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Winter

9 Nov 2018 – 6 Jan 2019

See Southbank Centre transformed this winter with magical family shows, markets, twinkling lights, festive fun and other seasonal delights.

Eat, drink and be merry beside the River Thames with the return of our enchanting Winter Market and pop-ups, offering the very best in global street food, craft beers, cocktails, artisan gifts and more.

Don't miss our brilliant Christmas shows. Experience the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus including sensational animal puppetry, with Circus 1903. Or bring the kids to see Rumpelstiltskin, a fantastic fairy tale with theatrical spectacle, rocking music and supreme silliness.  

Take part in free performances, workshops and family activities throughout December, with storytelling, dancing, music and crafts for all ages. As darkness falls, be entertained by sparkling comedy and cabaret nights.

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Free

Free

Various times
until 27 Dec 2018
Various times | until 27 Dec 2018
Eat, drink and be merry beside the River Thames at our enchanting Winter Market
Eat, drink and be merry beside the River Thames at our enchanting Winter Market
12:00 pm
Sat 08 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 08 Dec 2018
Classical music
Discover the origins and stories of Christmas carols old and new
Discover the origins and stories of Christmas carols old and new

Free

Free

Various times
11 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
Various times | 11 Dec 2018 - 23 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
No silent nights at our festive season of free choir performances
No silent nights at our festive season of free choir performances
Turning of the Year, schoolchildren in a choir

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Wed 12 Dec 2018
6:00 pm | Wed 12 Dec 2018
Classical music
Choral
Hear the merry voices of Lewisham schoolchildren at a festive gathering of local choirs
Hear the merry voices of Lewisham schoolchildren at a festive gathering of local choirs

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 13 Dec 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 13 Dec 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
In this joint concert, listen to the musical collaborations of two accomplished youth orchestras
In this joint concert, listen to the musical collaborations of two accomplished youth orchestras
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

Free

Free

Various times
13 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Various times | 13 Dec 2018 - 20 Dec 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Meet friends for a drink accompanied by free music from up-and-coming DJs
Meet friends for a drink accompanied by free music from up-and-coming DJs
Friday Lunch: Granny's Attic, folk group

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 14 Dec 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 14 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
This lively trio shake the mothballs out of traditional English folk
This lively trio shake the mothballs out of traditional English folk
Friday Tonic: The Balkanoes, music group

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 14 Dec 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 14 Dec 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Try a Balkan goulash of brass and soul with a pinch of klezmer
Try a Balkan goulash of brass and soul with a pinch of klezmer
Photo of children and adults joining in a dance workshop together at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 15 Dec 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 15 Dec 2018
Warm up with traditional and festive Caribbean music, stories and performances
Warm up with traditional and festive Caribbean music, stories and performances

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Make the most of your family time this festive season
Enjoy all your favourite festive winter warmers with us
Enjoy champion cooking with a winning view

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13 Dec - 6 Jan
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Watch this new spin on the classic fairy tale that will delight the whole family

Circus 1903

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Alvin Tam
Circus 1903
19 Dec - 5 Jan
Performance & Dance
Circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
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