Your safety is our priority

Like all public buildings and spaces, Southbank Centre has a number of security measures in place to help minimise the possibility of a terrorist attack being undertaken. These measures include procedures to deal with events should an attack actually happen.

Our Safeguarding Policy

We believe that everyone has the right to live free from abuse of any kind. We have a responsibility to keep children and adults, including vulnerable adults, safe and we are committed to protecting children and adults in all of our activities. We will do everything in our power to ensure children and adults who come into contact with Southbank Centre, in any capacity, are safeguarded. This policy applies to all trustees, employees, volunteers, contractors, artists, promoters, agents, freelancers, visitors and those who hire our spaces  

Specialist advice

As a matter of course, our security team are in regular contact with specialist government security agencies who provide regular briefings to us as well as specialist advice and recommendations about how we can enhance our security across the site. In addition, we work closely with the emergency services to ensure that we are fully prepared to deal with any potential incidents on site.

Enhanced safety & bag checks

To make your visit as safe, secure and enjoyable as possible we have enhanced our security which includes the introduction of random bag checks across our site.

If at all possible please do not bring large bags with you as these are likely to be searched and any bags which are larger than cabin size will not be allowed into the auditorium and will need to be checked into our cloakroom. Thank you for your understanding and co operation.

Regular reviews

We work hard to protect the safety and security of our visitors, performers and staff and are aware that the measures we have in place can only help to mitigate against the likelihood of an attack rather than remove the threat completely. We will be continually reviewing the measures we have in place as appropriate and in line with relevant direction from the security services.

The safety and security of our visitors, performers and staff is a top priority for us at Southbank Centre.

Southbank & Bankside venues stand together

Following the terrible terror attacks that took place on Saturday 3 June at London Bridge and Borough Market, we are working with other cultural organisations in the area to ensure our venues remain safe for all.

find out more about the cultural venues uniting for safety