Southbank Centre Studio

The interior of the Purcell Room at the Southbank Centre; seats face an empty stage
Victor Frankowski

Introducing our new multi-artform artist development initiative

Southbank Centre Studio supports creative innovation from some of the country’s most exciting artists.

Part of our drive to further support new work across the arts, this new programme invites artists to take up residency in our Purcell Room, enabling creative development, cross art-form collaboration, rehearsals and more. Each of the five-day residencies offers the artists valuable space, time and technical resources to help them realise new creative ideas, or further develop an existing project.

‘Southbank Centre Studio further underscores our commitment to making the art of the future at the Southbank Centre, to developing bold artistic endeavours and providing artists with the opportunity to explore exciting and surprising new hybrid collaborations… it’s a key element of our support for artists as they emerge into the post-pandemic world.’

Mark Ball, Southbank Centre Artistic Director

Building on our popular cross art-form performance series Purcell Sessions, which launched in 2021, Southbank Centre Studio will likewise encourage new ideas and experimental collaboration. Each of the participants are encouraged to view the space as a meeting place to create new ideas, ones borne from collaborations between writers, visual artists, designers, choreographers and musicians. 

Since its inception, the programme has worked with the following artists.