Festival Hall

Belvedere Road, Waterloo, SE1 8XX
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Belvedere Road, Waterloo, SE1 8XX



Nearest Station
Waterloo (0.17 miles)


The Royal Festival Hall is the largest centre for the arts in the world. Situated on London’s South Bank it is easily accessible from Waterloo Station and is serviced by a comprehensive bus service.

The Royal Festival Hall is part of the Southbank Centre together with Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Purcell Room and The Hayward Gallery. There are free exhibitions and concerts in the Royal Festival Hall foyer which is open every day except Christmas Day.

Artists from all over the world and from across the full range of styles and genres perform at the venue. Classical and contemporary music, dance, readings and talks are all on offer such that everyone will find something to suit their taste. The venue offers a wide range of food, drink and shops for visitors and tours of the facilities are offered daily.

The outside walls of the auditorium are covered with fossilized limestone and a fossilized starfish can be seen be the observant, at the stairwell on level one.

The walls of the Royal Festival hall have several feet of cavity in order to shield the outside area from any extraneous noise. Nearly 200,000 hours of music have been played at the Hall since it was first opened in 1951.

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