Try to visit Skylon when you are at the Southbank, the service is good and you can enjoy a drink in a spotlessly clean glass. It's nice to see a variety of musical entertainment coming to the Southbank; chart music does not reflect the wider spectrum of talent.
The Southbank Centre
Time Out says
Posted: Sat Jan 5 2013
This riverside titan of arts and entertainment has morphed and expanded in the past few years securing its position as one of the most attractive cultural hotspots in London, helped by its accessible location and proximity to the National Theatre and Tate Modern. The Southbank Centre caters for the widest spectrum of people and interests, peddling visual art, music, literature events and performance in its several venues – the Royal Festival Hall, The Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall (including the Purcell Room) and the Saison Poetry Library. Recently it has become a go-to destination for foodies too. Skylon, a swanky British-themed restaurant within RFH, caters for those with a bit of cash, while a range of spanking new chain restaurants (Wagamama, Strada, Ping Pong) jostle for attention alongside the pie-touting Canteen.
What's on at Southbank Centre
This September, the 7th annual showcase of artwork by prisoners, offenders, secure patients, and detainees will be displayed at Southbank Centre, in celebration of those often suppressed by society, and the idea that art can enrich anyone’s life, regardless...
Solo shows, Big-name talent, Stand-up
- Critics' choice
Following his ace show 'Dave Gorman's Powerpoint Presentation', the pioneer of docu-comedy continues his love affair with the slideshow software as he teams up with a projector screen for Dave Gorman Gets Straight to the Point* (*The Powerpoint). He just...
Big-name talent, Memoirs
To celebrate the release of his new memoir, 'The Life and Loves of a He Devil', Graham Norton is performing a rare live date. He's not doing stand-up (sorry to disappoint), but he'll be in conversation with, well, someone to talk about his life so fa...
Solo shows, Big-name talent, Storytelling
More weapons-grade filth from the king of trash cinema who returns to the capital with his popular stand-up show. Fans of cult movies like the mind-blowing 'Pink Flamingoes', 'Serial Mom' and 'Hairspray' should book now to avoid disappointment.
Orchestral music, Choral
- Critics' choice
London Philharmonic Orchestra and London Philharmonic Choir under Jaap van Zweden perform Gustav Mahler’s mighty and uplifting Symphony No 2 (‘Resurrection’). With soprano Elizabeth Watts and mezzo-soprano Alice Coote.
Drama, West End, Contemporary and experimental
Talented up-and-coming dance company La Veronal arrive at the Southbank Centre with a new piece inspired by the Italian city Siena. Journeying through the history of art, from Titian to David Lynch, 'Siena' is their first full-length piece, which is staged...
Kids' theatre, Drama, Kids' theatre, West End
Lovely kids theatre company Oily Cart create a winding adventure around the foyer spaces at the Southbank Centre over Christmas. The show is a multi-sensory journey to find all sorts of shoes, with a live musician and lots of puppets. Ages 3-5. Find...
Things to do
Alongside its array of festive shows and performances the Southbank Centre will be celebrating the coldest season with a fistful of fun pop-ups and activities. The annual Christmas market will be bigger and better than ever, there'll be a Scandinavian...
A selection of digital and print works from Tom Phillips' long-standing major project ‘A Humument: A Treated Victorian Novel’ are exhibited the Saison Poetry Library at Royal Festival Hall. The project began in 1966, in which Phillips deconstructed the...
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The Southbank Centre is fabulous arts hub in London. It stages a wide variety of theatre and musical performances to cater to all tastes. There are always interesting festivals hosted at Southbank. It is the perfect place to windle away a saturday afternoon.
I have not found it possible,on the new website, to get a good listing of classical music. It was very well organized in the magazine, and sketchier in the current website, This is not usable.