Concrete Dreams

Step into a world of care, craftsmanship and bravery, illuminating the original hopes for Southbank Centre’s 1960s buildings and the legacy that thrives today.

Join us for Concrete Dreams, a journey behind the scenes encountering collections, installations, audiovisual content and live performances that reveal the stories of Southbank Centre’s 1960s buildings and their early artistic beginnings like never before.

Concrete Dreams is generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Dates & times

10 Apr 2018 - 1 May 2018
Approximate run time: 70 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Purcell Room


Free, but ticketed

need to know

Meeting Point
The exhibition runs to a timed tour schedule and begins at Queen Elizabeth Hall Ticket Desk. Please arrive at the meeting point next to Queen Elizabeth Hall Ticket Desk at least 10 minutes before your exhibition tour is due to begin. Anyone arriving after this time cannot be guaranteed entry to the exhibition.

Event information
A maximum of 15 spaces are available on each time slot. A small number of tickets are held back each day for on the day sales and available in person from the Queen Elizabeth Hall Ticket Desk.

Tours last approximately 70 minutes. Audiences are asked not to exit the immersive exhibition while the guided tour is taking place, due to the timed tour schedule and the experience of the rest of the group. Re-admittance is not possible.

Age recommendation
For ages 10+. Not suitable for toddlers and babes in arms.

The exhibition tour is wheelchair accessible. We are also offering British Sign Language-interpreted tours. Sign up to our access list to find out more.

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