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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.

Seating plan

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.

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Southbank Centre
Belvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
Tel: +44 (0)20 3879 9555

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1:00 pm
Fri 23 Feb 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 23 Feb 2018
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Get jazzy at lunchtime with this Italian London-based pianist and composer
Get jazzy at lunchtime with this Italian London-based pianist and composer

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5:30 pm
Fri 23 Feb 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 23 Feb 2018
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Folk & World
Start your evening with this duo’s folk and acoustic sounds
Start your evening with this duo’s folk and acoustic sounds

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1:00 pm
Fri 02 Mar 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 02 Mar 2018
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Folk & World
Get some folk music in during lunchtime with Dipper Malkin
Get some folk music in during lunchtime with Dipper Malkin
8:00 pm
Fri 02 Mar 2018
8:00 pm | Fri 02 Mar 2018
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Dance to 40 years of reggae selected by David Rodigan and performed by the 25-piece Outlook Orchestra
Dance to 40 years of reggae selected by David Rodigan and performed by the 25-piece Outlook...

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2:30 pm
Fri 09 Mar 2018
2:30 pm | Fri 09 Mar 2018
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Hear empowering songs from Women for Refugee Women
Hear empowering songs from Women for Refugee Women

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12:45 pm
Sat 10 Mar 2018
12:45 pm | Sat 10 Mar 2018
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Rock & Pop
Check out this trans-inclusive all-woman choir singing pop, dance, garage and disco hits
Check out this trans-inclusive all-woman choir singing pop, dance, garage and disco hits

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4:00 pm
Sat 10 Mar 2018
4:00 pm | Sat 10 Mar 2018
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Jazz & Blues
Hear a fusion of soul, jazz and pop from singer CHUDI
Hear a fusion of soul, jazz and pop from singer CHUDI
Naatal Presents Africa Utopia Member's Salon 2016.26th August 2016.

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4:00 pm
Sat 10 Mar 2018
4:00 pm | Sat 10 Mar 2018
Classical music
Choral
Watch a performance by one of Heart n Soul’s talented artists
Watch a performance by one of Heart n Soul’s talented artists

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6:00 pm
Sat 10 Mar 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 10 Mar 2018
Dance & Performance
Cabaret
A bloodthirsty musical about teen fangirls who are ready to kill for love
A bloodthirsty musical about teen fangirls who are ready to kill for love
Female Highland Piper in full Highland dress piping in Glencoe, Scotland

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12:45 pm
Sun 11 Mar 2018
12:45 pm | Sun 11 Mar 2018
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Jazz & Blues
Hear a free performance of incredible music as part of your Sunday
Hear a free performance of incredible music as part of your Sunday

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Food & drink

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. If you fancy some alfresco dining, the 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 's something for all tastes, occasions and ages.

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