The Southbank Centre is a classic example of brutal 60's concrete architecture. Everyone has an opinion (usually negative) on its distinctive design - famous detractors include Prince Charles, who once described it as a 'monstrous carbuncle'. Yet, if the West End is the centre of popular culture in London, it is the South Bank Centre that is the centre of true excellence in the arts. Comprising the Royal Festival Hall, the Hayward Gallery, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, the Saison Poetry Library and the Purcell Room, the complex is the largest single-run arts centre in the world and consistently produces plays, classical and world music events and fine art exhibitions of high renown. Primarily a classical music venue, it is home to the London Philharmonic Orchestra and three resident associate ensembles. The Southbank programme also includes the London Jazz Festival, widely acknowledged for annually delivering world-class music to the capital, whilst the Hayward Gallery continues to host imaginative and influential exhibitions since its opening by Her Majesty The Queen in 1968. A happy architectural accident has also made this complex the best spot for skateboarding and BMXing in the capital, meaning it is loved by London's counter-culture as much as by its highbrow elite. In recent years, the building of Tate Modern and the London Eye adjacent to the centre has been the final step in making the South Bank of the Thames into the beating heart of a thousand years of British culture.
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Thriving riverside arts complex
Belvedere Road, South Bank, London, SE1 8XX
Events at Southbank Centre
22nd December 2013 to 22nd June 2014 | Free
8th & 9th and 11th & 12th Mar 2014 - Various Times | £22.50
Featuring performers from India, Yael Farber's testimonial drama is based around the rape and ultimate death of a young woman on a bus in urban Delhi. Contains strong adult themes with descriptions of physical and ...
1st to 31st March 2014 - Various Times | Free
A collection of vintage and contemporary products from some of the most innovative designers working in the UK including work from Michelle Mason, Ella Doran, Mini Moderns, Sue Pryke, Snowden Flood, James Brown and Product ...
5th March to 20th April 2014 - Various Times | Free
Photographs, films and videos by the London-based, Iraqi-born artist, exploring the landscape, archaeology and visual representation of the Middle East in western culture.
5th March to 27th April 2014 - 10am-11pm | Free
A display featuring photographs by the Nigerian photographer, showcasing different styles and the meanings behind the hairstyles worn by his fellow countrywomen.
Monday 10th March 2014 - 7.30pm | £5-£12
Some of the country's leading Gospel singers and musicians, including the re-united group Raymond and Co., Volney Morgan, The Golden Chords, Bishop R.L.Edwards, will be featuring in this celebratory event, supported by an eight-piece band ...
Monday 10th March 2014 - 7.30pm | £10 & £15
Stephen Bell conducts pianist Alexandra Gracheva and the orchestra as they perform Bernstein's Symphonic Dances From West Side Story, Liszt's Piano Concerto No 1 In E Flat, Sophie Sparkes's New Work For Flutes, Marimba, Harp ...
Monday 10th March 2014 - 7.30pm | adult £12, concs £5 & £6
29th January to 27th April 2014 | £10, OAP £9, concs £8, ages 12-18 £6.50, Art Fund mems £5
Tuesday 11th March 2014 - 1pm | £5
Part two of a festival of three concerts, this programme sees school choral groups and bands perform, including a massed choir of children led by the dynamic sing inspiration tutor team and live band.
Tuesday 11th March 2014 - 6.30pm | £35-£100
Exploring Berlioz' Symphonie Fantastique with a leading composer and music educator.
Tuesday 11th March 2014 - 7.30pm | £10-£35
The quartet performs Beethoven's String Quartet In C Sharp Minor and Brahms's String Quartet In C Minor No 1.
Tuesday 11th March 2014 - 7.30pm | £8
Part three of the three-part Sing Inspiration festival, featuring a performance by the massed children's choir lead by the Sing Inspiration tutor, including a performance by the Enfield Youth Orchestra with Enfield Music Service mass ...
Wednesday 12th March 2014 - 7.30pm | £15
The orchestra performs Simon Steen-Andersen's RunTime Error and Black Box Music, Christian Winther Christensen's String Trio and new work, Rune Glerup's Quartettsatz and Fragment and Nicolai Worsaae's new work.
