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Royal Festival Hall

Find out what's on at Royal Festival Hall, London's leading 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 2,700 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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10am – 11pm every day

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The Light in the Piazza at Southbank Centre
Various times
14 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Various times | 14 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
performance & dance
accessible events
Be transported to a sun-drenched Italian piazza by the Broadway hit musical
Be transported to a sun-drenched Italian piazza by the Broadway hit musical
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Various times | 7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
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
Young musicians performing in Royal Festival Hall
7:00 pm
Thu 27 Jun 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 27 Jun 2019
classical music
Revel in the energy of Lewisham’s young people at an exuberant event showcasing their musical talents
Revel in the energy of Lewisham’s young people at an exuberant event showcasing their musical...
Violet Nights: Queer Activism Now

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Thu 27 Jun 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 27 Jun 2019
Fifty years on from the Stonewall riots, examine and explore queer activism now and in the future
Fifty years on from the Stonewall riots, examine and explore queer activism now and in the future
Eleni Era

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
gigs
The classical pianist and vocalist presents a stripped-down version of her dream-pop album Rise Love
The classical pianist and vocalist presents a stripped-down version of her dream-pop album Rise Love
Christianne Stotijn, singer
7:30 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
classical music
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Various times
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
Various times | 1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Sold out
Various times
8 Oct 2018 - 1 Jul 2019
Various times | 8 Oct 2018 - 1 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Sold out

Free

Free

Various times
18 Sep 2018 - 16 Jul 2019
Various times | 18 Sep 2018 - 16 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
Audeince members at talks

Free

Free

11:30 am
Fri 05 Jul 2019
11:30 am | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
talks & debates
In the 21st century, how does new music get made?
In the 21st century, how does new music get made?
The Belfast Ensemble

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
2:30 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
talks & debates
What 'sings' about a story? Composer Conor Mitchell leads a discussion on music and the art of theatre
What 'sings' about a story? Composer Conor Mitchell leads a discussion on music and the...
Audeince Members at Talks

Free

Free

3:45 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
3:45 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
talks & debates
courses & workshops
Get clued up on writing music using the microtonal intervals of the Arabic musical scale
Get clued up on writing music using the microtonal intervals of the Arabic musical scale
Khyam Allami

Free

Free

Various times
5 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
Various times | 5 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
gigs
folk & world
Contemplate the challenges of the 21st century in this oud-based sound installation
Contemplate the challenges of the 21st century in this oud-based sound installation
James Robertson, writer
2:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Keep it short and sweet in this workshop on the art of the 365-word story
Keep it short and sweet in this workshop on the art of the 365-word story
Pxssy Palace X BBZ

Free

Free

5:00 pm
6 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
5:00 pm | 6 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
gigs
pop
Usher in the summer at a bumper Pride party on our Riverside Terrace
Usher in the summer at a bumper Pride party on our Riverside Terrace
Khyam Allami, musician

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
5:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Experience the oud-based sound installation and speak to its creator, Khyam Allami
Experience the oud-based sound installation and speak to its creator, Khyam Allami
Choir performing on stage

Free

Free

Various times
Sun 07 Jul 2019
Various times | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Get a bite-sized dose of brand-new music in this pop-up
Get a bite-sized dose of brand-new music in this pop-up
The Batty Mama - Performance on the Dance Floor

Free

Free

Various times
11 Jul 2019 - 25 Jul 2019
Various times | 11 Jul 2019 - 25 Jul 2019
gigs
pop
Unwind to old-school summer anthems at the south London collective's DJ residency
Unwind to old-school summer anthems at the south London collective's DJ residency
6:00 pm
Thu 11 Jul 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 11 Jul 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
Performers in Queen Elizabeth Hall Rooftop Garden

Free

Free

5:30 pm
12 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
5:30 pm | 12 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
comedy & cabaret
performance & dance
The world’s first collective of drag kings and queens with Down’s syndrome take over Riverside Terrace
The world’s first collective of drag kings and queens with Down’s syndrome take over Riverside...
Ginger Johnson, performer
Various times
12 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
Various times | 12 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
The spotlight’s on a woman on the edge of collapse in this comedic cabaret confessional
The spotlight’s on a woman on the edge of collapse in this comedic cabaret confessional
Workshop participants sat at a table
1:00 pm
Sat 13 Jul 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 13 Jul 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Uncover your creativity at a poetry workshop with the author of incisive, intimate poetry
Uncover your creativity at a poetry workshop with the author of incisive, intimate poetry
Sold out
Dean Atta, poet
1:00 pm
Sat 13 Jul 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 13 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
Develop your ekphrasis skills in a poetry workshop in response to Kiss My Genders with poet Dean Atta
Develop your ekphrasis skills in a poetry workshop in response to Kiss My Genders with poet Dean...
Pecs Drag Kings

Free

Free

4:00 pm
13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
4:00 pm | 13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Get sweaty with DJs, hot cabaret performances, 1990s R&B and incredible kings
Get sweaty with DJs, hot cabaret performances, 1990s R&B and incredible kings
Various times
13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
Various times | 13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
Be there at the final UK performance of the former Yes keyboard player’s epic orchestral rock piece
Be there at the final UK performance of the former Yes keyboard player’s epic orchestral rock...

