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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 the heart of Southbank Centre, plus all the best places to eat, drink and shop while you're here.

As well as a 2,500 capacity auditorium, the Royal Festival Hall is also where you'll find 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.

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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3:00 pm
Sun 16 Dec 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 16 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
An afternoon of magical music from your favourite festive films
An afternoon of magical music from your favourite festive films
Messiah
7:30 pm
Sun 16 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 16 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra
350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Mon 17 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Mon 17 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Getting home means something different in the winter chill
Getting home means something different in the winter chill
Southbank Gamelan Players

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Tue 18 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Tue 18 Dec 2018
Gongs, chimes and metallophones ring in the season at a gamelan performance
Gongs, chimes and metallophones ring in the season at a gamelan performance
Feelings of Home, Streetwise Opera on stage

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Wed 19 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Wed 19 Dec 2018
Classical music
Consider what home means to different people during winter at this performance
Consider what home means to different people during winter at this performance
Circus 1903 at Southbank Centre
Various times
19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Various times | 19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Nest Collective Winter Festival, people at the Winter Festival

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Thu 20 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Thu 20 Dec 2018
Folk & World
Gigs
Take in the finest of folk and world music this Winter
Take in the finest of folk and world music this Winter
Photo of the singer-songerwriter Mochudi performer. The photo has been taken from behind.

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 21 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 21 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Feel the enchantment of Mochudi's soulful, bluesy vocal style and laidback beat
Feel the enchantment of Mochudi's soulful, bluesy vocal style and laidback beat
Snow Ball at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 22 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 22 Dec 2018
Show off your best fancy dress and learn dance moves to festive hits at this winter ball
Show off your best fancy dress and learn dance moves to festive hits at this winter ball

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 23 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 23 Dec 2018
Join us for an inclusive day of music, storytelling and performances celebrating the generations
Join us for an inclusive day of music, storytelling and performances celebrating the generations

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Mon 24 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Mon 24 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
If you ain't got that swing, come and get it at our lindy hop workshop
If you ain't got that swing, come and get it at our lindy hop workshop
Five Go Jiving, pair dancing

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Mon 24 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Mon 24 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Start your festive holiday in style with a dancing extravaganza from Five Go Jiving
Start your festive holiday in style with a dancing extravaganza from Five Go Jiving

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Wed 26 Dec 2018
3:00 pm | Wed 26 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Feel the rhythm at a ballroom workshop this Winter
Feel the rhythm at a ballroom workshop this Winter

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Wed 26 Dec 2018
4:00 pm | Wed 26 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Life's a ball at our social dance
Life's a ball at our social dance
Couples dancing the tango

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Thu 27 Dec 2018
2:00 pm | Thu 27 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Dance cheek to cheek at an afternoon of Argentinian tango performances, lessons and social dancing
Dance cheek to cheek at an afternoon of Argentinian tango performances, lessons and social dancing
Rhys' Pieces

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 29 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 29 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
Top up your seasonal cheer at this day-long event with London’s best drag kings and queens
Top up your seasonal cheer at this day-long event with London’s best drag kings and queens
Two children making crafts at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 30 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 30 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Literature
Wrap up 2018 and 'sew' the seeds for 2019 at a crafting workshop with the AFRORETRO sisters
Wrap up 2018 and 'sew' the seeds for 2019 at a crafting workshop with the AFRORETRO...

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Tue 01 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Tue 01 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Welcome the New Year with traditional British folk music and dance, and a sprinkling of theatrics
Welcome the New Year with traditional British folk music and dance, and a sprinkling of theatrics
Friday Lunch: Threaded, folk group

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 04 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 04 Jan 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Folk Radio UK calls this soulful trio ‘An absolute joy to listen to’
Folk Radio UK calls this soulful trio ‘An absolute joy to listen to’

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Wed 09 Jan 2019
1:30 pm | Wed 09 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Spin away the winter chill at this month's fun and free tea dance
Spin away the winter chill at this month's fun and free tea dance
Marco Marconi, jazz pianist and composer

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 11 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 11 Jan 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Learn what smooth sounds like with the jazz pianist and his collaborators
Learn what smooth sounds like with the jazz pianist and his collaborators
Dancers in The Clore Ballroom

Free

Free

Various times
11 Jan 2019 - 12 Jan 2019
Various times | 11 Jan 2019 - 12 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Start 2019 with a shimmy and shake at our ultimate two-night dance marathon
Start 2019 with a shimmy and shake at our ultimate two-night dance marathon
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
12:00 pm
Sat 12 Jan 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 12 Jan 2019
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11—18
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11—18
Various times
12 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
Various times | 12 Jan 2019 - 26 Jan 2019
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
until 27 Jul 2019
Various times | until 27 Jul 2019
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Illustration for The World Around Us at Southbank Centre
10:30 am
Sun 13 Jan 2019
10:30 am | Sun 13 Jan 2019
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Marvel at Bach’s wondrous music and join the Orchestra on a whirlwind voyage through our universe
Marvel at Bach’s wondrous music and join the Orchestra on a whirlwind voyage through our universe
Headshot of  Jeremy Noel-Tod
2:00 pm
Sun 13 Jan 2019
2:00 pm | Sun 13 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
Portrait of Poet, TS Eliot
7:00 pm
Sun 13 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 13 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
On the eve of the TS Eliot Prize, hear the shortlisted poets reading from their own work
On the eve of the TS Eliot Prize, hear the shortlisted poets reading from their own work
Woman playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Mon 14 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 14 Jan 2019
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Rachel Long
7:00 pm
Mon 14 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 14 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
Harness your dreams in a six-week poetry course for women
Harness your dreams in a six-week poetry course for women
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
15 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
Various times | 15 Jan 2019 - 28 Mar 2019
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Adult group playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Wed 16 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Wed 16 Jan 2019
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 16 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 16 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Musical history in the making: you heard it here first
Musical history in the making: you heard it here first
businessman working with notepaper of strategy ideas.Business communication, brainstorming,meeting,plan conceptsNotepaper with male hand.Business brainstorming and communication marketing plan concepts

