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South Bank Entertainment by category: Theatres (14), Cinemas (5), Classical Music (4), Arts Centres (3), Comedy Clubs (2), Live Music (1)

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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
This replica of the Shakespeare's 16th century theatre, reconstructed just 200 yards from its original site, is the brainchild of American actor and director Sam... More
 
 
 
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Old Vic Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
103 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
With the exception of The Globe, the Old Vic has had a greater influence on the history of drama than any theatre standing today. From... More
 
 
 
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The Young Vic
London > Entertainment > Theatres
66 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Knocked together out of breeze blocks for a minimal budget in 1970, Lawrence Olivier's experimental theatre was intended to last for five years, and provide... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, , South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Each year the three superb venues in the National Theatre put on a significant proportion of the world's best productions. From intimate character studies in... More
 
 
 
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Savoy Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Strand, South Bank, London WC2R | in South Bank
Situated alongside the Savoy Hotel, the building of the current theatre with its Art Deco auditorium, was financed by Richard d'Oyly Carte with the considerable... More
 
 
 
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Menier Chocolate Factory
London > Entertainment > Theatres
53 Southwark Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Housed in a former chocolate factory, this innovative theatre has rapidly established itself as one of London's best. Since opening in 2004, it has had... More
 
 
 
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Playhouse Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Northumberland Avenue, South Bank, London WC2N | in South Bank
A short step away from the main strip of West End theatres, the Playhouse's stylish curved facade is rather lost among the towering architecture of... More
 
 
 
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The Union Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
229 Union Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The Union Theatre was set up by actor/producer Sacha Regan in 1998 in an old paper warehouse and with the help of a Prince's Youth... More
 
 
 
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Shunt Vaults
London > Entertainment > Theatres
20 Stainer Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The madcap Shunt Theatre company has created London's most unpredictable nightspot in the railway arches beneath London Bridge. Each week's entertainment at Shunt Vaults is... More
 
 
 
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Southwark Playhouse
London > Entertainment > Theatres
77-85 Newington Causeway, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The Southwark Playhouse, one of London's best fringe theatres, has found a temporary home for five years at 77-85 Newington Causeway, a huge warehouse... More
 
 
 
Charing Cross Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
The Arches, Villiers Street, 14 Villiers Street, South Bank, London WC2N | in South Bank
With just 275 seats, the Charing Cross Theatre is one of the smallest in the West End. Tucked away under the arches beneath Charing Cross... More
 
 
 
National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The Lyttelton is one of three theatres which make up the National Theatre. It was built in a proscenium style, but has thoroughly... More
 
 
 
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Rose Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
56 Park Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The Rose Theatre was built in 1587 but was only discovered in 1989 during excavations for new office buildings. Two-thirds of the original site were... More
 
 
 
National Theatre Foyer
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Upper Ground, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The spacious foyer of the National Theatre offers a programme of free music, art and performance.... More
 
 
 
National Theatre: Olivier Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The largest of the National Theatre's three auditoriums, the Olivier Theatre lends itself to grand spectacles staged by the National. The imposing theatre on the... More
 
 
 
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The Jellyfish Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Marlborough Playground, 11-25 Union Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
London's first fully-functioning theatre made entirely from recycled and reclaimed materials was constructed over the summer of 2010 and will be open from late August... More
 
 
 
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The Sam Wanamaker Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
New Globe Walk, Bankside, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
For the first time since it opened in 1997, Shakespeare's Globe has the facilities to present plays throughout the year at The Sam Wanamaker Theatre,... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre: Dorfman Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Replacing the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and enlarged foyer... More
 
 
 
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Underbelly Festival
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Jubilee Gardens, Belvedere Road, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Each summer, from April to September, a Speigeltent (from the Dutch for 'mirror tent') is set up in the shadow of the Southbank Centre, to... More
 
 
 
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Rambert
London > Entertainment > Theatres
99 Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Founded by Marie Rambert in 1926, who was heavily influenced by her work with Diaghilev, Stravinsky and the Ballet Russes, Rambert dance company is one... More
 
 
 