Free

Free

Various times
14 Jul 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
Various times | 14 Jul 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
family & young people
accessible events
Sunglasses? Check. Disco pants? Check. Time for some alternative family entertainment
Sunglasses? Check. Disco pants? Check. Time for some alternative family entertainment
Sisters Uncut set off rainbow-coloured smoke in solidarity with LGBTQ+ migrants during a demonstration in support of detainees at Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre
7:00 pm
Thu 18 Jul 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 18 Jul 2019
art & exhibitions
talks & debates
Artists Ajamu, Holly Falconer, Amrou Al-Kadhi and Del LaGrace Volcano in a talk chaired by Paul Clinton
Artists Ajamu, Holly Falconer, Amrou Al-Kadhi and Del LaGrace Volcano in a talk chaired by Paul...
Hula hoop performance on stage

Free

Free

5:30 pm
19 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
5:30 pm | 19 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
gigs
electronic
Dance the night away at a showcase of the best in queer culture
Dance the night away at a showcase of the best in queer culture
U.Dance at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 20 Jul 2019
11:00 am | Sat 20 Jul 2019
performance & dance
dance
The rising stars of South Asian dance battle it out for a spot in the Akademi showcase
The rising stars of South Asian dance battle it out for a spot in the Akademi showcase
Pxssy Palace

Free

Free

4:00 pm
20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
4:00 pm | 20 Jul 2019 - 21 Jul 2019
gigs
electronic
The Collective presents an electric and dynamic evening of music, art and performance
The Collective presents an electric and dynamic evening of music, art and performance
WordStrides: The Honours on stage
8:00 pm
Sat 20 Jul 2019
U Dance: Youth Dance Ceilidh, ceilidh dancers

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 21 Jul 2019
1:00 pm | Sun 21 Jul 2019
gigs
folk & world
Reel, jig and morris around our site at a day of free folk dancing workshops and performances
Reel, jig and morris around our site at a day of free folk dancing workshops and performances

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Sun 21 Jul 2019
3:30 pm | Sun 21 Jul 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
You’ve got rhythm – tap into it at a jazz music and dance workshop with Tomorrow's Warriors
You’ve got rhythm – tap into it at a jazz music and dance workshop with Tomorrow's Warriors
Jean-Paul Gaultier, fashion designer
6:00 pm
Tue 23 Jul 2019
6:00 pm | Tue 23 Jul 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
The man behind the conical bustier: Jean Paul Gaultier discusses his decades at the forefront of fashion
The man behind the conical bustier: Jean Paul Gaultier discusses his decades at the forefront of...
Film still from Little Shop of Horrors (1986)

Free

Free

9:15 pm
24 Jul 2019 - 25 Jul 2019
9:15 pm | 24 Jul 2019 - 25 Jul 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
Don’t feed the plants... Just sit back and relax at this outdoor screening of the creepy musical film
Don’t feed the plants... Just sit back and relax at this outdoor screening of the creepy musical...
The LOL Word, illustrative image

Free

Free

5:30 pm
26 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
5:30 pm | 26 Jul 2019 - 27 Jul 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
The comedy collective of queer women and non-binary performers presents music, drag and cabaret
The comedy collective of queer women and non-binary performers presents music, drag and cabaret
Paul Burston, journalist and author
7:30 pm
Fri 26 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 26 Jul 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Stride into summer with the best in queer writing at an evening with the LGBTQ+ literary salon
Stride into summer with the best in queer writing at an evening with the LGBTQ+ literary salon
 Bbz Takeover, people dancing in a club

Free

Free

4:00 pm
27 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
4:00 pm | 27 Jul 2019 - 28 Jul 2019
gigs
pop
More than just a club night: party with a multi-disciplinary collective of queer black artists
More than just a club night: party with a multi-disciplinary collective of queer black artists
Illustration of Trevor Horn, musician and songwriter
7:30 pm
Sun 28 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 28 Jul 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The founding member of The Buggles reimagines the 1980s, with The Sarm Orchestra and special guests
The founding member of The Buggles reimagines the 1980s, with The Sarm Orchestra and special guests
Film still from Chicago (2002)

Free

Free

9:00 pm
Wed 31 Jul 2019
9:00 pm | Wed 31 Jul 2019
film screenings
tours & activities
Come on babe, why don't we paint the town at an outdoor screening of the showstopping musical film?
Come on babe, why don't we paint the town at an outdoor screening of the showstopping musical...
SIREN DJ Collective

Free

Free

Various times
1 Aug 2019 - 22 Aug 2019
Various times | 1 Aug 2019 - 22 Aug 2019
gigs
electronic
Have a banging night and strike a blow for women and non-binary artists on the techno scene
Have a banging night and strike a blow for women and non-binary artists on the techno scene
Performers in front of Royal Festival Hall

Free

Free

5:30 pm
2 Aug 2019 - 3 Aug 2019
5:30 pm | 2 Aug 2019 - 3 Aug 2019
comedy & cabaret
performance & dance
Rethink gender on the dance floor with the liberated queer performance collective
Rethink gender on the dance floor with the liberated queer performance collective

Free

Free

3:00 pm
3 Aug 2019 - 4 Aug 2019
3:00 pm | 3 Aug 2019 - 4 Aug 2019
These are the good times: sing and two-step into the night to some of Nile Rodgers' greatest tunes
These are the good times: sing and two-step into the night to some of Nile Rodgers' greatest...
Nile Rodgers on stage
7:30 pm
Sat 03 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 03 Aug 2019
gigs
pop
The musical legend and the incomparable disco hit-makers perform a special show exclusively for Meltdown
The musical legend and the incomparable disco hit-makers perform a special show exclusively for...
Sold out

