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London Performing Arts

Southbank Centre

  • Belvedere Rd. Map It
  • South Bank
  • Concerts

Updated 02/27/2014

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The Royal Festival Hall is one of London's best spaces for large-scale choral and orchestral works and is home to the Philharmonia and London Philharmonic orchestras. Other venues in the Southbank Centre host smaller-scale music performances: The Queen Elizabeth Hall is a popular venue for chamber orchestras and top-tier soloists, and the intimate Purcell Room is known for chamber music and solo recitals. Southbank also hosts everything from the London International Mime festival to large-scale dance performances. Also part of the complex is the Hayward Gallery (Mon. noon–6, Tues., Wed., Sat., and Sun. 10–6, Thurs. and Fri. 10–8), a landmark Brutalist-style 1960s building and one of London's major venues for contemporary art exhibitions.

Performing Art Information


Belvedere Rd., London, SE1 8XX, England

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020-7960–4200; 0844-875–0073-box office

Updated 02/27/2014


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