Schools

Southbank Centre, home to Royal Festival Hall, Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall, National Poetry Library and Purcell Room, invites schools to get involved through creative learning projects, exploratory days, year-round workshops and events for teachers. 

We offer a year-round programme of activities for primary and secondary schools to inspire a love of the arts and support learning across the curriculum.

Schools are always welcome on at Southbank Centre, and we hope that you will visit us this academic year. Whether you’re attending a schools event, having a picnic with your class on site, or using our digital resources in the classroom, the schools team can support you. We’ll be happy to help with any questions, just get in touch with us.

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Free

Free

Various times
18 Sep 2018 - 16 Jul 2019
Various times | 18 Sep 2018 - 16 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Various times | 7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Interior view of Attia's 2019 exhibition at Hayward Gallery

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Thu 13 Jun 2019
5:00 pm | Thu 13 Jun 2019
art & exhibitions
courses & workshops
Teachers are invited to explore ways of talking about gender through the Kiss My Genders exhibition
Teachers are invited to explore ways of talking about gender through the Kiss My Genders exhibition

Free

Free

Various times
13 Jun 2019 - 4 Jul 2019
Various times | 13 Jun 2019 - 4 Jul 2019
Call out to young artists, allies and thinkers: help create a manifesto and takeover event for Kiss My Genders
Call out to young artists, allies and thinkers: help create a manifesto and takeover event for Kiss...
Young musician performing

Free

Free

Various times
18 Jun 2019 - 19 Jun 2019
Various times | 18 Jun 2019 - 19 Jun 2019
classical music
During two days of concerts, students from 15 local primary schools show their musical stuff
During two days of concerts, students from 15 local primary schools show their musical stuff
Super Schools and The Cape Crusaders at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Thu 20 Jun 2019
5:00 pm | Thu 20 Jun 2019
Jazz isn't just for grown-ups: local schoolchildren present a show inspired by Abdullah Ibrahim
Jazz isn't just for grown-ups: local schoolchildren present a show inspired by Abdullah Ibrahim
Royal Festival Hall Riverside.August 2016

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Tue 24 Sep 2019
4:30 pm | Tue 24 Sep 2019
courses & workshops
Find out what you can do with your school at Southbank Centre this academic year
Find out what you can do with your school at Southbank Centre this academic year
10:30 am
Thu 03 Oct 2019
10:30 am | Thu 03 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Get wordy with your class at a day of workshops and performances on National Poetry Day 2019
Get wordy with your class at a day of workshops and performances on National Poetry Day 2019

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Thu 03 Oct 2019
2:00 pm | Thu 03 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Round off National Poetry Day with performances on the year’s theme of ‘truth’
Round off National Poetry Day with performances on the year’s theme of ‘truth’
10:15 am
Thu 17 Oct 2019
10:15 am | Thu 17 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
An interactive event for Key Stage 2 pupils, with laugh-out-loud readings, amazing live drawing and more
An interactive event for Key Stage 2 pupils, with laugh-out-loud readings, amazing live drawing and...

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