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 04 Aug 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 04 Aug 2019
Funk and soul flood our riverside stage at a party with brass bands, lindy-hopping and disco classics
Funk and soul flood our riverside stage at a party with brass bands, lindy-hopping and disco...
Drunk by Thundercat album cover
7:30 pm
Sun 04 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 04 Aug 2019
gigs
electronic
Funk, R&B and punk all feed the surreal genius of virtuosic bassist and singer Stephen Bruner
Funk, R&B and punk all feed the surreal genius of virtuosic bassist and singer Stephen Bruner
 Jungle, band
7:30 pm
Mon 05 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 05 Aug 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
Where the California Dream collides with the sound of London, find the neo-soul musical collective
Where the California Dream collides with the sound of London, find the neo-soul musical collective
Anitta, Brazilian singer
7:30 pm
Tue 06 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 06 Aug 2019
gigs
pop
This is what a superstar sounds like: hear the leading young artist in Brazil
This is what a superstar sounds like: hear the leading young artist in Brazil
The music of Stranger Things on-stage
7:30 pm
Wed 07 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 07 Aug 2019
gigs
electronic
Hear the dreamy score from the Netflix series and pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things performed live
Hear the dreamy score from the Netflix series and pop culture phenomenon Stranger Things performed...
Johnny Marr, musician
7:30 pm
Thu 08 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 08 Aug 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
The legendary artist brings his visionary solo sound to Nile Rodgers’ Meltdown
The legendary artist brings his visionary solo sound to Nile Rodgers’ Meltdown

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 09 Aug 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 09 Aug 2019
gigs
Hear the sound of the future at a gig of emerging artists selected by sonic trendsetter Nile Rodgers
Hear the sound of the future at a gig of emerging artists selected by sonic trendsetter Nile Rodgers...
Audience on Festival Terrace at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

3:00 pm
9 Aug 2019 - 10 Aug 2019
3:00 pm | 9 Aug 2019 - 10 Aug 2019
gigs
Fresh new talent takes over our riverside stage in an afternoon of music and performance from BRIT School students
Fresh new talent takes over our riverside stage in an afternoon of music and performance from BRIT...
7:30 pm
Fri 09 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 09 Aug 2019
gigs
pop
Sweet dreams are made of this: an all-star band headed by David A Stewart performs the duo's greatest hits
Sweet dreams are made of this: an all-star band headed by David A Stewart performs the duo's...
Despacio is Happiness
Various times
9 Aug 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
Various times | 9 Aug 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
gigs
electronic
The collaborative club night from James Murphy and David and Stephen Dewaele envelops the crowd in sound
The collaborative club night from James Murphy and David and Stephen Dewaele envelops the crowd in...

Free

Free

4:00 pm
10 Aug 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
4:00 pm | 10 Aug 2019 - 11 Aug 2019
Go with the flow at a free day of catwalking, duckwalking and voguing soundtracked by CHIC classics
Go with the flow at a free day of catwalking, duckwalking and voguing soundtracked by CHIC classics
SOPHIE, musician
7:30 pm
Sat 10 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 10 Aug 2019
gigs
electronic
Imagine future possibilities of pop with the electronic producer, songwriter and DJ
Imagine future possibilities of pop with the electronic producer, songwriter and DJ
Dancing on Festival Terrace at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 11 Aug 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 11 Aug 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Go back to the roots of jazz at an afternoon bebop renaissance with youth collectives from south London and beyond
Go back to the roots of jazz at an afternoon bebop renaissance with youth collectives from south...
Songhoy Blues, band
7:30 pm
Sun 11 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 11 Aug 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Born out of war and exile, this Malian group creates blistering, compelling West African rock music
Born out of war and exile, this Malian group creates blistering, compelling West African rock music
Film still from Moulin Rouge (2001)

Free

Free

8:45 pm
Wed 14 Aug 2019
8:45 pm | Wed 14 Aug 2019
film screenings
tours & activities
Spectacular spectacular! Fall in love with this enchanting musical film at an outdoor screening
Spectacular spectacular! Fall in love with this enchanting musical film at an outdoor screening
Duckie, two performers on stage

Free

Free

5:30 pm
16 Aug 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
5:30 pm | 16 Aug 2019 - 17 Aug 2019
comedy & cabaret
accessible events
Stretch your ideas of gender to the max at Duckie’s variety show line-up
Stretch your ideas of gender to the max at Duckie’s variety show line-up
The Cocoa Butter Club, performer on the yellow staircase

Free

Free

4:00 pm
17 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
4:00 pm | 17 Aug 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Clap your hands for this fierce collective of queer performers of colour
Clap your hands for this fierce collective of queer performers of colour
Film still from Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Free

Free

8:30 pm
Wed 21 Aug 2019
8:30 pm | Wed 21 Aug 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
Let’s do the Time Warp again at an outdoor screening of the cult musical film
Let’s do the Time Warp again at an outdoor screening of the cult musical film
Gay Garage, people kissing in nightclub

Free

Free

5:30 pm
23 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
5:30 pm | 23 Aug 2019 - 24 Aug 2019
gigs
electronic
Re-rewind to the best days of garage and so-solid queer anthems with the East London club night
Re-rewind to the best days of garage and so-solid queer anthems with the East London club night
Peppa Pig and family performing on stage
Various times
24 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
Various times | 24 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Everyone’s favourite Pig family is back, with an interactive introduction to the orchestra for little ones
Everyone’s favourite Pig family is back, with an interactive introduction to the orchestra for...
Twat Boutique, people dancing in a nightclub

Free

Free

4:00 pm
24 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
4:00 pm | 24 Aug 2019 - 25 Aug 2019
gigs
electronic
The era-defining club night is back for a free one-night-only summer special. Because you need it
The era-defining club night is back for a free one-night-only summer special. Because you need it
Queer Tango dancers on the rooftop of Royal Festival Hall

