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 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.

Southbank Centre is proud to be an Arts Award supporter and Artsmark Partner. We welcome children and young people to fulfil their Arts Awards through our varied schools and young people’s activity year-round, and support schools on their journey to achieve Artsmark.

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Installation of Jesse Wine The Whole Vibe of Everything

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 18 Jan 2020
12:00 pm | Sat 18 Jan 2020
courses & workshops
How do works of art actually get into a gallery space? What's it like to work with an artist?
How do works of art actually get into a gallery space? What's it like to work with an artist?
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Free

Various times
17 Sep 2019 - 14 Jul 2020
Various times | 17 Sep 2019 - 14 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to explore gamelan and poetry in a series of free workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to explore gamelan and poetry in a series of free workshops
Various times
21 Jan 2020 - 5 Feb 2020
Various times | 21 Jan 2020 - 5 Feb 2020
art & exhibitions
courses & workshops
Book your place on a bespoke sensory and interactive day exclusively for SEND school groups
Book your place on a bespoke sensory and interactive day exclusively for SEND school groups
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
14 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Various times | 14 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
School children singing next to a piano
10:30 am
Wed 29 Jan 2020
10:30 am | Wed 29 Jan 2020
courses & workshops
Tune up at a day of interactive, artist-led music workshops for primary schools
Tune up at a day of interactive, artist-led music workshops for primary schools
Creative Learning discussion in Hayward Gallery
10:30 am
Wed 11 Mar 2020
10:30 am | Wed 11 Mar 2020
What if you went to school in an arts centre? And what if your teachers were artists?
What if you went to school in an arts centre? And what if your teachers were artists?
10:30 am
Thu 19 Mar 2020
10:30 am | Thu 19 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Introduce your secondary school students to the mighty music of Beethoven in a study day
Introduce your secondary school students to the mighty music of Beethoven in a study day
Various times
13 Jan 2020 - 27 Mar 2020
Various times | 13 Jan 2020 - 27 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Take learning beyond the classroom with an interactive workshop here at Southbank Centre this spring
Take learning beyond the classroom with an interactive workshop here at Southbank Centre this spring

Free

Free

10:30 am
Tue 31 Mar 2020
10:30 am | Tue 31 Mar 2020
Primary schools explore Hayward Gallery through the eyes of their fellow students in peer-led activities
Primary schools explore Hayward Gallery through the eyes of their fellow students in peer-led...
Schools workshop at Southbank Centre
Various times
20 Apr 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
Various times | 20 Apr 2020 - 17 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
Take learning beyond the classroom with an interactive workshop here at Southbank Centre this summer
Take learning beyond the classroom with an interactive workshop here at Southbank Centre this summer

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