Gift Membership

Give them an experience too big to wrap. Your loved one will get the first chance to book for go-down-in-history gigs, captivating classical concerts, blockbuster talks and thought-provoking literature events, with priority booking for every show.

Plus they’ll get free entry to eye-popping art at our iconic Hayward Gallery and a Members’ Cafe-Bar on the top floor of Royal Festival Hall, featuring knockout views of London.

buy gift Membership

single Membership £79
dual Membership £140

Buy now online, at any of our Ticket Offices or in the Members Area, Level 6, Royal Festival Hall

activate Membership

To activate your gift:

  • follow the link to activate your Membership
  • when prompted use the unique gift code you received as part of the gift Membership 
  • once activated we will send you a personalised Membership card

Gift Membership FAQs

What are the benefits of Membership?

As a Member, you get the following benefits all year:

  • priority booking for every show
  • free entry to Hayward Gallery with no need to queue up or book in advance
  • private views of Hayward Gallery exhibitions and other Members-only events
  • exclusive access to the Members’ Cafe-Bar for the Member and a guest
  • discounts at Southbank Centre shops and various onsite restaurants
How long does delivery take?

Gift Memberships are posted to your billing address. Please allow 3 – 5 working days in the UK, and a bit longer if you’re buying for overseas. 


You can also purchase gift Membership at any of our Southbank Centre Shops and Ticket Desks. 

Do I need full details of the person receiving the Membership?

No, the recipients details will not be taken until they contact us personally to activate their Membership.

How do I activate my Membership?

The recipient of the Membership simply needs to follow these activation steps:

  • follow the links below to activate your Membership
  • when prompted use the unique gift code you received as part of the gift Membership 
  • once Membership is activated we will automatically order you a personalised Membership card which you should receive in the post within 5 – 7 working days.


Membership for two

How do I get started with my Membership?

You'll receive a confirmation email with your Membership number within a day of activating your Membership. This email will also give you some top tips on using your benefits straight away.

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