Free

Free

Various times
17 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019
Various times | 17 Jan 2019 - 18 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Are you a composer? Unsure about rights and royalties or perplexed by publishing?
Are you a composer? Unsure about rights and royalties or perplexed by publishing?
Music books displayed on a table

Free

Free

Various times
17 Jan 2019 - 19 Jan 2019
Various times | 17 Jan 2019 - 19 Jan 2019
Need a space to talk about new music? Come on in
Need a space to talk about new music? Come on in
Audience Members at Talks

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Thu 17 Jan 2019
3:30 pm | Thu 17 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Examine the relevance of new music in today’s world with our panel
Examine the relevance of new music in today’s world with our panel
A man playing Gamelan
6:00 pm
Thu 17 Jan 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 17 Jan 2019
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 17 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 17 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Virtuosic American organist Nathan Laube presents music by Bach at his best
Virtuosic American organist Nathan Laube presents music by Bach at his best
Group of people playing Gamelan
8:00 pm
Thu 17 Jan 2019
8:00 pm | Thu 17 Jan 2019
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Friday Lunch Presents Rude Health

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Dive into new music at a free, specially curated set from up-and-coming composers
Dive into new music at a free, specially curated set from up-and-coming composers
Audeince Members at Talks

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
3:30 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
How does music education embrace the danger and excitement of creativity? Discuss
How does music education embrace the danger and excitement of creativity? Discuss

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Fri 18 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 18 Jan 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Renowned violinist Leonidas Kavakos and acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang return to Royal Festival Hall
Renowned violinist Leonidas Kavakos and acclaimed pianist Yuja Wang return to Royal Festival Hall

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 19 Jan 2019
11:00 am | Sat 19 Jan 2019
Classical music
Choral
Find your inner composer in a vocal workshop with Esmeralda Conde Ruiz and Ben See
Find your inner composer in a vocal workshop with Esmeralda Conde Ruiz and Ben See
Musicians playing string instruments on stage

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 19 Jan 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 19 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Get tips to composing and arranging repertoire for mixed-ability ensembles at this workshop
Get tips to composing and arranging repertoire for mixed-ability ensembles at this workshop

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sat 19 Jan 2019
2:00 pm | Sat 19 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Who is writing new music, and who are they writing it for? Join us for a panel discussion
Who is writing new music, and who are they writing it for? Join us for a panel discussion
2:30 pm
Sat 19 Jan 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 19 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy an enchanting afternoon of your favourite waltzes and polkas
Enjoy an enchanting afternoon of your favourite waltzes and polkas
A man playing with Chinese Instrument

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Get creative at a workshop with composer Peter Wiegold, who shares his innovative techniques
Get creative at a workshop with composer Peter Wiegold, who shares his innovative techniques
ENO 30 March 2017

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3:00 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Three classic English works frame a new concerto for bass clarinet inspired by Greek legend
Three classic English works frame a new concerto for bass clarinet inspired by Greek legend
Sandi Toksvig Live! National Trevor
7:30 pm
Sun 20 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 20 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Laugh yourself silly at a new show packed with tall stories, funny facts and some terrible baking
Laugh yourself silly at a new show packed with tall stories, funny facts and some terrible baking
Irenosen Okojie, writer
7:00 pm
Mon 21 Jan 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 21 Jan 2019
Literature
Writers
Incisive, mysterious, surprising: the short story form is addictive to writers
Incisive, mysterious, surprising: the short story form is addictive to writers
Alice Sara Ott 2016

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7:30 pm
Thu 24 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 24 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
Enjoy Ravel’s jazz-inspired Piano Concerto and Sibelius’ First Symphony
Friday Lunch: Andy Davies

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 25 Jan 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 25 Jan 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Don’t miss this free performance by Ronnie Scott’s All Stars legendary trumpeter and his quartet
Don’t miss this free performance by Ronnie Scott’s All Stars legendary trumpeter and his quartet
Ministry of Sound: Annual Classical 2019
7:30 pm
Sat 26 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 26 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Get euphoric at a collision of classical and dance music from Ministry of Sound
Get euphoric at a collision of classical and dance music from Ministry of Sound
4:00 pm
Sun 27 Jan 2019
4:00 pm | Sun 27 Jan 2019
Classical music
Choral
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all opera
The second part of Wagner’s Ring Cycle contains some of the most emotion-drenched music in all...
 Julie Cohen holding an umbrella in a cemetery
7:30 pm
Mon 28 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 28 Jan 2019
Literature
Poetry
Popular author Julie Cohen headlines the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon in its first showcase of 2019
Popular author Julie Cohen headlines the beloved LGBTQ+ literary salon in its first showcase of 2019
7:30 pm
Tue 29 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 29 Jan 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered
The St Petersburg Philharmonic performs the thrilling Russian classics it once premiered

