Family events

Fri 29 Mar – Sun 2 Jun

Performers and children stand in a circle with a bright box in the middle
Adam Walker, Hubspoke Media

Get ready for a world of fun for all the family

Join us during the Easter holiday and May half-term for an exciting programme featuring vibrant and diverse performances and free activities for everyone.

This spring we invite families to dive into a world of wonder and excitement with the Southbank Centre’s Spring Family Fun programme. Running throughout the Easter holiday and May half-term, this cross-artform celebration promises a tapestry of entertainment for all ages, including plenty of free events.

Go on a fantastical adventure with Dragons and Mythical Beasts, an award-winning show direct from the West End featuring spectacular puppets that bring myths and legends to life. Take your place among legendary heroes, just don't wake the dragon… This is a must-see for brave heroes of all sizes!

Explore the wonders and woes of plastics with thought-provoking dance show Plastic Drastic Fantastic. Drawing on South Asian dance, this contemporary dance theatre work for families explores our complex relationship with plastics.

Feel the rhythm at our free Good Friday family special of Simmer Down, a reggae and revival extravaganza for all ages. Explore the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden in In the Spring Garden, a delightful fusion of outdoor activities and artistic performances welcoming the arrival of spring.

As May half-term arrives, dive into high-energy hits such as Pied Piper: A Hip-Hop Family Musical by the BAC Beatbox Academy and join the laughter and surprises of Grand Soft Day, a playful show about always being prepared. 

Gather your family and friends for the interactive and colourful Mish Mash Family Trail across our site and come together for a free vibrant outdoor performance involving pop-up pictures and a DJ set at The Mughal Miniatures Dance Party.

Whatever you’re in the mood for, our Spring Family Fun programme offers plenty of unforgettable performances and experiences to keep everyone entertained in the holidays.