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Venue price From £500
Venue capacity 20 - 2500 people

Spaces at Southbank Centre


The Royal Festival Hall is a stunning venue which can seat up to 2,500 guests in a fixed raked seated auditorium. The Hall boasts a state of the art stage and rig, a large number of back of house areas and many of the original 1950s features. The Hall is perfect with excellent transport links for large conferences, AGMs, award ceremonies and graduations.


The Purcell Room is the perfect London venue for conferences, meetings and private concerts. This wood-panelled auditorium has an intimate atmosphere making it suitable for smaller scale events such as meetings, seminars, panel discussions, conferences and private concerts, which can be held with a live audience, or as a hybrid event. Located within the iconic Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room offers state-of-the-art technical equipment, backstage space including two dressing rooms, a Green Room, and an area of the adjoining foyer for delegate registration and catering.


The Weston Roof Pavilion boasts exceptional views of the iconic London skyline, plenty of natural daylight and a private rooftop courtyard. This flexible space is suitable for meetings, workshops, receptions, networking and dinners.


The St Paul's Pavilion is a beautiful space located on the sixth floor of the Southbank Centre with fantastic views of Central London looking towards the City. Hire of the Pavilion comes with access to a private roof top courtyard and balcony. It is suitable for a variety of events from meetings and workshops to receptions and dinners.


Level 5 Function Room is the largest private reception area in the Southbank Centre, and features floor to ceiling windows meaning it is bathed in natural light. The room has great views over the London Eye and Westminster, and offers the perfect location for inspiring workshops, conferences and meetings.


Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer is a large flexible space available for commercial bookings with capacity for up to 900 people. Glass panelling bathes the spacious foyer with natural with concrete walls and marble floors adding to the brutalist aesthetic. The space is particularly suited for award dinners, large receptions and fashion shows and boasts an outside terrace with fabulous river views.


Reopened in April 2018 after extensive refurbishment, Queen Elizabeth Hall is a beautiful wood panelled auditorium suitable for events including conferences, award ceremonies and private concerts. Complete with enhanced acoustics and upgraded backstage facilities, the new and improved Queen Elizabeth Hall is a is a stunning venue for large events. The adjoining foyer has been opened up to showcase stunning views over the riverside and can be used for registration, catering and exhibitions.


After two years' closure for refurbishment, the transformation of the Purcell Rooms is now complete. With improved facilities and acoustics, this intimate wood-panelled auditorium is suitable for events including private concerts and conferences. The large, bright foyer provides stunning views over the riverside and can be used for registration, catering and exhibitions.


For London brand activation and experiential marketing locations, the Queen’s Walk offers an iconic backdrop in a vibrant, bustling area. Located directly on the riverfront, close to the London Eye, the Queen’s Walk is a prime location opposite Jubilee Gardens, offering views towards Westminster and the Houses of Parliament. The iconic skyline creates a stunning backdrop at the heart of the Southbank where visitors, locals and performers alike come together to form an unrivalled atmosphere and the ultimate London experience.


Southbank Centre’s buildings, riverside location and iconic central London backdrops provide standout settings for film, TV & photography shoots. The site can accommodate a wide variety of interior and exterior film and photography shoots. The site’s location on the River Thames is the perfect vantage point for some of London’s most recognisable skyline with the London Eye and Houses of Parliament to the west and St Paul’s Cathedral and the City to the east. Celebrated architecture, with its grey concrete buildings and multilevel walkways offers an authentically gritty setting for shoots.


For London brand activation and experiential marketing locations, the Southbank Centre Square offers a vibrant, bustling area. Located in front of the Royal Festival Hall and alongside the Hayward Gallery, this site is available Monday – Thursday for brand activation. Continuous footfall comes from commuters travelling between Waterloo and Charing Cross stations, and visitors enjoying one of London’s most vibrant cultural hubs. This space guarantees a constant stream of people from all walks of life as they enjoy what London has to offer.


For London brand activation and experiential marketing locations, the Builder’s Yard offers an unique space in a vibrant, bustling area. The Builder’s Yard is a covered location under Hungerford Bridge, which provides a big space for dynamic and marketing activity. With scope for larger scale projects, this urban setting is ideal for creative and interactive activations.

About Southbank Centre


Southbank Centre is a world-class arts centre in the heart of London with nine spaces available for private hire.

World-class auditorium spaces Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room are perfect for conferences, ceremonies & product launches.

Host events with fantastic riverside views in the Rooftop Pavilions - bright, dynamic spaces for corporate events, meetings, parties & receptions.

Enviable transport links, state-of-the-art hybrid event capabilities and dedicated event managers, Southbank Centre is a unique venue for any occasion with capacity for 20 - 2,500 guests.