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Queen Elizabeth Hall

Queen Elizabeth Hall is a leading London venue showcasing world-class talks, gigs, dance, performance and classical music. 

As well as a 900 capacity auditorium, the foyer plays host to the most hotly-tipped live music with futuretense and Concrete Lates – our late-night electronic music series in partnership with Boiler Room.

The building is also home to the smaller, more intimate Purcell Room.

Queen Elizabeth Hall reopened in April 2018 following almost three years of renovations with world class, environmentally-improved new facilities for audiences and artists.

The design led by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios), focused on refurbishing the auditoria, foyer and artists’ back of house facilities. Improved access, ventilation and lighting systems, and new production infrastructure enhance the experience for audience and performers alike. New leather upholstery revitalises the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room’s distinctive and comfortable seating.

The building was originally opened in March 1967 by Her Majesty the Queen and this historic restoration has been made possible through generous support from Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, thanks to National Lottery players, and through Southbank Centre friends, trusts and foundations supporting the Let The Light In campaign.

Opening times

10am – 11pm every day

Tue 24 Dec: 10am – 4pm
Wed 25 Dec: closed
Thu 26 Dec: 12 noon – 11pm
Tue 31 Dec: 10am – 3pm
Wed 1 Jan: 12 noon – 11pm

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Kyra

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 13 Dec 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 13 Dec 2019
gigs
Electronic R&B singer-songwriter Kyra is known for her eclectic sound
Electronic R&B singer-songwriter Kyra is known for her eclectic sound
Liza Pulman, Dillie Keane and Adèle Anderson  holding  martini glasses
Various times
10 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Various times | 10 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
accessible events
british sign language
The songs are mostly topical, the glamour unstoppable: Britain’s greatest cabaret trio are back!
The songs are mostly topical, the glamour unstoppable: Britain’s greatest cabaret trio are back!
Carnival at the Southbank Centre

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sat 14 Dec 2019
4:30 pm | Sat 14 Dec 2019
gigs
folk & world
Soak up the spirit of the islands at a festive family party featuring traditional music and performances
Soak up the spirit of the islands at a festive family party featuring traditional music and...
Drag Syndrome at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sun 15 Dec 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 15 Dec 2019
accessible events
british sign language
Get glitzy this winter with the world’s first collective of drag kings and queens with Down’s syndrome
Get glitzy this winter with the world’s first collective of drag kings and queens with Down’s...

Free

Free

Various times
9 Dec 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
Various times | 9 Dec 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
Embrace seasonal cheer with our carol-singing community choirs, and join in with the classics
Embrace seasonal cheer with our carol-singing community choirs, and join in with the classics
Gamelan Dancer at the Royal Festival Hall

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Wed 18 Dec 2019
5:00 pm | Wed 18 Dec 2019
Ring in the festive season with beautiful gamelan music and dance from Java, Indonesia
Ring in the festive season with beautiful gamelan music and dance from Java, Indonesia
Myele Manzanza, musician

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 20 Dec 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 20 Dec 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The son of a Congolese master percussionist, Myele Manzanza grew up with hip-hop, jazz and dance music
The son of a Congolese master percussionist, Myele Manzanza grew up with hip-hop, jazz and dance...
The LOL Word, illustrative image

Free

Free

9:45 pm
Fri 20 Dec 2019
9:45 pm | Fri 20 Dec 2019
comedy & cabaret
accessible events
Queer comedy collective The LOL Word outdo your Christmas crackers with jokes to suit the season
Queer comedy collective The LOL Word outdo your Christmas crackers with jokes to suit the season
Audience members and performer smiling

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sat 21 Dec 2019
4:30 pm | Sat 21 Dec 2019
comedy & cabaret
performance & dance
A yuletide hooley of high-heel-stomping, glitter-romping fun celebrating London’s older LGBT+ community
A yuletide hooley of high-heel-stomping, glitter-romping fun celebrating London’s older LGBT+...
Audience members at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Sun 22 Dec 2019
5:30 pm | Sun 22 Dec 2019
accessible events
british sign language
Peel the paper off tales, poems and seasonal anecdotes in a festive celebration of storytelling
Peel the paper off tales, poems and seasonal anecdotes in a festive celebration of storytelling
Audience at performance in the Clore Ballroom