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7:30 pm
Wed 30 Jan 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 30 Jan 2019
Classical music
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English
Henry Purcell turned the tragedy of Dido into what might be the first truly great opera in English

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Thu 31 Jan 2019
5:00 pm | Thu 31 Jan 2019
Folk & World
Gigs
Groove to the beat of high-energy Latin and African percussion rhythms from 200 young musicians
Groove to the beat of high-energy Latin and African percussion rhythms from 200 young musicians
Little Louie Vega Project
8:00 pm
Thu 31 Jan 2019
8:00 pm | Thu 31 Jan 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Get a hearty serving of E.O.L. Soulfrito from a band curated by the house music icon
Get a hearty serving of E.O.L. Soulfrito from a band curated by the house music icon
Tamas Teszary, drummer and vibraphone player

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 01 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 01 Feb 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
What in the world is nouveau-bop? Find out from the jazz vibraphonist and his quartet
What in the world is nouveau-bop? Find out from the jazz vibraphonist and his quartet
7:30 pm
Fri 01 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 01 Feb 2019
Classical music
Choral
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works
Mozart’s choral masterpiece crowns a concert of his greatest works

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7:30 pm
Sat 02 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 02 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Is the opening melody of Bruckner’s Seventh the most beautiful beginning in all music?
Is the opening melody of Bruckner’s Seventh the most beautiful beginning in all music?
Choir singing at Southbank Centre
1:00 pm
Sun 03 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Sun 03 Feb 2019
Classical music
Choral
Do you sing in the shower? Try Elgar's masterpiece in a workshop with vocal coach Mary King
Do you sing in the shower? Try Elgar's masterpiece in a workshop with vocal coach Mary King

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sun 03 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 03 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4
Great Romanian pianist Radu Lupu makes a rare London appearance in Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No.4
Love and Duty

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7:00 pm
Mon 04 Feb 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 04 Feb 2019
Classical music
Opera
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena
Be moved by songs from the heart with Magdalena Kozena

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Tue 05 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear the music of love stories and fairy tales, from Nicolai to Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov
Hear the music of love stories and fairy tales, from Nicolai to Dvořák and Rimsky-Korsakov
7:30 pm
Wed 06 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos
Mitsuko Uchida and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra continue their series of Mozart Piano Concertos

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7:30 pm
Thu 07 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 07 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös conducts the UK premiere of his spectacular new work Multiversum
Hungarian composer Peter Eötvös conducts the UK premiere of his spectacular new work Multiversum

Free

Free

9:30 pm
Thu 07 Feb 2019
9:30 pm | Thu 07 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Experience a sonic installation inspired by the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's Multiversum
Experience a sonic installation inspired by the UK premiere of Peter Eötvös's Multiversum
Jaywalkers, Americana band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 08 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 08 Feb 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
The acoustic trio brings their inventive brand of Americana to Friday Lunch
The acoustic trio brings their inventive brand of Americana to Friday Lunch

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Fri 08 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 08 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
No British music is more thrilling than the opening of Elgar’s Second Symphony
No British music is more thrilling than the opening of Elgar’s Second Symphony
2:30 pm
Sat 09 Feb 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 09 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Relive the magic moments of Burt Bacharach’s greatest hits
Relive the magic moments of Burt Bacharach’s greatest hits
Music from the Movies graphic
7:30 pm
Sat 09 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 09 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The glitz and glamour of Oscar-winning scores come to life
The glitz and glamour of Oscar-winning scores come to life
Laura Mvula, singer
7:30 pm
Sun 10 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 10 Feb 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear imaginative new interpretations of Gershwin’s popular classics
Hear imaginative new interpretations of Gershwin’s popular classics
Various times
24 Jan 2019 - 15 May 2019
Various times | 24 Jan 2019 - 15 May 2019
Classical music
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ in a hands-on workshop for students
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ in a hands-on workshop for students
Reich: Music for 18 Musicians, illustration
7:30 pm
Tue 12 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Feb 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians has become one of the most iconic works of American minimalism
Steve Reich’s Music for 18 Musicians has become one of the most iconic works of American...

