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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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Glasshopper, band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 22 Nov 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 22 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Moments of sonic bliss and euphoric rock-outs are intricately woven together by this young jazz trio
Moments of sonic bliss and euphoric rock-outs are intricately woven together by this young jazz trio
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
Jazzworks panel at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

12:45 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
12:45 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Explore the current preventative tools and crisis services available to support the health of artists
Explore the current preventative tools and crisis services available to support the health of...
Bromley Youth Music Trust

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Hear the young jazz players of the south London music hub let loose at a free concert
Hear the young jazz players of the south London music hub let loose at a free concert
Musicians playing at London Jazz Festival

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
2:00 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
A sonic amalgam taking in free jazz, spiritual sounds, roots and folkloric music inspired by Sun Ra Arkestra
A sonic amalgam taking in free jazz, spiritual sounds, roots and folkloric music inspired by Sun Ra...
 Breaking The Silence

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
3:00 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Mark Remembrance month with a free concert of newly devised music based on forgotten stories of the First World War
Mark Remembrance month with a free concert of newly devised music based on forgotten stories of the...
Audeince members at talks

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
4:00 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
How far has the industry come in supporting artists of different genders and gender minorities?
How far has the industry come in supporting artists of different genders and gender minorities?
Jazz Saxophonist

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
4:30 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Swing along to classic big band music from both sides of the pond, plus new compositions
Swing along to classic big band music from both sides of the pond, plus new compositions
Tim Garland, saxophonist

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
6:00 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The formidable saxophonist and musical polymath reprises his acclaimed jazz-rock album One in concert
The formidable saxophonist and musical polymath reprises his acclaimed jazz-rock album One in...
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
Next Generation Takes Over at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 24 Nov 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 24 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Up the tempo with emerging artists on the final day of the EFG London Jazz Festival
Up the tempo with emerging artists on the final day of the EFG London Jazz Festival
Chrissie Hynde, singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Sun 24 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
She can’t miss a beat: The Pretenders’ frontwoman presents tracks from her brand new jazz album
She can’t miss a beat: The Pretenders’ frontwoman presents tracks from her brand new jazz album
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...
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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
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
7:30 pm
Wed 04 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 04 Dec 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Grab the chance to hear Frank Zappa’s son perform the father of invention’s Hot Rats album live on stage
Grab the chance to hear Frank Zappa’s son perform the father of invention’s Hot Rats album live...
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
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
Ben Walker

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 13 Dec 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 13 Dec 2019
gigs
The folk guitarist shows his passion for putting old jewels in new settings in a warm and whimsical set
The folk guitarist shows his passion for putting old jewels in new settings in a warm and whimsical...
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...

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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.

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