Members’ priority booking

Members at Southbank Centre get priority booking for our entire programme of events throughout the year, including massive gigs, concerts with world-class orchestras, and talks from cultural icons and political giants.

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(General sale begins at 10am, Wed 22 May)

Africa Utopia

Africa Utopia

Fri 13 – Sun 15 Sep
Africa Utopia festival returns this September, celebrating art and culture from Africa and its diaspora. The programme features hip-hop artist Akala, Afrobeat sensation Femi Kuti, Game of Thrones star Nathalie Emmanuel, Chineke! Orchestra, and many more. 

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Kiss My Genders Events

Wed 19 Jun, Fri 12 & Thu 18 Jul
Join us for a series of events inspired by our new Hayward Gallery exhibition, Kiss My Genders. Hear renowned visual artist Nicholas Hlobo talk about his work, join artists Ajamu, Holly Falconer, Amrou Al-Kadhi and Del LaGrace Volcano at a discussion about gender, photography and society, and be present at an evening of performance, poetry, screenings and talks hosted by exhibition curator Vincent Honoré.

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Honors Performance Series

Sat 20 Jul
Talented young musicians perform a spirited programme, from exuberant classical to American folk, under the batons of Greg Gilpin and Jason Seber.

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EFG London Jazz Festival

Fri 15 – Sun 24 Nov
More acts have been announced for this year’s EFG London Jazz Festival. Hear Corinne Bailey Rae take a new, introspective turn as she performs latest album The Heart Speaks in Whispers at her first London headline show in three years, bend time at Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox, where modern hits are reworked into vintage genres, and groove with Ozmosys, the new quartet from drummer Omar Hakim featuring keyboardist Rachel Z, bassist Linly ‘Lokaf’ Marthe and guitarist Kurt Rosenwinkel. And there’s more...

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The Forward Prizes for Poetry Ceremony

Sun 20 Oct
The best poetry being published in the British Isles today is recognised at this ceremony, hosted by jury chair Shahidha Bari and poet Andrew McMillan, featuring readings from the 15 shortlisted poets.

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Covent Garden Sinfonia: Mahler Symphony No.9

Sun 22 Sep
A rare chance to hear Mahler’s poignant Ninth Symphony in an intimate version for chamber orchestra by master arranger Iain Farrington.

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The Totally Football Show Live with James Richardson

Mon 30 Sep
James Richardson and The Totally Football Show pod squad kick off another season with a live show full of puns, punditry – and stories far too salacious for the normal broadcast

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David Sedaris

An Evening with David Sedaris

Wed 3 & Wed 10 Jun 2020
The great skill with which master of satire David Sedaris slices through cultural euphemisms and political correctness has seen many of his collections of personal essays become immediate bestsellers. Hear the author’s sardonic wit and incisive social critiques live as he addresses the human condition.

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