Southbank Centre Venue Hire
Positioning itself at the forefront of British arts and culture, with an unrivalled central location, Southbank Centre is a fantastic place to host a wide variety of events. From our well-loved, world-class concert halls, to our more intimate roof pavilions, we offer a fantastic selection of venues for events of all sizes. Southbank Centre is a world-famous, multi-venue arts centre in London, centrally located on the vibrant South Bank of the River Thames. Southbank Centre is made up of three distinct areas: the Royal Festival Hall, the Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Hayward Gallery From it’s well-loved, world-class concert halls, to the more intimate roof pavilions, Southbank Centre offers a fantastic selection of vibrant meeting and entertaining rooms in an inspiring environment. Many of the event spaces have floor to ceiling windows showcasing iconic London views of Big Ben and the London Eye. Whether it’s an intimate dinner for 40 or an AGM for 2,500 Southbank Centre has a space for your event.Packages
Discover Southbank Centre’s flexible event spaces
From London reception spaces for 100 to 1,000 guests, to a striking space for a fashion show, our central location on the Thames is ideal for your event.
The Grade I-listed Royal Festival Hall building is home to a choice of open and airy spaces with iconic river views, perfect for private receptions, meetings and weddings. Next door, the brutalist architecture of the Queen Elizabeth Hall Foyer offers a versatile space, ideal for anything from exhibitions to fashion shows and dinners. Or consider the Hayward Gallery – a unique and creative setting for private views, breakfasts and receptions.
Your dedicated event manager and our exceptional production team, along with our selection of preferred caterers, work seamlessly throughout planning and delivery to create a standout and memorable event.
Hire St Paul’s Roof Pavilion
Offering unrivalled views of the iconic Brutalist architecture along the South Bank, St Paul’s Roof Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall is a wonderful venue for everything from corporate meetings to landmark birthday parties. Floor-to-ceiling windows contribute to the open and airy feel of the space, aided by access to a private rooftop courtyard and a balcony that runs the full length of the room. With private toilet facilities and a dedicated food preparation area, the St Paul’s Roof Pavilion operates as an independent, secluded space for your event, whilst also benefiting from the convivial and festive atmosphere within the Royal Festival Hall. St Paul’s Roof Pavilion is licensed for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and we are always delighted to host such happy occasions.
Standing reception: 150 Theatre: 100 Seated dinner: 90 Cabaret: 50 Classroom: 32 Boardroom: 25
Hire Weston Roof Pavilion
The beautiful Weston Roof Pavilion at Royal Festival Hall is a fantastically versatile space, adaptable to your needs. The space’s location on Level 6 of Royal Festival Hall offers a fantastic vantage point, with the spectacular views across the Thames towards the Houses of Parliament providing an unforgettable backdrop to any event. Complete with private toilet facilities and its own food preparation area, the Weston Roof Pavilion is a self-contained space offering privacy for your guests, whilst also being comfortable and spacious. The floor-to-ceiling windows allow the space to be flooded with natural light; meanwhile, additional space is available for guests by way of a striking rooftop courtyard and a balcony spanning the full length of the room. The Weston Roof Pavilion is licensed for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies – we’d love to have you on your special day!
Standing reception: 220 Theatre: 150 Seated dinner: 110 Cabaret: 60 Classroom: 32 Boardroom: 25
Hire Sunley Pavilion & Level 3 Function Room
Sunley Pavilion and Level 3 Function Room at Royal Festival Hall are perfect when you need an intimate venue space in London Ideal for use as break-out spaces, for small meetings, or even for exclusive dinners, these spaces are perfect for smaller, more intimate events whilst still occupying a busy central location.
