Summertime at Southbank Centre

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Summertime

Southbank Centre is the place to be this summer. Come and enjoy our exciting programme of dance and performance from renowned companies including English National Ballet, Icelandic Dance Company and Cirkus Cirkör.

All this and more events, many of which are free, take place across six weekends. From Swedish crayfish feasting to a gamelan showcase, there’s plenty of exciting events going on for the entire family.

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Various times | 18 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Dance
Performance
A spectacle of dance, music and film by Iceland Dance Company in collaboration with artists Ragnar Kjartansson and Matthew Barney.
Various times | 22 Jul 2017 - 26 Aug 2017
Start your day with sunshine and a stretch
Various times | 19 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Tuck into a Swedish summer feast for all the senses

Free

Various times | 19 Aug 2017 - 20 Aug 2017
Learn Swedish songs, make a crayfish bib and listen to live music

Free

Various times | 26 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
Art
CANCELLED EVENT: Look on as street artists give the Southbank Centre site a makeover

Free

Various times | 26 Aug 2017 - 28 Aug 2017
Bounce onto our free pop-up basketball court
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Free

1:45 pm | 26 Aug 2017
Dance
Contemporary Dance
Reimagine movement with a hip-hop dance and parkour workshop

Free

Various times | 26 Aug 2017
Dance
Contemporary Dance
Witness a performance inspired by hip-hop and parkour

Free

Various times | 26 Aug 2017
Dance
Performance
Check out freestyle dancers, beatboxers and musicians

Free

5:00 pm | 26 Aug 2017
Gigs
Urban
Journey through the history of hip-hop, from 1970s funk and 1980s rap to 2010 trap

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Wed, 07/26/2017 - 14:22
Contemporary Dance
Circus
Find out about three stunning performance pieces coming to Royal Festival Hall this August
Mon, 07/24/2017 - 17:00
Introducing some great places to grab a drink or a bite to eat by Southbank Centre
Fri, 07/14/2017 - 14:10
Discover a great range of free activities and events for families, this summer
Tue, 07/11/2017 - 14:30
Physical Theatre & Mime
The celebrated writer and performer discusses the roots of his new work, Prurience
Thu, 07/06/2017 - 00:00
Watch our short video trailer for a summer of fun at Southbank Centre
Wed, 07/05/2017 - 14:59
From free live music to drinks on the terrace and our beautiful rooftop garden
Tue, 07/04/2017 - 18:04
Art
Read the remarkable story of Peter Laszlo Peri’s ‘lost’ sculpture.
Fri, 06/30/2017 - 14:18
Electronic
How do you explain a ‘multi-sensory encounter of shifting sound and light’?
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18 Aug - 20 Aug
Dance
Performance
A spectacle of dance, music and film by Iceland Dance Company in collaboration with artists Ragnar Kjartansson and Matthew Barney.
28 Aug
Performance
Enjoy dance and music talent created by the young, for the young
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