Behind-the-Scenes Tour

Part of Southbank Centre Tours

Get a glimpse behind the scenes at Southbank Centre on a tour that gives a rare insight into the history of the site and the people who have shaped it.

Follow in the footsteps of world-famous orchestras and artists, get exclusive access to areas usually reserved for performers and Southbank Centre staff, and hear the inside story from our trained Tour Guides.

This tour answers questions like: What does Royal Festival Hall have in common with an egg box? Who granted the venue's royal patronage? When was Eurovision hosted here?

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

Tours last approximately one hour and begin at the Ticket Office, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. Each tour is different, and the route taken varies depending on the day’s activities and events.

Tours take place on the following dates and times:
Fri 20 Sep, 6pm

Dates & times

20 Sep 2019
Approximate run time: 60 mins
Run times may vary, find out more


Royal Festival Hall


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Age recommendation
For ages 8+

£10 each or £9 each for groups of four or more.

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