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Hop, jump and skip on our Riverside Terrace
Hop, jump and skip on our Riverside Terrace
Hands underneath a red light projector showing images of symbols
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Art
What colour does music make? Uncover synaesthesia in an immersive session on a sensory instrument
What colour does music make? Uncover synaesthesia in an immersive session on a sensory instrument
Giant Chalkboard at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
What can you add to this enormous chalkboard drawing of outer space?
What can you add to this enormous chalkboard drawing of outer space?
Photo of the Time for Bed event at Southbank Centre's Imagine festival
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Enter a starlit world of lullabies, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and bedtime stories
Enter a starlit world of lullabies, nursery rhymes, fairy tales and bedtime stories
Illustration children dancing in the evening light and birds on buildings
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 17 Feb 2019
Introduce your little ones to theatre at an interactive hip-hop show
Introduce your little ones to theatre at an interactive hip-hop show
The Rig Play Zone

Free

Free

10:30 am
Thu 14 Feb 2019
10:30 am | Thu 14 Feb 2019
Bang, jingle and explore your own sound-world on The Rig, a musical playground for all the family
Bang, jingle and explore your own sound-world on The Rig, a musical playground for all the family
11:00 am
Thu 14 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Thu 14 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Have grown-up giggles at an afternoon comedy club - and bring the baby along
Have grown-up giggles at an afternoon comedy club - and bring the baby along

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Thu 14 Feb 2019
4:30 pm | Thu 14 Feb 2019
Art
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibitions
Teachers are invited to a free evening exploring our new Hayward Gallery exhibitions
Photo: Marco Borggreve.all rights reserved
7:30 pm
Thu 14 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 14 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
This Valentine's Day, enjoy some of the most ardent, passionate music ever written
This Valentine's Day, enjoy some of the most ardent, passionate music ever written
Photo of the children's singer-songwriter Al Start playing guitar

Free

Free

Various times
Fri 15 Feb 2019
Various times | Fri 15 Feb 2019
Sing about cakes, castles, gloop and slime, bears in wardrobes and aliens on your roof
Sing about cakes, castles, gloop and slime, bears in wardrobes and aliens on your roof
Hanson String Theory, performing on stage
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Feb 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Sing along to pop favourites at a majestic symphonic performance from trio Hanson
Sing along to pop favourites at a majestic symphonic performance from trio Hanson
VG Lee, author
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Feb 2019
Literature
Poetry
VG Lee headlines as Polari marks LGBTQ+ History Month with mayhem and sparkle
VG Lee headlines as Polari marks LGBTQ+ History Month with mayhem and sparkle
Musician playing the cello

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Bring your little ones to start the day in a musical way
Bring your little ones to start the day in a musical way
A Girl with glitter Face Paint

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Add colour, magic and sparkle to your day with the Glitterbox face painters
Add colour, magic and sparkle to your day with the Glitterbox face painters
Malorie Blackman, writer
11:00 am
Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear the stories behind the incredible authors who ignite children's imaginations
Hear the stories behind the incredible authors who ignite children's imaginations
Cover of The Way Past Winter by Kiran Millwood Hargrave
11:00 am
Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Cross frozen wild-lands with Mila and her sisters at a reading from author Kiran Millwood Hargrave
Cross frozen wild-lands with Mila and her sisters at a reading from author Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Free

Free

11:15 am
Sat 16 Feb 2019
11:15 am | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Throw down some shapes and perfect your best moves in this hip-hop dance workshop for kids
Throw down some shapes and perfect your best moves in this hip-hop dance workshop for kids

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sat 16 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Get partying with child-friendly hip-hop, funk and disco anthems
Get partying with child-friendly hip-hop, funk and disco anthems
Nadine Kaadan, Illustrator
Various times
Sat 16 Feb 2019
Various times | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Hear about a courageous little boy growing up in a time of conflict from the children’s author
Hear about a courageous little boy growing up in a time of conflict from the children’s author
The Skies Above My Eyes, Illustration of a young girl
2:00 pm
Sat 16 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Voyage to the stars at a storytelling and drawing session with Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer
Voyage to the stars at a storytelling and drawing session with Charlotte Guillain and Yuval Zommer
Ready Steady Lift Off astronaut programme
Various times
Sat 16 Feb 2019
Various times | Sat 16 Feb 2019
Welcome to our space station: train to be an astronaut, make your own rocket and lift off!
Welcome to our space station: train to be an astronaut, make your own rocket and lift off!
THE GIANT STORYTELLING BED at Imagine Children's Festival Credit Victor Frankowski 2016

Free

Free

Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 24 Feb 2019
Bring the whole family to unwind with a story every afternoon of Imagine Children's Festival
Bring the whole family to unwind with a story every afternoon of Imagine Children's Festival
Various times
until 16 Feb 2019
Various times | until 16 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
The man behind hit show Modern Life is Goodish is back on the road with a brand new live show
The man behind hit show Modern Life is Goodish is back on the road with a brand new live show
Photo portrait of the author Philip Ardagh, who appears at Southbank Centre's Imagine festival
11:00 am
Sun 17 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sun 17 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join Kitty Cask for deeds of derring-do at an interactive storytelling session for ages 7 - 10
Join Kitty Cask for deeds of derring-do at an interactive storytelling session for ages 7 - 10

Free

Free

11:15 am
Sun 17 Feb 2019
11:15 am | Sun 17 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Get in tune at a day of music-making with the talented young musicians
Get in tune at a day of music-making with the talented young musicians
Alex Milway in costumes
2:00 pm
Sun 17 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | Sun 17 Feb 2019
Check in at the funniest and sunniest hotel in town for musical sing-alongs and live illustration
Check in at the funniest and sunniest hotel in town for musical sing-alongs and live illustration
Denis Kozukhin 2016.Pianist.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Sun 17 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 17 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Jakub Hruša conducts the second set of Dvoràk’s Slavonic Dances alongside music from Central Europe
Jakub Hruša conducts the second set of Dvoràk’s Slavonic Dances alongside music from Central...

