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    Opening times

    Find out opening times for Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room at Southbank Centre.

    Our venues

    The Hayward Gallery is now open and the Royal Festival Hall is reopening soon, but the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Purcell Room remain closed for now.

    Royal Festival Hall

    The Royal Festival Hall is open to all for access to the Level 2 foyers, Level 2 toilets, the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre Shop and Riverside Terrace Cafe at the following times:

    Sunday – Thursday, 12 noon – 8pm*

    Friday and Saturday, 12 noon – 10.30pm* 

    *Closing times may vary on event days. Access to the Royal Festival Hall foyers is restricted to ticket holders from 90 minutes before events begin.

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    Queen Elizabeth Hall & Purcell Room

    The Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room are not yet open, but we look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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    See what's on Purcell Room

    Hayward Gallery

    Opening times: Wednesday – Saturday, 11am – 7pm, and Sunday, 10am – 6pm; and closed on Monday and Tuesday.

    The Hayward Gallery Cafe has the same opening hours. The cafe does not open when the main galleries are closed for installation. 

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    Southbank Centre Food Market

    Located in Southbank Centre Square, our food markets are open most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, as well as bank holiday Mondays.

    Opening times:
    Fridays: 12 noon – 8pm
    Saturdays: 11am – 8pm
    Until 9pm in July and August
    Sundays and bank holiday Mondays: 12 noon – 6pm

    More about SC Food Market

    National Poetry Library

    Opening times: Tuesday – Sunday, 12 noon – 8pm, closed Mondays.

    The National Poetry Library is open to all and free to join with proof of a UK address. You can find it on Level 5 of the Royal Festival Hall.

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    Archive Studio

    Opening times: 10.30am – 1pm, Tuesday & 2pm – 4.30pm, Wednesday.

    The Archive Studio is a collaborative project to make the most of Southbank Centre’s extensive archive. Everyone aged 16+ is welcome, and access is free. You can find it on Level 2 of the Royal Festival Hall.

    More about the Archive Studio