Free

Free

Various times
23 Dec 2019 - 30 Dec 2019
Various times | 23 Dec 2019 - 30 Dec 2019
family & young people
We’ve got some crackers for you at our free lunchtime gigs over the holidays
We’ve got some crackers for you at our free lunchtime gigs over the holidays
Kids Count Down, two girls in purple light

Free

Free

11:00 am
Tue 31 Dec 2019
11:00 am | Tue 31 Dec 2019
british sign language
accessible events
Start your family’s New Year revels early with ex-music hall singer turned hip-hop goddess Ida Barr
Start your family’s New Year revels early with ex-music hall singer turned hip-hop goddess Ida...
Têtes de Pois, instrumental band

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 17 Jan 2020
6:00 pm | Fri 17 Jan 2020
gigs
Get dancing at a free Friday evening concert of jazz fusion and world grooves
Get dancing at a free Friday evening concert of jazz fusion and world grooves
London Contemporary Orchestra – Rushes
7:30 pm
Fri 17 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 17 Jan 2020
classical music
An art installation responds to the sound of the LCO playing Michael Gordon’s mesmerising piece Rushes
An art installation responds to the sound of the LCO playing Michael Gordon’s mesmerising piece...
Black Midi, rock band
7:30 pm
Sat 18 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 18 Jan 2020
gigs
rock & alternative
Strap yourself in for the experimental sound of the maverick four-piece
Strap yourself in for the experimental sound of the maverick four-piece
Djrum, musical artist
7:30 pm
Sun 19 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 19 Jan 2020
gigs
electronic
The perennially acclaimed underground artist deftly fuses jazz, hip-hop, dubstep, ambient and techno
The perennially acclaimed underground artist deftly fuses jazz, hip-hop, dubstep, ambient and techno
Sound Across a Century 1_1600x900
7:30 pm
Wed 22 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 22 Jan 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Look back at the music of the past 100 years with the London Sinfonietta
Look back at the music of the past 100 years with the London Sinfonietta
Kensington Symphony Orchestra
7:30 pm
Thu 23 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 23 Jan 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Brahms’ magnificent Piano Concerto No.2 is paired with MacMillan’s Symphony No.4, a spiritual journey
Brahms’ magnificent Piano Concerto No.2 is paired with MacMillan’s Symphony No.4, a spiritual...
Tony Njoku

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 24 Jan 2020
6:00 pm | Fri 24 Jan 2020
gigs
electronic
Dubbed 'one to watch' by The Guardian, the producer and songwriter creates delicate, danceable music
Dubbed 'one to watch' by The Guardian, the producer and songwriter creates delicate,...
Hagen Quartet

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7:30 pm
Sat 25 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 25 Jan 2020
classical music
‘One of the finest quartets of our time’ (Washington Post)
‘One of the finest quartets of our time’ (Washington Post)
Lisa Beznosiuk, flute

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7:00 pm
Tue 28 Jan 2020
7:00 pm | Tue 28 Jan 2020
classical music
The composer’s major-key masterpieces save the day with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The composer’s major-key masterpieces save the day with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Denis Kozhukhin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 29 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 29 Jan 2020
classical music
A fantastical sonata, amusing impromptus and a moody waltz reflect ‘spellbinding’ artistry
A fantastical sonata, amusing impromptus and a moody waltz reflect ‘spellbinding’ artistry

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 31 Jan 2020
6:00 pm | Fri 31 Jan 2020
gigs
Wonky jazz hip-pop with a punk edge – Bunny Hoova’s moreish music is hard to define
Wonky jazz hip-pop with a punk edge – Bunny Hoova’s moreish music is hard to define
The Big Blind
7:30 pm
Fri 31 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 31 Jan 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
The BBC Concert Orchestra and an all-star cast present Guy Barker and Kurt Elling's jazz audio drama
The BBC Concert Orchestra and an all-star cast present Guy Barker and Kurt Elling's jazz audio...
 And So I Watch You from Afar, Rock band
7:30 pm
Sat 01 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 01 Feb 2020
gigs
rock & alternative
Jettison is the genre-twisting rockers' most ambitious project to date
Jettison is the genre-twisting rockers' most ambitious project to date
Orchestra on stage at Royal Festival Hall
3:00 pm
Sun 02 Feb 2020
3:00 pm | Sun 02 Feb 2020
classical music
Crouch End Festival Chorus sings you through ambitious music of the changing 20th century
Crouch End Festival Chorus sings you through ambitious music of the changing 20th century
Corinthian Orchestra Fantastique!
8:00 pm
Mon 03 Feb 2020
8:00 pm | Mon 03 Feb 2020
classical music
Bewitching images abound in the Corinthian Orchestra’s performance of Berlioz’s dreamlike symphony
Bewitching images abound in the Corinthian Orchestra’s performance of Berlioz’s dreamlike...
Marian Keyes, writer
7:30 pm
Wed 05 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 05 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
One of the most successful Irish novelists of all time introduces her much anticipated new novel
One of the most successful Irish novelists of all time introduces her much anticipated new novel

