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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Bill Ryder-Jones, singer-songwriter
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
Susheela Raman, British-Indian musician
8:00 pm
Fri 21 Sep 2018
8:00 pm | Fri 21 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear Susheela Raman’s new album, Ghost Gamelan
Hear Susheela Raman’s new album, Ghost Gamelan
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
Various times
until 30 Sep 2018
Various times | until 30 Sep 2018
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
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
 James Richardson, television presenter
8:00 pm
Mon 24 Sep 2018
8:00 pm | Mon 24 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
It’s not quite over for the Totally Football Show team as they look back on the World Cup
It’s not quite over for the Totally Football Show team as they look back on the World Cup

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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
Concrete Lates x Spiritland: Jane Fitz & Lovefingers
10:30 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
10:30 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Lovefingers and Jane Fitz bring forward-thinking dance music to Concrete Lates x Spiritland
Lovefingers and Jane Fitz bring forward-thinking dance music to Concrete Lates x Spiritland

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 28 Sep 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 28 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Swoon to the transatlantic tunes of melodic folk duo Mahoney & the Moment
Swoon to the transatlantic tunes of melodic folk duo Mahoney & the Moment

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 28 Sep 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 28 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Feel the rhythm of Solana’s bold fusion of world and folk styles
Feel the rhythm of Solana’s bold fusion of world and folk styles
7:30 pm
Tue 02 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 02 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Needcompany make a rare visit to the UK with this extraordinary piece of theatre
Needcompany make a rare visit to the UK with this extraordinary piece of theatre

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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

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
1:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Calling all 11- to 18-year-olds – join a poetry revolution in this free event
Calling all 11- to 18-year-olds – join a poetry revolution in this free event
Anthony Ananxagorou, poet and writer

Free

Free

Various times
Thu 04 Oct 2018
Various times | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Join us to hear radical poetry that looks at this year's theme of change
Join us to hear radical poetry that looks at this year's theme of change
James Holden
8:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Go on a folk-trance trip with electronic music producer James Holden and his new, bigger band
Go on a folk-trance trip with electronic music producer James Holden and his new, bigger band
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
Citizen of Nowhere, participants
Various times
6 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
Various times | 6 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Listen in on an involving drama exploring identities within a British Chinese family
Listen in on an involving drama exploring identities within a British Chinese family
Bite-size China, dumplings

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 06 Oct 2018
Various times | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Taste your way around China at a workshop on the flavours of regional cuisines
Taste your way around China at a workshop on the flavours of regional cuisines
Howie Lee, DJ and music producer

Free

Free

8:30 pm
Sat 06 Oct 2018
8:30 pm | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Lose yourself in electronic music from Beijing-based visionary Howie Lee
Lose yourself in electronic music from Beijing-based visionary Howie Lee
 Scintii (L) Hyph11e B2B (R), music producers

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 06 Oct 2018
Various times | Sat 06 Oct 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Shanghai's club scene comes to London, with music from Scintii and Hyph11e
Shanghai's club scene comes to London, with music from Scintii and Hyph11e
2:30 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
2:30 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
See calligraphy reimagined as hip-hop and contemporary dance in this piece about dissident artists
See calligraphy reimagined as hip-hop and contemporary dance in this piece about dissident artists
Injustice of Tou O, woman on stage
5:00 pm
Sun 07 Oct 2018
5:00 pm | Sun 07 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Shudder to a 13th-century supernatural tale of love and intrigue in this multi-media performance
Shudder to a 13th-century supernatural tale of love and intrigue in this multi-media performance
The English Concert: 45th Anniversary Concert
7:30 pm
Thu 11 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 11 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Be transported by Bach and Mozart at an evening marking 45 years of The English Concert
Be transported by Bach and Mozart at an evening marking 45 years of The English Concert
Matt Anderson Quartet

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 12 Oct 2018
Harpist in rehearsal at the Royal Festival Hall

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Sat 13 Oct 2018
5:00 pm | Sat 13 Oct 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Composers are invited to attend the final hour of rehearsal before tonight’s performance of Passion
Composers are invited to attend the final hour of rehearsal before tonight’s performance of...
7:30 pm
Sat 13 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 13 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
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
Dakha Brakha, Ukrainian folk quartet
7:30 pm
Wed 17 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 17 Oct 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Be transported to a world of Ukrainian folklore and theatre in a performance from DakhaBrakha
Be transported to a world of Ukrainian folklore and theatre in a performance from DakhaBrakha

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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
10:30 am
Fri 19 Oct 2018
10:30 am | Fri 19 Oct 2018
Literature
Discover the Odyssey's mythical world of gods, giants and sirens in this day for schools
Discover the Odyssey's mythical world of gods, giants and sirens in this day for schools
Heaux Noire illustration

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 19 Oct 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 19 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Listen up as womxn of colour share their stories through poetry and music
Listen up as womxn of colour share their stories through poetry and music
An Evening with Sally Field

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7:30 pm
Fri 19 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 19 Oct 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Celebrated actor Sally Field tells her extraordinary story in her own words
Celebrated actor Sally Field tells her extraordinary story in her own words
Adult and child at weaving workshop

Free

Free

Various times
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
Various times | 20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
Art
Get to grips with warp and weft and learn about a resourceful character from The Odyssey
Get to grips with warp and weft and learn about a resourceful character from The Odyssey
Marilynne Robinson in Conversation

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2:00 pm
Sat 20 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Sat 20 Oct 2018
Literature
The US novelist and essayist reflects on hope and generosity in tumultuous times
The US novelist and essayist reflects on hope and generosity in tumultuous times