Free

Free

4:00 pm
25 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
4:00 pm | 25 Aug 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
Bringing fresh air to real tango with free gender-blind classes and dancing into the night
Bringing fresh air to real tango with free gender-blind classes and dancing into the night
Peaches, musician
8:00 pm
Wed 28 Aug 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 28 Aug 2019
gigs
pop
Feminist pop icon Peaches blows us away with a variety-style futuristic stage happening
Feminist pop icon Peaches blows us away with a variety-style futuristic stage happening
Derrick May
7:30 pm
Thu 29 Aug 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 29 Aug 2019
gigs
electronic
The Detroit-born founding father of techno leads orchestral interpretations of his pioneering works
The Detroit-born founding father of techno leads orchestral interpretations of his pioneering...
Nick Offerman, actor, writer, comedian and carpenter
7:30 pm
Sun 01 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 01 Sep 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Worship at the church of chuckles at a new one-man show from the US comedian and actor
Worship at the church of chuckles at a new one-man show from the US comedian and actor
Richard Ayoade, actor, comedian, writer and director
7:30 pm
Thu 05 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 05 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
The writer and director reflects on his award-winning films and comedy in conversation with Adam Buxton
The writer and director reflects on his award-winning films and comedy in conversation with Adam...
John Prine, American singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Fri 06 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 06 Sep 2019
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
A building with a sign 'Welcome to the New Africa Shrine'
7:00 pm
Fri 13 Sep 2019
7:00 pm | Fri 13 Sep 2019
gigs
The atmosphere and energy of Femi Kuti’s New Afrika Shrine comes to Royal Festival Hall
The atmosphere and energy of Femi Kuti’s New Afrika Shrine comes to Royal Festival Hall

Free

Free

Various times
14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
Various times | 14 Sep 2019 - 15 Sep 2019
Browse our curated market for the latest African-inspired fashion, art, books and more
Browse our curated market for the latest African-inspired fashion, art, books and more
Osi Umenyiora, American football defensive end
1:00 pm
Sat 14 Sep 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 14 Sep 2019
talks & debates
Explore the complexities, possibilities and personal cost of protest in sport
Explore the complexities, possibilities and personal cost of protest in sport
Various times
14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
Various times | 14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Africa Utopia Fashion Catwalk at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Sat 14 Sep 2019
3:30 pm | Sat 14 Sep 2019
Fine threads created by fashion designers who both honour and subvert traditions of the African aesthetic
Fine threads created by fashion designers who both honour and subvert traditions of the African...
A woman in glitter on the side of her face
4:30 pm
Sat 14 Sep 2019
4:30 pm | Sat 14 Sep 2019
talks & debates
How can the industry better represent diverse identities, both on and off the catwalk?
How can the industry better represent diverse identities, both on and off the catwalk?
Various times
14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
Various times | 14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Letters Live at Southbank Centre
7:00 pm
Sat 14 Sep 2019
7:00 pm | Sat 14 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
Great performers read remarkable letters from down the centuries and around the world
Great performers read remarkable letters from down the centuries and around the world
Simon Frederick, actor
1:00 pm
Sun 15 Sep 2019
1:00 pm | Sun 15 Sep 2019
talks & debates
A panel discussion on the power of black perspectives, both in front of and behind the lens
A panel discussion on the power of black perspectives, both in front of and behind the lens
The Music That Made Us
4:30 pm
Sun 15 Sep 2019
4:30 pm | Sun 15 Sep 2019
talks & debates
How does the music made by black artists explore the breadth of blackness?
How does the music made by black artists explore the breadth of blackness?
The Laughing Leopard
7:00 pm
Sun 15 Sep 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 15 Sep 2019
comedy & cabaret
performance & dance
Join Channel 4’s Big Narstie for a comedy showcase that promises to raise the roof on life
Join Channel 4’s Big Narstie for a comedy showcase that promises to raise the roof on life
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Free

Various times
17 Sep 2019 - 14 Jul 2020
Various times | 17 Sep 2019 - 14 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
We invite Lambeth primary schools to explore gamelan and poetry in a series of free workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to explore gamelan and poetry in a series of free workshops
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
17 Sep 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
Various times | 17 Sep 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Still from Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (2001)
Various times
17 Sep 2019 - 18 Sep 2019
Various times | 17 Sep 2019 - 18 Sep 2019
classical music
tours & activities
Accio wand! Relive the magic of the film in a screening accompanied live by John Williams’ score
Accio wand! Relive the magic of the film in a screening accompanied live by John Williams’ score
Michel Legrand, jazz musician and composer
7:30 pm
Fri 20 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 20 Sep 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Pay tribute to the era-defining composer at an evening of jazz and cinema classics with the Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Orchestra
Pay tribute to the era-defining composer at an evening of jazz and cinema classics with the Ronnie...
Various times
21 Sep 2019 - 7 Dec 2019
Various times | 21 Sep 2019 - 7 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Workshop participants sat at a table
1:00 pm
Sat 21 Sep 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 21 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Channel your inner poet at this monthly poetry masterclass
Channel your inner poet at this monthly poetry masterclass
The Great Escape at Southbank Centre
7:00 pm
Sat 21 Sep 2019
7:00 pm | Sat 21 Sep 2019
classical music
tours & activities
One of the best-loved war films ever made, accompanied by its unforgettable score played live in full
One of the best-loved war films ever made, accompanied by its unforgettable score played live in...
Richard Dawkins, ethologist
7:30 pm
Sun 22 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 22 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Join the author as he helps us rethink the big questions about how our world came to be
Join the author as he helps us rethink the big questions about how our world came to be
Royal Festival Hall Riverside.August 2016

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Tue 24 Sep 2019
4:30 pm | Tue 24 Sep 2019
courses & workshops
Find out what you can do with your school at Southbank Centre this academic year
Find out what you can do with your school at Southbank Centre this academic year
Richard Hills, organist

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7:30 pm
Tue 24 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Sep 2019
classical music
Hark back to a golden age of melody with a convivial evening of British Light Music for organ
Hark back to a golden age of melody with a convivial evening of British Light Music for organ
Will Harris, poet
7:00 pm
Wed 25 Sep 2019
7:00 pm | Wed 25 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
What can poetry tell us about others and about ourselves?
What can poetry tell us about others and about ourselves?
Louis Theroux, filmmaker
7:30 pm
Wed 25 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 25 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Journey through the highs and lows of two decades of groundbreaking work with the documentarian
Journey through the highs and lows of two decades of groundbreaking work with the documentarian
Christian Tetzlaff, violinist

