Spira mirabilis returns to the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall
Spira mirabilis returns to the newly refurbished Queen Elizabeth Hall
7:30 pm
Wed 16 May 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 16 May 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear premiere works from the shining lights of new music
Hear premiere works from the shining lights of new music

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7:00 pm
Thu 17 May 2018
7:00 pm | Thu 17 May 2018
Classical music
Opera
The OAE recreates an historic moment in cinema at this performance of Der Rosenkavalier.
The OAE recreates an historic moment in cinema at this performance of Der Rosenkavalier.

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 18 May 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 18 May 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear the folk singer-songwriter in a special Friday Tonic for (B)old
Hear the folk singer-songwriter in a special Friday Tonic for (B)old
7:00 pm
Fri 18 May 2018
7:00 pm | Fri 18 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
An explosive new work from the mother of contemporary African dance
An explosive new work from the mother of contemporary African dance

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 19 May 2018
11:00 am | Sat 19 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
Join us for a bonanza of tea, dance, music and royal-themed fun
Join us for a bonanza of tea, dance, music and royal-themed fun
2:00 pm
Sat 19 May 2018
2:00 pm | Sat 19 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
Hear one of Britain’s most inspiring and influential choreographers in conversation
Hear one of Britain’s most inspiring and influential choreographers in conversation
4:00 pm
Sat 19 May 2018
4:00 pm | Sat 19 May 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join us for a conversation with one of the greatest writers to come out of the Arab world
Join us for a conversation with one of the greatest writers to come out of the Arab world

Free

Free

9:00 pm
Sat 19 May 2018
9:00 pm | Sat 19 May 2018
Join us to celebrate growing old disgracefully with our late-night DJ set
Join us to celebrate growing old disgracefully with our late-night DJ set

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 20 May 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 20 May 2018
Browse stalls and discover the innovative work of artists and makers aged 70 and over
Browse stalls and discover the innovative work of artists and makers aged 70 and over

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 20 May 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 20 May 2018
Talks & Topics
‘Borrow a person’ and hear stories from people aged 70 years and over
‘Borrow a person’ and hear stories from people aged 70 years and over

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 20 May 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 20 May 2018
Talks & Topics
A creative workshop looking at performance work with older communities
A creative workshop looking at performance work with older communities

Free

Free

Various times
Sun 20 May 2018
Various times | Sun 20 May 2018
A creative workshop looking at performance work with older communities
A creative workshop looking at performance work with older communities

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sun 20 May 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 20 May 2018
Dance & Performance
See bold performance work from artists challenging society’s perceptions of age
See bold performance work from artists challenging society’s perceptions of age
5:00 pm
Sun 20 May 2018
5:00 pm | Sun 20 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
New York dance legend Valda Setterfield takes the stage in this bold Shakespearean adaptation
New York dance legend Valda Setterfield takes the stage in this bold Shakespearean adaptation

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Sun 20 May 2018
5:30 pm | Sun 20 May 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hackney’s ‘Queen of the Blues’ makes her debut at Southbank Centre
Hackney’s ‘Queen of the Blues’ makes her debut at Southbank Centre
7:30 pm
Mon 21 May 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 21 May 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Listen as soul singer Carleen Anderson and jazz pianist Nikki Yeoh explore the power of protest songs
Listen as soul singer Carleen Anderson and jazz pianist Nikki Yeoh explore the power of protest...
Various times
24 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Various times | 24 May 2018 - 25 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
Experience this evocative and poetic visual music performance at its UK premiere
Experience this evocative and poetic visual music performance at its UK premiere
Various times
26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
Various times | 26 May 2018 - 28 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Theatre
Enter the imaginative world of Lewis Carroll in this adaptation inspired by his classic poem
Enter the imaginative world of Lewis Carroll in this adaptation inspired by his classic poem

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7:30 pm
Tue 29 May 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 29 May 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Recall a historical performance as Benjamin Grosvenor’s ensemble performs Schubert’s Trout Quintet
Recall a historical performance as Benjamin Grosvenor’s ensemble performs Schubert’s Trout...

