Royal Festival Hall Southbank

Royal Festival Hall London

Venue Information

Royal Festival Hall
Address: Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX, United Kingdom
Nearest underground or train station: Embankment Station (District Line, Circle Line); Waterloo Station (Jubilee Line, Northern Line)
Nearest buses: 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1

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Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get to the Royal Festival Hall?
Public transport is recommended to travel to the Royal Festival Hall.  The nearest underground or train stations are Embankment Station (District Line, Circle Line); Waterloo Station (Jubilee Line, Northern Line). If arriving by bus, then the nearest bus lines are 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, X68, RV1 .  For directions to the Royal Festival Hall see our Google Maps directions or Apple Maps directions
Is there a dress code at the Royal Festival Hall?
There is no specific dress code at the Royal Festival Hall, with most people just wearing their everyday clothes.
Does the Royal Festival Hall have air conditioning or air cooling?
Yes, the Royal Festival Hall has an Air Conditioning system.
What is the Accessibility at the Royal Festival Hall?
Royal Festival Hall accessibility information
Access phone: 02038 799555
Access email: accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk
Step free access: Use Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road entrance and use the ‘JCB Glass Lift’ to the main foyer, or the external lift next to the Artists’ Entrance on Belvedere Road. Lifts available to all levels.
Toilets: There are accessible toilets on every level of Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and in the Hayward Gallery Foyer
Sound enhancement systems are available
How many seats are in the Royal Festival Hall?
The Royal Festival Hall has 2500 seats.

Royal Festival Hall Facts

What date did the Royal Festival Hall open?

03 May 1951

Other Royal Festival Hall facts

The Royal Festival Hall is a 2,500-seat concert, dance and talks venue within Southbank Centre in London. In 1981 it became the first post-war building to be Grade I listed.

Royal Festival Hall is home to The London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

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Previous Shows

Past shows that have played at the Royal Festival Hall include:

Christmas Actually
Hey Duggee
Circus 1903
The Light in the Piazza
Slava's Snowshow

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