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Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall

Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, Lambeth, London SE1 8XX


Access Information

Venue Information

London Underground

Waterloo (200m)

National Rail

Waterloo (200m)

London Buses

Route RV1

Hayward Gallery/National Theatre car parks nearby.

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.

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.


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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.


For alfresco dining, the Riverside Cafe is located on Level 2; the Skylon restaurant is also within the building.


Accessible toilets on every level of Royal Festival Hall.

Guide Dogs Policy

Assistance dogs are welcome.


8 wheelchair spaces. Please call box office.

Sound Amplification

Infra-red system.

Level Access

Level access.

Stairs/Lift/Ramp Available


Air Conditioned


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