12th, 19th and 26th March 2014 - 7pm | £80 per term, concs £40 per term
Huge, multifaceted arts and entertainment hub
Silk Street, City, London, EC2Y 8DS
Described by the Queen as 'one of the wonders of the modern world', the Barbican Centre has also been voted 'London's ugliest building'. Ugly or not, this multi-faceted performance and arts venue is truly wondrous. Open 363 days a year, it offers the most diverse program of any London venue. As well as being home to the London Symphony Orchestra, the centre's giant 1,949 seat Barbican Hall attracts a host of international classical, jazz, rock, and world music stars. Two theatres offer a year-round program of some of the finest in international performing arts, while the 286 seat curve cinema mixes mainstream films with specialist seasons. The Barbican Art Gallery and The Curve Gallery present a diverse mix of design, architecture, fashion and photography from internationally acclaimed artists. The sprawling space also includes several smaller exhibition spaces, a Lakeside Terrace, a roof-top conservatory and three restaurants and a host of talks, signings, and events for children and live music in the foyer are also on offer. The building itself is a labyrinth and finding your route from the station or car park is an adventure in itself. Staircases twist around each other, directing lost patrons into mysteriously empty mezzanines, where odd snatches of music are the only guide back to the main lobby. The joy of coming across exhibitions, live music, or talks from a major arts celebrity in some odd corner of the building is a unique feature of this remarkable concentration of artistic talent.
Events at Barbican Centre
7th to 13th Mar 2014 | £10.50 & £11.50, child £6, concs £9.50 & £10.50, mems £8.40 & £9.20, framed film club £2, ScreenTalk/3D £12.50 & £13.50, mems £10 & £10.80
8th, 9th and 10th March 2014 - 7pm | adv £25, concs £15, phone for availability
Dominic Wheeler conducts Jonathan Dove's interpretation of Collodi's classic fairy tale about a puppet who wants to be a real boy. Directed by Martin Lloyd-Evans.
8th to 12th Mar 2014 - Various Times | £10.50 & £11.50, child £6, concs £9.50 & £10.50, mems £8.40 & £9.20, framed film club £2, ScreenTalk/3D £12.50 & £13.50, mems £10 & £10.80
Zero Moustafa secures a coveted position as lobby boy at one of Europe's most celebrated establishments, the Grand Budapest Hotel, working underneath legendary concierge Gustave H. He lavishes physical and emotional affection on the customers, ...
Sunday 9th March 2014 - 7.30pm | £15-£17.50
Monday 10th March 2014 - 7.30pm | £15-£45
Baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky performs at the Barbican with his regular partner at the piano, Ivary Ilja. The programme includes music by some of the greatest song composers from his native Russia with romances by Rachmaninov ...more
13th February to 1st June 2014 | Free
Architecturally stunning home of The Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera
Bow Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2E 9DD
Home of the Royal Ballet and The Royal Opera, this impressive building in the heart of Covent Garden has been playing host to every major star of the classical music world since 1858. The third theatre to be located on this site, most of the existing venue - with the exception of the auditorium, facade and foyer which are originals from 1858 - is the result of a detailed reconstruction in the 1990s. It claims to be the most modern theatre facility in Europe, and it is certainly among the most spectacular. If you're serious about ballet and opera then this is the place to come for some of the best in the world. If you're not, and just want to explore the building itself (we recommend the dramatic glass atrium, a magnificently restored former flower market that now functions as a fine dining restaurant and champagne bar), you can wander around for free during the day. An esteemed, iconic and architecturally stunning venue.
Events at Royal Opera House
Monday 10th March 2014 - 7.45pm | £10-£12
Poet and rapper Kate Tempest, in collaboration with Battersea Arts Centre, performs an epic spoken tale of everyday gods, accompanied by a live quartet of violin, cello, tuba and percussion.
9th September 2013 to 10th March 2014 | £8-£178
24th April 2013 to 31st December 2015 | Theatre tour: £10.50 adult, £9.50 senior concession, £7 students/children | Architecture tour: £8 adult, £7.50 senior concession, £6 students/children
19th June 2012 to 19th June 2017 | Free
Tuesday 11th March 2014 - 7.30pm | £17, NUS £7
With dancers of The Royal Ballet.
