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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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7:30 pm
Fri 22 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Nov 2019
gigs
folk & world
This Grammy Award-winning singer brings audiences to their feet with a voice that can’t be ignored
This Grammy Award-winning singer brings audiences to their feet with a voice that can’t be ignored
Calexico and Iron & Wine
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
folk & world
New-folk combines with roots rock for a night of grand Americana
New-folk combines with roots rock for a night of grand Americana
Ella Janes, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 29 Nov 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 29 Nov 2019
gigs
folk & world
Folk musician Ella Janes follows in the footsteps of Françoise Hardy and Simon & Garfunkel
Folk musician Ella Janes follows in the footsteps of Françoise Hardy and Simon & Garfunkel
Kate Rusby, singer-song writer
7:30 pm
Tue 10 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 10 Dec 2019
gigs
folk & world
Hark! It’s a magical evening of festive Yorkshire songs and carols with the folk singer-songwriter
Hark! It’s a magical evening of festive Yorkshire songs and carols with the folk singer-songwriter
Ralph McTell, singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Fri 13 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 13 Dec 2019
gigs
folk & world
The folk singer-songwriter brings his songs to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative stories
The folk singer-songwriter brings his songs to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative...

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Wed 01 Jan 2020
1:00 pm | Wed 01 Jan 2020
gigs
folk & world
A rip-roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, heart-thumping, blood-pumping hoedown
A rip-roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, heart-thumping, blood-pumping hoedown
Ravi Shankar, sitarist

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 15 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 15 Jan 2020
classical music
gigs
Revel in Ravi Shankar’s only opera, brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Revel in Ravi Shankar’s only opera, brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
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
John Prine, American singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Tue 25 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 25 Feb 2020
gigs
folk & world
More American than apple pie: take a trip across the States with the country-folk singer-songwriter
More American than apple pie: take a trip across the States with the country-folk singer-songwriter
KODO, drumming group
Various times
13 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
Various times | 13 Mar 2020 - 14 Mar 2020
gigs
folk & world
Japan’s legendary drummers return with a physically stunning and musically sensational show
Japan’s legendary drummers return with a physically stunning and musically sensational show

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classical music
Fall under the spell of a landmark British opera and hear Stuart Skelton’s definitive performance
1 Dec
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The Bake Off winner celebrates the publication of her memoir in her own warm, honest and humorous way
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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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