The Southbank Centre Winter Festival is back for 2019 with another sparkling programme of festive shows and performances, family fun and music. The riverside venue will celebrate the coldest season with a fistful of fun pop-ups and activities. The annual Winter Market will be back with mulled wine and seasonal treats galore, while other highlights include a musical puppet version of ‘Black Beauty’ (Dec 14-Jan 5), retro circus show (Dec 19-Jan 5), Christmas-themed concerts from the Philharmonia Orchestra (Dec 15), seasonal gigs from Rufus & Martha Wainwright's (Dec 6), Ian Shaw & Claire Martin (Dec 8) and Kate Rusby (Dec 10). See Nadiya Hussain celebrates the publication of her memoir (Dec 1) and join in a series of brilliant LGBTQ+ events including ‘Burgerz’ by Travis Alabanza (Nov 29 – Dec 1), ‘A Very Polari Xmas’ (Dec 9), Drag Syndrome at Christmas (Dec 15).
Find out more with our guide to the Southbank Centre Winter Festival