Standing reception: 60 Boardroom style: 20 Theatre style: 40 Seated dinner: 40
Hire Level 5 Function Room
Generously proportioned and offering striking views of the London skyline, the Level 5 Function Room is our largest private reception space, offering a high degree of flexibility for your event. With its food preparation area, the space is a fantastic option for drinks receptions, weddings and dinner. However, it also offers ample space for conferences, meetings and workshops, with a foyer area available for use as a registration area or cloakroom. Facilities include free WiFi provision, a fully-integrated PA system and air conditioning, with additional equipment available for hire should you require it. It is also fully accessible to wheelchairs through one of our lifts. Should you require additional space for a drinks reception or catering, the Level 5 Prom and Balcony can on occasion be used in conjunction with the Level 5 Function Room and is a real hidden gem.
The Level 5 Function is licensed for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies and is perfect for larger receptions
Standing reception: 300 Theatre style: 180 Seated dinner: 200 Cabaret style: 100 Classroom: 40 Boardroom: 50
Hire Royal Festival Hall
The Royal Festival Hall Auditorium is available to hire for very special occasions. We host events from orchestral and pop concerts to conferences, graduation ceremonies and awards ceremonies. The hall boasts a state-of-the-art stage and rig, a large number of back-of-house areas and many of the original 1950s features. As you’d expect the hall has a huge range of audio and lighting options and numerous projection screens. In short, it is as beautiful and striking as it is well-equipped for your event. Also within the Royal Festival Hall building are a number of additional reception rooms and foyer spaces you can use for breakout rooms, catering and entertaining, when the auditorium is hired. You can also hire these areas on their own for smaller events. Auditorium capacity: fixed seating for 2500. The stage can also host events of up to 150 people.
Hire Queen Elizabeth Hall
Queen Elizabeth Hall is closed while we undertake extensive renovation of the space. It is due to reopen in Spring 2018. This 916-seat auditorium has seen hundreds of talented performers, such as Margaret Atwood and J.K.Rowling, grace its stage. Our ongoing renovations will update the technical capabilities of Queen Elizabeth Hall whilst preserving the cultural heritage and distinctive Brutalist design of the building. While Queen Elizabeth Hall is best known as a concert hall, we also stage a number of private events, including conferences and lectures. With its outstanding acoustics and fascinating history, the Hall stands out as an extraordinary and noteworthy venue for a multitude of purposes. Our refurbishment project will bring this hall up to world-class standards so that we can continue to work with the finest established and emerging artists from around the world, as well as continuing to stage impressive corporate events. The adjoining foyer is also undergoing a redesign in order to better meet the needs of guests, with private hire of this space also available. You’ll be treated to outstanding views of the Thames through the newly-installed windows and the refurbished cloakroom will offer ample storage space for event attendees. Queen Elizabeth Hall’s backstage facilities are also having an upgrade with newly refurbished dressing rooms, Artists’ Bar and Green Room.
Hire Purcell Room
Purcell Room at Queen Elizabeth Hall is closed while we undertake our vital restoration project. It is due to reopen in Spring 2018. The world-renowned Purcell Room has played host to some of the biggest names of the 20th century and beyond, including Daniel Barenboim, Marianne Faithfull and Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood. The venue is suitable for a variety of events, from intimate concerts, to conferences and awards ceremonies. Our refurbishment project will bring this hall up to world-class standards so that we can continue to work with the finest established and emerging artists from around the world, as well as continuing to stage impressive corporate events in style and comfort. The walls, floors and ceilings will be restored to their original appearance, taking our audiences straight back to the 1960s. However, Purcell Room won’t be stuck in the past – we’re improving our acoustics by removing old technical equipment, and replacing it with new lighting and sound equipment, so that we will be better able to support your technical needs. Our new climate control system and beautifully reupholstered seating will make the Purcell Room markedly more comfortable for delegates. The newly redesigned foyer is being opened up to create a bright and welcoming space, perfect for registration, catering and networking. Our backstage facilities are also getting a makeover: our refurbished dressing rooms, Artists’ Bar and Green Room will together make for a relaxing experience for any presenters or board members about to take to the stage