festival

Summer

12 JUN – 8 SEP 2019

Join us for a summer-long party by the Thames, celebrating LGBTQI+ artists and performers in a packed programme of events.

Our outdoor stage explodes with DJs, performances, film screenings and live music as we host takeovers from some of London’s most essential club and cabaret nights, including Siren, The Batty Mama and Disco Loco.

Enter a world filled with excess in Jean Paul Gaultier’s part revue, part catwalk, Fashion Freak Show, and catch fearless shows from pop star Peaches, drag star Ginger Johnson and electronic musician Planningtorock.

Plus, our new exhibition Kiss My Genders opens at Hayward Gallery, showcasing more than 30 international artists whose works redefine identity, beauty and the body.

Family fun

Bringing the kids? We have a jam-packed summer of family-friendly events including free activities

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Juliana Huxtable Untitled (Lil’ Marvel) 2015, image courtesy of the artist and Project Native Informant London.
Various times
12 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
Various times | 12 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
art & exhibitions
12 JUN – 8 SEP 2019: A group exhibition exploring gender identity and gender fluidity
12 JUN – 8 SEP 2019: A group exhibition exploring gender identity and gender fluidity
Pxssy Palace X BBZ

Free

Free

5:00 pm
6 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
5:00 pm | 6 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
gigs
pop
Usher in the summer at a bumper Pride party on our Riverside Terrace
Usher in the summer at a bumper Pride party on our Riverside Terrace
The Batty Mama - Performance on the Dance Floor

Free

Free

Various times
11 Jul 2019 - 25 Jul 2019
Various times | 11 Jul 2019 - 25 Jul 2019
gigs
pop
Unwind to old-school summer anthems at the south London collective's DJ residency
Unwind to old-school summer anthems at the south London collective's DJ residency
Drag Syndrome, four performers on stage

Free

Free

5:30 pm
12 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
5:30 pm | 12 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
The world’s first collective of drag kings and queens with Down’s syndrome take over Riverside Terrace
The world’s first collective of drag kings and queens with Down’s syndrome take over Riverside...
Ginger Johnson, performer
Various times
12 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
Various times | 12 Jul 2019 - 13 Jul 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
The spotlight’s on a woman on the edge of collapse in this comedic cabaret confessional
The spotlight’s on a woman on the edge of collapse in this comedic cabaret confessional
Pecs Drag Kings

Free

Free

4:00 pm
13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
4:00 pm | 13 Jul 2019 - 14 Jul 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Get sweaty with DJs, hot cabaret performances, 1990s R&B and incredible kings
Get sweaty with DJs, hot cabaret performances, 1990s R&B and incredible kings
Disco Loco, three performers on stage

Free

Free

Various times
14 Jul 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
Various times | 14 Jul 2019 - 26 Aug 2019
performance & dance
family & young people
Sunglasses? Check. Disco pants? Check. Time for some alternative family entertainment
Sunglasses? Check. Disco pants? Check. Time for some alternative family entertainment
Planningtorock, musician
8:00 pm
Wed 17 Jul 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 17 Jul 2019
gigs
pop
Love, queerness, gender identities and survival – it’s Planningtorock’s empowering musical show
Love, queerness, gender identities and survival – it’s Planningtorock’s empowering musical...
Hula hoop performance on stage

Free

Free

5:30 pm
19 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
5:30 pm | 19 Jul 2019 - 20 Jul 2019
gigs
electronic
Dance the night away at a showcase of the best in queer culture
Dance the night away at a showcase of the best in queer culture
U.Dance at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sat 20 Jul 2019
11:00 am | Sat 20 Jul 2019
performance & dance
dance
The rising stars of South Asian dance battle it out for a spot in the Akademi showcase
The rising stars of South Asian dance battle it out for a spot in the Akademi showcase

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Enjoy BBQ, burgers, refreshing juices, craft beer, cocktails and views over the Thames this summer
Spend your summer weekends enjoying free live performances on our outdoor stage

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free outdoor stage

relax by the river

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