Royal Festival Hall residency

The Grade I listed Royal Festival Hall stands at the heart of the Southbank Centre complex and is one of the world’s leading performance venues. The London Philharmonic Orchestra is proud to have been performing here since it opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain celebrations, and we became Resident Orchestra in 1992.

Royal Festival Hall

Each year we perform a season of over 30 concerts between late September and May with our Principal Conductor and Artistic Director Vladimir Jurowski and eminent guest conductors from around the world. 

In addition to our main evening concerts, we have a series of free pre-concert talks and events, as well as a performances by members of our Education and Community programmes.

Forthcoming LPO concerts at Southbank Centre's Royal Festival Hall

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Opening times

Entry to the Royal Festival Hall building is free. All public spaces are usually open daily between 10.00am–11.00pm.

Getting to the Royal Festival Hall

Visit our dedicated page to find out how to get to the Royal Festival Hall.

Royal Festival Hall Access

Visit our dedicated Access page for further information.

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 Hall?

There are over 2750 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.

Royal Festival Hall seating plan

Hall interior video and views of the stage

Seating chart showing rows and seat numbers of the entire hall (pdf)