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 01 Jun 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 01 Jun 2018
Gigs
Hear the rising Australian star perform live in this free concert
Hear the rising Australian star perform live in this free concert
Various times
2 Jun 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
Various times | 2 Jun 2018 - 3 Jun 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
See this contemporary opera fuse K-pop, traditional pansori storytelling, and Greek mythology. Part of LIFT 2018
See this contemporary opera fuse K-pop, traditional pansori storytelling, and Greek mythology. Part...
7:00 pm
Mon 04 Jun 2018
7:00 pm | Mon 04 Jun 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Watch as the winners of the ROSL Music Competition section finals compete for the ROSL Gold Medal.
Watch as the winners of the ROSL Music Competition section finals compete for the ROSL Gold Medal.
7:30 pm
Tue 05 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Jun 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Hear the former prime minister reflect on four decades on the front line of politics
Hear the former prime minister reflect on four decades on the front line of politics
Barbican
Various times
6 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
Various times | 6 Jun 2018 - 8 Jun 2018
Classical music
Opera
Experience a semi-staged performance of Mozart's first full-length opera
Experience a semi-staged performance of Mozart's first full-length opera

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 08 Jun 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 08 Jun 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Kick off your Friday evening with dynamic soprano and marimba duo Percussing
Kick off your Friday evening with dynamic soprano and marimba duo Percussing
7:30 pm
Sat 09 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 09 Jun 2018
Dance & Performance
Theatre
One of the world’s leading actors interprets the subversive genius of the Marquis de Sade
One of the world’s leading actors interprets the subversive genius of the Marquis de Sade
7:30 pm
Tue 12 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Jun 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Celebrate David Bedford’s music in a concert spanning his 50 year career, with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Celebrate David Bedford’s music in a concert spanning his 50 year career, with the BBC Concert...
7:30 pm
Wed 13 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 13 Jun 2018
Classical music
Choral
Celebrate music’s capacity to cross cultural and political divides with the Parliament Choir.
Celebrate music’s capacity to cross cultural and political divides with the Parliament Choir.
7:30 pm
Thu 14 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 14 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The Corinthian Orchestra mark the end of their season with Berlioz, Strauss and Mahler
The Corinthian Orchestra mark the end of their season with Berlioz, Strauss and Mahler
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Jun 2018
Gigs
Instrumental post-rock quartet 65daysofstatic perform at the 25th Meltdown, curated by Robert Smith
Instrumental post-rock quartet 65daysofstatic perform at the 25th Meltdown, curated by Robert Smith
11:00 pm
15 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
11:00 pm | 15 Jun 2018 - 16 Jun 2018
Gigs
Celebrate Robert Smith’s Meltdown into the early hours with a late-night DJ set from Kiasmos
Celebrate Robert Smith’s Meltdown into the early hours with a late-night DJ set from Kiasmos
7:30 pm
Sat 16 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 16 Jun 2018
Gigs
The Notwist bring their creative, experimental take on indie rock to Robert Smith’s Meltdown
The Notwist bring their creative, experimental take on indie rock to Robert Smith’s Meltdown
10:30 pm
Sat 16 Jun 2018
10:30 pm | Sat 16 Jun 2018
Gigs
Urban
The electronic group play a DJ set and live show for this Meltdown special of Concrete Lates
The electronic group play a DJ set and live show for this Meltdown special of Concrete Lates
7:30 pm
Sun 17 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 17 Jun 2018
Gigs
French blackgaze band Alcest play their latest album for Meltdown, with a solo support set from US artist Emma Ruth
French blackgaze band Alcest play their latest album for Meltdown, with a solo support set from US...
7:30 pm
Mon 18 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 18 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Don’t miss the emotive instrumental rock of the Irish trio at this performance for Meltdown
Don’t miss the emotive instrumental rock of the Irish trio at this performance for Meltdown
7:30 pm
Tue 19 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 19 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Join the rallying cry as the Glasgow-based band play their anthemic brand of indie rock
Join the rallying cry as the Glasgow-based band play their anthemic brand of indie rock
7:30 pm
Wed 20 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 20 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Explore the musical edges of light and dark with indie rock group Low
Explore the musical edges of light and dark with indie rock group Low
Various times
20 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Various times | 20 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Discover an experimental new project by Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós in this live show for Meltdown
Discover an experimental new project by Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós in this live show for...
7:30 pm
Thu 21 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Songwriter, guitarist and singer Kristin Hersh performs as part of Robert Smith's Meltdown
Songwriter, guitarist and singer Kristin Hersh performs as part of Robert Smith's Meltdown
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
MONO bring their instrumental post-rock symphonies to Robert Smith’s Meltdown
MONO bring their instrumental post-rock symphonies to Robert Smith’s Meltdown
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
See one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the folk music revival in this show for Meltdown
See one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the folk music revival in this show for Meltdown
10:30 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
10:30 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Don't miss a DJ set of timeless but unpredictable tunes at this Meltdown special of Concrete Lates
Don't miss a DJ set of timeless but unpredictable tunes at this Meltdown special of Concrete...
7:30 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
The Leicester-based instrumental band reunites on stage for a special one-off performance at Meltdown
The Leicester-based instrumental band reunites on stage for a special one-off performance at...