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7:30 pm
Thu 26 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Sep 2019
classical music
The creative ferment of the Weimar Republic inspires the Philharmonia Orchestra
The creative ferment of the Weimar Republic inspires the Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

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7:30 pm
Fri 27 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 27 Sep 2019
classical music
Encounter the composer’s final symphony with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Encounter the composer’s final symphony with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Licence to Thrill: The Music of Bond at Southbank Centre
7:30 pm
Sat 28 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 28 Sep 2019
classical music
Nobody does it better... hear Bond themes from 'Diamonds are Forever' to 'Skyfall' performed live
Nobody does it better... hear Bond themes from 'Diamonds are Forever' to...
Violinist playing in Royal Festival Hall
12:00 pm
Sun 29 Sep 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 29 Sep 2019
classical music
Find out more about this intriguing period in the history of Germany with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Find out more about this intriguing period in the history of Germany with the Philharmonia Orchestra

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7:30 pm
Sun 29 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 29 Sep 2019
classical music
Travel from the early years to the tragic end of the Weimar Republic with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Travel from the early years to the tragic end of the Weimar Republic with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Adult group playing Gamelan
Various times
30 Sep 2019 - 9 Dec 2019
Various times | 30 Sep 2019 - 9 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Lenny Henry, comedian
7:30 pm
Mon 30 Sep 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 30 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Get ready to guffaw as the cherished comedian takes the stage to share his long-awaited autobiography
Get ready to guffaw as the cherished comedian takes the stage to share his long-awaited...
Adults playing Gamelan
Various times
2 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
Various times | 2 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Courttia Newland, writer
7:00 pm
Wed 02 Oct 2019
7:00 pm | Wed 02 Oct 2019
courses & workshops
literature & poetry
Learn to map the ever-shifting terrain of the urban metropolis in a six-session course
Learn to map the ever-shifting terrain of the urban metropolis in a six-session course
Nicola Benedetti, violinist

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7:30 pm
Wed 02 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 02 Oct 2019
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents a vast hymn to nature
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents a vast hymn to nature
10:30 am
Thu 03 Oct 2019
10:30 am | Thu 03 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Get wordy with your class at a day of workshops and performances on National Poetry Day 2019
Get wordy with your class at a day of workshops and performances on National Poetry Day 2019

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Thu 03 Oct 2019
2:00 pm | Thu 03 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Round off National Poetry Day with performances on the year’s theme of ‘truth’
Round off National Poetry Day with performances on the year’s theme of ‘truth’
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
Various times | 3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
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
Masaaki Suzuki, conductor

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7:00 pm
Thu 03 Oct 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 03 Oct 2019
classical music
Marvel at Mendelssohn’s choral masterpiece performed by the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Marvel at Mendelssohn’s choral masterpiece performed by the Orchestra of the Age of...
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
Various times | 3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Various times
4 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
Various times | 4 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Ministry of Sound - The Annual Classical
7:30 pm
Fri 04 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 04 Oct 2019
classical music
gigs
Reach for the lasers at an orchestral reimagining of the bestselling dance music compilation of all time
Reach for the lasers at an orchestral reimagining of the bestselling dance music compilation of all...
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist

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7:30 pm
Sat 05 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 05 Oct 2019
classical music
The royal wedding cellist joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra
The royal wedding cellist joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

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7:00 pm
Sun 06 Oct 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 06 Oct 2019
classical music
Take in the third concert in HarrisonParrott’s anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Take in the third concert in HarrisonParrott’s anniversary series, 50 Years in a Day
Various times
7 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
Various times | 7 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at new parents, carers and non-crawling babies
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at new parents, carers and non-crawling babies
Randall Munroe, cartoonist
7:30 pm
Mon 07 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 07 Oct 2019
talks & debates
accessible events
Open up new dimensions on the everyday in this talk by the webcomic creator and author
Open up new dimensions on the everyday in this talk by the webcomic creator and author
Edward Gardner, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 09 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 09 Oct 2019
classical music
Nielsen’s symphony of struggle is brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Nielsen’s symphony of struggle is brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Out-Spoken at Southbank Centre
1:00 pm
Sat 12 Oct 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 12 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Unlock your poetic mind and get valuable feedback at this masterclass facilitated by leading poets
Unlock your poetic mind and get valuable feedback at this masterclass facilitated by leading poets
Elza van den Heever, soprano

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7:30 pm
Sat 12 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 12 Oct 2019
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra present a mighty choral masterpiece
The London Philharmonic Orchestra present a mighty choral masterpiece
Clemens Schuldt, conductor

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3:00 pm
Sun 13 Oct 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 13 Oct 2019
classical music
One of Beethoven’s best? The Philharmonia Orchestra thinks so
One of Beethoven’s best? The Philharmonia Orchestra thinks so
Man Booker at Southbank Centre
7:30 pm
Sun 13 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 13 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Meet the 2019 Booker Prize shortlist in an evening of readings and conversation
Meet the 2019 Booker Prize shortlist in an evening of readings and conversation
IPS 2017/18

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7:30 pm
Tue 15 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 15 Oct 2019
classical music
Trace the threads connecting Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms in Paul Lewis’ celebrated performances
Trace the threads connecting Haydn, Beethoven and Brahms in Paul Lewis’ celebrated performances
Roxanna Panufnik, composer
7:30 pm
Thu 17 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 17 Oct 2019
classical music
Great poetry marks the seasons in a new work for choir and orchestra by Roxanna Panufnik
Great poetry marks the seasons in a new work for choir and orchestra by Roxanna Panufnik
Sofia Fomina, soprano

