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Royal Festival Hall, London

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Royal Festival Hall stands at the heart of Southbank Centre complex. Opened in 1951 as part of the Festival of Britain, the Hall is one of the world’s leading performance venues.

As well as the auditorium, the building contains The Clore Ballroom, Southbank Centre Shop, several places to eat and drink, and the Saison Poetry Library.
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  • We visited to watch The Light at the Piazza. Hadn’t visited festival hall or south bank centre before but was very impressed. Our seats were in row AA so the row separating the front and rear stalls. ...  more »
  • We came here for a play with an American actress as the lead. The venue was great because every seat has a good view. We were ushered in on the side balcony until the intermission because we arrived l...  more »
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  • Brilliant place. Lots of seats inside at various sections and floors to meet friends and hang out. You can bring own snack and soft drinks. Riverside cafe on lower floor also has outside seating overlooking riverside walk.. great in warm or summer days. I've been using it as a social meeting venue (free) for many years.
  • Always has amazing events like the Bloom dance group in past years as well as orchestras and other events. There are plenty of seats with tables on the ground floor by the bar which looks onto the stage where many performances are held throughout the year. Each floor (approx. 6 floors) have seating areas to do work on laptops and which are spacious and quiet with mobile phone charging points. Entrance is wheelchair accessible and lifts are available on each floor. The ticket office for performances at the Southbank us on the ground floor near the cafe which looks onto the River Thames, where the River Thames riverboat stops not far away. Very good for working on laptops and restaurants and usually the food market are open throughout the daytime. Overall 100++ for performances, and for working on laptops with staff available for further assistance.
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