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Purcell RoomLondon
South Bank
London SE1
TfL Fare Zone 1


The Purcell Room is a small concert hall venue located in London’s Southbank Centre. It can be found within the Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) building.

The Purcell Room is the most intimate concert hall venue on site, making it especially suitable for chamber music, literature and spoken word events, mime and solo recitals. It can accommodate only 370 people.

Finding the Purcell Room
A walkway from the Royal Festival Hall terrace gives access to the main foyer of the QEH. The entrance is a horizontal slit in the great concrete bulk of the building. Six pairs of cast aluminium doors give entry to the surprisingly intimate foyer. The Purcell Room is well signed.
Plan Your Visit
What’s On
Disabled Access
Details on Web:  Southbank Centre Access
Opening Times
The QEH opening times vary, but the venue usually open 90 minutes before events start and remains open all day in the summer.
Contact & Further Information
Telephone  +44 (0)2079 604 200  General enquiries
Telephone  +44 (0)8448 750 073  For all ticket enquiries
Mail  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Getting There
To find the best way for getting to Southbank Centre, visit TfL Journey Planner.
- By Underground
Waterloo Station          Bakerloo, Northern, Jubilee & Waterloo and City lines
(step-free access)
Embankment Station    Circle & District lines Charing Cross Station Northern & Bakerloo lines
- By Bus
Bus number RV1 stops on Belvedere Road.
Bus routes 76, 77, 211, 341, 381, 507, N381, N76 and RV1 all stop on York Road, a 5 minutes’ walk away.
Bus routes 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 243, 521, N1, N68, N171 and N343 stop on Waterloo Bridge, a 2 minutes’ walk away.
- By Mainline Rail
Waterloo Station          National Rail South Eastern Main Line
(step-free access)
Waterloo East Station   National Rail South Eastern Main Line
(step-free access)
- By River
Boats stop at Festival Pier, going to St Katherine’s Pier, Bankside and Westminster.  
Google Maps - Southbank Centre


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