Royal Festival Hall stands at the heart of the Southbank Centre
complex. Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain,
the Hall is one of the world's leading performance venues.
Find out what the London Philharmonic Orchestra is playing this season at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall >
How do I get to the Royal Festival
Tube: to Embankment (Bakerloo, Northern, District and Circle
lines); to Waterloo (Northern, Jubilee and Bakerloo lines)
Rail: to Waterloo
Bus: to Waterloo
Car Parking: Hungerford Bridge (7am - 1am daily) or under
the Hayward Gallery (8am - 12 midnight daily).
Southbank Centre car parks now operate on a Pay-by-Phone system. If you are a regular user of the car parks, you may wish to register in advance by visiting www.apcoa.co.uk/connect
For those unable to pay by phone, Pay and Display machines will also be available. Details of how to pay will be displayed at each car park.
Tariffs in both car parks from 18 April 2012 are as follows:
Any length of time between 5pm and 1am £9
All other times:
Up to 1 hour £6.50
Up to 2 hours £9
Up to 4 hours £12.50
Up to 6 hours £15
Up to 8 hours £20
Up to 12 hours £25
Up to 24 hours £35
Please note the concessionary rate for customers attending paid, ticketed events at Southbank Centre is no longer available.
* All credit card payments are subject to a 30p transaction charge
What amenities can I find nearby?
Information about Southbank Centre cafés, bars and
other retail outlets is available on the Southbank
Centre website >
What is the auditorium layout of the Royal Festival
There are over 2000 seats in the hall, arranged in areas called front stalls, rear stalls, side stalls, balcony, boxes and choir. You can see the view of the stage from each area, and the full layout (including the exact row and seat numbers) by following the links below.
Hall interior video and views of the stage >
Royal Festival Hall seating plan
> (415kb pdf)
Did you know?
The London Philharmonic Orchestra has been resident at the
Royal Festival Hall for over 50 years.
As many people
play a musical instrument as play football.
Research shows that listening to classical music can relieve
stress and boost the immune system.
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