3rd, 6th, 9th, 12th, 15th and 18th Mar 2014 - Various Times | phone for prices
Dame Kiri Te Kanawa returns to the Royal Opera House for the first time since 1997 to play the Duchess de Crackentorp in Donizetti's uproarious comedy La Fille Du Regiment. The role has been expanded ...more
State-of-the-art concert arena on the Greenwich peninsula
Peninsula Square, London, SE10 0BB
Tube: North Greenwich Station
The centrepiece of the redeveloped Millennium Dome is the O2 Arena, the first purpose-built music venue in London. With a capacity of 20,000, it offers the slightly soulless Wembley Arena some serious competition and has attracted some of the world’s biggest names in rock and pop in recent years, in fact this South-East London arena has seen everyone from The Rolling Stones and AC/DC to Beyonce and Britney Spears take to its stage. The 02 Arena also hosts classical music concerts, live comedy and tons of sporting events including the Barclays ATP World Tour tennis finals. From the debacle that was New Labour's Millennium Dome, something quite special has sprung.
Events at The O2 Arena
Tuesday 11th March 2014 - 6.30pm | £28.50-£38.50
Formed in 1998 in Adelaide, the band accurately recreates the songs by the progressive rock outfit including Money, Wish You Was Here and Another Brick In The Wall Part 2 replete with full psychedelic light ...
12th March to 12th April 2014 | £27.50
The bestselling author and star of BBC sitcoms Miranda and Not Going Out brings her inimitable brand of self-deprecating humour and character comedy to the O2 arena for five live shows. Despite previous solo shows ...more
Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th March 2014 | £77-£110
Following the successful inaugural show last year, C2C: Country to Country, the O2's first country music festival, returns for 2014. Transforming the arena into a mini Nashville, the two-day event welcomes some of country music's ...more
Monday 17th March 2014 | £33.50
Crowned the 'King of Comedy' at 2012's British Comedy Awards, comedian of the moment Jack Whitehall is now venturing on his first solo stand-up arena tour, 'Jack Whitehall Gets Around'. Having also ...more
Friday 21st March 2014 | £35
The hugely successful talent contest TV show X Factor - which is being made into a new musical by Harry Hill - spawns another spin-off with The X Factor Live as contestants from the 2013 ...more
Magnificent sports venue and the home of English football
Wembley, London, HA9 0WS
Tube: Wembley Park Station
The world-famous football stadium was first built for the British Empire Exhibition of 1924, its first turf cut by King George V. Beneath the twin towers England internationals and FA Cup Finals were played for 70 years, including the 'White Horse Final' when over 240,000 spectators squeezed their way in. In the eighties, it played host to a number of legendary rock gigs including 'Live Aid' and the Nelson Mandela birthday concert. In 2002, the stadium, always intended to be a temporary structure, was demolished. The rebuilt Wembley, completed in 2007, has replaced the towers with an incredible arch, visible from anywhere in North West London. They've retained the same steeply banked seats, almost on top of the pitch, that help create the 'Wembley roar', and once again the English team has a spiritual home.
Events at Wembley Stadium
Saturday 22nd March 2014 | £16.50 - £60
Leading on from its narrow loss to Toulouse in the Heineken Cup pool match at Wembley last year, the Saracens will take on the Harlequins at the world-famous stadium on 22 March. Last time the ...more
Sunday 23rd March 2014 | TBC
Which club will wrest Wrexham's current title of FA Trophy winner? The knockout competition is open to clubs playing in the National League System's steps 1-4, which is equivalent to tiers 5-8 of the overall ...more
Sunday 30th March 2014 | Sales date and ticket prices announced three months prior to the event
The annual knockout competition is open to League One and Two clubs, of which there are 48 in total. The Football League Trophy Cup runs in parallel in the north and south areas, until the ...more
Saturday 17th May 2014 | Check individual club sites for pricing info
The most famous cup competition in world football reaches its finale at Wembley Stadium on Saturday 17th May 2014 as the two sides who have battled through to the FA Cup Final go all out ...more
Friday 30th May 2014 | Adult: £25-£55, Family enclosure: £20 for adults; £10 for children
One of three fixtures England play immediately before the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil - and the only one they'll play on home soil - England take on Peru at Wembley Stadium on Friday ...more
The West End's oldest and most spectacular theatre
Catherine Street, Covent Garden, London, WC2B 5JF
The first theatre on this site was built in 1662 on the orders of Charles II. It has been rebuilt a number of times since then, but the current auditorium, completed in 1922, incorporates many elements from as long ago as 1820. As a result, this vision in cream and gold possesses an elegance unmatched in the West End. Its broad staircases, its chandeliered salon, its statuary and panels speak of an older, more glamorous theatrical age than the weighty grandeur of much of the West End. The performance history here is the history of popular theatre in Britain. From Nell Gwynne's debut, when Charles II fell in love with the 15-year-old actress, through the great Colley Cibber, to a three decade stint by David Garrick, London's greatest stars have appeared beneath the Theatre Royal's gorgeously decorated arch. Noel Coward's 'Cavalcade' (1931), with a 250-strong chorus, brought audiences to their feet every night, before Ivor Novello took the theatre up to the Second World War with a series of shows which he scored, wrote and starred in. After the war, the Theatre Royal blazed a trail into the modern world of long-running musicals, with a series of hits including 'Oklahoma', 'South Pacific', '42nd Street' and 'Miss Saigon', which ran for 4,236 performances.