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Temporary Theatre (formerly The Shed)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
National Theatre, South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Originally called 'The Shed' when it first opened in March 2013, the Temporary Theatre run by and to the front of the National Theatre, is... More
 
 
 
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Bridge Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
3 Potters Fields Park, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
What Nicholas Hytner did next: after 12 years as director of the National Theatre, the theatre chief is building a theatre from the ground up.... More
 
 
 
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National Theatre: Dorfman
London > Entertainment > Theatres
South Bank, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
In place of the National Theatre's Cottesloe Theatre, which closed in 2013, the Dorfman Theatre offers a greater capacity, more comfortable seats, better sightlines and... More
 
 
 
Waterloo Station Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Former Eurostar platforms 20-24, Waterloo Station, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
... More
 
 
 
Shunt Bermondsey Street
London > Entertainment > Theatres
42-44 Bermondsey Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
... More
 
 
 
Waterloo East Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Brad Street, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Located in a railway arch under the tracks at Waterloo, Waterloo East Theatre is an off West End Theatre which was set up by producer... More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
National Theatre Studio
London > Entertainment > Theatres
83-101 The Cut, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
The National Theatre Studio is home to the National Theatre's Archive, open to anyone with an interest in the theatre's history. The archive includes every... More
 
 
 
Doon Street Car Park
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Upper Ground, South Bank, London SE1 | in South Bank
Car park directly opposite the National Theatre used as a venue for The Roof, a performance given here in summer 2014 as part of the... More
 
 
 

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London Philharmonic Orchestra Foyle Future Firsts
Concerts | On 7th December 2019 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

16 young musicians perform a programme of British music....More

London Philharmonic Orchestra
Concerts | On 7th December 2019 

Southbank Centre 7 minutes walk from South Bank

Andrew Manze conducts Purcell's Suite Arr. Manze, Ades's Concerto For Violin And Chamber Orchestra, 'Concentric Paths', Lawes's Fantasia No 2 ...More

My Brilliant Friend - Part One
Theatre | Until 22nd February 2020 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre 9 minutes walk from South Bank

Celebrated author Lenu Greco recalls a lifelong friendship which began on the streets of post-war Naples more than 60 years ...More

Saturday At The Boat Show Comedy Club
Comedy | On 7th December 2019 

Tattershall Castle 10 minutes walk from South Bank

Comic observations from Irishman Andrew Ryan, plus Christian Schulte-Loh, Jimmy McGhie and MC Ian Smith....More

London International Gospel Choir
Exhibitions | On 7th December 2019 

St John's Smith Square 11 minutes walk from South Bank

Matt Bain conducts a fundraising choir concert in aid of three charities, with ProVoc Ensemble....More

Covent Garden Comedy Club
Comedy | On 7th December 2019 

Covent Garden Comedy Club, The Arches 13 minutes walk from South Bank

Comedy, Stand-Up....More

Museum Of Architecture's Gingerbread City
Exhibitions | Until 5th January 2020 

Somerset House 14 minutes walk from South Bank

In this exhibition, architects, engineers and designers were tasked to create a futuristic city made entirely of gingerbread....More

The Gingerbread City 2018
Leisure | Until 5th January 2020 

Somerset House 14 minutes walk from South Bank

Architects, urban planners and landscape designers respond to an invitation to design a city entirely out of gingerbread. The fourth ...More

1Vox
Concerts | On 7th December 2019 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 15 minutes walk from South Bank

Ivor Setterfield conducts a programme of carols and seasonal music....More

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A Number
Theatre | From 14th February 

Bridge Theatre

Caryl Churchill's haunting drama, A Number, returns to the London stage in 2020 with a run at Bridge Theatre starring Roger Allam and Colin Morgan. An exploration of identity, intimacy and belonging, it sees an ...More

Manor
Theatre | From 7th April 

National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

A new play by Moira Buffini, Manor sees Olivier Award-winning actors Nancy Carroll and Ben Daniels take to the National Theatre stage. When a violent storm sweeps the coast, several strangers seek refuge in Diana ...More

