17 MAY — 30 AUGUST
Brighter days are here at our summer season
Come together for art, music and open-air fun this summer, as we reopen our venues and outdoor spaces to welcome you back safely.
Get to know the guest curators
Over the summer, join us on the Riverside Terrace for jam-packed free weekends as our nine guest curators select their own programmes for our Summer Reunion.
From backgrounds including theatre, music, comedy, dance and spoken word, the curatorial artists bring their own visions to our free weekends.
Southbank Centre partners, Fri 25 – Sun 27 Jun
The opening weekend on the Riverside Stage is a special moment for the Southbank Centre to welcome back its closest collaborators, local communities and friends.
Anoushka Shankar, Fri 2 – Sun 4 Jul
The sitarist, composer and producer – a singular, genre-defying figure within the classical and contemporary music spheres – brings us chilled music sets and evening party vibes.
‘The weekend I am curating is for all ages, and about fun, joy, celebration, discovery and a bit of reflection, because the freedoms we are gaining here are precious.’
Scottee, Fri 9 – Sun 11 Jul
Writer and performance artist Scottee curates and presents Council Culture, a celebration of working-class artists and culture, featuring theatre, performance and UK garage DJ sets.
‘I have a lot of pride being from social housing and growing up around the people that I did, so this is a showcase of some of that brilliance and muckyness and that pride.’ Scottee
Dennis Bovell, Fri 16 – Sun 18 July
The reggae multi-instrumentalist and producer curates a weekend rich with music and spoken word, opening with an unmissable lovers rock night.
‘My vision for the weekend is to capture in real life all the things that have hitherto been enjoyed only on our telephone screens.’ Dennis Bovell
Nish Kumar, Fri 23 – Sun 25 July
With a look at the past, the present and the future, Nish Kumar blends a programme of comedy, cabaret and theatre together, platforming new and established acts.
‘I think the most important thing is to celebrate us being able to be together again!’ Nish Kumar
‘The Reunion weekends are a powerful opportunity to show all audiences that they’re valued, thought about and welcome.’
Glamrou, Fri 6 – Sun 8 Aug
Writer, drag performer and filmmaker Glamrou returns to the Southbank Centre to curate a weekend of drag, performance art, storytelling, music and dance.
‘I want to use the weekend to celebrate marginalised queer voices, and to showcase communities that form their own powerful systems of care, love, and support.’ Glamrou
Nubya Garcia, Fri 13 – Sun 15 Aug
As one of the city’s most dynamic artists, performer-composer Nubya Garcia has invited a selection of emerging artists coming out of the London scene.
‘I'm looking forward to curating a beautiful weekend of music, poetry and creative programming which I hope offers people the chance to come across new music’ Nubya Garcia
ZooNation’s Jade Hackett and DJ Walde, Fri 20 – Sun 22 Aug
Choreographer and performer Jade Hackett curates a celebratory weekend of dance and hip-hop in collaboration with ZooNation’s musical director DJ Walde.
‘We're excited to share with you all a weekend of moves 'n' grooves to bring you back to the good times’ Jade Hackett and DJ Walde
Shingai, Fri 27 – Sun 29 Aug
Hailing from South East London, The Noisettes’ lead vocalist Shingai’s weekend showcases the local artistic community and alternative Black female talent.
‘My vision is about promoting unity, celebrating originality and a diverse spectrum of voices – voices often overlooked in the mainstream.’ Shingai
Enjoy delicious eats
Cafes, restaurants & barsGet the lowdown on the best places to eat and drink at Southbank Centre
Southbank Centre Food MarketEnjoy the capital's best street food every Friday to Sunday
Roof Garden Cafe & BarA rare central London bar that lets you sit outside surrounded by wildflowers, overlooking the river