Southbank Centre Events

Royal Festival Hall auditorium
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Southbank Centre is a unique arts venue, presenting a diverse programme covering the whole range of music, performing and visual arts; including three auditoriums, a gallery and unique function rooms.


Southbank Centre is a unique arts venue, presenting a diverse programme covering a range of music, performance and visual arts. Lying at the heart of the South Bank arts quarter, the complex includes the world-famous Royal Festival Hall, an iconic riverside venue and an emblem of the post-war British spirit.

In September 2015, Southbank Centre closed the doors to its intimate Queen Elizabeth Hall (including the Purcell Room) and innovative Hayward Gallery, as part of its ongoing efforts to continually improve its site to guests. Bookings are currently being taken for Spring 2018, when it will be welcoming guests old and new with open arms.

As well as being a world-class performance venue, Southbank Centre has a variety of spaces that can be hired for a wide range of events including conferences, AGMs, graduation ceremonies, dinners and weddings.

The venue offer a friendly, professional service with one point of contact throughout the coordination of your event.

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Room layouts

Room Style Capacity
Reception 800
Cabaret 280
Banqueting 400
Theatre 400
Level 5 Function Room
Reception 250
Cabaret 100
Banqueting 160
Theatre 160
Purcell Room at the Queen Elizabeth Hall
Theatre 360
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Theatre 900
Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer: Front Room
Reception 650
Cabaret 150
Banqueting 200
Theatre 200
Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer: Soft Space
Reception 180
Royal Festival Hall - Auditorium
Theatre 2,420
Sunley Pavilion & Level 3 Function Room
Reception 60
Cabaret 30
Banqueting 40
Theatre 50
Waterloo Sunset Pavilion & Project Space (Hayward)
Reception 60
Cabaret 45
Banqueting 60
Theatre 60
Weston Roof Pavilion & St Paul's Roof Pavilion
Reception 200
Cabaret 60
Banqueting 90
Theatre 100


Accessible Venue Facilities
Level access, ramp or lift to dining area
Level access, ramp or lift to the bar
Accessible Communication Facilities
Clear signage (colour contrast, large letters or pictograms)
Hearing loop system
Accessible Venue Facilities
Special dietary requirements catered for
Staff available to assist
Staff available twenty four hours
Staff disability awareness trained
Access into the Building
Automatic doors
Flat routes from parking area to entrance
Full, non-assisted wheelchair access
Ramps with handrails to entrance
Steps with handrails to entrance
Accessible Parking Facilities
Drop-off point for guests available outside main entrance
Public car park available within two hundred metres of main entrance
Access Inside Building Facilities
Accessible lift
All routes suitable for limited mobility users
Lift with spoken announcements on arrival at each floor
Ramps within building
Some routes suitable for limited mobility users
Catering Facilities
Event catering
Food shop
Halal options on menu
Kosher options on menu
Nut-free option on menu
Outdoor dining / Beer garden
Private Dining
Vegetarian options on menu
Event Facilities
In house AV available
Available for wedding receptions
Breakout Rooms
Offers charity rates
Conference rooms / Meeting rooms
Event facilities
Licenced for civil marriages
Civil Partnership licence held
Venue allows outside catering
Raked or tiered seating offered

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Contact Details

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Belvedere Road
+44 (0)20 7921 0702
+44 (0)20 7921 0810

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