Events at Theatre Royal Drury Lane
22nd May 2013 to 20th May 2015 | £16.50-£92.50
Sunday 16th March 2014 - 7.30pm | £25-£40
The vocal group from Victoria, Canada, performs classical and contemporary pop crossover material.
Sunday 30th March 2014 - 7pm | £35-£75
Stockport-born vocalist Martin Fry and his New Wave collective return to the stage following their 30th anniversary reunion tour and will perform The Lexicon Of Love in its entirety.
Sunday 19th October 2014 | phone for prices
The lead singer of Spandau Ballet performs all their classic hits with the Southbank Sinfonia Orchestra.
Superb music venue in a lively area of London
211 Stockwell Road, Brixton, London, SW9 9SL
Tube: Brixton Station
This former cinema with its art deco interior, proscenium arch and 140ft dome is London's most celebrated venue for live music, winning Best Live Venue at the NME awards at least a dozen times since 1994 . The famous sloping floor means there are great views wherever you're standing, though keeping your feet can be a problem at the more raucous rock gigs. Most of the biggest bands in the world have played here, and it also holds some of Britain's hardest club nights. Located in one of the hardest-partying areas of London, with a capacity of 4,700, excellent sound, a 6am licence, and one of the biggest dance floors in the capital, this is the only place to watch your favourite bands and DJs.
Events at O2 Academy Brixton
Thursday 13th March 2014
On the back of their fourth studio album, So Long, See You Tomorrow - due for release in February 2014 - Bombay Bicycle Club will stop by the O2 Brixton Academy for one night this ...more
8th to 15th March 2014
American pop punk band All Time Low come to the O2 Academy Brixton as part of a year-long tour to promote their fifth studio album, Don't Panic. One of the most popular new bands in ...more
Friday 21st March 2014 | £17.50
After releasing four EPs, breakout band Kodaline released their debut studio album in 2013 and will now embark on a major UK tour, playing their biggest British dates so far. The Dublin-based rock band were ...more
Friday 21st March 2014 - 7pm | £17.50
Indie-rock by the four-piece that originates from Dublin.
Saturday 22nd March 2014 - 10pm | £5
The electronic outlet for the solo work of Keiran Hebden performs an all-nighter, performing various electronic works.
Riverside reconstruction of Shakespeare's original theatre
21 New Globe Walk, Bankside, Bankside, London, SE1 9DT
Tube: Mansion House Station
Set against the historical background of Bankside this is one of the finest spaces in the world for watching theatre, and also one of the most astonishing buildings in London. Opened in 1997 - thanks to the campaigning efforts of actor Sam Wanamaker - this painstaking, piece-by-piece reconstruction of Shakespeare's Globe Theatre is located just 200 yards from the original playhouse on the banks of the river Thames. With stunning wooden timbers and a fantastic thatched roof there is little to separate it from the original. The stage and seating are outdoors and though the seats are covered, if you really want to experience the true Elizabethan theatrical experience, you can buy a ticket as a 'groundling' and watch the production standing up in the pit in front of the stage. It can get pretty tiring and you do run the risk of being rained on and bumped into by marauding actors, but experiencing the play in this way is much more authentic and really quite fun. The season runs from May to September or October each year and usually mixes Shakespearian classics with works by other Renaissance playwrights. The standard of performance is consistently high and reassuringly traditional in its approach. It is also quite astoundingly cheap.
