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Southbank Centre

With its central London location, riverside setting and unique cultural history, Southbank Centre is a venue for all occasions.

Situated on the south bank of the River Thames next to the popular London Eye, Southbank Centre is at the heart of a sprawling riverside arts quarter. Our wide-ranging artistic programme – classical & world music, rock & pop, jazz, dance, literature and the visual arts – attracts the most diverse audience of any UK venue.

Comprising three separate buildings - Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room, and Hayward Gallery - Southbank Centre offers a number of events spaces suitable for a vast array of occasions. With a huge range of art and activities inside and outside throughout the year, we encourage everyone to become involved in the arts in new and creative ways. Every year, thousands of musicians and artists perform to millions of visitors, making this one of the most popular cultural destinations in the country.

Our beautiful, well-equipped auditoria are available for private hire; however, if it’s a smaller venue with an unforgettable setting that you are seeking, within the Royal Festival Hall building are a number of smaller events spaces, from mid-sized meeting rooms to our spacious and airy roof pavilions, which make particularly romantic wedding venues. From the grandeur of our auditoria, to the intimate surroundings of our private rooftop pavilions, our flexible spaces provide you with a vibrant meeting and entertaining space with stunning views of London and excellent transport links.  Whether you are planning an AGM or an awards ceremony, a wine tasting or a wedding, Southbank Centre has a venue for your event.

Our three buildings work in harmony to provide for all our visitors’ needs and have played host to countless incredible events and displays. Furthermore, we are constantly evolving and seeking to improve our site for our visitors and artists. Our current phase of development is centred on the very exciting refurbishment of the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the adjoining Purcell Room, along with the Hayward Gallery. We’re looking forward to welcoming guests and artists into our newly renovated buildings in 2018.  In the meantime, we are continuing to develop a fantastically diverse programme of events in the stunning Royal Festival Hall, which remains open for both public and private events.

Southbank Centre

Belvedere Road
020 7921 0702

Events & Capacities

Reception20 - 800
Lunch 30 - 160
Dinner 30 - 440
Dinner dance 30 - 300
Meeting/conference 10 - 2 500
Exhibition space (m2)
Marquee capacity0 - 0
Outside space 1 - 1
Wedding licenceYes
Wedding receptionYes
Accessible accessYes

A wedding gift from us to you at Southbank Centre

Book your wedding at Southbank Centre and receive complimentary membership to commemorate your special day.   Existing members will receive an additional year of membership, in addition to a 10% discount on venue hire.


Nordic Christmas at Southbank Centre

Perfect the art of hygge at Southbank Centre this Christmas!  As we celebrate our Nordic Matters Festival, ascend skywards to our beautiful Level 6 pavilions to enjoy seasonal cuisine and festive entertainment.  With 3 fantastic packages to choose from, we're sure you'll find an option to suit you.  For further information or to make an enquiry, call the events team on 020 7291 0702 or email us at