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A Short Guide to the Queen Elizabeth Hall


Queen Elizabeth Hall

Location – Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London, SE1 8XX

The Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) is the second largest venue in the Southbank Centre complex, the Queen Elizabeth Hall auditorium has around 900 seats with the nearby Purcell Room has 360 seats.

The QEH was part of the Festival of Britain complex built in 1951 and hosts mainly Classical, Jazz and Avant-Garde Music and Dance performances.

The Purcell and Front Room in the QEH complex are popular for more small scale readings , talks and concerts.

The Hall features a great concrete frontage over the Thames along the side of the auditorium at roof level.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery closed on 21 September 2015 for two years of essential repair and maintenance.

During this time, Southbank Centre’s classical programme continues at Royal Festival Hall with chamber performances taking place at St John’s Smith Square

For the latest information about events, visit the Southbank Website here

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