Behind the Scenes Tour

Part of Southbank Centre Tours

What does Royal Festival Hall have in common with an eggbox? Who granted the venue's royal patronage? When was Eurovision hosted here?

Southbank Centre dates back to the Festival of Britain in 1951. One of the most popular cultural destinations in the country, we host thousands of performances and millions of visitors every year.

Our tours offer a unique insight into the history of the site and the people who have shaped it. Join us to follow in the footsteps of world-famous orchestras and artists.

Hear behind-the-scenes stories from our trained tour guides and gain exclusive access to areas usually reserved for performers and Southbank Centre staff.

Tours last approximately one hour and begin at Royal Festival Hall Ticket Office. Each tour is unique and the route taken varies depending on the day’s activities and events.

Dates & times

13 May 2017 - 24 Jun 2017
Approximate run time: 60 mins


Royal Festival Hall


Booking fee: £1.75 (Members £0.00)


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Age recommendation
For ages 8+

Please inform of us of any access requirements you have, when you make your booking.

£10 per person / £9 per person for groups of four or more

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