Southbank Centre is positioned in the heart of London's thriving South Bank and welcomes visitors 364 days a year.
Our principal classical music venues are Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room.
Royal Festival Hall stands at the heart of Southbank Centre complex. Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, it is home to the largest concert hall on our Southbank Centre site.
Queen Elizabeth Hall is the second largest concert hall on the Southbank Centre site, hosting chamber orchestras, quartets, choirs, dance performances and opera.
As well as the main concert hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall also contains two smaller venues, the Purcell Room and The Front Room
The Front Room is a relaxed and intimate setting to enjoy live music. There is a fully licensed bar in the Foyer, and a café offering a range of sandwiches, drinks, cakes, soups and hot snacks.
Situated in Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room is the most intimate concert hall venue on site, making it especially suitable for chamber music, literature and spoken word events and solo recitals.