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 07 Feb 2020
6:00 pm | Fri 07 Feb 2020
gigs
jazz & blues
'The root of it all is jazz' says the south London vocalist whose music comes from the heart
'The root of it all is jazz' says the south London vocalist whose music comes from the...
Cowpuncher My Ass on stage
Various times
7 Feb 2020 - 8 Feb 2020
Various times | 7 Feb 2020 - 8 Feb 2020
gigs
performance & dance
A genre-defying story of heroes and heroines, obsession and cowboys by choreographer Holly Blakey
A genre-defying story of heroes and heroines, obsession and cowboys by choreographer Holly Blakey
Roman Rabinovich, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 11 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 11 Feb 2020
classical music
This musical homage to Pablo Picasso takes in Spain, Russian ballet and the world of a clown
This musical homage to Pablo Picasso takes in Spain, Russian ballet and the world of a clown
Sonic Cradle at Southbank Centre
Various times
Wed 12 Feb 2020
Various times | Wed 12 Feb 2020
family & young people
under 5s
Night time sounds, music from India and dancing visuals create a tranquil and immersive musical experience
Night time sounds, music from India and dancing visuals create a tranquil and immersive musical...
Tomorrow’s Warriors Soon Come Orchestra in Queen Elizabeth Hall

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 14 Feb 2020
6:00 pm | Fri 14 Feb 2020
gigs
Innovation is the name of the game with these bright young players from the jazz development organisation
Innovation is the name of the game with these bright young players from the jazz development...
Zookeeper hodling a dinosaur
Various times
15 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020
Various times | 15 Feb 2020 - 21 Feb 2020
accessible events
british sign language
Have you ever met a dinosaur? Now’s your chance!
Have you ever met a dinosaur? Now’s your chance!
Cressida Cowell, author
10:45 am
Mon 17 Feb 2020
10:45 am | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Calling creators of the future – hear from the pros on how to grow your own magical ideas
Calling creators of the future – hear from the pros on how to grow your own magical ideas
Ron Weasley, Harry Potter and Hermione Granger
2:00 pm
Mon 17 Feb 2020
2:00 pm | Mon 17 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts?
Still waiting for your letter from Hogwarts?
Dermot O'Leary and Toto the Ninja Cat
12:30 pm
Thu 20 Feb 2020
12:30 pm | Thu 20 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Toto the Ninja Cat is going on a well-earned holiday to the world's most famous music festival - Catstonbury!
Toto the Ninja Cat is going on a well-earned holiday to the world's most famous music festival...
Musical Roots
11:30 am
Sat 22 Feb 2020
11:30 am | Sat 22 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Calling all detectives! Help the BBC Concert Orchestra solve the mysteries in their musical family tree
Calling all detectives! Help the BBC Concert Orchestra solve the mysteries in their musical family...
Sam and Mark, kids' TV presenters
3:15 pm
Sat 22 Feb 2020
3:15 pm | Sat 22 Feb 2020
family & young people
Rib-tickling fun for the whole family awaits at Sam and Mark’s live show
Rib-tickling fun for the whole family awaits at Sam and Mark’s live show
A collage of old photographs and envelopes
11:00 am
Sun 23 Feb 2020
11:00 am | Sun 23 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
A personal, powerful and resonant account of the Holocaust told by a beloved children's author
A personal, powerful and resonant account of the Holocaust told by a beloved children's author
Pippi Longstocking holding a horse
2:00 pm
Sun 23 Feb 2020
2:00 pm | Sun 23 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
A playful performance celebrates the 75th birthday of 'the strongest girl in the world'
A playful performance celebrates the 75th birthday of 'the strongest girl in the world'
Chineke! Orchestra
7:30 pm
Sun 23 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 23 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
An enchanting suite by Coleridge-Taylor leads into Beethoven’s gigantic Seventh Symphony
An enchanting suite by Coleridge-Taylor leads into Beethoven’s gigantic Seventh Symphony
Alexei Volodin, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 26 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Fairy tale atmosphere pervades an all-Russian musical evening
Fairy tale atmosphere pervades an all-Russian musical evening
Benjamin Grosvenor, pianist