Free

Free

11:00 am
Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Mon 18 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Jazz hands at the ready – join us for a day celebrating all things musical theatre, for ages 5+
Jazz hands at the ready – join us for a day celebrating all things musical theatre, for ages 5+
Photo of a performer surrounded by small children as part of the show Far, Far Away
Various times
18 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
Various times | 18 Feb 2019 - 19 Feb 2019
Under-5s encounter the playful genius of Schumann and the exploits of Pepper the monkey
Under-5s encounter the playful genius of Schumann and the exploits of Pepper the monkey
Various times
Mon 18 Feb 2019
Various times | Mon 18 Feb 2019
Feel the wonder of books at a storytelling session for blind and partially sighted children
Feel the wonder of books at a storytelling session for blind and partially sighted children
We're Going on a Bear Hunt
2:00 pm
Mon 18 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | Mon 18 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Go on an intrepid adventure at a screening of the animated film adaptation of the children's book
Go on an intrepid adventure at a screening of the animated film adaptation of the children's...
Cosmic Currents with Figs in Wigs and Friends

Free

Free

11:00 am
Tue 19 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Tue 19 Feb 2019
Put on your space suit for a day of intergalactic workshops, dance, performance and storytelling
Put on your space suit for a day of intergalactic workshops, dance, performance and storytelling
A toddler holding up a children book
Various times
Tue 19 Feb 2019
Various times | Tue 19 Feb 2019
Dive under the sea with writer Candy Gourlay in a children's show about the mysterious dugong
Dive under the sea with writer Candy Gourlay in a children's show about the mysterious dugong
book cover for The Day I Fell into a Book
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Find yourself in a magical world of imagination at an immersive storytelling adventure
Find yourself in a magical world of imagination at an immersive storytelling adventure
Yann Tiersen, musician and composer
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Gigs
Hear tender piano-led works from the composer and multi-instrumentalist behind the Amélie soundtrack
Hear tender piano-led works from the composer and multi-instrumentalist behind the Amélie...
Heart N Soul, creative arts company

Free

Free

11:30 am
Wed 20 Feb 2019
11:30 am | Wed 20 Feb 2019
Get involved in a creative project for children and young people with learning disabilities
Get involved in a creative project for children and young people with learning disabilities
Illustration for the event This is the Drum, showing children in bright clothes dancing in the sand while a boy plays a kettle drum
Various times
Wed 20 Feb 2019
Various times | Wed 20 Feb 2019
Come and step to the beat with the award-winning picture book author
Come and step to the beat with the award-winning picture book author
Bad Nana illustration
11:00 am
Thu 21 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Find out what Nana does next at a rib-tickling reading from the author of Where Bear?
Find out what Nana does next at a rib-tickling reading from the author of Where Bear?

Free

Free

11:30 am
Thu 21 Feb 2019
11:30 am | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Jive, charleston and waltz around the floor with a day of dancing for kids
Jive, charleston and waltz around the floor with a day of dancing for kids
Audience members at Imagine festival
Various times
Thu 21 Feb 2019
Various times | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Find your happy at an interactive craft and storytelling workshop full of feel-good fun
Find your happy at an interactive craft and storytelling workshop full of feel-good fun
Photo of storyteller Richard O'Neill sitting inside a traditional Romany caravan
2:00 pm
Thu 21 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Fly away on a magical white horse as the Romani storyteller weaves tales for ages 6 - 10
Fly away on a magical white horse as the Romani storyteller weaves tales for ages 6 - 10
Adrian Varela and Philharmonia Chamber Players play Bach, Stravinsky, Piazzolla

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 21 Feb 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Violinist Adrián Varela leads a string quartet in works by JS Bach, Stravinsky and Piazzolla
Violinist Adrián Varela leads a string quartet in works by JS Bach, Stravinsky and Piazzolla
Philippe Herreweghe

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7:30 pm
Thu 21 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear a 21st-century orchestra transformed by a conductor known for Baroque and Classical music
Hear a 21st-century orchestra transformed by a conductor known for Baroque and Classical music
The Burning Glass, acoustic band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Feel the fierce energy, lilting layers of vocals and sparks of lyrical wit from this four-piece band
Feel the fierce energy, lilting layers of vocals and sparks of lyrical wit from this four-piece band
Photo portrait of author Alex Bell
Various times
Fri 22 Feb 2019
Various times | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Write your way to the land of ice and snow with the author of The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club
Write your way to the land of ice and snow with the author of The Polar Bear Explorers’ Club
Timberlina, drag queen

Free

Free

Various times
Fri 22 Feb 2019
Various times | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Craft a spoon doll of your extraordinary alter ego and share it in this workshop and parade
Craft a spoon doll of your extraordinary alter ego and share it in this workshop and parade

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7:30 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Beethoven’s five piano concertos over two action-packed concerts
Hear Beethoven’s five piano concertos over two action-packed concerts
Being Green illustration from The Great Big Green Book
11:00 am
Sat 23 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Make eco-warriors of your little ones at a reading from The Great Big Green Book
Make eco-warriors of your little ones at a reading from The Great Big Green Book
How to Train Your Dragon illustration

