Leave a legacy gift to Southbank Centre in your will

Since 1951, Southbank Centre has been a place where people from all walks of life can experience world-class art and culture that stimulates, inspires, educates and amazes.

To continue to be this place, we rely on the generosity of our supporters. Leaving a legacy gift of any size is a way for you to make a real impact, supporting our world-class programme to inspire generations to come.

Why leave a legacy gift?

In remembering Southbank Centre in your will, you are helping to ensure our programme of classical and contemporary music, visual art, festivals, theatre, dance, literature and debate continues to challenge and engage future audiences.

Your legacy gift helps us to preserve our iconic site for the next generation and support the development of young and emerging artists alongside a world-class arts programme.

Our promise to you

  • We value all legacy gifts left to us – no matter the size
  • All information and discussions had with Southbank Centre about a will or legacy gift are confidential and will not be shared
  • We will use your gift efficiently to ensure art continues to be available for all
  • You have the right to change your mind about leaving Southbank Centre a legacy at any time

If you choose to leave a legacy gift to Southbank Centre we will welcome you to a thank you event in the year you bequeath it. And, if you are happy for us to do so, we would be delighted to acknowledge your gift.

find out more

If you would like to discuss your legacy gift confidentially, please contact the Southbank Centre Development team on 020 7921 0995

Types of legacy

There are several ways to remember Southbank Centre in your will.

  • Pecuniary
    This legacy is a specific sum of money you bequeath to Southbank Centre.
  • Residuary
    A legacy made up of the remaining value of your estate, once all other gifts, pecuniaires, debts, fees and charges have been realised. You can leave the whole or part of the residue in a will as a legacy gift.
  • Specific
    A legacy gift does not have to be money. You can leave assets such as property, stocks, shares or any other valuables.


How to leave a legacy through a will

Deciding to leave a legacy is a personal and private matter, but it can also seem complicated. We strongly recommend that you seek legal advice from a qualified solicitor, who will ensure your wishes are followed and reflect your personal situation.

If your estate is liable for inheritance tax, your legacy will reduce the overall amount of tax due on your estate. We recommend that all legacy gifts to Southbank Centre are unrestricted. And, if you have already made a will but would like to leave a legacy gift to Southbank Centre you can still bequeath a gift by means of a codicil. Your solicitor will be able to advise you on this.