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Royal Festival Hall

Find out what's on at Royal Festival Hall, London's leading classical music venue located on the banks of the River Thames at heart of Southbank Centre, plus all the best places to eat, drink and shop while you're here.

As well as the 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 also one of the world’s leading performance venues. The auditorium has a fixed raked seating capacity of 2500.

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

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Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
until 19 Jul 2018
Various times | until 19 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
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
Various times
until 29 Jul 2018
Various times | until 29 Jul 2018
Art
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
Various times
until 11 Jul 2018
Various times | until 11 Jul 2018
Art
Come on a musical journey with Swedish pop sensation ABBA with these specially adapted tours
Come on a musical journey with Swedish pop sensation ABBA with these specially adapted tours
Various times
until 30 May 2018
Various times | until 30 May 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
7:30 pm
Wed 23 May 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 23 May 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Delight in an evening of glitz, glamour and charm celebrating the 100th birthday of Alan J Lerner
Delight in an evening of glitz, glamour and charm celebrating the 100th birthday of Alan J Lerner

Free

Free

Various times
until 1 Jul 2018
Various times | until 1 Jul 2018
Art
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 24 May 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 24 May 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Take a seat for the world premiere of Christian Mason's new song cycle
Take a seat for the world premiere of Christian Mason's new song cycle

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7:30 pm
Thu 24 May 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 24 May 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Daniele Gatti conducts the Philharmonia playing Mendelssohn and Brahms
Daniele Gatti conducts the Philharmonia playing Mendelssohn and Brahms

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 25 May 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 25 May 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Watch a performance by the star singer-songwriter from New Zealand
Watch a performance by the star singer-songwriter from New Zealand
Various times
until 26 May 2018
Various times | until 26 May 2018
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Various times
27 May 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Various times | 27 May 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
7:30 pm
Sun 27 May 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 27 May 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Experience the power of this collective of West African musicians fighting for gender equality
Experience the power of this collective of West African musicians fighting for gender equality
7:30 pm
Mon 28 May 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 28 May 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
See the enchanting musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic childhood novel
See the enchanting musical based on Frances Hodgson Burnett’s classic childhood novel
Dragon Babies - Gamelan for 3-5 year olds, Gamelan Room
Various times
until 16 Jul 2018
Various times | until 16 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Various times
until 7 Jul 2018
Various times | until 7 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Das Rheingold/Richard Wagner/Berliner Philharmoniker/Sir Simon Rattle
7:30 pm
Wed 30 May 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 30 May 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle appears in the first of two concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, conducting Bruckner's Ninth Symphony
Sir Simon Rattle appears in the first of two concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, conducting...
Various times
until 31 May 2018
Various times | until 31 May 2018
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Thu 31 May 2018
7:00 pm | Thu 31 May 2018
Talks & Topics
Enter the world of gaming to discuss how girls and women play in this male-dominated field
Enter the world of gaming to discuss how girls and women play in this male-dominated field
7:30 pm
Thu 31 May 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 31 May 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle appears in the second of two concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, conducting Brahms' Symphony No.1
Sir Simon Rattle appears in the second of two concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, conducting...
Anthony Horowitz headshot
7:30 pm
Fri 01 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 01 Jun 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join the bestselling author to discuss his latest novel featuring Britain’s most famous spy
Join the bestselling author to discuss his latest novel featuring Britain’s most famous spy
Sold out
Various times
2 Jun 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
Various times | 2 Jun 2018 - 9 Jun 2018
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Various times
until 7 Jul 2018
Various times | until 7 Jul 2018
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Sold out
7:30 pm
Sat 02 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 02 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Listen to the best scores from two of the world’s greatest film composers
Listen to the best scores from two of the world’s greatest film composers
Various times
3 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
Various times | 3 Jun 2018 - 17 Jun 2018
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sun 03 Jun 2018
6:00 pm | Sun 03 Jun 2018
Classical music
Don't miss the final chamber programme of the 2017/18 Philharmonia Chamber Players Series
Don't miss the final chamber programme of the 2017/18 Philharmonia Chamber Players Series

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7:30 pm
Sun 03 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 03 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Paavo Järvi conducts the Philharmonia in a programme of fire and fantasy
Paavo Järvi conducts the Philharmonia in a programme of fire and fantasy
Various times
until 2 Jul 2018
Various times | until 2 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & 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
New Worlds: Bill Murray, Jan Vogler & Friends, 2017, Copyright www.peterrigaud.com
7:30 pm
Mon 04 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 04 Jun 2018
Gigs
Actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler perform from their new theatrical album
Actor Bill Murray and cellist Jan Vogler perform from their new theatrical album
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Free

