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Winter at the Southbank Centre – 27th October 2015 to 17th January 2016


Southbank Centre introduces a little bit of magic when the Winter season returns with entertainment for all ages, pathways of lights, riverside markets offering food, drinks and gift ideas, a retro roller disco and our famous Vintage New Year’s Eve Party.

Family, charity and giving are at the heart of Winter this year with concerts, social dances, choir events and a whole weekend (Sat 12 & Sun 13 Dec) dedicated to fundraising and charitable causes.


Charity Weekend

This weekend of events supporting and raising funds for charitable causes includes a Charity Shop Emporium (Sat 12 & Sun 13 Dec), a Charity Auction (Sat 12 Dec), an eight-hour Charity Dance Marathon (Sun 13 Dec), a Charity Shop Fashion Show and our up-cycling fashion workshop ReWorn (Sat 12 Dec).


Roller Disco

BUMP Rollerdisco at Southbank Centre offers a less chilly alternative to ice skating. It features guest DJs, club nights and performances at weekends (Fri 20 Nov ­­ Sun 17 Jan).


Markets and Cider Lodge

Festive food and drink is available at locations across the site including cosy Scandinavian bar the Rekorderlig Cider Lodge (Fri 20 Nov Sun 17 Jan) and the bustling Southbank Centre Winter Market alongside the River Thames (Fri 20 Nov Thu 24 Dec).

Spectacular Shows

Enjoy entertainment for all the family, including the London premiere of new family show We Are the Monsters (Sat 12 Wed 23 Dec) and the return of spectacular favourites Slavas Snowshow (Wed 16 Dec ­– Thu 3 Jan) and La Soirée (Tue 27 Oct Sun 17 Jan)


The Choir with No Name

The Choir with No Name, made up of people experiencing homelessness and on the edges of society, performs a festive concert at Royal Festival Hall to raise funds for its charitable activities (Fri 11 Dec).

New Year’s Eve Celebrations

A Vintage New Year’s Eve Party (Thu 31 Dec) returns with seven pop-up vintage nightclubs and exclusive views of the London NYE Fireworks.


Gift Workshops

Make gifts for friends, family and vulnerable people at £5 Gift Workshops (Sat 19 Dec), Snow Queen Winter Crafts (Sat 19 Dec) and Get Your Knit On workshops to knit scarves for people experiencing homelessness (Sat 12 & Sat 19 Dec). Wrap gifts in a cheery atmosphere at The Great Big Social Present Wrap (Sat 19 Dec).

Classical Events

Festive classical concerts include a candlelit performance of seasonal favourite Handel’s Messiah (Sat 12 Dec), Christmas songs by Frank Sinatra with the London Concert Orchestra (Sat 12 Dec), festive ballet favourites with Philharmonia Orchestra (Thu 10 Dec), and London Philharmonic Orchestra performing alongside guest star Rebecca Ferguson (Wed 2 Dec).

Free Dance and Gigs

Take the floor for free social dancing, including a New Year’s Day Ceilidh (Tue 1 Jan), and take your seat for free lunchtime and early evening gigs throughout the season.

Family Area

Winter at Southbank Centre is supported for the third year running by Southbank Centre partner NatWest, who are raising money for local charity Evelina London Children’s Hospital. They host a special area for families and free activities for children.

For more information and tickets, visit the Southbank centre website here

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