The Royal Festival Hall is one of London’s foremost concert halls known for putting on exceptional classical music and orchestral performances. The hall is a Grade I listed building, located within the Southbank Centre complex on the southern bank of the River Thames, one of the busiest locations in the city. The Complex houses numerous restaurants and shops to explore before or post-performance. The hall is well-known for its 7,866 pipe organ, which was built between 1950 and 1954 by Harrison & Harrison in Durham. After becoming usable by the 2000s, it was again restored fully in 2014.

2700 Seats

Wheelchair Accessible

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Air Conditioning

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About Royal Festival Hall

Seating Plan
Popular Productions
  • The Royal Festival Hall has a seating capacity of around 2700 members of audience.
  • The seating is spread across Front Stalls, Side Stalls, Rear Stalls, Balcony, Green Side Boxes and Blue Side Boxes.

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Getting There
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  • Tube: The nearest tube stations to Royal Festival Hall London are Waterloo on the Northern, Bakerloo, Jubilee and Waterloo & City lines, and Embankment on the District & Circle lines. The stations are just 200-600 meters away from the theatre.
  • Bus: The closest stop is Waterloo Bridge, served by lines 1, 26, 59, 68, 76, 139, 168, 172, 176, 188, 243, 341, 521, N1, N68, N171, N343 and X68.
  • Train: The closest train station is Waterloo Station.
  • Parking: On-site parking is only available to blue-badge holders. 
  • Recommended Mode of Transport: The tube is the easiest mode of public transportation to reach the hall.

Frequently Asked Questions About Royal Festival Hall

Where is Royal Festival Hall located?

Royal Festival Hall is located within the Southbank Centre complex in London.

How can I reach Royal Festival Hall London?

Royal Festival Hall London is easily accessible by all forms of public transport, the easiest being the tube, as the station is quite close to the hall.

What are the different types of shows and productions that are staged at the Royal Festival Hall?

The hall is known for classical music performances, including operas by its resident opera groups — The London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, the London Sinfonietta, Chineke! and Aurora.

What are the seating options available at Royal Festival Hall?

Royal Festival Hall London has a seating capacity of approximately 2700 guests.

Is Royal Festival Hall accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, the theatre has made its performances accessible to those with motor, audio, visual and other stimulatory challenges. It offers facilities like elevators, step-free access, guide-dog allowance and more to patrons.

How much do the Royal Festival Hall tickets cost?

The price of the tickets depends on the show that you choose to watch and the timing of the same at the Royal Festival Hall.

Where can I book my Royal Festival Hall tickets?

You can book your tickets to shows playing at the Royal Festival Hall online at London Theatre Tickets. You will get the best deals and discounts and all the information you need at your fingertips.

Are there any dining options available near Royal Festival Hall?

Yes, there are numerous dining options close to the hall, such as the Riverside Terrace Cafe, Skylon and Wagamama.

What are some of the things to do or attractions to explore near the Royal Festival Hall?

There are quite a few attractions near the Alexandra Palace Theatre that you can explore before you go for a show. Do take a tour of the London Eye, SEA LIFE London Aquarium, and Southbank Centre when you are in the vicinity.

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