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7:00 pm
Tue 26 Jun 2018
7:00 pm | Tue 26 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The OAE and dancers recreate the sounds and sights of Versailles
The OAE and dancers recreate the sounds and sights of Versailles
7:30 pm
Sat 30 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 30 Jun 2018
Classical music
Choral
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance's junior programme celebrates the end of the year
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance's junior programme celebrates the end of the...
.......
3:00 pm
Sun 01 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 01 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
Hear Carmina Burana and Les Noces sung in English by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Hear Carmina Burana and Les Noces sung in English by Crouch End Festival Chorus

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7:00 pm
Wed 04 Jul 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 04 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
Sir András Schiff and the OAE perform magical and playful works by Haydn.
Sir András Schiff and the OAE perform magical and playful works by Haydn.
Man Booker 50 headshots
128733 BBC World Book Club: Hilary Mantel 2018

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7:30 pm
Fri 06 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 06 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear from two masters of the genre about how historical fiction can shed a light on our present
Hear from two masters of the genre about how historical fiction can shed a light on our present
Man Booker 50 headshots

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12:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Hear two award-winning authors discuss their fictional depictions of opposing worlds and eras
Hear two award-winning authors discuss their fictional depictions of opposing worlds and eras
Emma Paterson headshot

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1:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
1:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Have all your questions answered by this panel of top literary agents
Have all your questions answered by this panel of top literary agents
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128763 Colm Tóibín and Rachel Whiteread: The Art of Collaboration 2018

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3:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Join award-winning authors and film-makers as they weigh in on what makes a great adaption
Join award-winning authors and film-makers as they weigh in on what makes a great adaption
Man Booker 50 headshots

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4:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Get top tips from some of the publishing world’s leading figures
Get top tips from some of the publishing world’s leading figures
Ben Okri headshot

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6:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Hear the acclaimed novelist and poet discuss the creative act of reading
Hear the acclaimed novelist and poet discuss the creative act of reading
Man Booker 50 headshots

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7:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Watch the award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s classic novel before a Q&A with the author
Watch the award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s classic novel before a Q&A with the...
Man Booker 50 headshots

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1:00 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Hear the renowned author and artist discuss their creative collaboration
Hear the renowned author and artist discuss their creative collaboration

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2:30 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
2:30 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Learn the tricks of the trade for editing your novel
Learn the tricks of the trade for editing your novel
Man Booker 50 headshots

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4:00 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Listen and laugh as these award-winning authors discuss the challenges of writing comic novels
Listen and laugh as these award-winning authors discuss the challenges of writing comic novels
7:30 pm
Tue 10 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 10 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
Listen to sublime music from both sides of ‘the pond’, performed by the Lewisham Choral Society
Listen to sublime music from both sides of ‘the pond’, performed by the Lewisham Choral Society
7:00 pm
Tue 17 Jul 2018
7:00 pm | Tue 17 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
A musical night celebrating a successful year of learning and growth at Edmund Waller Primary School
A musical night celebrating a successful year of learning and growth at Edmund Waller Primary School
7:30 pm
Sat 21 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 21 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Chineke! Orchestra returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall and Africa Utopia in a jazz-infused programme
Chineke! Orchestra returns to Queen Elizabeth Hall and Africa Utopia in a jazz-infused programme
Various times
24 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Various times | 24 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Dance & Performance
Cabaret
Find out what all the buzz is about as Hot Brown Honey present a dazzling theatrical spectacular
Find out what all the buzz is about as Hot Brown Honey present a dazzling theatrical spectacular
Various times
28 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Various times | 28 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
Embrace the darkness in this comic and musical concert inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic world
Embrace the darkness in this comic and musical concert inspired by Edgar Allan Poe’s gothic world
7:30 pm
Tue 04 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 04 Sep 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
What do theatre and chess have in common with other games people play with each other?
What do theatre and chess have in common with other games people play with each other?
7:30 pm
Fri 14 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 14 Sep 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Hear the collaborative debut album from Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas
Hear the collaborative debut album from Simon Raymonde and Richie Thomas
4:00 pm
Sun 16 Sep 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 16 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Aurora Orchestra conjure spirits and myths from Frankenstein to Beethoven in this phantasmagoria
Aurora Orchestra conjure spirits and myths from Frankenstein to Beethoven in this phantasmagoria
7:30 pm
Thu 20 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 20 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer Bill Ryder-Jones play from his latest album
Hear multi-instrumentalist, composer, and singer Bill Ryder-Jones play from his latest album
6:30 pm
Sat 22 Sep 2018
6:30 pm | Sat 22 Sep 2018
Classical music
Enjoy a double bill of music featuring slide guitar and North Indian violin
Enjoy a double bill of music featuring slide guitar and North Indian violin
Kumar Bose and Tejendra Majumdar
5:30 pm
Sun 23 Sep 2018
5:30 pm | Sun 23 Sep 2018
Classical music
An evening of iconic sitar and one of India’s finest khayal vocalists
An evening of iconic sitar and one of India’s finest khayal vocalists