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7:30 pm
Thu 27 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 27 Feb 2020
classical music
Passion and ambition come to the fore in chamber music by two great composers of the Romantic era
Passion and ambition come to the fore in chamber music by two great composers of the Romantic era
Bang On! at Southbank Centre
7:30 pm
Fri 28 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 28 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
New American music brings together Bang On a Can All-Stars and the BBC Concert Orchestra
New American music brings together Bang On a Can All-Stars and the BBC Concert Orchestra
Plaid, electronic duo
10:30 pm
28 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020
10:30 pm | 28 Feb 2020 - 29 Feb 2020
gigs
electronic
Energetic bangers, melodic rhythms and hypnotic textures: Plaid create ever-bolder electronic music
Energetic bangers, melodic rhythms and hypnotic textures: Plaid create ever-bolder electronic music
7:30 pm
Mon 02 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 02 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Austria, Poland, Italy: oboe virtuoso François Leleux explores them all, in irresistible style
Austria, Poland, Italy: oboe virtuoso François Leleux explores them all, in irresistible style
Fehdah, musical artist

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
6:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
gigs
Spiritual daughter of Erykah Badu and Oumou Sangaré, Fehdah describes her music as 'future Afro soul'
Spiritual daughter of Erykah Badu and Oumou Sangaré, Fehdah describes her music as 'future...
Caroline Criado Perez
7:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
7:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
See what is often unseen as the campaigner and writer discusses her groundbreaking book
See what is often unseen as the campaigner and writer discusses her groundbreaking book
Scarlett Curtis, author
9:00 pm
Fri 06 Mar 2020
9:00 pm | Fri 06 Mar 2020
talks & debates
In an afternoon of fun, frank and honest conversation, our panel discusses what feminism means to them
In an afternoon of fun, frank and honest conversation, our panel discusses what feminism means to...
Refusing to Be Silenced, Women at Awards Ceremony
12:00 pm
Sat 07 Mar 2020
12:00 pm | Sat 07 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Come and hear from women of courage who stand for human rights and justice in war around the world
Come and hear from women of courage who stand for human rights and justice in war around the world
Activists at a climate change protest
9:00 pm
Sat 07 Mar 2020
9:00 pm | Sat 07 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Why should we be looking to feminist solutions to climate change?
Why should we be looking to feminist solutions to climate change?
Naomi Wolf, author
7:30 pm
Sun 08 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 08 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Author, journalist and feminist activist Naomi Wolf revisits her legendary international bestseller
Author, journalist and feminist activist Naomi Wolf revisits her legendary international bestseller
Pierre-Laurent Aimard.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Tue 10 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 10 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Our artist in residence reveals Beethoven’s influence on the avant-garde
Our artist in residence reveals Beethoven’s influence on the avant-garde
Roddy Doyle, novelist
7:30 pm
Wed 11 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 11 Mar 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
One of Ireland’s best-loved writers joins us for an intimate evening of sprawling conversation
One of Ireland’s best-loved writers joins us for an intimate evening of sprawling conversation
Iain Stirling, comedian
8:00 pm
Thu 12 Mar 2020
8:00 pm | Thu 12 Mar 2020
comedy & cabaret
performance & dance
How do people manage to be normal? The Love Island star mulls it over in his brand new stand-up show
How do people manage to be normal? The Love Island star mulls it over in his brand new stand-up show
Ben Watt, musician
7:30 pm
Sat 14 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 14 Mar 2020
gigs
rock & alternative
Best known as half of Everything But The Girl, Ben Watt adds to his acclaimed solo work with Storm Damage
Best known as half of Everything But The Girl, Ben Watt adds to his acclaimed solo work with Storm...
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cellist