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 23 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Come for a delightfully dangerous jaunt on the Isle of Berk at a day reading Cressida Cowell's book
Come for a delightfully dangerous jaunt on the Isle of Berk at a day reading Cressida Cowell's...
12:00 pm
Sat 23 Feb 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Classical music
Take a closer look at Beethoven’s piano concertos in this study day
Take a closer look at Beethoven’s piano concertos in this study day
Girl in audience at Southbank Centre
2:00 pm
Sat 23 Feb 2019
2:00 pm | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Hear the story of Ade, a young boy who defies his bullies and earns himself a super cool nickname
Hear the story of Ade, a young boy who defies his bullies and earns himself a super cool nickname
Cressida Cowell, author

Free

Free

4:15 pm
Sat 23 Feb 2019
4:15 pm | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Bring your little dragons for a book signing with the children’s author
Bring your little dragons for a book signing with the children’s author

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7:30 pm
Sat 23 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Surmount one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution
Surmount one of the pinnacles of art in the age of revolution
Chitra Soundar, author
11:00 am
Sun 24 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Sun 24 Feb 2019
Journey to a land of ice and snow with a children’s tale set in the home of the polar bears
Journey to a land of ice and snow with a children’s tale set in the home of the polar bears
Fold Out City with instructions

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 24 Feb 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 24 Feb 2019
Build a model city inspired by the ever-evolving London skyline in an origami workshop
Build a model city inspired by the ever-evolving London skyline in an origami workshop
 Jasbinder Bilan, author
Various times
Sun 24 Feb 2019
Various times | Sun 24 Feb 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Author Jasbinder Bilan leads a magic-realist adventure workshop as we join Asha and her spirit bird
Author Jasbinder Bilan leads a magic-realist adventure workshop as we join Asha and her spirit bird
HSKU 20140818 Esa-Pekka Salonen Helsingin musiikkitalolla. Kuva: Benjamin Suomela HS

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7:30 pm
Sun 24 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts his own Cello Concerto alongside Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts his own Cello Concerto alongside Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra

Free

Free

10:00 am
Mon 25 Feb 2019
10:00 am | Mon 25 Feb 2019
Classical music
Hear a showcase of talented young musicians as part of Music for Youth's Regional Festival Series
Hear a showcase of talented young musicians as part of Music for Youth's Regional Festival...

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7:30 pm
Mon 25 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 25 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
English concert organist Catherine Ennis performs one of the most famous organ toccatas
English concert organist Catherine Ennis performs one of the most famous organ toccatas
Angela Hewitt, classical pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 26 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Feb 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
This beautifully programmed recital demonstrates Angela Hewitt’s affinity with the Baroque
This beautifully programmed recital demonstrates Angela Hewitt’s affinity with the Baroque

Free

Free

10:30 am
Wed 27 Feb 2019
10:30 am | Wed 27 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Let's hear it for love at a day of tea-dancing demonstrations, workshops and performances
Let's hear it for love at a day of tea-dancing demonstrations, workshops and performances

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7:30 pm
Wed 27 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 27 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
British music isn’t what you might think
British music isn’t what you might think
Soprano Marianne Crebassa

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7:30 pm
Thu 28 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Feb 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an evocative programme full of personal connections.
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts an evocative programme full of personal connections.
Goran Bregovic
8:00 pm
Fri 01 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 01 Mar 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Find unity in sound as the Balkan composer brings together three musical traditions
Find unity in sound as the Balkan composer brings together three musical traditions

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7:30 pm
Sat 02 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 02 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
Luxuriate in music written specially to appeal to British audiences
Luxuriate in music written specially to appeal to British audiences
3:00 pm
Sun 03 Mar 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 03 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enjoy iconic film scores from the Hollywood heavyweight
Enjoy iconic film scores from the Hollywood heavyweight

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7:30 pm
Tue 05 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Enter the energetic worlds of Mozart and Mahler
Enter the energetic worlds of Mozart and Mahler
Sir Ranulph Fiennes, explorer
7:30 pm
Wed 06 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Mar 2019
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
The world’s greatest living explorer in conversation with fellow adventurer Bear Grylls
The world’s greatest living explorer in conversation with fellow adventurer Bear Grylls
Audience in the Royal Festival Hall
2:00 pm
Fri 08 Mar 2019
2:00 pm | Fri 08 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Consider the state of the nation for women and girls - now
Consider the state of the nation for women and girls - now
Influential women at the Women on the Move Awards

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Fri 08 Mar 2019
6:30 pm | Fri 08 Mar 2019
Celebrate inspirational leadership from migrant and refugee women at the Women on the Move Awards
Celebrate inspirational leadership from migrant and refugee women at the Women on the Move Awards
Angela Davis, political activist, academic and author
8:00 pm
Fri 08 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 08 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Hear from legendary activist, writer and scholar Angela Davis on International Women's Day at WOW
Hear from legendary activist, writer and scholar Angela Davis on International Women's Day at...
Audience in the Royal Festival Hall
2:00 pm
Sat 09 Mar 2019
2:00 pm | Sat 09 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
What does the future look like for girls and women?
What does the future look like for girls and women?
Naomi Klein, author, social activist, and filmmaker
8:00 pm
Sat 09 Mar 2019
8:00 pm | Sat 09 Mar 2019
Talks & Topics
Gender Politics & Equality
Renowned author Naomi Klein discusses the present political landscape with WOW founder Jude Kelly
Renowned author Naomi Klein discusses the present political landscape with WOW founder Jude Kelly
7:30 pm
Mon 11 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 11 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The BBC Concert Orchestra and Keith Lockhart provide a musical take on well-known double acts
The BBC Concert Orchestra and Keith Lockhart provide a musical take on well-known double acts

