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 buildin is also home to Purcell Room a smaller, more intimate space.

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

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

Opening times

10am – 11pm every day except Christmas Day.

Members get priority

To find out first about what's coming up and for your best chance to secure tickets to events, join now as a Member.

buy Membership 

all events

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Wed 27 Jun 2018
1:00 pm | Wed 27 Jun 2018
Be uplifted by music celebrating refugees at a performance by London schoolchildren
Be uplifted by music celebrating refugees at a performance by London schoolchildren
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
headshot
7:30 pm
Sun 01 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 01 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear Margo Jefferson talk to Reni Eddo-Lodge about pop icon Michael Jackson
Hear Margo Jefferson talk to Reni Eddo-Lodge about pop icon Michael Jackson

Free

Free

1:15 pm
Mon 02 Jul 2018
1:15 pm | Mon 02 Jul 2018
Marvel at the musical mastery of Lambeth’s primary Year 4 Musitrax Band
Marvel at the musical mastery of Lambeth’s primary Year 4 Musitrax Band

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Mon 02 Jul 2018
5:30 pm | Mon 02 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Lambeth’s primary year 4 string musicians take the stage for the eighth Lambeth Musitrax Festival
Lambeth’s primary year 4 string musicians take the stage for the eighth Lambeth Musitrax Festival
matt haig, autor, 2015
7:30 pm
Tue 03 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 03 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
How do we stay sane in an anxious world? In this talk, Matt Haig considers how to feel happy
How do we stay sane in an anxious world? In this talk, Matt Haig considers how to feel happy

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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.
Adapted hero image of AM Homes
7:30 pm
Thu 05 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 05 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join the bracingly insightful author as she discusses her new book Days of Awe
Join the bracingly insightful author as she discusses her new book Days of Awe
Concrete Lates: Laurel Halo, Cocou Chloe, Covco & Object Blue
Various times
5 Jul 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Various times | 5 Jul 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Join four electrifying female artists for a night of beats and musical treats
Join four electrifying female artists for a night of beats and musical treats
Man Booker 50 headshots
128733 BBC World Book Club: Hilary Mantel 2018

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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
Man Booker 50 headshots

128763 Colm Tóibín and Rachel Whiteread: The Art of Collaboration 2018

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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
Ben Okri headshot

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

1:00 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Hear the renowned author and artist discuss their creative collaboration
Hear the renowned author and artist discuss their creative collaboration
Man Booker 50 headshots

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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
Mon 09 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 09 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Hear new works by the brightest young composers
Hear new works by the brightest young composers
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
Southwark Splash Anthology, Young people performing on stage
Various times
Wed 11 Jul 2018
Various times | Wed 11 Jul 2018
Let’s hear it for the tenth anniversary of the performance project for Southwark primary schools
Let’s hear it for the tenth anniversary of the performance project for Southwark primary schools

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Mon 16 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 16 Jul 2018
Politics & History
Society & Activism
Catch a glimpse of the life and legacy of Mandela at a debate chaired by BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi
Catch a glimpse of the life and legacy of Mandela at a debate chaired by BBC presenter Zeinab Badawi
Nelson Mandela visits Hlengiwe

Free

Free

Various times
17 Jul 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Various times | 17 Jul 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Mark 100 years since the iconic leader’s birth, in this exhibition about his fight for equality
Mark 100 years since the iconic leader’s birth, in this exhibition about his fight for equality
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
Wed 18 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 18 Jul 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Settle in for a special acoustic set with the three-time Grammy Award winner in Queen Elizabeth Hall
Settle in for a special acoustic set with the three-time Grammy Award winner in Queen Elizabeth Hall
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

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
2:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Buckle up for your trip to sit centre stage with the orchestra in this immersive performance
Buckle up for your trip to sit centre stage with the orchestra in this immersive performance

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sun 22 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sun 22 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear talented young orchestral musicians perform works by composers of African descent
Hear talented young orchestral musicians perform works by composers of African descent
Various times
24 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Various times | 24 Jul 2018 - 28 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
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
 Sistema Europe Youth Orchestra
5:00 pm
Sun 26 Aug 2018
5:00 pm | Sun 26 Aug 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Revel in the energy of youth at an orchestral performance of young musicians from across Europe
Revel in the energy of youth at an orchestral performance of young musicians from across Europe
Various times
28 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Various times | 28 Aug 2018 - 30 Aug 2018
Performance & 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
Discwoman collective
Various times
30 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Various times | 30 Aug 2018 - 31 Aug 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Lose yourself in the sounds of DJs from New York-based electronic music platform Discwoman
Lose yourself in the sounds of DJs from New York-based electronic music platform Discwoman
7:30 pm
Tue 04 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 04 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
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?
Dancers and live musicians on stage
Various times
Wed 05 Sep 2018
Various times | Wed 05 Sep 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
A fusion of dance and live music from the British Paraorchestra, inspired by theoretical physics
A fusion of dance and live music from the British Paraorchestra, inspired by theoretical physics
7:30 pm
Fri 07 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 07 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
A blind sitar player, orchestra and story teller unravel the concept of divine sight
A blind sitar player, orchestra and story teller unravel the concept of divine sight
Not I
Various times
8 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Various times | 8 Sep 2018 - 9 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Marvel at Touretteshero Jess Thom’s version of the mouthy monologue by Samuel Beckett
Marvel at Touretteshero Jess Thom’s version of the mouthy monologue by Samuel Beckett
Chilly Gonzales performs a one-off show accompanied by the BBC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Julian Buckley at the Barbican, London on Saturday 20 Oct. 2012...Photo by Mark Allan
7:30 pm
Mon 10 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 10 Sep 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Join the genre-defying pianist as he plays beguiling pieces from the Solo Piano cycle
Join the genre-defying pianist as he plays beguiling pieces from the Solo Piano cycle
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
Didisha and Chris McCabe
7:00 pm
Tue 18 Sep 2018
7:00 pm | Tue 18 Sep 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
See the most coveted poetry prizes in the British Isles awarded live
See the most coveted poetry prizes in the British Isles awarded live
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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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
Performance & Dance
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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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
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
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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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
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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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.
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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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
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
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
Lee Child headshot
7:30 pm
Thu 15 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 15 Nov 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
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
7:30 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
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
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
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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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 fairytale that will delight the whole family
Watch this new spin on the classic fairytale that will delight the whole family

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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
Orchestra
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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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...

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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
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

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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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 concept performance of Mefistofele by Boito
A concept performance of Mefistofele by Boito

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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

Multi-buy discount

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
7:30 pm
Wed 17 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 17 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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
Francesco Piemontesi photo: Marco Borgreve

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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

Multi-buy discount

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

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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
Contemporary Classical
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
Das Ensemble Musikfabrik spielt Kompositionen von Simon Steen-Andersen, Caspar Johannes Walter, Klaus Lang und Carola Bauckholt auf Instrumenten von Harry Partch / 11.10.2015 / WDR / Koeln

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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...

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

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
Contemporary Classical
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

Pages

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

stories from Queen Elizabeth Hall

story
The author of How To Love Brutalism explores our Queen Elizabeth Hall
story
Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it
podcast
Listen to this explanatory podcast with architect Richard Battye

you might also like