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    Stewart Lee: Snowflake/Tornado

    29 Jun 2022 – 3 Jul 2022
    Royal Festival Hall
    Performance & dance
    £22 - £32
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    Stewart Lee, comedian
    Idil Sukan
    ★★★★★

    'Lee remains one of the best stand-ups in the country'

    Metro

    Be here as 'the world's greatest living stand-up' (The Times) presents a double bill of two new 60-minute sets, including new material for 2022.

    The first half, Snowflake, is heavily rewritten in the light of the two years the show has been laid off, looking at how the Covid-Brexit era has impacted on the culture war between 'lovely snowflakes and horrible people'.

    The second half, Tornado, questions Lee's position in the comedy marketplace after Netflix mistakenly listed his show as 'reports of sharks falling from the skies are on the rise again. Nobody on the Eastern Seaboard is safe.'

    ★★★★★

    '...joyously funny … Lee on scintillating form.'

    The Guardian
    ★★★★

    'Brutally funny'

    Evening Standard
    ★★★★

    'Superb … uproariously funny'

    The Telegraph   

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    Age recommendation/restriction

    For ages 14+

    Dates & times

    29 Jun 2022 – 3 Jul 2022

    Price

    • Standard entry£22 - £32*
    • Concessions25%**


    * Excludes £3.50 booking fee.

    ** Limited availability. Read about concessions.

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    Royal Festival Hall

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    Our measures

    We’re following the official government guidance on working safely during coronavirus to make sure we’re Covid-secure. Measures we’ve introduced so far include:

    • Reduced visitor numbers and social distancing 
    • Physically distanced seating 
    • Clear signage and one-way systems
    • Removal of some seating and changes to access
    • Hand sanitiser stations
    • Regular and thorough cleaning
    • Support bubbles only 
    • Face coverings for ages 11+
    • Going cash-free

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    We’ll continue to review and manage any risks and respond to any changes in the guidance, keeping our staff trained and up to date as we go.

    Reduced visitor numbers

    We’re admitting fewer visitors than usual so that you can easily keep a safe distance from others and enjoy a crowd-free visit.

    Keep others safe

    You must wear a face covering during your visit, for your safety and the safety of other visitors and staff.

    Please, stay at home if you have symptoms of illness such as a cough, sore throat or fever or have been in contact in the past 14 days with someone who has coronavirus. You can email us up to 24 hours before the event to refund or exchange your ticket.

    During your visit

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    • Follow our one-way system
    • Keep a safe distance from others
    • Use the hand sanitiser provided

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    You don't have to wear a face covering if there is a good reason why you can't do so.

    For example:

    • children under the age of 11 don’t have to wear a face covering
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    Socially distanced seating

    Step 4 of the government’s roadmap anticipates the removal of all legal limits on social contact and the reopening of full auditoriums from Monday 21 June, subject to successful pilot test events taking place in April and May. 

    We initially have a socially distanced seating plan which offers a reduced capacity of 1,000 people, ensuring a one-metre-plus space between audience members when seated. We are also carrying out enhanced cleaning of the auditorium between performances. 

    You can make bookings for up to two households or support bubbles, but our auditorium seats are only available in groups of one or two people, which allows us to maintain social distancing. This means that bookings of more than two people will be split across multiple groups.

    Four people from up to two households or support bubbles can be seated together in the boxes only. The cost of a box ticket is for four people, and one ticket is issued for entry. Please ensure all members of your party enter the venue at the same time.

    We are acting in accordance with government guidelines, which are subject to change – please check this page before your visit.

    The Royal Festival Hall is open to all from Friday 28 May for access to the Level 2 foyers, Level 2 toilets, the National Poetry Library, Southbank Centre Shop and Riverside Terrace Cafe at the following times:

    Sunday – Thursday, 12 noon – 8pm*

    Friday and Saturday, 12 noon – 10.30pm* 

    *Closing times may vary on event days. Access to the Royal Festival Hall foyers is restricted to ticket holders from 90 minutes before events begin.

     

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    Socially distanced seating

    Our socially distanced seating plan ensures a one-metre-plus space between audience members when seated.

    You can make bookings for up to two households or support bubbles of up to six people, but our auditorium seats are only available in groups of one or two people, which allows us to maintain social distancing. This means that bookings of more than two people will be split across multiple groups.

    Four people from up to two households or support bubbles can be seated together in the boxes only. The cost of a box ticket is for four people, and one ticket is issued for entry. Please ensure all members of your party enter the venue at the same time.

    Social distancing is in place following government advice, and we will increase capacity in line with government rules. 

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    Toilets

    Toilets, including accessible toilets, are open on Level 2 of the Royal Festival Hall for ticket holders and those attending Riverside Terrace events. 

    Cloakroom

    The cloakroom is closed in order to reduce face-to-face contact. You won’t be able to bring any bags over 40 x 25 x 25cm into the Royal Festival Hall, so please leave large bags at home

    Entering the hall

    There may be short queues to enter the building and the auditorium. If you are not able to queue or need further assistance, our Visitor Assistants are here to help you. 

    For level access to the Royal Festival Hall, please use the external lift near the Artists' Entrance on Southbank Centre Square, Belvedere Road, to Level 2, and enter via Riverside Terrace. All floors are accessible from the main foyer. 

    We welcome wheelchair users and guide companion dogs. 

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    More about Access & facilities

    Parking

    Blue Badge holders and those with access requirements can be dropped off on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road (the road between the Royal Festival Hall and the Hayward Gallery).

    There are four Blue Badge parking spaces available for visitors located on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and are free to use. You must display your Blue Badge as you enter the site. Vehicles that do not display a Blue Badge are refused entry.

    Blue Badge parking at National Theatre

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    Please note: on Sunday when the National Theatre building is closed there is no step-free access from the car park.

    Alternative parking is available nearby at the APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park (490 metres), subject to charges.

    Blue Badge parking at APCOA Cornwall Road

    Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting the Southbank Centre can also be found at the South Bank Car Park – APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park. Just take your badge and car park ticket to the parking attendant office at the entrance to the car park for validation before you leave.

    A drop-off point at the Royal Festival Hall (30 metres) has been created for visitors who are unable to walk from alternative car parks.

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