performance & dance

Dance, theatre, comedy, cabaret and all sorts in between, brought to you by international artists and up and coming names. With a passion for works that defy categorisation, Southbank Centre is the place to see things you have never seen on stage before.

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Southbank Centre has been a central pole of my cultural tent since I moved to London 30 years ago, with early 1990s shows hosted by the London Musicians' Collective being especially important to my post-provincial discovery of cool metro-shit.
Stewart Lee, comedian and writer
Iceland Dance Company’s bonkers Sacrifice, appearing as part of Southbank Centre’s Nordic Matters, was one of the most distinctive events of the year. Billed as “a festival of common things made holy”... it was frequently bizarre, sometimes wilfully boring, but also hypnotic and hilarious.
Zoe Anderson, The Independent

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The Singing Mermaid, drawing of  a mermaid
Various times
16 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Various times | 16 Feb 2019 - 20 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Escape to the seaside with The Singing Mermaid, told through song, puppetry and performance
Escape to the seaside with The Singing Mermaid, told through song, puppetry and performance

Free

Free

11:00 am
Mon 18 Feb 2019
11:00 am | Mon 18 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Jazz hands at the ready – join us for a day celebrating all things musical theatre, for ages 5+
Jazz hands at the ready – join us for a day celebrating all things musical theatre, for ages 5+
Captain Flinn:The Magic Cutlass
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
All aboard for a theatrical pirate adventure with live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs
All aboard for a theatrical pirate adventure with live music, puppetry and dastardly dinosaurs
book cover for The Day I Fell into a Book
Various times
19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Various times | 19 Feb 2019 - 23 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Find yourself in a magical world of imagination at an immersive storytelling adventure
Find yourself in a magical world of imagination at an immersive storytelling adventure
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Feb 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Laughs are the answer in this barrier-breaking show from Lebanese-American comedian Nemr
Laughs are the answer in this barrier-breaking show from Lebanese-American comedian Nemr
Dancers in The Clore Ballroom

Free

Free

10:00 am
Wed 27 Feb 2019
10:00 am | Wed 27 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Classical Dance
Have a ball at our nine-week dance programme for people with dementia and their carers
Have a ball at our nine-week dance programme for people with dementia and their carers

Free

Free

10:30 am
Wed 27 Feb 2019
10:30 am | Wed 27 Feb 2019
Performance & Dance
Let's hear it for love at a day of tea-dancing demonstrations, workshops and performances
Let's hear it for love at a day of tea-dancing demonstrations, workshops and performances
Mockumentary of a Contemporary Saviour on stage
Various times
1 Mar 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
Various times | 1 Mar 2019 - 2 Mar 2019
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Journey into the distant future on a voyage of revelations in this dance theatre show
Journey into the distant future on a voyage of revelations in this dance theatre show
Illustration of Matt Forde riding a rollercoaster with political figures
Various times
7 Mar 2019 - 12 Mar 2019
Various times | 7 Mar 2019 - 12 Mar 2019
Performance & Dance
Comedy
Say a final hilarious farewell to the EU with Britain’s leading political comedian
Say a final hilarious farewell to the EU with Britain’s leading political comedian
Move 37 illustration
7:45 pm
Thu 14 Mar 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 14 Mar 2019
Performance & Dance
Believe the incredible at a lecture performance inspired by the moment AI beat human intelligence
Believe the incredible at a lecture performance inspired by the moment AI beat human intelligence

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3 Apr - 13 Apr
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Go undercover for one night to infiltrate a covert protest group active on the fringes of society
1 Mar - 2 Mar
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Journey into the distant future on a voyage of revelations in this dance theatre show
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