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Guide to Southbank Centre

Southbank Centre is a world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, with a dynamic year-round festivals programme and an inclusive ethos.

Southbank Centre is the UK’s largest arts centre, founded with the Festival of Britain in 1951. It’s a place where people experience world-class art and culture that stimulates, inspires, educates and amazes.

Our festival programme encompasses art, theatre, dance, classical and contemporary music, literature and debate. It reaches 6.25 million people a year, and encompasses over 5,000 events featuring world-class artists from across the globe.

Southbank Centre © India Roper Evans
Southbank Centre
© India Roper Evans
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AddressBelvedere Road
London
SE1 8XX
United Kingdom
ContainsPurcell Room
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Royal Festival Hall
Google maps51° 30' 23.964" N 0° 6' 54.406" W
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Royal Festival Hall © Tim Woodall
Royal Festival Hall
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Preview 2018-2019

A wide-ranging season at London’s Southbank Centre

Karlheinz Stockhausen © Werner Scholz
A season with something for all musical tastes at London's Southbank Centre. 
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LondonCristina Ortiz: Chopin

© Sussie Ahlburg
Chopin, Bowen
Cristina Ortiz, Piano

LondonMoscow nights

Moscow nights
Glinka, Rachmaninov, Tchaikovsky
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Alondra de la Parra; Benjamin Grosvenor

LondonFrench fancies

French fancies
Berlioz, Canteloube, Bizet, Gershwin
London Philharmonic Orchestra; Enrique Mazzola; Anna Caterina Antonacci

LondonApollo and Daphne

Apollo and Daphne
Handel, Manfredini
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment; Jonathan Cohen; Katherine Watson; James Newby; Choir of the Age of Enlightenment
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Canellakis, Aimard and the LPO escape to the country

Karina Canellakis © Mathias Bothor
The London Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Karina Canellakis and with Pierre-Laurent Aimard as soloist, offer a scenic tour to territories once visualised by Sibelius, Dvořák and Bartók.
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Nelsons’ manicured Mahler a slow burn with the Gewandhaus

Andris Nelsons © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
After the UK première of Andris Dzenītis’ Māra and some Tchaikovsky operatic excerpts, the Gewandhaus returned to Mahler. 
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Mahler power, trumpet power: Nelsons and Hardenberger

Andris Nelsons conducts the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester © Southbank Centre | Mark Allan
The new Kapellmeister of the Leipzig Gewandhausorchester leads a passionate rendering of Mahler 5, while Håkan Hardenberger gives a masterclass in trumpet colour.
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Divine ire: two ballets inspired by Greek myth from the LPO

Russian conductor Vladimir Jurowski © Drew Kelley
Vladimir Jurowski led the LPO in a thoughtful and though-provoking concert that paired Beethoven's only full-length ballet, the joyous and energetic Die Geschöpfe des Prometheus with Stravinsky's cool and melancholy Orpheus.
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