Events at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
30th January to 11th April 2014 - 10am-5.30pm | £13.50, child £8, NUS £11, mems/under 5s Free
Monday 10th March 2014 - 7.30pm | £10-£60
Guitarist Craig Ogden, violinist Max Baillie, bass guitarist Laurence Ungless and percussionist Timothy Evans join classical guitarist Williams and lute player Wadsworth to perform The Flower Of Cities by Stephen Goss and solo pieces for ...
24th April 2013 to 31st December 2015 | Adult £13.50, Child £8, Student £11, Senior £12
Tuesday 11th and Tuesday 18th March 2014 - 6pm | £7, concs £5
An early modern scholar will offer an introduction to the Francis Beaumont play.
20th February to 30th March 2014 | £10-£60
The Jacobean comedy written by Francis Beaumont, The Knight of the Burning Pestle, an uproarious play about a grocer and his wife comes to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, Shakespeare's Globe's new indoor theatre, from 20th ...more
Modern contemporary dance and music performance space
Rosebery Avenue, Islington, Clerkenwell, London, EC1R 4TN
Tube: Angel Station
Occupying a site with a long tradition of entertaining Londoners, Sadler's Wells exists to bring the best of national and international dance, ballet, opera and music theatre to the capital. Now a strikingly modern building with flexible performance and auditorium spaces, the original Sadler's Wells opened in 1683. Six Sadler's Wells later and sleek steel and glass have replaced the crumbling brick edifice of previous centuries. Originally a music hall, the venue now boasts a resoundingly contemporary but extremely accessible programme - with an emphasis on dance and movement - supported by innovative visual arts exhibitions in its public spaces. Sadler's really came into its own when Lilian Baylis took charge in the 1920s. Since then many of the world's best dancers have performed on this Islington stage. In 1995, Matthew Bourne premiered his magnificent 'Swan Lake' here which went on to become the West End's longest running ballet. Sadler's Wells continues to have close associations with the centrally located Peacock Theatre, its home during periods of renovation, while the Lilian Baylis Theatre - now a highly regarded venue in itself - is located within the Sadler's Well Islington complex. Ranging from the cutting-edge to the mainstream, some truly landmark productions have taken place here over the years.
Events at Sadler's Wells
Monday 10th March 2014 - 7.30pm | £12-£40
A contemporary take on traditional flamenco performed by renowned dancers Belen Maya and Manuel Linan and featuring innovative, dramatic and adventurous choreography.
1st to 15th March 2014 | £12-£45
Foot-stamping and skirt-swirling drama returns to Sadler's Wells for two weeks with the eleventh annual Flamenco Festival. Brimming with raw energy and hot-blooded passion, the art of flamenco will be displayed on one very colourful ...more
11th, 12th and 13th March 2014 - 7.30pm | £12-£40
Innovative flamenco, courtesy of Olga Pericet, Mercedes Ruiz, Marco Flores and Laura Rozalen as they fuse together the traditional techniques of the Mediterranean style, with their own individual choreography.
11th to 30th March 2014 | £15-£40
Created by acclaimed dance troupe Pilobolus Dance Theatre in collaboration with SpongeBob SquarePants writer Steven Banks Shadowland follows a young girl through an imaginary world. Using different sized moving screens and shadow theatre this dance ...more
Friday 14th March 2014 at 7.30pm & Saturday 15th March 2014 at 4pm and 7.30pm | £12-£40
Farruquito performs classic flamenco, representing the dance's history and cultural legacy, whilst also including elements learnt from his Gypsy background.
IMAX Cinema with the largest screen in the UK
1 Charlie Chaplin Walk, South Bank, South Bank, London, SE1 8XR
Tube: Waterloo Station
With a screen the height of five double decker buses, a 12,000 watt digital surround sound-system, and the special multi-dimensional technology of the iMax format, the BFI Imax is, without doubt, the most technically impressive modern cinema in the country. Watching a film here is more like taking part in the action - travel from the depths of the ocean up to the far reaches of outer space via a series of spectacular 3D and 2D films. A large proportion of their 3D programme is dedicated to children's films, but by virtue of their technical brilliance many of these are just as fascinating for adults to watch. 3D documentaries and mainstream movies also add to the portfolio and the 2D films are also impressive on this, the largest screen in the UK. Even the fact that it currently acts as a kind of roundabout and can only be accessed via a series of illuminated tunnels is quite a coup. As you navigate the tunnels with their space-age blue lights on your way to the cinema you feel that the 'living cinema experience' has already begun. Don't let the kids have all the fun.