Free

Free

Various times
20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
Various times | 20 Oct 2018 - 21 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Come on a journey with Wendy Shearer in an interactive live storytelling performance
Come on a journey with Wendy Shearer in an interactive live storytelling performance
Carol Ann Duffy & Friends
7:30 pm
Sat 20 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 20 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Carol Ann Duffy is joined by friends for a special reading of her final collection as poet laureate
Carol Ann Duffy is joined by friends for a special reading of her final collection as poet laureate
An Introduction to The Odyssey

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2:00 pm
Sun 21 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 21 Oct 2018
Literature
Who is Odysseus, anyway? Find out from our panel, chaired by cult classicist Mary Beard
Who is Odysseus, anyway? Find out from our panel, chaired by cult classicist Mary Beard

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4:00 pm
Sun 21 Oct 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 21 Oct 2018
Literature
Hear the ultimate oral poem, The Odyssey, read aloud at an event inspired by Emily Wilson's new translation
Hear the ultimate oral poem, The Odyssey, read aloud at an event inspired by Emily Wilson's new...
Various times
23 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018
Various times | 23 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
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
Opera
An evening of pure Handelian fun.
An evening of pure Handelian fun.
Liz Pichon, British illustrator
2:00 pm
Fri 26 Oct 2018
2:00 pm | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Superb stories, oodles of doodles and masses of monsters from the author of the Tom Gates books
Superb stories, oodles of doodles and masses of monsters from the author of the Tom Gates books
Jolade Olusanya

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 26 Oct 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Poets and performers from the London-based art collective set their imaginations free
Poets and performers from the London-based art collective set their imaginations free
Olafur Eliasson: Experience
7:30 pm
Fri 26 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Art
The Danish-Icelandic artist opens a window onto his practice and asks how art can create change
The Danish-Icelandic artist opens a window onto his practice and asks how art can create change
Southbank Sinfonia musicians
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
Christian Zacharias, Image credit - Constanza Zacharias
7:30 pm
Mon 29 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 29 Oct 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The brilliant pianist and conductor shines a light on innovative works from Beethoven and Schoenberg
The brilliant pianist and conductor shines a light on innovative works from Beethoven and Schoenberg
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
Orchestra
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...
Green Rock River Band

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 02 Nov 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 02 Nov 2018
Wander the British wasteland with original folk music evoking the suburban wilderness
Wander the British wasteland with original folk music evoking the suburban wilderness
Trevor Horn
7:30 pm
Fri 02 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 02 Nov 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Relive the decade of excess at a show from the producer of the greatest anthems of the 1980s
Relive the decade of excess at a show from the producer of the greatest anthems of the 1980s
Korea traditional opera performance

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sat 03 Nov 2018
4:30 pm | Sat 03 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Discover the joys of Korea's traditional opera with pansori enthusiast, record producer Joe Boyd
Discover the joys of Korea's traditional opera with pansori enthusiast, record producer Joe...
London Contemporary Voices with special guests
7:30 pm
Sat 03 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 03 Nov 2018
Gigs
Electronic
The pioneering choir puts its spin on popular hits, with Orlando Weeks (the Maccabees)
The pioneering choir puts its spin on popular hits, with Orlando Weeks (the Maccabees)
7:30 pm
Tue 06 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 06 Nov 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Hear the glorious sleaze sounds of this South London DIY duo
Hear the glorious sleaze sounds of this South London DIY duo
7:30 pm
Thu 08 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 08 Nov 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
Join a pop brainwashing experiment that will blow your mind
Join a pop brainwashing experiment that will blow your mind
Various times
Fri 09 Nov 2018
Various times | Fri 09 Nov 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Laugh like a woman with smart, brazen and straight-talking US comic Iliza
Laugh like a woman with smart, brazen and straight-talking US comic Iliza
Joan Osborne, singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Sat 10 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 10 Nov 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
One of us was a defining song of the 1990s, but there’s much more to its Grammy-nominated singer
One of us was a defining song of the 1990s, but there’s much more to its Grammy-nominated singer
Laura Gibson & Dan Mangan
7:30 pm
Tue 13 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 13 Nov 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Twice as nice: see two of Berlin label City Slang’s finest songwriters on their co-headline tour
Twice as nice: see two of Berlin label City Slang’s finest songwriters on their co-headline tour
Es Devlin, stage designer
7:00 pm
Thu 15 Nov 2018
7:00 pm | Thu 15 Nov 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Artist-designer Es Devlin OBE responds to Space Shifters
Artist-designer Es Devlin OBE responds to Space Shifters
Lee Child headshot
7:30 pm
Thu 15 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 15 Nov 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear from the two masters of suspense about the art of creating compelling characters
Hear from the two masters of suspense about the art of creating compelling characters
Dave Douglas .September 27, 2017.www.johnabbottphoto.com.212-765-2342..
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
7:30 pm
Sun 18 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 18 Nov 2018
Classical music
Jazz & Blues
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
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
Uncover the life, music and legacy of the Polish composer who soundtracked Polanski and Wajda
Uncover the life, music and legacy of the Polish composer who soundtracked Polanski and Wajda
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
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
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 book art
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

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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
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
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
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
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

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
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

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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
Woden artist manikin
7:30 pm
Thu 17 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 17 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

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Multi-buy discount

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

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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

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Multi-buy discount

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
Orchestra
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).

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 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.

Read more about facilities and access

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Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it
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