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7:30 pm
Sat 19 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 19 Oct 2019
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra starts with a funeral march and finishes with a world reborn
The London Philharmonic Orchestra starts with a funeral march and finishes with a world reborn
Tamara Stefanovich, pianist

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3:00 pm
Sun 20 Oct 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 20 Oct 2019
classical music
The Philharmonia Orchestra presents the Scottish Symphony and Piano Concerto No.27
The Philharmonia Orchestra presents the Scottish Symphony and Piano Concerto No.27

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Wed 23 Oct 2019
6:00 pm | Wed 23 Oct 2019
classical music
Student musicians from the Royal College of Music perform chamber works by Thomas Adès
Student musicians from the Royal College of Music perform chamber works by Thomas Adès
Thomas Ades, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 23 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 23 Oct 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Witness the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Holst’s stunning astrological suite
Witness the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Holst’s stunning astrological suite
Sol Gabetta, cellist

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7:30 pm
Thu 24 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 24 Oct 2019
classical music
Lap up music inspired by two very different landscapes with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Lap up music inspired by two very different landscapes with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Hannah Gadsby, comedian
Various times
25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
Various times | 25 Oct 2019 - 27 Oct 2019
comedy & cabaret
performance & theatre
The Australian comedian found her voice with Nanette, and with Douglas she plans to use it
The Australian comedian found her voice with Nanette, and with Douglas she plans to use it
Mark Elder, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sat 26 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 26 Oct 2019
classical music
Joined by top operatic talent, the London Philharmonic Orchestra brings Elgar’s oratorio to life
Joined by top operatic talent, the London Philharmonic Orchestra brings Elgar’s oratorio to life
FUNharmonics Family Concert

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12:00 pm
Sun 27 Oct 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 27 Oct 2019
classical music
family & young people
Meet an eager young dragon in an animated film accompanied live by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Meet an eager young dragon in an animated film accompanied live by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
James Morrison, musician
7:45 pm
Tue 29 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 29 Oct 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
The singer-songwriter is back with a soul-baring new album
The singer-songwriter is back with a soul-baring new album
Robert Trevino, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 30 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 30 Oct 2019
classical music
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2019/20 season with atmospheric Russian music
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra begins its 2019/20 season with atmospheric Russian music
Secondary School discussing a painting in the Hayward Gallery

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Thu 31 Oct 2019
5:00 pm | Thu 31 Oct 2019
courses & workshops
Teachers new to Hayward Gallery are invited to an evening exploring the artist’s major retrospective
Teachers new to Hayward Gallery are invited to an evening exploring the artist’s major...
Daniil Trifonov, pianist

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7:30 pm
Thu 31 Oct 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 31 Oct 2019
classical music
The much sought-after pianist embraces the mysterious atmosphere of Prokofiev’s third War Sonata
The much sought-after pianist embraces the mysterious atmosphere of Prokofiev’s third War...
Peter O'Toole in the title role of Lawrence of Arabia a 1962 film based on the life of T. E. Lawrence

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7:30 pm
Fri 01 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 01 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Listen to the music of your favourite films with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Listen to the music of your favourite films with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Nikolai Lugansky, pianist

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3:00 pm
Sun 03 Nov 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 03 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Fireworks, ballet and one of today’s top pianists: enjoy the magic with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Fireworks, ballet and one of today’s top pianists: enjoy the magic with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Night Under The Stars: The Magic of Italian Opera
7:30 pm
Tue 05 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Cry, ‘bravo!’ to Italian opera classics from a line-up featuring Joyce El-Khoury and Michael Fabiano
Cry, ‘bravo!’ to Italian opera classics from a line-up featuring Joyce El-Khoury and Michael...
Juliette Bausor, flautist

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7:30 pm
Wed 06 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 06 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Explore dashing masculinity and a realm of pure delight with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Explore dashing masculinity and a realm of pure delight with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Philharmonia Orchestra Musicians Playing String Instruments

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7:00 pm
Thu 07 Nov 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 07 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
A Technicolour triumph soundtracked live by the Philharmonia Orchestra
A Technicolour triumph soundtracked live by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Work For Us at the Southbank Centre.HR Profiles/Production Staff/Duty Managers/ VE Hosts/Staff at Lunch

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 09 Nov 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 09 Nov 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Who gets to put together festival line-ups, anyway? Can you make a living in music if you’re not famous?
Who gets to put together festival line-ups, anyway? Can you make a living in music if you’re not...
Marin Alsop, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sat 09 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 09 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs British music with serious attitude
The London Philharmonic Orchestra performs British music with serious attitude
Diana Damrau, soprano

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7:30 pm
Wed 13 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 13 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Soprano Diana Damrau joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Strauss’ songs
Soprano Diana Damrau joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Strauss’ songs
Denis Kozukhin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Thu 14 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 14 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Trade dark autumnal London for the warmth and colour of Andalusia with music by Debussy and Ravel
Trade dark autumnal London for the warmth and colour of Andalusia with music by Debussy and Ravel
Jazz Voice - EFG London Jazz Festival Opening Gala
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Now hear this: EFG London Jazz Festival’s opening-night gala showcases a stellar cast of voices
Now hear this: EFG London Jazz Festival’s opening-night gala showcases a stellar cast of voices
 Jan Garbarek Group
8:00 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
8:00 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Meet the man said to set the tone of European jazz
Meet the man said to set the tone of European jazz
Dave Gorman, comedian
7:30 pm
Tue 19 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 19 Nov 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Dave Gorman is back with his latest live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint
Dave Gorman is back with his latest live show, With Great PowerPoint Comes Great ResponsibilityPoint...
Yara Rodrigues Fowler, novelist
7:45 pm
Tue 19 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 19 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Meet the lauded and vibrant voices of British Latinx writers at this discussion and reading
Meet the lauded and vibrant voices of British Latinx writers at this discussion and reading
7:30 pm
Wed 20 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 20 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
What if a stellar cast of musicians from the UK’s booming jazz scene united for a night full of surprises?
What if a stellar cast of musicians from the UK’s booming jazz scene united for a night full of...
Thomas Zehtmaier, violin

