Royal Festival Hall
Find out what's on at Royal Festival Hall, London's leading classical music venue located on the banks of the River Thames at heart of Southbank Centre, plus all the best places to eat, drink and shop while you're here.
Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Grade I listed Hall is also one of the world’s leading performance venues. The auditorium has a fixed raked seating capacity of 2500.
As well as the auditorium, there is The Clore Ballroom, The Poetry Library, Spirit Level, (including Blue, White and Yellow Rooms) Southbank Centre Shop, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Central Bar and Skylon restaurant.
The different seating areas of the auditorium are on the following levels of Royal Festival Hall:
- Front stalls – levels 3 & 4
- Side stalls – level 4
- Rear stalls – levels 4 & 5
- Boxes – levels 5 & 6
- Balcony – level 6
All auditorium entry doors can be accessed by lift or stairs. The JCB Glass Lift and Lift 1 provide flat access to all levels of the auditorium.
Tel: +44 (0)203 8799 5555
Eating and Drinking
There are bars on levels 2, 4 and 5 and Riverside Cafe is located on level 2.
Royal Festival Hall has the acclaimed Skylon restaurant with contemporary food, original cocktails and stunning views over the river. There are bars on Levels 2, 4 and 5 of the building open to the public. The Members Bar, located on Level 6 with panoramic views over the river, is open to Southbank Centre Members.
There are lots of places to eat and drink around Southbank Centre, with something for all tastes, occasions and ages.