Southbank Centre consists of the Royal Festival Hall (newly reopened after its two-year transformation), the Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall (containing the Purcell Room), and the Saison Poetry Library. We also manage the Arts Council Collection and organises the National Touring Exhibition programme in venues throughout the UK.
Situated on the south bank of the River Thames next to the popular BA London Eye, Southbank Centre is at the heart of an arts quarter stretching from the Royal National Theatre and National Film Theatre to Tate Modern and Shakespeare's Globe.
Royal Festival Hall: 10am – 11pm every day except Christmas Day. Free entry.
The Poetry library will remain open on all dates with access from the Artist’s Entrance.
Queen Elizabeth Hall: Open times vary but usually open 90 minutes before events start and open all day in the summer.
Hayward Gallery: Open daily Mondays 12 - 6pm, Tuesdays – Wednesdays 10am – 6pm, late nights Thursdays and Fridays until 8pm
Free access to building, events may be charged
Philharmonia Orchestra and The Bach Choir: A Gala Concert in Aid of Pancreatic Cancer UK
- 21 April 2016 From 7:30pm
The Philharmonia Orchestra, The Bach Choir, conductor Grant Llewellyn and renowned soloists will come together for a spectacular evening of entertainment at London’s Royal Festival Hall on 21 April 2016, raising money for Pancreatic Cancer UK.
Classic FM will be supporting the concert and recording it for later broadcast. This event marks a continuation of Pancreatic Cancer UK’s relationship with Hazard Chase Limited, with which the charity has presented many fundraising concerts.
The programme includes The Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra by Britten, with a touching and humorous new script by the screenwriter Andrew McCaldon, who has taken extracts from children’s responses to the music to give a unique child’s eye view of the piece.
Francesca Dego, the 26-year-old Italian-American violinist who already has an impressive number of Deutsche Grammophon recordings to her name, makes her London concerto debut with Bruch’s Violin Concerto No.1. Four more glittering soloists take to the stage in the second half for Mozart’s Requiem: the soprano Katherine Manley, mezzo-soprano Emilie Renard, tenor James Gilchrist and bass Ashley Riches.
The Royal Festival Hall
£60 | £45 | £35 | £25 | £18 | £12
Booking fee £1.75 (members free)
Concessions 50% off (limited availability)
Join the band of intrepid Poetry Explorers every Wednesday at 16.00. Parents and children are welcome at this free reading club for families in the newly refurbished Poetry Library.
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