Queen Elizabeth Hall
Queen Elizabeth Hall seating plan
The Queen Elizabeth Hall has a capacity of 928 seats, including 377 seats in the Front Stalls and 0 seats in the Rear Stalls. Use our interactive seating plan to view 1 seat reviews and 1 photos of views from seat.
One of three performance spaces in the famous Southbank Centre, Queen Elizabeth Hall first opened in 1967 with a concert hosted by Benjamin Britten. In the years since, the mid-size venue has become known for welcoming a variety of performance and live events, including classical music, avant-garde work, conferences and theatre.
The venue's exterior shares the Brutalist design of the Southbank Centre at large, along with its neighbours, the National Theatre and BFI. In keeping with the area's artistic and youthful atmosphere, Queen Elizabeth Hall has even become an unlikely hit for skateboarders; the foyer's undercroft has been a popular outdoor spot for skaters, graffiti artists and street photographers since the 1970s.
In 2018, Queen Elizabeth Hall re-opened after three years of redevelopment under the "Let the Light In" campaign, overseen by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios and with funding from Arts Council England. The project sought to preserve the building's mid-century features, whilst bringing in upgrades to improve visitor experience and environmental impact. Work included improved access facilities, ventilation, performance lighting systems and furnishings.
Queen Elizabeth Hall's aesthetic now combines the iconic concrete charm that defines the South Bank, with a revitalised interior to support performances for years to come. With visitors also able to enjoy a range of on-site bars, cafes, restaurants, and seasonal markets across the wider Southbank Centre complex, the venue is a world-class hub for London culture, arts and tourism.
Good value seats
Seats in the back rows of the Rear Stalls offer a clear, central view of the stage. Queen Elizabeth Hall has generally excellent sightlines across the board, so cheaper options like these are great for those on a budget if you don't mind being further away from the stage.
The best seats in Queen Elizabeth Hall are those in the middle of the Front Stalls, between rows C and G. Visitors will get the most central, intimate experience from here. With a well-raked auditorium from front to back, rows AA to FF of the Rear Stalls also offer some of the best views in the house.