Various times
until 17 Jul 2018
Various times | until 17 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
IPS 2017/18

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7:30 pm
Tue 05 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 05 Jun 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear the second recital of Paul Lewis' Haydn/Beethoven/Brahms series
Hear the second recital of Paul Lewis' Haydn/Beethoven/Brahms series

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Wed 06 Jun 2018
5:00 pm | Wed 06 Jun 2018
Talks & Topics
Over a glass of wine, discover how your school can enjoy our Hayward Gallery exhibition
Over a glass of wine, discover how your school can enjoy our Hayward Gallery exhibition

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 07 Jun 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 07 Jun 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The culminating concert of the Philharmonia Orchestra's Academy
The culminating concert of the Philharmonia Orchestra's Academy
Christoph von Dohnányi - conductor;.Carolin Widmann - violin;.Philharmonia Orchestra; .Royal Festival Hall;.London, UK;.1 October 2015;..Berg violin concerto;.Schubert Symphony No 9 in C major;..Credit: © CLIVE BARDA/ ArenaPAL;

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7:30 pm
Thu 07 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 07 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Expect thrills as Christoph von Dohnányi and Arabella Steinbacher perform with the Philharmonia
Expect thrills as Christoph von Dohnányi and Arabella Steinbacher perform with the Philharmonia

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 08 Jun 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 08 Jun 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Take in a lunchtime concert by rhythmic four-piece band Mafarowi
Take in a lunchtime concert by rhythmic four-piece band Mafarowi
7:30 pm
Fri 08 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 08 Jun 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear Angélique Kidjo's thrilling reinterpretation of iconic songs by Talking Heads
Hear Angélique Kidjo's thrilling reinterpretation of iconic songs by Talking Heads
2:30 pm
Sat 09 Jun 2018
2:30 pm | Sat 09 Jun 2018
Performance & Dance
Classical Dance
Strictly sweethearts Kevin and Karen bring sassy tunes and sparkling costumes to Royal Festival Hall
Strictly sweethearts Kevin and Karen bring sassy tunes and sparkling costumes to Royal Festival Hall
7:30 pm
Sat 09 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 09 Jun 2018
Classical music
Choral
Enjoy an evening of wonderful classics with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
Enjoy an evening of wonderful classics with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

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12:00 pm
Sun 10 Jun 2018
12:00 pm | Sun 10 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Animations bring Stravinsky’s glorious Petrushka to life in this family concert
Animations bring Stravinsky’s glorious Petrushka to life in this family concert
Various times
Sun 10 Jun 2018
Various times | Sun 10 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Meet a gaggle of characters through orchestral music with a narrative
Meet a gaggle of characters through orchestral music with a narrative
Sold out
Middlesbrough School pupils  perform at the SAGE in Gateshead.2/3/16  Pic Doug Moody Photography
2:00 pm
Mon 11 Jun 2018
2:00 pm | Mon 11 Jun 2018
Children from the North East and London share hopes for tomorrow through music and song
Children from the North East and London share hopes for tomorrow through music and song

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Tue 12 Jun 2018
1:30 pm | Tue 12 Jun 2018
The sun is out and it’s time to get moving at our Summer’s Here Tea Dance
The sun is out and it’s time to get moving at our Summer’s Here Tea Dance
Various times
12 Jun 2018 - 13 Jun 2018
Various times | 12 Jun 2018 - 13 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
See Glaswegian rockers Travis perform past hits and new material
See Glaswegian rockers Travis perform past hits and new material
Teatro di San Carlo  SOLISTA E DIRETTORE  HAN-NA CHANG

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7:30 pm
Thu 14 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 14 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The Philharmonia is joined by conductor Han-Na Chang for a special Korea-UK concert
The Philharmonia is joined by conductor Han-Na Chang for a special Korea-UK concert

Free

Free

15 Jun & 22 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Come along to a jazz-fuelled, lindy-hopping Friday Lunch
Come along to a jazz-fuelled, lindy-hopping Friday Lunch
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Jun 2018
Gigs
Legendary post-punk pioneers The Psychedelic Furs take the stage for the 25th Meltdown
Legendary post-punk pioneers The Psychedelic Furs take the stage for the 25th Meltdown
currently unavailable

