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Looking for comedy, theatre, cabaret or circus events in London? Check out the diverse programme of events on offer year-round at Southbank Centre.

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28 May
Performance
Cabaret

Laugh along with comedian Mawaan Rizwan performing a brand new collection of absurd songs and trippy poems with the help of his deadpan musician...

Part of Alchemy
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13 Aug - 16 Aug
Performance
Circus

Are limits real or imaginary? A dead end, or motivation to search for new paths? This poetic and beautiful contemporary circus performance all...

Part of Summertime
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19 May 2017

Performance
7:00 pm, 19 May 2017
See a moving dance work created in response to India’s laws on homosexuality

20 May 2017

Performance
11:45 am, 20 May 2017
Bring the little ones along for a day of songs and stories in partnership with Karachi Literature Festival
Performance
3:30 pm, 20 May 2017
Celebrate the women at the heart of British South Asian culture

21 May 2017

Performance
Comedy
12:00 pm, 21 May 2017
Tez Ilyas, star of the hit show TEZ Talks, hosts a workshop about writing and performing comedy
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
2:00 pm, 21 May 2017
Three stories and legacies of the British in India interweave in a powerful new play by Siddhartha Bose.
Performance
Literature
6:00 pm, 21 May 2017
Tired of being spoke for, silenced and sidelined, a group of UK desi women poets perform spoken word.
Dance
Contemporary Dance
12:00 pm, 21 May 2017
Witness a unique dance experience on the roof of Royal Festival Hall

23 May 2017

Literature
Poetry
7:00 pm, 23 May 2017
See a coming-of-age story on the duality of being British and Indian in modern society.
Performance
Theatre
7:15 pm, 23 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
Don’t miss this funny, moving story of a British Muslim teenage girl, starring Nyla Levy

24 May 2017

Performance
7:00 pm, 24 May 2017
The lives of Bangladeshi garment workers feature in this work in progress by Target Theatre Company
Performance
Theatre
7:15 pm, 23 May 2017 - 24 May 2017
Don’t miss this funny, moving story of a British Muslim teenage girl, starring Nyla Levy

25 May 2017

Performance
7:45 pm, 25 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Jyoti Dogra’s acclaimed performance piece comes to the UK

26 May 2017

Dance
Performance
10:00 am, 26 May 2017
A day for KS2 primary schools to discover and learn the dynamic dance styles of South Asia
Performance
7:45 pm, 25 May 2017 - 26 May 2017
Jyoti Dogra’s acclaimed performance piece comes to the UK
Performance
Theatre
6:30 pm, 26 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
Hear stories of Afreena's father's past, present and future, in this intimate performance.

27 May 2017

People dancing at the Punjabi party during Alchemy Festival at the Southbank Centre

Free

Art
Dance
3:30 pm, 27 May 2017
Bollywood comes to The Clore Ballroom for an afternoon of singing, dancing and film
Performance
Theatre
6:30 pm, 26 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
Hear stories of Afreena's father's past, present and future, in this intimate performance.
Performance
Theatre
6:00 pm, 27 May 2017
Be moved in a funny and honest story about mixed heritage and immigration.

28 May 2017

Families watching a puppet show

Free

Performance
Theatre
12:00 pm, 28 May 2017
Join puppet characters from Lahore's famous Rafi Peer Theatre Workshop for stories, jokes, songs and dancing
Performance
Theatre
12:00 pm, 28 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
Take a seat as travelling storytellers stop by to share enchanting tales of adventure.
Performance
Cabaret
8:00 pm, 28 May 2017
Comedian Mawaan Rizwan performs brand new absurd songs and trippy poems.

29 May 2017

Free

Art
Dance
12:00 pm, 29 May 2017
Join a day of music, dance, spoken word, arts and crafts, as we bring the best of Leicester to London
Performance
Theatre
12:00 pm, 28 May 2017 - 29 May 2017
Take a seat as travelling storytellers stop by to share enchanting tales of adventure.
Dance
Contemporary Dance
7:00 pm, 29 May 2017
See scratch performances by five South Asian choreographers in this unique event
Performance
Comedy
7:00 pm, 29 May 2017
Don’t miss Made in Britain, the follow up to Tez Ilyas’ smash hit stand-up show TEZ Talks