Southbank Centre is a world-famous arts centre on the South Bank of the Thames. Thousands of musicians, dancers and artists perform at Southbank Centre every year to millions of visitors. Southbank Centre includes - Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room, the Hayward Gallery and the Saison Poetry Library.
For general enquiries call: 020 7960 4200
For all ticket enquiries call: 0844 875 0073
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Royal Festival Hall: 10am – 11pm every day except Christmas Day. Free entry.
The Royal Festival Hall will be closed for a private events on the following dates:
From 3pm Weds 24 April & all day Thurs 25 April
All day & evening Sunday 12 May
Until 5pm Tues 9 July
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
For information on step-free access to Southbank Centre, see our Photo Access Maps in our Access Information pages.
Find the best route for getting to Southbank Centre by visiting
Transport for London's Journey Planner.
Nearest underground stations:
Waterloo (Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee and Waterloo and City underground lines) step-free access
Waterloo East step-free access
Embankment (Circle and District underground lines)
Charing Cross (Northern and Bakerloo underground lines)
Bus number RV1 stops on Belvedere Road.
Bus routes 76, 77, 211, 341, 381, 507, N381, N76 and RV1 all stop on York Road, a 5 minutes’ walk away.
Bus routes 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 521, N1, N68, N171 and N343 stop on Waterloo Bridge, a 2 minutes’ walk away.
Boats stop at Festival Pier, going to St Katherine’s Pier, Bankside and Westminster. For a timetable click here.
Bike stands are located in Southbank Centre Square. Barclays Cycle Hire stands are available on Belvedere Road opposite Southbank Centre Square.
We have parking available on site, open 7am - 1am daily. Parking fees apply.
All our venues have public toilets (dependent on opening times) with wheelchair access and baby changing facilities.
Public toilets are provided on Queens Walk beside Jubilee Gardens. They provide 24/7 access, DDA accessible toilets and baby changing facilities. For opening times and more details of these toilets, please visit www.healthmatic.com
For information on step-free access to Southbank Centre, see our Photo Access Maps in our Access Information pages. Our venues welcome wheelchair users, guide companion dogs and we have Infrared hearing facilities. Read more about access.
We welcome large groups at Southbank Centre. We have coach parking facilities, group discounts on selected events and restaurants, cafes and bars to accommodate large groups.
For more information, please visit our groups page or call 0844 875 0070.
For details of schools activities please visit our Gamelan and Poetry Library page and our Hayward Gallery education page.