Jack Absolute Flies Again
Theatre | From 15th April 

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre

Oliver Chris and Richard Bean - the writer responsible for One Man, Two Guvnors - present their new play, Jack Absolute Flies Again, at the National Theatre this April. Based on Richard Brinsley Sheridan's The ...More

Hairspray the Musical
Hairspray the Musical
Theatre | From 23rd April 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

The London Coliseum is transformed into 1962 Baltimore this spring when the Tony Award-winning production ...More

 
Zanele Muholi
Zanele Muholi
Exhibitions | From 29th April 

Tate Modern

This April, Tate Modern presents the UK's first major mid-career survey of South African visual ...More

 
4000 Miles
4000 Miles
Theatre | From 6th April 

Old Vic Theatre

Olivier Award-winning actress Eileen Atkins and rising star Timothée Chalamet, whose recent film credits include ...More

 
Bags: Inside Out
Bags: Inside Out
Exhibitions | From 25th April 

Victoria and Albert (V & A) Museum

From Margaret Thatcher's iconic handbag to Queen Mary's World War II gas mask, the V&A ...More

 
London Events 2020
London Events 2020
Feature 

New musicals put Pretty Woman and The Prince of Egypt centre stage, blockbuster art exhibitions ...More

 
Glass House Brick Lane
Glass House Brick Lane
Dining 

A coffee bar by day, serving cocktails till midnight and offering a creative co-working space ...More

 
Akoko
Dining 

Serving dishes from across West Africa in Fitzrovia, in a room that reflects the natural beauty, simplicity and earthiness of the country....More

Among the Trees
Exhibitions | From 4th March 

The Hayward Gallery

From their verdant green leaves that magically morph into brilliant orange, yellow and red to their majestic trunks that soar from the ground, no one can doubt the beauty and wonder of trees, and the ...More

Hoppers King's Cross
Hoppers King's Cross
Dining 

With a much larger bar than previous sites, Hoppers King's Cross offers beers on tap ...More

 
Aubrey Beardsley
Aubrey Beardsley
Exhibitions | From 4th March 

Tate Britain

In its new major spring exhibition, Tate Britain presents the largest display of original drawings ...More

 
Westin London City
Westin London City
Hotels 

The first hotel under Marriott's Westin brand in London, The Westin London City is a ...More

 
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
Exhibitions | From 16th March 

National Gallery

With landmark loans from the likes of the ...More

 
Pan Pacific London
Pan Pacific London
Hotels 

Set in One Bishopgate Plaza, a landmark tower just across from Liverpool Street Station, Pan ...More

 
Goodman's Fields
Goodman's Fields
Attractions 

A pretty, pedestrianised square with a water feature and bronze horses galloping down the middle, ...More

 
Aerotel London
Aerotel London
Hotels 

Opened in October 2019, Aerotel London is the first hotel inside Heathrow Terminal 3 and ...More

 
Nobu Hotel London Portman Square
Nobu Hotel London Portman Square
Hotels 

Following the success of Nobu's first London hotel ...More

 
STAY Camden
STAY Camden
Hotels 

STAY Camden offers 169 loft-living style apartments at canal side development Hawley Wharf, with king-size ...More

 
Melia Kensington
Melia Kensington
Hotels 

After an extensive refurbishment and rebranding in 2019, Melia Kensington is back to fully functioning ...More

 
New Hotels in London 2020
New Hotels in London 2020
Article 

A record high of 65 new hotels open in London in 2020. Stay at ...More

 
Kimpton Fitzroy London
Kimpton Fitzroy London
Article 

Overlooking Bloomsbury's Russell Square, Kimpton Fitzroy London launched in October 2018. Its Grade II listed ...More

 
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
Top 10 Cocktail Bars in London
Article 

The list of the World's 50 Best ...More

 
Worlds Best 50 Bars in London
Article 

The list of the World's 50 Best Bars was revealed in October 2019 and we learned that London has 10 of them. That's more than any other ...More

Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Top 10 Bars for London Cocktail Week
Article 

Ten days of cocktails, over 35 pop-up cocktail ...More

 
 
 
 
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