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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 beside the River Thames with fantastic transport links to the popular London Eye, Southbank Centre is at the heart of a sprawling riverside arts quarter. Our wide-ranging artistic programme – music, literature, dance and performance and the visual arts – attracts the most diverse audience of any UK venue.

Comprising of three 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.

Three fantastic world-class auditoria are available for private hire; as well as 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 famous buildings, 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.

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
Outside Space 1 - 1
Exhibition Space (m2)
Marquee Capacity0 - 0
Wedding Licence 50 - 180
Wedding Reception 60 - 220
Accessible AccessYes

Availability of Royal Festival Hall for Venue Hire

Southbank Centre's Venue Hire team is pleased to announce available dates for commercial hire for the Royal Festival Hall auditorium

23 September 2019
30 September 2019 
1 October 2019 
2 December 2019 

Our world-class venue has hosted many prestigious events such as Virgin BAFTA TV Awards, live talks with Michelle Obama, Hilary Clinton, Tom Hanks and performances and concerts by David Bowie, Yoko OnoDaniel Barenboim and Sir Simon Rattle.

Speak to the team today: or call us 020 7921 0702 to book a site visit.

Riverview Package - Get two exclusive spaces and claim 15% off venue hire

The Grade I listed Royal Festival Hall is home to two fantastic spaces – the St Paul's and Weston Roof Pavilions – at the very top of our famous riverside building.

The Riverview package offers a discount of over 15% off full-day hire of these two pavilions.

These bright and airy spaces both feature private courtyards and breathtaking views across London – perfect for conferences, meetings, parties, workshops and team away days.

Package cost: £6,250 (over 15% discount)

What's included:

Hire of both St Paul’s and Weston Roof Pavilions from 8am – 5pm 

PA system with one hand-held microphone

Bespoke ceiling and pillar strip lighting


Dedicated event manager

Two visitor experience hosts

Staffed cloakroom

Speak to the team today to discuss availability, arrange a site visit, or simply to see if we're the right fit for your event.

See more about St Paul's Roof Pavilion and see 360 degree views of the space 

See more about Weston Roof Pavilion and see 360 degree views of the space