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7:30 pm
Thu 21 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Schubert’s Fifth Symphony and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto unfold with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Schubert’s Fifth Symphony and Beethoven’s Violin Concerto unfold with the Philharmonia Orchestra
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
Out-Spoken at Southbank Centre
1:00 pm
Sat 23 Nov 2019
1:00 pm | Sat 23 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Join the poet and playwright for a masterclass to fine-tune your writing
Join the poet and playwright for a masterclass to fine-tune your writing
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
Malcolm Gladwell, journalist
7:30 pm
Mon 25 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 25 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Dive into the many facets of why we misread other people with the bestselling author and journalist
Dive into the many facets of why we misread other people with the bestselling author and journalist

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 28 Nov 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 28 Nov 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Discover the music of American composer Augusta Read Thomas with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Discover the music of American composer Augusta Read Thomas with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Vladimir Ashkenazy, conductor

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7:30 pm
Thu 28 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
The Philharmonia Orchestra presents Dvorák’s timeless classic
The Philharmonia Orchestra presents Dvorák’s timeless classic
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
Peter Grimes at a dress rehearsal
7:00 pm
Sat 30 Nov 2019
7:00 pm | Sat 30 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Fall under the spell of a landmark British opera and hear Stuart Skelton’s definitive performance
Fall under the spell of a landmark British opera and hear Stuart Skelton’s definitive performance
View of outer space
3:00 pm
Sun 01 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 01 Dec 2019
classical music
classical music
Holst's planetary masterpiece crowns a repertoire of classics played by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Holst's planetary masterpiece crowns a repertoire of classics played by the Philharmonia...
Nadiya Hussain, baker and television presenter
7:30 pm
Sun 01 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 01 Dec 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
The Bake Off winner celebrates the publication of her memoir in her own warm, honest and humorous way
The Bake Off winner celebrates the publication of her memoir in her own warm, honest and humorous...
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...

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 07 Dec 2019
6:00 pm | Sat 07 Dec 2019
classical music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents 16 outstanding young musicians performing British music
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents 16 outstanding young musicians performing British music
Anthony Marwood, violinist

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7:30 pm
Sat 07 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 07 Dec 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Music for a ballet based on Blake is conjured by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Music for a ballet based on Blake is conjured by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Jakub Hrůša, conductor

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3:00 pm
Sun 08 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 08 Dec 2019
classical music
classical music
Worlds of passion and beauty are brought to life by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Worlds of passion and beauty are brought to life by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Schools takeover at Gursky exhibition at the Hayward Gallery

Free

Free

10:30 am
Tue 10 Dec 2019
10:30 am | Tue 10 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Primary schools explore Hayward Gallery through the eyes of their fellow students in peer-led activities
Primary schools explore Hayward Gallery through the eyes of their fellow students in peer-led...
Kate Rusby, singer-songwriter
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
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 11 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 11 Dec 2019
classical music
classical music
Shostakovich’s Symphony No.11 is played with fervour by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Shostakovich’s Symphony No.11 is played with fervour by the London Philharmonic Orchestra

Free

Free

11:00 am
Thu 12 Dec 2019
11:00 am | Thu 12 Dec 2019
family & young people
Schools are invited to sing festive favourites with the accompaniment of our magnificent organ
Schools are invited to sing festive favourites with the accompaniment of our magnificent organ
Orchestra in Royal Festival Hall
7:30 pm
Thu 12 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 12 Dec 2019
classical music
350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra
350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra
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...
Christmas Carol Singalong at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sat 14 Dec 2019
Various times | Sat 14 Dec 2019
classical music
Deck the halls for a jolly evening of festive favourites with irrepressible showman Jonathan Cohen
Deck the halls for a jolly evening of festive favourites with irrepressible showman Jonathan Cohen
Alan Titchmarsh, television presenter
8:00 pm
Sat 14 Dec 2019
8:00 pm | Sat 14 Dec 2019
classical music
The presenter hosts a joyous evening of traditional Christmas music and sublime carols
The presenter hosts a joyous evening of traditional Christmas music and sublime carols
Orchestra in Royal Festival Hall
3:00 pm
Sun 15 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 15 Dec 2019
classical music
Get into the festive spirit with seasonal music from the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Bach Choir
Get into the festive spirit with seasonal music from the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Bach Choir
Christmas concert in Royal Festival Hall
7:30 pm
Sun 15 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 15 Dec 2019
classical music
Capture the true spirit of the season at a joyous concert of festive and traditional music
Capture the true spirit of the season at a joyous concert of festive and traditional music
Circus 1903 at Southbank Centre
Various times
19 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Various times | 19 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
performance & dance
family & young people
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
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
Various times
11 Jan 2020 - 21 Mar 2020
Various times | 11 Jan 2020 - 21 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Dancers in the Johann Strauss Gala
2:30 pm
Sat 11 Jan 2020
2:30 pm | Sat 11 Jan 2020
classical music
classical music
Take a seat for a quintessentially Viennese experience in this gala event
Take a seat for a quintessentially Viennese experience in this gala event
Woman playing Gamelan
Various times
13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
Various times | 13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
This spring, try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan with this beginners' course
This spring, try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan with this beginners' course
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
14 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Various times | 14 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Adult group playing Gamelan
Various times
15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
Various times | 15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Ravi Shankar, sitarist

