Donate to Southbank Centre

As a charity, Southbank Centre’s vision is unlimited but our funds are not. Your support really can make a world of difference.

The coronavirus crisis threatens our future - please help

As a charity, we rely on income from ticket sales and other commercial activity around our site. That’s over 60% of our funding. And it’s stopped – overnight. 

We hate to ask for help at a time like this. We know everyone is facing uncertainty and hardship. But in difficult times, people need art and culture more than ever. It inspires and unites us – and we all need that now.

Please, if you can, make a donation today, so we can be there for you in the future. 


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help young people experience the thrill of live music

Child participating in Pram Jam event at Southbank Centre

Because of cuts to arts provisions in their schools, many children are missing out on participating in music lessons. We know that when children are given a chance to participate in music or experience the joy of a concert, it can make the world of difference to them.  

A gift of £20 or more could give two children a chance to attend a concert and get their first experience of the thrill of live music.

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give children a chance to explore visual art at Hayward Gallery

Due to social or financial difficulties many local children have never visited our gallery. A gift of £60 could change that, giving four school children the chance to explore Hayward Gallery exhibitions for the first time, including leading tours to inspire and engage their classmates. Opportunities like these help children to learn new skills and increase their confidence.

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Our school values our relationship with Southbank Centre. It offers a rare opportunity for our students to engage in the arts. They’ve learned from these experiences, not just about the arts but also about themselves.
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help our Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden to flourish

Our beautiful roof garden is maintained by a group of volunteers who have all experienced homelessness, mental health or substance abuse problems. A gift of £10 could buy four plants for the garden, and will help it continue to flourish under their care.

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the Royal Festival Hall Organ

Your generous support could help give opportunities for our audiences to experience today's finest organists, and helps the organ commission fund ensure new music is created for this extraordinary instrument.

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wherever the need is greatest

FUNharmonics at London Philharmonic Orchestra 2014

You can help to give thousands of people of all ages and backgrounds the chance to discover their own creativity and to connect with other people at Southbank Centre.

Your support will ensure 50% of our artistic programme continues to be free, so the arts can be a part of everyone’s lives.

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Visiting Hayward Gallery, their local gallery, for the first time was something our children will never forget. They’ve all been inspired to paint and draw, and many have grown in confidence when sharing their opinions.
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To make a donation by phone or to get in touch about your support of Southbank Centre, please call us on 020 7921 0801

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Please remember to Gift Aid your donation if you are able to.
If you have any questions please get in touch on 020 7921 0801 or via email.

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your donation can make a world of difference


could buy four plants for volunteers from Grounded EcoTherapy to plant in Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden


could give two children a chance to experience the thrill of live music at Southbank Centre for the first time


could give four school children the chance to explore exhibitions in depth at the Hayward for the first time, including leading tours to inspire and engage their classmates