courses & workshops

Discover Literature

Part of Schools

Kick off your summer reading challenges in a day of interactive literature workshops for primary schools.

In a day of artist-led workshops and performances, explore what literature can be outside the classroom – from spoken word poetry slams to live readings, storytelling to writing games.

Pupils have the opportunity to work directly with our literary artists and boost their confidence and enthusiasm for all things literature before they depart for their summer holiday reading.

Southbank Centre’s Discover Literature days aim to inspire and support children to pursue their own creative passions through interactive performances and workshops with some of our favourite literary artists.

Dates & times

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Royal Festival Hall
The Clore Ballroom, Level 2

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Age recommendation
Open to classes of Key Stage 2 (years 3 – 6) pupils and their teachers only. Please indicate which year group you are bringing when you book.

Each school may bring up to 30 students plus teachers and chaperones:
£2 per student, accompanying teachers and chaperones go free

A limited number of bursary places are available for schools who would otherwise not be able to access our school programme due to financial reasons. We evaluate bursaries three weeks before an event. To apply for a bursary place, please send an email with the relevant details to

Please note, this event is not available to book online. To book or enquire, call our Ticket Office on 020 3879 9555.

Access information
If any of your students have access needs, please discuss this with us when booking.