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7:30 pm
Sun 15 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 15 Mar 2020
classical music
Coming with a royal seal of approval, two cellists perform courtly and contemporary works
Coming with a royal seal of approval, two cellists perform courtly and contemporary works
Robert Ames, conductor
7:30 pm
Mon 16 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 16 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Rob Ames and City of London Sinfonia explore the blurred lines between classical and popular culture
Rob Ames and City of London Sinfonia explore the blurred lines between classical and popular...
Martin Hayes, Irish fiddler
7:30 pm
Tue 17 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 17 Mar 2020
gigs
folk & world
The Irish fiddle player with a name to conjure with presents his new band in their UK debut
The Irish fiddle player with a name to conjure with presents his new band in their UK debut
7:30 pm
Wed 18 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 18 Mar 2020
classical music
Lewisham Choral Society presents the thrilling choruses and exquisite solos of a 400-year-old work
Lewisham Choral Society presents the thrilling choruses and exquisite solos of a 400-year-old work
Image of Earth
7:30 pm
Thu 19 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 19 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Composers are inspired by the world beyond their cultural boundaries, with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Composers are inspired by the world beyond their cultural boundaries, with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Iceland Dance Company
7:30 pm
Sat 21 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 21 Mar 2020
performance & dance
dance
How far will we go for oil?
How far will we go for oil?
Fire to Frost
7:30 pm
Sun 22 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 22 Mar 2020
performance & dance
dance
Meet tragic heroine Draupadi from the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, in a fantastical dance production
Meet tragic heroine Draupadi from the Hindu epic, the Mahabharata, in a fantastical dance production
Graphic for Sound Across a Century / 2
7:30 pm
Tue 24 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
The London Sinfonietta recalls a century in music in the second concert in the series
The London Sinfonietta recalls a century in music in the second concert in the series
Daniel Bates, oboe

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7:00 pm
Wed 25 Mar 2020
7:00 pm | Wed 25 Mar 2020
classical music
Strike a dangerous musical pact with performers from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Strike a dangerous musical pact with performers from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Anne Sophie Mutter, violinist

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7:30 pm
Thu 26 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Mar 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
With members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the violinist plays Beethoven’s chamber music
With members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the violinist plays Beethoven’s chamber music
Sir John Tomlinson, English bass
7:30 pm
Sat 28 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 28 Mar 2020
classical music
classical music
Take the opportunity to hear an English performance of Pizzetti's opera based on TS Eliot’s play
Take the opportunity to hear an English performance of Pizzetti's opera based on TS Eliot’s...
Rossini Stabat Mater & Bellini Messa di Gloria
7:30 pm
Mon 30 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 30 Mar 2020
classical music
Goldsmiths Choral Union presents Rossini's Stabat Mater and Bellini's Messa di Gloria
Goldsmiths Choral Union presents Rossini's Stabat Mater and Bellini's Messa di Gloria
Lise de la Salle, classical pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 31 Mar 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 31 Mar 2020
classical music
An International Piano Series debut takes in Beethoven’s great final Piano Sonata
An International Piano Series debut takes in Beethoven’s great final Piano Sonata
Laima Leyton, musician

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 03 Apr 2020
6:00 pm | Fri 03 Apr 2020
gigs
electronic
The Brazilian producer releases debut album Home: a synth-pop study of the domestic vs the creative
The Brazilian producer releases debut album Home: a synth-pop study of the domestic vs the creative
Caroline Shaw, violinist
8:00 pm
Fri 03 Apr 2020
8:00 pm | Fri 03 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
The New Yorker called Caroline Shaw’s Violin Concerto Lo ‘the sonic double of a sultry summer night’
The New Yorker called Caroline Shaw’s Violin Concerto Lo ‘the sonic double of a sultry summer...
David Wallace Wells, journalist
7:30 pm
Wed 08 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 08 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Reflect on the book that changed the conversation around climate change at this talk with its author
Reflect on the book that changed the conversation around climate change at this talk with its author
Peppa Pig and family performing on stage
Various times
14 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2020
Various times | 14 Apr 2020 - 31 May 2020
classical music
family & young people
Sing along with everyone’s favourite Pig family in an interactive introduction to live orchestra
Sing along with everyone’s favourite Pig family in an interactive introduction to live orchestra
Vilde Frang, Lawrence Power & Nicolas Altstaedt