Events at BFI IMAX Cinema
7th to 13th Mar 2014 | Mon-Fri 5pm Sat & Sun all day £19.50, concs £15.75, family £47.25 & £63, Mon-Fri before 5pm £17.50, concs £13.50, family £40.50 & £54, Standard seats £15.50-£16.75, child £10.50-£11.50, NUS £11-£12, OAP £12.50-£13.50, family £31.50-£34.5
In 1325, Moroccan scholar Ibn Battuta travels from Tangier to Mecca on his first epic pilgrimage to Mecca. Over the next 29 years, the scholar travels three times further than Marco Polo, covering around 75,000 ...
8th to 13th Mar 2014 - Various Times | Mon-Fri 5pm Sat & Sun all day £19.50, concs £15.75, family £47.25 & £63, Mon-Fri before 5pm £17.50, concs £13.50, family £40.50 & £54, Standard seats £15.50-£16.75, child £10.50-£11.50, NUS £11-£12, OAP £12.50-£13.50, family £31.50-£34.5
Artemesia, vengeful commander of the Persian navy, and mortal-turned-god Xerxes marshal their forces for an assault on a fractured and wounded Greece. They take the battle to sea. Greek general Themistokles attempts to unite his ...
Sunday 9th March 2014 - 10.30am | Mon-Fri 5pm Sat & Sun all day £19.50, concs £15.75, family £47.25 & £63, Mon-Fri before 5pm £17.50, concs £13.50, family £40.50 & £54, Standard seats £15.50-£16.75, child £10.50-£11.50, NUS £11-£12, OAP £12.50-£13.50, family £31.50-£34.5
Sunday 9th March 2014 - 11.45am | Mon-Fri 5pm Sat & Sun all day £19.50, concs £15.75, family £47.25 & £63, Mon-Fri before 5pm £17.50, concs £13.50, family £40.50 & £54, Standard seats £15.50-£16.75, child £10.50-£11.50, NUS £11-£12, OAP £12.50-£13.50, family £31.50-£34.5
8th to 13th Mar 2014 - 1pm | Mon-Fri 5pm Sat & Sun all day £19.50, concs £15.75, family £47.25 & £63, Mon-Fri before 5pm £17.50, concs £13.50, family £40.50 & £54, Standard seats £15.50-£16.75, child £10.50-£11.50, NUS £11-£12, OAP £12.50-£13.50, family £31.50-£34.5
Commander Matt Kowalski, a veteran of the space program on his final mission, provides encouragement to fellow astronaut Shariff and specialist Dr Ryan Stone, who is in space for the first time to attend to ...
Monday 10th March 2014 - 10.30am | Mon-Fri 5pm Sat & Sun all day £19.50, concs £15.75, family £47.25 & £63, Mon-Fri before 5pm £17.50, concs £13.50, family £40.50 & £54, Standard seats £15.50-£16.75, child £10.50-£11.50, NUS £11-£12, OAP £12.50-£13.50, family £31.50-£34.5
Monday 10th March 2014 - 10.30am | Mon-Fri 5pm Sat & Sun all day £19.50, concs £15.75, family £47.25 & £63, Mon-Fri before 5pm £17.50, concs £13.50, family £40.50 & £54, Standard seats £15.50-£16.75, child £10.50-£11.50, NUS £11-£12, OAP £12.50-£13.50, family £31.50-£34.5
Monday 10th March 2014 - 11.45am | Mon-Fri 5pm Sat & Sun all day £19.50, concs £15.75, family £47.25 & £63, Mon-Fri before 5pm £17.50, concs £13.50, family £40.50 & £54, Standard seats £15.50-£16.75, child £10.50-£11.50, NUS £11-£12, OAP £12.50-£13.50, family £31.50-£34.5
Tuesday 11th March 2014 - 10.30am | Mon-Fri 5pm Sat & Sun all day £19.50, concs £15.75, family £47.25 & £63, Mon-Fri before 5pm £17.50, concs £13.50, family £40.50 & £54, Standard seats £15.50-£16.75, child £10.50-£11.50, NUS £11-£12, OAP £12.50-£13.50, family £31.50-£34.5
In the latest exploration of the natural world to take advantage of the IMAX 3D format, director Howard Hall explores the impact of global warming in some of the most isolated and exotic places on ...
