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If you are looking for things to do, Southbank Centre has a great mix of events covering classical music, gigs, art, literature, performance and dance plus a year-round programme of unique festivals. Use the filter options below to quickly find out what's on.

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19 May - 29 May
Global Culture & Ethnicity
Religion & Beliefs

Alchemy returns to Southbank Centre, showcasing the dynamic creativity and cultural connections between South Asia and the UK. Over eleven days,...

Part of Alchemy
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16 Dec - 20 Aug
Art
Literature

Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland as we explore the internationally renowned Moomin stories through the life of its...

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Art
10:00 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland

Free

Literature
Poetry
11:00 am, 31 Jan 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
This exhibition has now finished. We apologise for any inconvenience.
The Hop Locker Stall at the Southbank Centre Food Market

Free

12:00 pm, 28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
Southbank Centre Market is a food lover's perfect destination
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
12:00 pm, 29 Apr 2017
Explore two masterworks from Steve Reich, which were inspired by human rituals
2:00 pm, 4 Mar 2017 - 29 Apr 2017
Explore decades of architectural innovation and see Southbank Centre from a whole new perspective
Classical music
Gigs
2:30 pm, 29 Apr 2017
Celebrate the late, great Frank Sinatra at this afternoon of music, song and dance
3:00 pm, 24 Sep 2016 - 24 Jun 2017
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
6:30 pm, 24 Sep 2016 - 24 Jun 2017
An introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra and playing techniques
Performance
Theatre
7:30 pm, 25 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
Explore power in society, as three females perform their own alternative party conference.
Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 29 Apr 2017
An evening of popular classics, crowned with a jubilant flag-waving Proms Finale

30 Apr 2017

Free

Art
10:00 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland

Free

Literature
Poetry
11:00 am, 31 Jan 2017 - 16 Apr 2017
This exhibition has now finished. We apologise for any inconvenience.
Classical music
Orchestra
12:00 pm, 30 Apr 2017
The London Philharmonic Orchestra presents FUNharmonics, especially for children aged 6 and up
The Hop Locker Stall at the Southbank Centre Food Market

Free

12:00 pm, 28 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
Southbank Centre Market is a food lover's perfect destination
Classical music
Orchestra
10:15 am, 30 Apr 2017
Join us for a morning of events for youngsters, from the musicians of the OAE.
1:30 pm, 5 Mar 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
What does Royal Festival Hall have in common with an eggbox? Find out on this tour
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
3:15 pm, 30 Apr 2017
Witness a live reading of Primo Levi’s powerful account of survival at Auschwitz
Performance
Theatre
7:30 pm, 25 Apr 2017 - 30 Apr 2017
Explore power in society, as three females perform their own alternative party conference.

1 May 2017

Free

Art
10:00 am, 13 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017
Falling Shawls is a floating textile installation that artist Outi Pieski describes as a ‘drawing in air’
Art
Literature
2:00 pm, 16 Dec 2016 - 20 Aug 2017
Climb into and get lost inside the eccentric world of Moominland
Classical music
Opera
6:30 pm, 1 May 2017
Learn about Indian classical music and opera in this practical singing course for all abilities
Dance
7:00 pm, 1 May 2017
Learn the art of odissi dancing as part of our six-week Indian dance course
Classical music
Choral
7:30 pm, 1 May 2017
One of the most popular choral works in the world, Brahms' Requiem is the perfect May Day treat

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