Royal Festival Hall

Music , Music venues South Bank
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© Belinda Lawley
Lang Lang performs at the Massed Piano event
Venue name: Royal Festival Hall
Address: Belvedere Rd
South Bank
Transport: Tube: Waterloo
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  • Literary events Wednesday May 4 2016
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  • Stand-up Thursday May 12 2016 - Friday May 13 2016
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  • Literary events Friday May 20 2016 - Saturday May 21 2016 Free
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  • Literary events Saturday May 21 2016
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  • Literary events Monday May 23 2016
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  • Classes and workshops Thursday May 26 2016
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  • Literary events Saturday May 28 2016
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  • Performances Tuesday May 31 2016
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  • Talks and lectures Saturday June 4 2016
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  • Talks and lectures Friday July 15 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!