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7:30 pm
Tue 25 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 25 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries
7:30 pm
Tue 02 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 02 Oct 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
Ponder the notion of identity in today’s multicultural Europe in this play
Ponder the notion of identity in today’s multicultural Europe in this play

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7:30 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Llyr Williams makes his International Piano Series debut in the season's opening concert
Llyr Williams makes his International Piano Series debut in the season's opening concert
Various times
5 Oct 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
Various times | 5 Oct 2018 - 6 Oct 2018
Classical music
Choral
A contemporary reworking of the legend Tristan and Isolde
A contemporary reworking of the legend Tristan and Isolde
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7:30 pm
Sat 13 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 13 Oct 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Pascal Dusapin explores pain and passion in his new dance-opera
Pascal Dusapin explores pain and passion in his new dance-opera
7:30 pm
Tue 16 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 16 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
City of London Sinfonia explore Bach’s music and his use of maths and numbers
City of London Sinfonia explore Bach’s music and his use of maths and numbers

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7:30 pm
Thu 18 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 18 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
‘Lioness of the piano’ [Wprost] Cristina Ortiz returns to the International Piano Series
‘Lioness of the piano’ [Wprost] Cristina Ortiz returns to the International Piano Series
Various times
23 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018
Various times | 23 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018
Dance & Performance
Theatre
Catch the UK premiere of Isabella Rossellini’s new one-woman (and one dog) show
Catch the UK premiere of Isabella Rossellini’s new one-woman (and one dog) show

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7:00 pm
Thu 25 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Thu 25 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
An evening of pure Handelian fun.
An evening of pure Handelian fun.
11:30 am
Sat 27 Oct 2018
11:30 am | Sat 27 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Join Southbank Sinfonia's intrepid musicians for a family concert
Join Southbank Sinfonia's intrepid musicians for a family concert
Inon Barnatan 2014- Pianist.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Wed 31 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 31 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The New York Times describes Inon Barnatan as ‘one of the most admired pianists of his generation’
The New York Times describes Inon Barnatan as ‘one of the most admired pianists of his...
7:30 pm
Thu 01 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 01 Nov 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Nearly 100 years after its release, an early pacifist film is brought to life with a score by Olga Neuwirth
Nearly 100 years after its release, an early pacifist film is brought to life with a score by Olga...
7:30 pm
Thu 08 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 08 Nov 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
Join a pop brainwashing experiment that will blow your mind
Join a pop brainwashing experiment that will blow your mind
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
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
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

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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
Orchestra
Wintry works written especially for the BBC Concert Orchestra
Wintry works written especially for the BBC Concert Orchestra

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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
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
7:00 pm
Sun 09 Dec 2018
7:00 pm | Sun 09 Dec 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Join NCO's main orchestra at this showcase to celebrate the orchestra’s 40th anniversary
Join NCO's main orchestra at this showcase to celebrate the orchestra’s 40th anniversary
Various times
13 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Various times | 13 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Dance & Performance
Theatre
Watch this new spin on the classic fairytale that will delight the whole family
Watch this new spin on the classic fairytale that will delight the whole family

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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
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
Ensemble Modern,  Gruppenfoto, Frankfurt am Main
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
7:00 pm
Sat 19 Jan 2019
7:00 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
4:00 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
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
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

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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

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

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 and foyer seating is for visitors who are purchasing food and beverages from Queen Elizabeth Hall. No food and beverages bought outside may be consumed in these areas.

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.

Read more about facilities and access

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