Free

Free

Various times
15 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Various times | 15 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Finish off your Friday right at our aftershow party
Finish off your Friday right at our aftershow party
Belle and the Busker

Free

Free

Various times
16 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Various times | 16 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Robert Smith, curator of this year’s Meltdown, picks the best of London’s buskers
Robert Smith, curator of this year’s Meltdown, picks the best of London’s buskers
7:30 pm
Sat 16 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 16 Jun 2018
Gigs
This iconic alternative rock band takes the stage for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
This iconic alternative rock band takes the stage for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
currently unavailable

Free

Free

Various times
17 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
Various times | 17 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Rock out on a Sunday afternoon with a line-up of emerging bands chosen by Robert Smith
Rock out on a Sunday afternoon with a line-up of emerging bands chosen by Robert Smith
7:30 pm
Sun 17 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 17 Jun 2018
Gigs
The Libertines play a one-off intimate show as part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown
The Libertines play a one-off intimate show as part of Robert Smith’s Meltdown
7:30 pm
Mon 18 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 18 Jun 2018
Gigs
The American indie rock mainstays play Royal Festival Hall for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
The American indie rock mainstays play Royal Festival Hall for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
7:30 pm
Tue 19 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 19 Jun 2018
Gigs
Welsh rock titans Manic Street Preachers play an intimate show, with support from The Anchoress
Welsh rock titans Manic Street Preachers play an intimate show, with support from The Anchoress
currently unavailable
Deftones
7:30 pm
Wed 20 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 20 Jun 2018
Gigs
Experimental alt-metal band Deftones play a special one-off gig as part of Robert Smith's Meltdown
Experimental alt-metal band Deftones play a special one-off gig as part of Robert Smith's...
currently unavailable
7:30 pm
Thu 21 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Jun 2018
Gigs
Glasgow’s experimental rock pioneers Mogwai play a one-off show for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
Glasgow’s experimental rock pioneers Mogwai play a one-off show for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
currently unavailable
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Jun 2018
Gigs
Nine Inch Nails perform a one-off gig to celebrate Robert Smith's Meltdown
Nine Inch Nails perform a one-off gig to celebrate Robert Smith's Meltdown
currently unavailable

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
5:30 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Bring along your guitar and join in our massive big busk
Bring along your guitar and join in our massive big busk
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
My Bloody Valentine perform their first UK show in five years for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
My Bloody Valentine perform their first UK show in five years for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
currently unavailable
7:30 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Curator Robert Smith closes the 25th Meltdown festival with an exclusive two-hour show
Curator Robert Smith closes the 25th Meltdown festival with an exclusive two-hour show
currently unavailable

Free

Free

10:30 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
10:30 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Join us for the Meltdown afterparty to end all afterparties
Join us for the Meltdown afterparty to end all afterparties
7:30 pm
Tue 26 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Jun 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
The inimitable comedian dives into a hilarious and thought-provoking discussion of all things famous
The inimitable comedian dives into a hilarious and thought-provoking discussion of all things famous
7:30 pm
Tue 26 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Jun 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
The renowned LGBTQ+ literary salon returns, with readings by Philip Hensher and others
The renowned LGBTQ+ literary salon returns, with readings by Philip Hensher and others

Free

Free

Various times
27 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Various times | 27 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Hear over 1000 young musicians from Wandsworth schools performing in this two-day gala
Hear over 1000 young musicians from Wandsworth schools performing in this two-day gala

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7:30 pm
Thu 28 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Salonen conducts Schoenberg's operatic tale of love and jealousy.
Salonen conducts Schoenberg's operatic tale of love and jealousy.

