Entertainment

Top Choice Theatre in The South Bank

Shakespeare’s Globe

If you love Shakespeare and the theatre, the Globe will knock your theatrical socks off. This authentic Shakespearean theatre is a wooden 'O' without a roof over the central stage area, and although there are covere…
Top Choice Theatre in The South Bank

Unicorn Theatre

It seems only natural that one of the first theatres dedicated to young audiences would make its home in a neighbourhood of heavy-hitting theatres. Its rationale is that the best theatre for children should be judge…
Cinema in The South Bank

BFI Southbank

Tucked almost out of sight under the arches of Waterloo Bridge, the British Film Institute (BFI) contains four cinemas that screen thousands of films each year (many art house); a gallery devoted to the moving image…
Concert Venue in The South Bank

Southbank Centre

The Southbank Centre comprises several venues – Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room – hosting a wide range of performing arts. As well as regular programming, it organises fantastic festivals,…
Theatre in The South Bank

Old Vic

American actor Kevin Spacey took the theatrical helm of this London theatre in 2003. He was succeeded in April 2015 by Matthew Warchus (who directed Matilda the Musical and the film Pride), whose aim is to bring ecl…
Theatre in The South Bank

Young Vic

This groundbreaking theatre is as much about showcasing and discovering new talent as it is about people discovering theatre. The Young Vic features actors, directors and plays from across the world, many tackling c…
Theatre in The South Bank

Bridge Theatre

London’s first new major theatre in 80 years had rather a lot to live up to, and so far it’s delivering the goods. Located right next to Tower Bridge on the south bank of the Thames, the new venue seats 900 and will…
Concert Venue in The South Bank

Queen Elizabeth Hall

This concert hall hosts music and dance performances on a smaller scale to the nearby Royal Festival Hall, both part of the Southbank Centre. The Hall reopened in April 2018 after its 21st-century facelift.
Concert Venue in The South Bank

Royal Festival Hall

Royal Festival Hall's amphitheatre seats 2500 and is one of the best places for catching world- and classical-music artists. The sound is fantastic, the programming impeccable and there are frequent free gigs in the…
Dance in The South Bank

Rambert Dance Company

The innovative Rambert Dance Company is the UK’s foremost contemporary dance troupe, performing at venues across London, the UK and abroad.