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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The cast of children standing in a line
Various times
until 15 Dec 2018
Various times | until 15 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Funny, provocative and beautifully poetic, That Night Follows Day exposes the facts, white lies and excuses
Funny, provocative and beautifully poetic, That Night Follows Day exposes the facts, white lies and...
Rumpelstiltskin surrounded by glowing sowing paraphernalia from buttons to thread.
Various times
13 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Various times | 13 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Watch this new spin on the classic fairy tale that will delight the whole family
Watch this new spin on the classic fairy tale that will delight the whole family
Glittery Clittery, Fringe Wives Club cabaret

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 15 Dec 2018
Various times | Sat 15 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
Feeling fierce, feminist and festive? Join us for song, dance and an explosion of sequins
Feeling fierce, feminist and festive? Join us for song, dance and an explosion of sequins
Maureen Lipman, actress, columnist, and comedian
Various times
17 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Various times | 17 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Join the new queen of Coronation Street for an evening of rave, rollick and rant
Join the new queen of Coronation Street for an evening of rave, rollick and rant
Circus 1903 at Southbank Centre
Various times
19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Various times | 19 Dec 2018 - 5 Jan 2019
Performance & Dance
Circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Myra Dubois, cabaret star

Free

Free

9:30 pm
Fri 21 Dec 2018
9:30 pm | Fri 21 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
Join the self-declared siren from North Yorkshire for sing-alongs and yuletide anecdotes
Join the self-declared siren from North Yorkshire for sing-alongs and yuletide anecdotes
Mawaan Rizwan, actor, writer and comedian

Free

Free

9:30 pm
Sat 22 Dec 2018
9:30 pm | Sat 22 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
The charmingly clownish comedian wishes you the happiest of holidays
The charmingly clownish comedian wishes you the happiest of holidays

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Mon 24 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Mon 24 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
If you ain't got that swing, come and get it at our lindy hop workshop
If you ain't got that swing, come and get it at our lindy hop workshop
Five Go Jiving, pair dancing

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Mon 24 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Mon 24 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Start your festive holiday in style with a dancing extravaganza from Five Go Jiving
Start your festive holiday in style with a dancing extravaganza from Five Go Jiving

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Wed 26 Dec 2018
3:00 pm | Wed 26 Dec 2018
Performance & Dance
Feel the rhythm at a ballroom workshop this Winter
Feel the rhythm at a ballroom workshop this Winter

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performance & dance highlights

11 Dec - 15 Dec
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Funny, provocative and beautifully poetic, That Night Follows Day exposes the facts, white lies and excuses
13 Dec - 6 Jan
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Watch this new spin on the classic fairy tale that will delight the whole family
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