Spaces Royal Festival Hall

Hire Royal Festival Hall

The Royal Festival Hall Auditorium is available to hire for very special occasions in a world-class and Grade I listed iconic London building right by the Thames.

A world class concert hall with a state-of-the-art stage and rig, a large number of back-of-house areas and many of the original 1950s features. From orchestral and pop concerts to conferences, graduation ceremonies and awards ceremonies we host all kinds of events.

Hire Royal Festival Hall at Southbank Centre

The Royal Festival Hall building offers a number of additional reception rooms and foyer spaces that can be used for breakout rooms, catering and entertaining, when the auditorium is hired. These areas can be hired  on their own for smaller events.

Auditorium capacity: fixed seating for 2500. The stage can also host events of up to 150 people.

get in touch

For most occasions including weddings and commercial events, our Events team will help you get exactly what you need

Contact on 020 7921 0702 or send an email to

artistic hires

If you’d like to hire our venues for a ticketed event open to the public such as a concert or a public conference, our Artistic Hires team will help you instead.

Venue hire

  • Half day: £10,920 (8am – 12.30pm / 12.30pm – 5pm)
  • Evening: £13,110 (5pm – 11pm)
  • All day: £19,700 (8am – 5pm)
  • 24 hours: £34,970
  • Evening building closure: £54,630 (5pm – 11pm)
  • Full building closure: £81,950 (8am – 11pm)

All prices are exclusive of VAT
We offer a 10% discount to registered charities

see our list of approved caterers

download 2020/2021 production package

download 2020/2021 graduations production package