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 29 Jun 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 29 Jun 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear traditional Syrian and Arabic folk songs at this free gig
Hear traditional Syrian and Arabic folk songs at this free gig

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 29 Jun 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 29 Jun 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear beautiful Kurdish folk music from this talented singer
Hear beautiful Kurdish folk music from this talented singer
Various times
6 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
Various times | 6 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The illustrious Burt Bacharach returns to the stage to perform two shows in Royal Festival Hall
The illustrious Burt Bacharach returns to the stage to perform two shows in Royal Festival Hall
Man Booker 50 headshots

128737 Eleanor Catton and Colm Tóibín: From Page to Screen 2018,

128824 How to Edit Your Novel 2018,

128825 Eleanor Catton: The First Page 2018

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10:30 am
Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30 am | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
The prize-winning author shares her tips in this interactive workshop
The prize-winning author shares her tips in this interactive workshop
Sold out
Emma Paterson headshot

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1:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
1:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Have all your questions answered by this panel of top literary agents
Have all your questions answered by this panel of top literary agents
Man Booker 50 headshots

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3:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
The master storyteller and poet shares techniques for lighting the creative fire
The master storyteller and poet shares techniques for lighting the creative fire
Sold out
Man Booker 50 headshots

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4:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Get top tips from some of the publishing world’s leading figures
Get top tips from some of the publishing world’s leading figures
Julian Barnes headshot

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11:30 am
Sun 08 Jul 2018
11:30 am | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
The award-winning writers discuss their literary passions, influences and storytelling techniques
The award-winning writers discuss their literary passions, influences and storytelling techniques
Man Booker 50 headshots

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1:00 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Explore the art of scene setting in this hands-on workshop
Explore the art of scene setting in this hands-on workshop
Sold out
Man Booker 50 headshots

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2:30 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
2:30 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Don’t miss this first-ever unchaired talk between two legendary Man Booker Prize winners
Don’t miss this first-ever unchaired talk between two legendary Man Booker Prize winners

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2:30 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
2:30 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Learn the tricks of the trade for editing your novel
Learn the tricks of the trade for editing your novel
Graeme Macrae Burnet headshot

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4:00 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Learn from the best in this workshop on research and fiction
Learn from the best in this workshop on research and fiction

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Multi-buy discount

7:00 pm
Sun 08 Jul 2018
7:00 pm | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Don’t miss the literary event of the year, as the winner of the Golden Man Booker is announced
Don’t miss the literary event of the year, as the winner of the Golden Man Booker is announced
7:30 pm
Sat 14 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 14 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Watch the wildly successful first film of the franchise with live orchestral accompaniment
Watch the wildly successful first film of the franchise with live orchestral accompaniment
3:00 pm
Sun 15 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 15 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Watch the beloved comedy film and hear its famous score played live by a full orchestra
Watch the beloved comedy film and hear its famous score played live by a full orchestra

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 20 Jul 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 20 Jul 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Experience the traditional sounds of Congolese music with a contemporary twist
Experience the traditional sounds of Congolese music with a contemporary twist
Various times
20 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Various times | 20 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Don’t miss this award-winning theatre performance following two women’s fight for civil rights
Don’t miss this award-winning theatre performance following two women’s fight for civil rights

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31 May
Classical music
Orchestra
Sir Simon Rattle appears in the second of two concerts with the Berlin Philharmonic, conducting Brahms' Symphony No.1
26 Jun
Literature
Talks & Topics
The inimitable comedian dives into a hilarious and thought-provoking discussion of all things famous
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Food & drink

There are bars on Levels 2, 4 and 5 of the building open to the public. The Members Bar, located on Level 6 with panoramic views over the river, is open to Southbank Centre Members. If you fancy some alfresco dining, the Riverside Cafe is located on Level 2.

Royal Festival Hall has the acclaimed Skylon restaurant with contemporary food, original cocktails and stunning views over the river.

There 's something for all tastes, occasions and ages.

plan your visit

Planning a visit to our iconic Royal Festival Hall? Here’s some useful information.

opening times

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

(*on Sunday 13 May 2018, we will be closed for the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards)

Auditorium doors open 30 minutes before the start time of an event.

Entry to our foyers is free although sometimes it is restricted to provide space for audiences as they arrive for performances - please look out for signs and listen to announcements.

*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.

 

facilities & access

At Southbank Centre we welcome everyone and want our site to be available to all. We are working hard to remove barriers so that our facilities and events can be accessible to as many people as possible.

access information

 

tickets & concessions

Tickets to all of our events and exhibitions can be booked online, by telephone in person. Find out all you need to know about tickets, including collection, concessions, group bookings and more on the link below.

tickets & concessions faqs

 

getting here and around

Southbank Centre is easily accessible by public transport on road, rail and even river. Find information on the best ways to get to us on the link below.

how to get here

 

food & drink

You certainly won’t go hungry at Southbank Centre. Find out more about the wide range of food and drink options available here on site on the link below

cafes, restaurants and bars

while you're here

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