Queen Elizabeth Hall
© Mark Mawston
Time Out says
Fri Nov 30 2012
The second largest space within the sprawling Southbank Centre, the Queen Elizabeth Hall is where more prominent dance, music and performance events play out. QEH's brutalist architecture sits well with fellow venue the Hayward, both designed in the 1960s, and skaters have found a lively use for the vacant car park-like enclosure beneath it, turning it into a graffitied performance space.
What's on at Queen Elizabeth Hall
Indie rock, Folk, Singer-songwriter, Acoustic
- Critics' choice
A Californian singer-songwriter, McCombs is probably better known for his unusual lifestyle – constantly moving from place to place, taking part-time jobs, conducting interviews by post, spending long periods living anonymously – as for his music. It's...
Classical & Opera, Christmas music
Samuel West brings Roald Dahl's 'Little Red Riding Hood' to life, with music by Paul Patterson. Then classic animated film 'The Snowman' is shown on the big screen, with Howard Blake's score played live by the Orchestra of St Paul's.
It's been 170 years since Charles Dickens published A Christmas Carol and to mark the occassion, the Southbank Centre has rounded up some top drawer performers for a one-off gala. Griff Rhys Jones plays Dickens himself, Bill Paterson plays Scrooge with...
Stand-up, Solo shows, Big-name talent
The comedy giant (literally) and star of 'We Are Klang' and 'The Inbetweeners' is back with a new tour following his Foster's Edinburgh Comedy Award nominated 'Firing Cheeseballs at a Dog'. We've seen a work-in-progress version, and we can tell you that...
Things to do, Design, Installation, Architecture
- Critics' choice
Perched on top of the Queen Elizabeth Hall, with a commanding view of the river, this wonderfully whimsical temporary hotel room was designed by David Kohn Architects in collaboration with artist Fiona Banner in response to a competition organised by...
Choir, Christmas music
The Sixteen, conducted by Harry Christophers, performs Poulenc's '4 Petites prières de Saint François d'Assise'; 'Nowell, nowell: Out of your sleep ' (Anon); 'Sweet was the song ' (c 1600); 'Sing we to this merry company' (Anon); Poulenc's 'Salve regina';...