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Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre


Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames. Created in 1951 for the Festival of Britain, Southbank Centre draws on its heritage as a festival site, with art and activities inside and outside.

We encourage everyone to become involved in the arts in new and creative ways.

We offer a wide range of cultural events. See music, dance, art, performance and spoken word events throughout the year. Take part in free activities and events and enjoy a wide range of restaurants, cafes and shops.

Every year, thousands of musicians and artists perform to millions of visitors, making this one of the most popular cultural destinations in the country. We hold different festivals throughout the year.

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Southbank Centre

SBC005 Help Let The Light In to Southbank Centre

Help Let The Light In to Southbank Centre

Please help us to restore and preserve Southbank Centre's much-loved buildings for future generations.... Read more

SBC002 Help the garden grow

Help the garden grow

Please help the Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden continue to grow.... Read more

Fully funded SBC001 Help restore the Royal Festival Hall organ

Help restore the Royal Festival Hall organ

In March 2014 the magnificent Royal Festival Hall Organ returns, 60 years after it was first installed.... Read more

Fully funded