With her rapturous blend of post-rock and post-classical, A.A. Williams, joined by her band and the Mayfield Strings ensemble, makes a triumphant return to our halls.
A.A. Williams is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and songwriter who made her first appearance at the Roadburn Festival in 2019 and hasn’t stopped since – including an acclaimed sell-out show at our own Purcell Room in March 2020.
After one self-titled EP and the 10-inch vinyl collaboration Exit in Darkness with Japanese post-rockers MONO, London-based Williams signed to Bella Union.
Her debut album, Forever Blue, smouldered with uncoiling melodies and haunted atmospheres, shifting from serenity to explosive drama, often within the same song.
The pandemic saw A.A. Williams turn her creativity to arranging – first by stripping back other artists’ tracks to their most delicate bones on her Songs from Isolation covers album, and then with a complete reimagining of material from her own debut EP, which became arco.
Details of this evening’s performance are under wraps for now, but A.A. Williams is devising a not-to-be-missed experience befitting of the hallowed space of the Queen Elizabeth Hall.
Dates & times
- Standard entry£17.50 – £22.50*
* Excludes £3.50 booking fee.
** Limited availability. Read about concessions.
Tickets can only be sold through the Southbank Centre and our authorised agents, and can't be resold. You can return your tickets to the Southbank Centre for a credit voucher up to 48 hours before the event. Tickets resold on any third-party platforms will become invalid.
Get presale tickets
Members get the first chance to book our entire programme of events, including go-down-in-history gigs, concerts with world-class orchestras, and talks from cultural icons and political giants.
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Our address is: Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX. The nearest tube and train stations within 5-7 minutes walk are Waterloo (Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines) and Embankment (District & Circle lines). There are also lots of bus routes with stops 2-5 minutes from our venues. For more information on getting here by road, rail or river.
Pre-booking online is recommended. Check our website on the day for returns. There’s no need to print your e-ticket – just show your phone to our Visitor Assistants on entry.
Some free events don't require a ticket. Found an event labelled FREE on our website with no way to book? Simply turn up on the day.
Find out all you need to know about tickets, including concessions, group bookings, returns and more via the link below.
An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.
A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.
The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.
The Queen Elizabeth Hall cloakroom is closed. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the Queen Elizabeth Hall, so please leave large bags at home.
Please note that we're unable to accept cash payments across our site.
For step-free access to Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.
For access to Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating row A and all wheelchair spaces please enter via the Artist Entrance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road (Level 1).
For lift access to Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden please use the Roof Garden Lift in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road (Level 1).
Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.