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7:30 pm
Sun 19 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 19 Apr 2020
classical music
A virtuosic trio of celebrated soloists play music by Beethoven famed for its difficulty and delights
A virtuosic trio of celebrated soloists play music by Beethoven famed for its difficulty and...
Saleem Ashkar, pianist

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7:30 pm
Tue 21 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 21 Apr 2020
classical music
classical music
Trace the friendships and romances that inspired composers in music shaped by relationships
Trace the friendships and romances that inspired composers in music shaped by relationships
Graphic of figures walking and music notes
3:30 pm
Sat 25 Apr 2020
3:30 pm | Sat 25 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Be part of the action at a London Sinfonietta concert where the public are invited to help create music
Be part of the action at a London Sinfonietta concert where the public are invited to help create...
Martin Kelly, viola

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7:00 pm
Sun 26 Apr 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 26 Apr 2020
classical music
Tainted love is on the menu with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Tainted love is on the menu with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
7:30 pm
Tue 28 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 28 Apr 2020
classical music
In 1920, Stravinsky blurs the lines between classical and popular culture with his Pulchinella
In 1920, Stravinsky blurs the lines between classical and popular culture with his Pulchinella
London Mozart Players at Royal Festival Hall
7:30 pm
Wed 29 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 29 Apr 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Tour the exotic gardens of the Spanish royal palace with Rodrigo’s exquisite Concierto de Aranjuez
Tour the exotic gardens of the Spanish royal palace with Rodrigo’s exquisite Concierto de Aranjuez
Ronald Brautigam leaning on a Piano
7:30 pm
Thu 30 Apr 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 30 Apr 2020
classical music
classical music
E flat major is the key to this exquisite line-up of Mozart masterpieces with the period orchestra
E flat major is the key to this exquisite line-up of Mozart masterpieces with the period orchestra
Jim Gaffigan, comedian
7:30 pm
Tue 05 May 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 05 May 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Find the funny in the everyday at the self-deprecating US stand-up’s new show
Find the funny in the everyday at the self-deprecating US stand-up’s new show
Southbank Sinfonia
11:30 am
Sat 09 May 2020
11:30 am | Sat 09 May 2020
classical music
family & young people
Unleash musical imaginations with a chance for children aged five to 11 to explore the orchestra
Unleash musical imaginations with a chance for children aged five to 11 to explore the orchestra
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
4:00 pm
Sun 10 May 2020
4:00 pm | Sun 10 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Penetrate the essence of sound with works by the radically inventive 20th-century composer
Penetrate the essence of sound with works by the radically inventive 20th-century composer
Adam Buxton, comedian
7:30 pm
Mon 11 May 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 11 May 2020
accessible events
british sign language
Parenthood, boarding school trauma and confrontations on trains: the comedian's memoir covers it all
Parenthood, boarding school trauma and confrontations on trains: the comedian's memoir covers...
Chineke! Orchestra
7:30 pm
Tue 12 May 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 12 May 2020
classical music
Four pieces by turn-of-the-century composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor have ‘Africa’ in their titles
Four pieces by turn-of-the-century composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor have ‘Africa’ in their...
Pianist Gabriela Montero

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7:30 pm
Wed 13 May 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 13 May 2020
classical music
Encounter Beethoven and Schumann’s most personal musical statements
Encounter Beethoven and Schumann’s most personal musical statements
Ulrich Schnauss, electronic musician
7:30 pm
Fri 15 May 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 15 May 2020
gigs
electronic
Escape into the electronic musician's soundscapes, created from multilayered synths, beats and vocals
Escape into the electronic musician's soundscapes, created from multilayered synths, beats and...
Aurora Orchestra Fallen Hero
7:30 pm
Sat 16 May 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 16 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Aurora Orchestra and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard trace the rise and fall of the hero
Aurora Orchestra and pianist Pierre-Laurent Aimard trace the rise and fall of the hero
Xian Zhang, conductor
7:30 pm
Mon 18 May 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 18 May 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
An English Chamber Orchestra debut for one of the 21st century’s most dynamic conductors
An English Chamber Orchestra debut for one of the 21st century’s most dynamic conductors
Margaret Faultless, leader, violin

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7:00 pm
Tue 19 May 2020
7:00 pm | Tue 19 May 2020
classical music
Who? The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment explains
Who? The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment explains
Borodin Quartet, string quartet

