Southbank Centre

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Southbank Centre address and telephone

Southbank Centre is located at: Belvedere Road, Southbank,
London SE1 8XX
You can contact Southbank Centre on Work +44 (0) 871 663 2501
The Southbank Centre website can be visited at

Southbank Centre opening times and ticket price

Opening hours:
Southbank Centre is open to the public from: Box office (in person) – 10 AM to 8 PM (daily); Box office (by phone) – 9 AM to 8 Pm (daily)
Visiting hours are subject to change, and may not apply on public holidays. Always reconfirm whether it’s open to visitors before making plans to visit Southbank Centre

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The Southbank Centre is London’s largest entertainment venue, comprising chiefly of the Hayward Gallery, Royal Festival Hall, Royal National Theatre and National Film Theatre.

Hayward Gallery

The Hayward Gallery is the worst of the Southbank Centre’s concrete catastrophes (one architect accused it of having a quite frightening ugliness), but don’t let the depressing shell keep you from the inside – where you’ll find major exhibitions by the world’s leading artists.

Royal Festival Hall

The Royal Festival Hall is the Southbank Centre’s main concert venue. Classical music recitals are always on the agenda, with regular performances by the Philharmonic and London Philharmonic. You can also find jazz, ballet and world music pieces.

National Theatre

The National Theatre was opened in 1976, and combines three different auditoria: the Cottesloe, the Lyttelton and Olivier.

BFI Southbank shows a broad range of British, international and foreign language films, and is the focus of the annual London Film Festival.

If you don’t like all the art-house movies, then you can always catch one of their frequent film premières – where, if you’re really lucky, you’ll also catch the director or movie-star introducing the piece with a short talk. Previous stars have included Clint Eastwood and Cate Blanchett.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, and Purcell Room

The Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room feature small-scale productions by orchestras, bands and dance companies.

If you like skateboarding, then head for the car-park underneath – it’s full of kids falling off their bits of wood.

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> Events at Southbank Centre

   to Southbank Centre SouthbankThe National Theatre will be putting on a production of 'Amadeus', which tells the story of the young composer Mozart.

   to Southbank Centre SouthbankThe National Theatre will be putting on a production of 'Angels in America' with Andrew Garfield, Denise Gough and Nathan Lane.

   to Southbank Centre SouthbankRalf Little, Kris Marshall and Kate Fleetwood will be starring in a production of 'Ugly Lies The Bone' at the National Theatre.

   to Southbank Centre SouthbankThe National Theatre will be putting on the 'Barber Shop Chronicles', listening to the chat and banter that takes place within.

   to Southbank Centre SouthbankAnne-Marie Duff will be starring in the National Theatre's production of the dark and funny new play, 'Common'

   to Southbank Centre SouthbankOlivia Colman and Olivia Williams will be starring in Lucy Kirkwood's new play 'Mosquitoes', at the National Theatre.

   to Southbank Centre SouthbankRob Drummond will be returning to the National Theatre to perform his new political show, 'The Majority'.

   to Southbank Centre SouthbankStephen Sondheim's 'Follies' will be coming to the National Theatre with Tracie Bennett, Janie Dee and Imelda Staunton.

   to Southbank Centre SouthbankOslo tells the story of how the Oslo Peace Accords came about, which led to the famous handshake on the White House lawn.

   to Southbank Centre Southbank'Jane Eyre' will be coming to the National Theatre with an innovative re-imagining of Charlotte Bronte's masterpiece.

   to Southbank Centre SouthbankThe National Theatre will be putting on a production of 'Amadeus', which tells the story of the young composer Mozart.

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