Find out opening times for Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room at Southbank Centre.
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.
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.
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.
Fridays: 12 noon – 8pm
Saturdays: 11am – 8pm
Until 9pm in July and August
Sundays and bank holiday Mondays: 12 noon – 6pm
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.
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.