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7:30 pm
Wed 20 May 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 20 May 2020
classical music
Experience Russian chamber music as it should be heard, performed by a world-beating string quartet
Experience Russian chamber music as it should be heard, performed by a world-beating string quartet
Kaash performance on-stage
Various times
22 May 2020 - 25 May 2020
Various times | 22 May 2020 - 25 May 2020
performance & dance
dance
Hindu Gods, black holes and Indian time cycles are among the inspirations for Akram Khan's dance work
Hindu Gods, black holes and Indian time cycles are among the inspirations for Akram Khan's...
Julia Conway dancing on stage
7:30 pm
Fri 29 May 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 29 May 2020
performance & dance
dance
Poised at the brink of stardom, dancers from the English National Ballet compete for one award
Poised at the brink of stardom, dancers from the English National Ballet compete for one award
Musicians playing on stage
7:00 pm
Mon 01 Jun 2020
7:00 pm | Mon 01 Jun 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Previously won by Jacqueline du Pré: Royal Overseas League winners compete for first prize
Previously won by Jacqueline du Pré: Royal Overseas League winners compete for first prize
Clare Hammond, pianist

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7:30 pm
Wed 03 Jun 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Jun 2020
classical music
classical music
An unfairly neglected composer is at the heart of an imaginative selection for piano
An unfairly neglected composer is at the heart of an imaginative selection for piano
Daniel Elms
8:00 pm
Sun 07 Jun 2020
8:00 pm | Sun 07 Jun 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
All-encompassing soundscapes await at a concert debuting new arrangements from the electronic musicians
All-encompassing soundscapes await at a concert debuting new arrangements from the electronic...
Chelsea Opera Group Roberto Devereux
7:30 pm
Sat 27 Jun 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 27 Jun 2020
classical music
A 19th-century Italian opera about the Tudors? Catch Donizetti’s drama in concert
A 19th-century Italian opera about the Tudors? Catch Donizetti’s drama in concert
The Moon Hares on stage
7:00 pm
Wed 01 Jul 2020
7:00 pm | Wed 01 Jul 2020
classical music
family & young people
Be bewitched by a magical family opera from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Be bewitched by a magical family opera from the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
RCMJD Chamber and Symphony Orchestras
7:00 pm
Sun 05 Jul 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 05 Jul 2020
classical music
classical music
Two astonishing young orchestras trumpet the talent of the Royal College of Music Junior Department
Two astonishing young orchestras trumpet the talent of the Royal College of Music Junior Department

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Tickets to all of our events and exhibitions can be booked online, by telephone or in person. Find out all you need to know about tickets, including collection, concessions, group bookings and more via the link below.

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access

For step-free access to Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room please use Royal Festival Hall JCB glass lift to Level 2 and enter via Riverside Terrace.

For access to Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium seating row A and all wheelchair spaces please enter via the Artist Entrance in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road (Level 1).

For lift access to Queen Elizabeth Hall Roof Garden please use the Roof Garden Lift in the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road (Level 1).

Talk to a member of staff at the auditorium entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra time to take your seat. They can arrange priority entry for you as soon as the doors open.

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cloakroom

Our cloakroom opens around 60 minutes before the start of any show, and closes around 15 minutes after the performance ends. It’s at the bottom of the stairs next to the Ticket Desk.

toilets

An accessible toilet is located in the foyer.

A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1 Royal Festival Hall next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet.

The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub on Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.

getting here

For more information on parking and getting here by road, rail or river, click on the link below.

getting here & parking

during your visit

We politely ask you help keep our foyers looking welcoming and presentable to everyone and to follow any requests from our Visitor Experience team. 

Our Concrete Cafe seating is for visitors who are purchasing food and beverages from the venue – nothing bought outside may be consumed in this area.

The cafe is a gadget and laptop free area. You are welcome to use your laptop, tablet, e-reader or other equivalent device in the rest of the foyer until 5pm. After this, our foyer is dedicated to fun and relaxatiom.

Get an overview of the seating layout of Queen Elizabeth Hall by downloading our seating plan.

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stories from Queen Elizabeth Hall

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The author of How To Love Brutalism explores our Queen Elizabeth Hall
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Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it
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Listen to this explanatory podcast with architect Richard Battye

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