series

Winter

8 Nov 2019 – 5 Jan 2020

Fun-filled family shows, festive goodies at our markets and pop-ups, twinkling lights, dazzling comedy and cabaret – with more seasonal delights than you can shake a stocking at, Southbank Centre in winter is truly magical.

Experience the thrills and daredevil entertainment of a turn-of-the-century circus at Circus 1903, returning with new acts for 2019 including the Brazilian Wheel of Death.

Saddle up for our five-star retelling of Black Beauty. Blending storytelling, music and puppetry, it’s a must for fans of the book, lovers of the classic TV show and those brand new to the tale.

Plus, sensory play installation and family favourite Soundpit is back, and we’ve got a world premiere from Fascinating Aïda, a new photographic exhibition London Is Love and our New Years Eve Spectacular, with a front-row seat to London’s iconic fireworks.

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Various times
23 Nov 2019 - 23 Feb 2020
Various times | 23 Nov 2019 - 23 Feb 2020
art & exhibitions
family & young people
Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements
Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements
1:30 pm
Sat 07 Dec 2019
1:30 pm | Sat 07 Dec 2019
classical music
courses & workshops
Start the festive season with a flourish at a singing workshop with world-renowned vocal coach Mary King
Start the festive season with a flourish at a singing workshop with world-renowned vocal coach Mary...
Circus 1903 at Southbank Centre
Various times
19 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Various times | 19 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
performance & dance
family & young people
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Tue 24 Dec 2019
12:00 pm | Tue 24 Dec 2019
family & young people
dance
Jump, jive and wail at a free festive dance class and party to start your holiday in style
Jump, jive and wail at a free festive dance class and party to start your holiday in style
Queer Tango at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Thu 26 Dec 2019
2:00 pm | Thu 26 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
dance
Dance cheek to cheek at an afternoon of Argentinian tango lessons, social dancing and performances
Dance cheek to cheek at an afternoon of Argentinian tango lessons, social dancing and performances

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Wed 01 Jan 2020
1:00 pm | Wed 01 Jan 2020
gigs
folk & world
A rip-roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, heart-thumping, blood-pumping hoedown
A rip-roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, heart-thumping, blood-pumping hoedown
Beat the cold and keep the little ones entertained with us
See reviews of Rumpelstiltskin from those who’ve seen the show
See how puppetry is used to recreate the wonder of turn-of-the-century circus
The performer talks to us about the family show, and relishing his own role in it
Hear from the director, designer, composer and principal actor of this very special family show
Enjoy champion cooking with a winning view

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while you’re here

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