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Royal Festival Hall

Find out what's on at Royal Festival Hall, London's leading venue located on the banks of the River Thames at the heart of Southbank Centre, plus all the best places to eat, drink and shop while you're here.

As well as a 2,700 capacity auditorium, the Royal Festival Hall is also where you'll find The Clore Ballroom, National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre Shop, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Central Bar and Skylon restaurant.

Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Grade I listed Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues.

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Opening times

10am – 11pm every day

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Talk Talk artwork
7:30 pm
Tue 26 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Nov 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
The great musical innovators are honoured in a performance featuring musicians who worked with the band
The great musical innovators are honoured in a performance featuring musicians who worked with the...
Sold out
7:30 pm
Fri 29 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 29 Nov 2019
gigs
pop
Have the time of your life at a live concert of the golden decade’s unforgettable music
Have the time of your life at a live concert of the golden decade’s unforgettable music
Rufus & Martha Wainwright, singer-songwriters
7:30 pm
Fri 06 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 06 Dec 2019
gigs
pop
Feel the holiday spirit at the Wainwright family party, held in tribute to Kate McGarrigle
Feel the holiday spirit at the Wainwright family party, held in tribute to Kate McGarrigle
Musicians, Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas
7:30 pm
Thu 06 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 06 Feb 2020
gigs
folk & world
Today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians revisit shared roots and forge new common ground
Today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians revisit shared roots and forge new common ground
Chris Braide and Marc Almond, British songwriters
7:30 pm
Mon 10 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 10 Feb 2020
gigs
pop
The inimitable singer performs a selection of hits and material from new album Chaos and a Dancing Star
The inimitable singer performs a selection of hits and material from new album Chaos and a Dancing...
Goldfrapp, electronic music duo
7:30 pm
Sun 29 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 29 Mar 2020
gigs
folk & world
The multi-platinum selling electronic provocateurs mark the anniversary of Felt Mountain
The multi-platinum selling electronic provocateurs mark the anniversary of Felt Mountain
David Rodigan and the Outlook Orchestra
Various times
9 Apr 2020 - 10 Apr 2020
Various times | 9 Apr 2020 - 10 Apr 2020
gigs
folk & world
Get ready for a night of tunes selected by the influential DJ, broadcaster and champion of reggae music
Get ready for a night of tunes selected by the influential DJ, broadcaster and champion of reggae...
Tindersticks, Rock band
7:30 pm
Fri 22 May 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 22 May 2020
gigs
rock & alternative
The purveyors of dark, majestic indie return with 11th album No Treasure But Hope
The purveyors of dark, majestic indie return with 11th album No Treasure But Hope

top events

15 Nov
gigs
jazz & blues
Now hear this: EFG London Jazz Festival’s opening-night gala showcases a stellar cast of voices
30 Nov
classical music
classical music
Fall under the spell of a landmark British opera and hear Stuart Skelton’s definitive performance
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tickets & concessions

Tickets to all of our events and exhibitions can be booked online, by telephone or in person. Find out all you need to know about tickets, including collection, concessions, group bookings and more via the link below.

tickets & concessions faqs

access

For step-free access to Level 2 (Ticket Office, Festival Terrace, Riverside Terrace, Welcome Desk) please use the main entrance by Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road and use the JCB Glass Lift inside Royal Festival Hall, or the external lift next to the Artists' Entrance.

access information & floor plans

cloakroom

Situated on Level 1, our cloakroom is accessed via steps or platform lift from the Southbank Centre Square doors. It opens around 60 minutes before the start of any Royal Festival Hall show, and closes around 15 minutes after the performance ends.

The charge is £1 per item, which must be collected on the same day they are stored. Items left here are at the owner’s risk and we cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage, from any cause, to items left in the cloakroom.

toilets

There are accessible toilets on every level and gender neutral inclusive toilets are located on Level 4.

A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 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 on Level 2. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.

getting here

For more information on parking and getting here by road, rail or river, click on the link below.

getting here & parking

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