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© Belinda Lawley
Lang Lang performs at the Massed Piano event
South Bank
Venue name: Royal Festival Hall
Address: Belvedere Rd
South Bank
Transport: Tube: Waterloo
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  • Exhibitions Until Sunday November 29 2015 Free
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  • Classical and opera Thursday November 26 2015
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  • Classical and opera Monday November 30 2015
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  • Performances Friday December 11 2015
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  • Drama Wednesday December 16 2015 - Sunday January 3 2016
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  • Stand-up Saturday January 9 2016 - Monday January 11 2016
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  • Stand-up Thursday January 21 2016 - Saturday January 30 2016
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  • Pop Tuesday January 26 2016
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  • Classical and opera Thursday March 24 2016
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  • Pop Friday July 22 2016
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Awesome piece of architecture and testament of the beginning of London's post-war period, the only building left from the venue Festival of Britain.

Tom Bruce

Came here for the first time to listen to Terry Gilliam talk about his creative life and promote his new auto-arty-biography, as part of the 2015 London Literature Festival. It was a special venue to see him in. Extravagant, even.   He told everyone to be perverse, that this is the root of all his success. Turn things on their head, he said, flip the ground with the sky and see what happens. So I chewed three pieces of Wrigley's Extra Cool Breeze gum all at once, instead of my usual one. Chomped them right down, right there in my Limited Concessions seat in the front stalls, letting the juices overflow, almost allowing them to dribble from my lips and spill onto the plump, carpeted floor. What is life if we cannot allow ourselves these small, personal extravagances? Thanks, Terry. 

Daniele T
Staff Writer

A focal point if you are on the Southbank:

- Permanent outstanding food stalls behind it.

- Massive amount of free seating space inside, on several levels with free wifi and nobody asking you to consume anything to use it, to the point that several people use it as an office!

- Extremely child and baby friendly.

- Great for meeting up in groups - you can spot regulars like knitting groups occupying a whole floor undisturbed.

- Free children library on the fourth floor.

- Free exhibitions and shows.

- Singing lift!