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7:30 pm
Tue 12 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 12 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
In a career spanning nearly 60 years Maurizio Pollini has established himself as one of the great keyboard legends
In a career spanning nearly 60 years Maurizio Pollini has established himself as one of the great...
 Friday Lunch: Moostak Trio

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 15 Mar 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 15 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear the jazz trio react to each other with moods and textures to open up a wealth of possibilities
Hear the jazz trio react to each other with moods and textures to open up a wealth of possibilities
Dhafer Youssef
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Mar 2019
Gigs
Folk & World
Go on a sublime sonic expedition with virtuoso singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef
Go on a sublime sonic expedition with virtuoso singer and oud player Dhafer Youssef
7:30 pm
Sat 16 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 16 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
See the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform great classics
See the world famous Royal Philharmonic Orchestra perform great classics
David Gray, singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Sun 17 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 17 Mar 2019
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Hear the singer-songwriter behind heartbreak classic ‘Babylon’ perform new album Gold in a Brass Age
Hear the singer-songwriter behind heartbreak classic ‘Babylon’ perform new album Gold in a Brass...
 Brahms Piano Concerto No.1

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7:00 pm
Mon 18 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 18 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the first of two concerts
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the first of two concerts
Brahms Piano Concerto No.2

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7:00 pm
Tue 19 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 19 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the second of two concerts
Sir András Schiff performs a blockbuster piano concerto in the second of two concerts
Tommy Emmanuel with his guitar
7:30 pm
Wed 20 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 20 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear music from the new collaborative project of the international master of solo acoustic guitar
Hear music from the new collaborative project of the international master of solo acoustic guitar
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
Choirs perform the masterworks of Brahms, Schumann and Mozart.
Choirs perform the masterworks of Brahms, Schumann and Mozart.
Various times
until 23 Mar 2019
Various times | until 23 Mar 2019
Classical music
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall organ
Unavailable

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7:30 pm
Sat 23 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
What if silence had a sound?
What if silence had a sound?

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3:00 pm
Sun 24 Mar 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 24 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
In an afternoon of Viennese genius, hear Schubert’s mighty Ninth Symphony and two works by Mozart
In an afternoon of Viennese genius, hear Schubert’s mighty Ninth Symphony and two works by Mozart
School orchestra and choir performing on stage
7:00 pm
Mon 25 Mar 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 25 Mar 2019
Shine a light on Wandsworth’s young musicians at an evening of musical collaborations
Shine a light on Wandsworth’s young musicians at an evening of musical collaborations

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7:30 pm
Wed 27 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 27 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
William Walton was the original angry young composer
William Walton was the original angry young composer

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7:30 pm
Thu 28 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman is both conductor and soloist in this concert of infectious melodies
Legendary violinist Pinchas Zukerman is both conductor and soloist in this concert of infectious...
7:30 pm
Fri 29 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 29 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
‘The best tenor in the world?’ asked The Independent. We just know he sounds glorious
‘The best tenor in the world?’ asked The Independent. We just know he sounds glorious

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12:00 pm
Sat 30 Mar 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The LPO musical laboratory opens its doors once more for children aged six and over
The LPO musical laboratory opens its doors once more for children aged six and over
Various times
Sat 30 Mar 2019
Various times | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
A magical, interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
A magical, interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
Stewart Copeland Lights Up the Orchestra
7:30 pm
Sat 30 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
From The Police to Hollywood: A high-impact orchestral review of Stewart Copeland’s legendary career
From The Police to Hollywood: A high-impact orchestral review of Stewart Copeland’s legendary...
1:00 pm
Sun 31 Mar 2019
1:00 pm | Sun 31 Mar 2019
Classical music
Choral
Get in tune at a choral workshop with celebrated vocal coach Mary King on Bach’s dramatic oratorio
Get in tune at a choral workshop with celebrated vocal coach Mary King on Bach’s dramatic oratorio
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Chausson & Muhly

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sun 31 Mar 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 31 Mar 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Discover Ernest Chausson’s String Quartet and Nico Muhly’s Clear Music, for cello, harp and celeste
Discover Ernest Chausson’s String Quartet and Nico Muhly’s Clear Music, for cello, harp and...
Xian Zhang.Harrison Parrott.HMU Elizabeth Rita / assistant Mariona Vilaros / studio Ermine London.15 October 2015

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7:30 pm
Sun 31 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 31 Mar 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Experience Shostakovich’s towering Fifth Symphony and Brahms’ radiant Violin Concerto
Experience Shostakovich’s towering Fifth Symphony and Brahms’ radiant Violin Concerto