8th, 11th and 13th March 2014 - 11.45am | Mon-Fri 5pm Sat & Sun all day £19.50, concs £15.75, family £47.25 & £63, Mon-Fri before 5pm £17.50, concs £13.50, family £40.50 & £54, Standard seats £15.50-£16.75, child £10.50-£11.50, NUS £11-£12, OAP £12.50-£13.50, family £31.50-£34.5
A creative hub in the heart of Kings Cross
90 York Way, King's Cross, London, N1 9AG
Tube: King's Cross Station
Just 150 metres from King's Cross and St Pancras stations and with a waterside setting, the Dixon-Jones designed Kings Place combines the offices of The Guardian newspaper with a concert hall and two art galleries. As you'd expect from the architects behind the improvements to the Royal Opera House and National Portrait Gallery it's a well designed complex of curvaceous surfaces and appealing public spaces. The concert hall, London's first to be purpose-built since the Barbican Concert Hall in 1982, includes a stunning wood-lined 420-seat auditorium. The Kings Place Music Foundation is a registered charity which provides a platform for artists and musicians to meet and share ideas. This dynamic venue is also home to a charming waterside restaurant and a homely cafe.
Events at Kings Place
Monday 10th March 2014 - 7pm-8pm | £11.50, online adv £9.50
Clive Stafford Smith tells us about his fight to clear Kris Maharaj, an innocent victim of the American justice system, who has already spent 26 years in jail for a crime he did not commit.
Monday 10th March 2014 - 7pm | adv £9.50
With Clive Stafford Smith.
15th January to 13th December 2014 | Various
Wednesday 12th March 2014 - 7.30pm-9.30pm | Free
Friday 14th March 2014 - 8pm | adv £13.50, concs £9.50
Celtic folk and rock by the guitarist who originates from Paisley.
Iconic oval venue which annually hosts the world-famous Proms
Kensington Gore, South Kensington, London, SW7 2AP
Tube: South Kensington Station
Classical music, rock, pop and jazz, sporting events, galas, banquets and balls and the world-famous Proms series all take place within the Royal Albert Hall's iconic oval walls. One of London's most versatile venues, it is a favourite of performers from Jose Carreras to Kylie Minogue. The Hall also plays host to the Seniors' tennis circuit. The likes of Becker and McEnroe can be seen bouncing balls off the famous mushrooms on the ceiling. The brainchild of Prince Albert, inspired by the success of the Great Exhibition, the hall first opened in 1871, ten years after the Prince's death. Heavily influenced by ancient amphitheatres and notions of the 'Empire and the arts, the oval structure's terracotta walls are decorated on the outside with a frieze dedicated to "The Triumph of Arts and Sciences". Gas lighting, poor acoustics and old pipe organs have been replaced over the years and the awe-inspiring venue now exists as a testimony to both the architectural and aesthetic achievements of the past and the technological developments of the present - it now features the largest pipe organ in the British Isles. A Grade I listed building, the hall has a capacity of over 5000 and is most consistently packed out during the summer when the Promenade concerts take over. First held here in 1941 when their original venue - the Queen's Hall - was bombed, the Proms remain fantastically popular.
Events at Royal Albert Hall
28th February to 23rd March 2014 | Free
Photographs capturing artists the moment they leave the stage, featuring singers and musicians including Jarvis Cocker, Brandon Flowers, Gary Numan and Mark Ronson.
Tuesday 11th March 2014 - 7pm | £6-£20
The choir, ensemble and orchestra perform various works.
13th, 14th and 15th March 2014 - 7.30pm | £12.20-£48.92
The ensemble performs various works.
Sunday 16th March 2014 at 1.15pm and 7.30pm | £12-£30.50
Centred on a commemoration of the outbreak of World War 1, with the premiere of a new commission by young UK composer Will Todd and a celebration of the following 100 years of popular music ...
Sunday 16th March 2014 - 11am-12noon | £11
10th March 2014
IN THIS ARTICLE
Royal Opera House
The O2 Arena
Theatre Royal Drury Lane
The O2 Academy Brixton
Shakespeare's Globe Theatre
Sadler's Wells Theatre
BFI IMAX Cinema
Royal Albert Hall
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