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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
A man playing Gamelan
Various times
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Various times | 16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
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
Philharmonia Orchestra on-stage

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7:30 pm
Thu 16 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 16 Jan 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Birthday celebrations begin for the Philharmonia Orchestra with a new horn concerto
Birthday celebrations begin for the Philharmonia Orchestra with a new horn concerto
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Various times | 16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Installation of Jesse Wine The Whole Vibe of Everything

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 18 Jan 2020
12:00 pm | Sat 18 Jan 2020
courses & workshops
How do works of art actually get into a gallery space? What's it like to work with an artist?
How do works of art actually get into a gallery space? What's it like to work with an artist?
Stephane Degout, baritone

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7:30 pm
Sat 18 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 18 Jan 2020
classical music
classical music
Marvel at Fauré’s sublime choral-orchestral mass with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marvel at Fauré’s sublime choral-orchestral mass with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sun 19 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 19 Jan 2020
classical music
Contemplate fresh musical horizons after the Second World War with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Contemplate fresh musical horizons after the Second World War with the Philharmonia Orchestra
School children singing next to a piano
10:30 am
Wed 29 Jan 2020
10:30 am | Wed 29 Jan 2020
courses & workshops
Tune up at a day of interactive, artist-led music workshops for primary schools
Tune up at a day of interactive, artist-led music workshops for primary schools
IPS 2016/17/18
7:30 pm
Fri 31 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 31 Jan 2020
classical music
classical music
Enjoy two piano concertos, each with a story to tell, performed by Mozart’s greatest interpreter
Enjoy two piano concertos, each with a story to tell, performed by Mozart’s greatest interpreter
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
3:00 pm
Sat 01 Feb 2020
3:00 pm | Sat 01 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the third part of Wagner’s magnificent Ring Cycle
Join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the third part of Wagner’s magnificent Ring Cycle
Gerard Brooks, organist

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7:30 pm
Mon 03 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 03 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
You may be familiar with the Toccata of Widor’s Symphony No.5 - but the rest deserves repeating
You may be familiar with the Toccata of Widor’s Symphony No.5 - but the rest deserves repeating
Mark Wigglesworth, conductor

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7:30 pm
Tue 04 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 04 Feb 2020
classical music
Meditate on night skies full of wonder with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Meditate on night skies full of wonder with the Royal 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
Ivan Fischer, conductor

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7:00 pm
Fri 07 Feb 2020
7:00 pm | Fri 07 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Investigate Mozart’s last three symphonies with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Investigate Mozart’s last three symphonies with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Marco Blaauw, trumpeter

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7:30 pm
Sat 08 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 08 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Masterworks from 1801, 1901 and 2001 open the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Masterworks from 1801, 1901 and 2001 open the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor

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3:00 pm
Sun 09 Feb 2020
3:00 pm | Sun 09 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
From Russia with love: Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in the country’s classics
From Russia with love: Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in the country’s...
The Bach Choir Mass in B Minor. Robin Blaze, countertenor
7:30 pm
Tue 11 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 11 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
The Bach Choir sings Bach’s magnificent mass
The Bach Choir sings Bach’s magnificent mass

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6:00 pm
Thu 13 Feb 2020
6:00 pm | Thu 13 Feb 2020
classical music
Janacek completed his String Quartet No.2, the passionate Intimate Letters, just months before he died
Janacek completed his String Quartet No.2, the passionate Intimate Letters, just months before he...
Lahav Shani, conductor

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7:30 pm
Thu 13 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 13 Feb 2020
classical music
Fall in love with the Philharmonia Orchestra’s rendition of excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet
Fall in love with the Philharmonia Orchestra’s rendition of excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

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7:30 pm
Fri 14 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 14 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Take your significant other for a night out in Paris with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Take your significant other for a night out in Paris with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Child playing the trumpet at a workshop

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12:00 pm
Sun 16 Feb 2020
12:00 pm | Sun 16 Feb 2020
classical music
family & young people
Bring your family to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bring your family to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 19 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 19 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Bold works from 1802, 1902 and 2002 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Bold works from 1802, 1902 and 2002 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision...
Jakub Hrůša, conductor

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7:30 pm
Thu 20 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 20 Feb 2020
classical music
Mahler’s monumental symphony is championed by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Mahler’s monumental symphony is championed by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Gurzenich Orchestra performance
7:30 pm
Fri 21 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 21 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Beethoven’s genius meets contemporary music that continues his his legacy of innovation
Beethoven’s genius meets contemporary music that continues his his legacy of innovation

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7:30 pm
Sat 22 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 22 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Inspiring works from 1803, 1903 and 2003 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Inspiring works from 1803, 1903 and 2003 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision...

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6:00 pm
Sun 23 Feb 2020
6:00 pm | Sun 23 Feb 2020
classical music
In a free recital of late Romantic chamber works, hear the inventive masterpiece of Polish composer Zarebski
In a free recital of late Romantic chamber works, hear the inventive masterpiece of Polish composer...
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sun 23 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 23 Feb 2020
classical music
Darkly beautiful: the Philharmonia Orchestra presents two key late Romantic works
Darkly beautiful: the Philharmonia Orchestra presents two key late Romantic works
Sol Gabetta, cellist
7:30 pm
Mon 24 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 24 Feb 2020
classical music
Indulge yourself with Rachmaninov’s lush, lyrical symphony, and Schumann’s Concerto for Cello
Indulge yourself with Rachmaninov’s lush, lyrical symphony, and Schumann’s Concerto for Cello
Osmo Vanska, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 26 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Encounter imaginative works from 1804, 1904 and 2004 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Encounter imaginative works from 1804, 1904 and 2004 with the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020...

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