performance & dance

Dance, theatre, comedy, cabaret and all sorts in between, brought to you by international artists and up and coming names. With a passion for works that defy categorisation, Southbank Centre is the place to see things you have never seen on stage before.

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Southbank Centre has been a central pole of my cultural tent since I moved to London 30 years ago, with early 1990s shows hosted by the London Musicians' Collective being especially important to my post-provincial discovery of cool metro-shit.
Stewart Lee, comedian and writer
Iceland Dance Company’s bonkers Sacrifice, appearing as part of Southbank Centre’s Nordic Matters, was one of the most distinctive events of the year. Billed as “a festival of common things made holy”... it was frequently bizarre, sometimes wilfully boring, but also hypnotic and hilarious.
Zoe Anderson, The Independent

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6:30 pm
Sun 21 Oct 2018
6:30 pm | Sun 21 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
The writer, musician and singer tells the story of her life through narrative, music, song and dance
The writer, musician and singer tells the story of her life through narrative, music, song and dance
Various times
23 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018
Various times | 23 Oct 2018 - 24 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Catch the UK premiere of Isabella Rossellini’s new one-woman (and one dog) show
Catch the UK premiere of Isabella Rossellini’s new one-woman (and one dog) show
Various times
31 Oct 2018 - 16 Feb 2019
Various times | 31 Oct 2018 - 16 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
The man behind hit show Modern Life is Goodish is back on the road with a brand new live show
The man behind hit show Modern Life is Goodish is back on the road with a brand new live show
7:30 pm
Thu 08 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 08 Nov 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
Join a pop brainwashing experiment that will blow your mind
Join a pop brainwashing experiment that will blow your mind
Various times
8 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
Various times | 8 Nov 2018 - 11 Nov 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
This is a dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public
This is a dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public
Various times
Fri 09 Nov 2018
Various times | Fri 09 Nov 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Laugh like a woman with smart, brazen and straight-talking US comic Iliza
Laugh like a woman with smart, brazen and straight-talking US comic Iliza
7:45 pm
Wed 14 Nov 2018
7:45 pm | Wed 14 Nov 2018
Performance & Dance
Contemporary Dance
This performance uses dance to imagine a future where bodies have no purpose
This performance uses dance to imagine a future where bodies have no purpose

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Tue 20 Nov 2018
1:30 pm | Tue 20 Nov 2018
Performance & Dance
Boogie-woogie the afternoon away at this month's jazz-themed fabulous and free social dance
Boogie-woogie the afternoon away at this month's jazz-themed fabulous and free social dance
Rob Lowe, actor
7:30 pm
Sat 01 Dec 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 01 Dec 2018
Talks & Topics
Comedy
Peek behind the curtain of Hollywood, fame, fatherhood and marriage at Rob Lowe's one-man show
Peek behind the curtain of Hollywood, fame, fatherhood and marriage at Rob Lowe's one-man show
Various times
11 Dec 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
Various times | 11 Dec 2018 - 15 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
A chorus of children explore the ways the adult world defines theirs in this performance
A chorus of children explore the ways the adult world defines theirs in this performance

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Performance & Dance
Theatre
This is a dance show about flab, double chins and getting your kit off in public
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