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Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

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Sound Amplification:

Infra-red system.


Accessible toilets on every level of Royal Festival Hall.

Guide Dogs Policy:

Assistance dogs are welcome.


8 wheelchair spaces. Please call box office.

Level Access:

Level access.

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available:



Contact the venue:

020 3879 9555

Your Visit

Security Information:

Security note: For your comfort and security, you may be subject to additional checks on your visit to London theatres. Please contact the venue for more information.


There are bars on Levels 2, 4 and 5 of the building open to the public. The Members Bar, located on Level 6 with panoramic views over the river, is open to Southbank Centre Members.

Air Conditioned:



The Royal Festival Hall is a world-famous venue located on the banks of the River Thames, at the heart of London’s Southbank Centre.

Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Grade I listed Hall is also one of the world’s leading performance venues. Situated just off Hungerford Bridge in the London Borough of Lambeth, the auditorium has a fixed raked seating capacity of 2,500.

As well as the auditorium, the Royal Festival Hall complex contains The Clore Ballroom, The Poetry Library, Spirit Level (including Blue, White and Yellow Rooms), Southbank Centre Shop, Riverside Terrace Cafe, Central Bar and Skylon restaurant, so there are plenty of places to eat, drink and shop before or after seeing a show.