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7:00 pm
Tue 02 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 02 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Catch one of Bach’s great masterpieces, a thrilling telling of the Easter story
Catch one of Bach’s great masterpieces, a thrilling telling of the Easter story
Toby Spence, British tenor
7:30 pm
Wed 03 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Witness the first full London performance since the 19th century of Hubert Parry’s oratorio Judith
Witness the first full London performance since the 19th century of Hubert Parry’s oratorio Judith

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7:30 pm
Thu 04 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 04 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Temirkanov conducts a symphony dedicated to the city whose orchestra he has led for over 30 years
Temirkanov conducts a symphony dedicated to the city whose orchestra he has led for over 30 years

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7:30 pm
Fri 05 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 05 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Fall in love with some of the most passionately romantic music ever written by a British composer
Fall in love with some of the most passionately romantic music ever written by a British composer
11:00 am
Sun 07 Apr 2019
11:00 am | Sun 07 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Enjoy The Bach Choir’s annual performance of its flagship event
Enjoy The Bach Choir’s annual performance of its flagship event
7:30 pm
Mon 08 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 08 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, a work full of tenderness and drama
Hear Mahler’s Sixth Symphony, a work full of tenderness and drama

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7:30 pm
Wed 10 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 10 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Absorb the sunshine of the great composers' great escapes to colourful worlds
Absorb the sunshine of the great composers' great escapes to colourful worlds

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7:30 pm
Thu 11 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 11 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Herbert Blomstedt brings his irrepressible enthusiasm to two masterpieces
Herbert Blomstedt brings his irrepressible enthusiasm to two masterpieces
National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain. Thursday, July 27, 2017. Photographer: Jason Alden ..Photographer: Jason Alden.www.jasonalden.com.0781 063 1642
7:30 pm
Fri 12 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 12 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
The world’s greatest teenage orchestra join forces once again with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto
The world’s greatest teenage orchestra join forces once again with conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto
Back to the Future in Concert
Various times
13 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
Various times | 13 Apr 2019 - 14 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Experience the thrill of the classic time-travelling blockbuster with a live orchestral score
Experience the thrill of the classic time-travelling blockbuster with a live orchestral score
Philharmonia Chamber Players: Bach, Debussy, Bartok

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sun 14 Apr 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 14 Apr 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Bassoonist Robin O’Neill leads an ensemble of 15 wind players in music by JS Bach, Debussy and Bartòk
Bassoonist Robin O’Neill leads an ensemble of 15 wind players in music by JS Bach, Debussy and...

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7:30 pm
Sun 14 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 14 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
In Herbert Blomstedt’s second concert, hear his take on two definitive symphonies
In Herbert Blomstedt’s second concert, hear his take on two definitive symphonies
An illustration of William Shakespeare

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7:30 pm
Tue 16 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 16 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear Shakespeare’s extraordinary words accompanied by choral and orchestral music interludes
Hear Shakespeare’s extraordinary words accompanied by choral and orchestral music interludes
Illustration for a James Lavelle event showing a paint-splattered horse in a room
7:30 pm
Fri 19 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 19 Apr 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Be among the first to hear the outfit’s new material live at a sensational show with special guests
Be among the first to hear the outfit’s new material live at a sensational show with special...
Maria Chiara Argirò, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
7:30 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
Classical music
Choral
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a programme of great English classics
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a programme of great English classics
12:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
Examine Philip Glass’ collaboration with Bowie in this study day
Examine Philip Glass’ collaboration with Bowie in this study day
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
12:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18

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7:30 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces
Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces
Illustration for A World of Magic at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sun 28 Apr 2019
Various times | Sun 28 Apr 2019
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Take your little ones to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute
Take your little ones to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute

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7:30 pm
Sun 28 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 28 Apr 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts an all-Russian programme culminating in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts an all-Russian programme culminating in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony

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7:30 pm
Mon 29 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 29 Apr 2019
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Wayne Marshall returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform two major French organ works and an improvisation on submitted themes
Wayne Marshall returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform two major French organ works and an...

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7:30 pm
Fri 03 May 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 03 May 2019
Classical music
Orchestra
Some listeners have described Bruckner’s symphonies as cathedrals in sound
Some listeners have described Bruckner’s symphonies as cathedrals in sound
Sergio Mendes sat at the piano
7:30 pm
Sun 05 May 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 05 May 2019
Gigs
Be transported to Brazil by a legend of the bossa nova revolution of the 1960s
Be transported to Brazil by a legend of the bossa nova revolution of the 1960s
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Various times | 7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
7:30 pm
Tue 07 May 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 07 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
Hear the Da Vinci Requiem by Cecilia McDowall created in honour of his 500th death anniversary
Hear the Da Vinci Requiem by Cecilia McDowall created in honour of his 500th death anniversary
Woman playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Wed 08 May 2019
7:00 pm | Wed 08 May 2019
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Detail from a classical style memorial statue. Has strong film grain at full size.
7:30 pm
Wed 08 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 08 May 2019
Classical music
Choral
A meditation on life and death in Elgar’s most assured choral work
A meditation on life and death in Elgar’s most assured choral work

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There are bars on Levels 2, 4 and 5 of the building open to the public. The Members' Cafe-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.

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Royal Festival Hall is open 10am - 11pm every day*.

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*Occasionally Royal Festival Hall is closed to the public due to private hire. We publicise these times across the site and online, so please check before visiting.

 

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