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Limbo on the South Bank

The creative producers and co-director of last year’s headliner at the London Wonderground Festival, Cantina, will return to the South Bank this year with a new show, Limbo.

Winter ballroom at the South Bank

Ballroom plays a big part in Southbank Centre’s glittering Winter Festival, which runs until January 7. Alongside theatre, cabaret and Christmas markets, there will be a range of events in the dance spaces of the London venue.


It takes  a while for one’s eyes to refocus in the dim light of the Spiegeltent, an old-fashioned, but beautifully constructed, 1920s big top currently up on London’s South Bank; it’s as if we’re adjusting to a different era. “Enter the world of Cantina. Leave your real life at the door,” says the promotional material, […]

Dancing Voices and Big Dance screening

If you happen to free this afternoon or evening, Wednesday, July 11, then there are dance treats on offer at London’s Southbank Centre. Dance Today readers might be particularly interested in the screening of cult classic Strictly Ballroom (see below for details).

Cantina makes its London premiere

Roll up, roll up for an evening of “delightfully dark” Australian circus as Cantina headlines the London Wonderground, a new five-month long festival of cabaret, music, sideshow and circus at London’s Southbank Centre, from May 8.

Vintage at Southbank Centre

Take a trip back in time this weekend as Wayne and Gerardine Hemingway bring their award-winning Vintage festival to Southbank Centre, London, from July 29 to 31. Over three days and nights, the Royal Festival Hall will be dressed as never seen before, its six levels transformed into a multi-venue playground where, over 13 hours […]

Street Dance XXL UK Championships

For the first time ever the Street Dance XXL UK Championships Finals will be held at Royal Festival Hall on July 17 as part of Southbank Centre’s weekend of hip hop culture. The competition is at the forefront of the street dance explosion in the UK and has, for 15 years, provided a launching pad […]

Southbank Centre’s Light Fantastic Weekend

Southbank Centre is putting on an afternoon of dancing this weekend, on Sunday, June 26, in the Clore Ballroom. The John Wilson Big Band will play from 5–6.30pm, as part of the Light Fantastic Weekend, celebrating light music from 1951.


Alchemy, a new festival celebrating contemporary and traditional culture from India, will be held at the Southbank Centre from April 7–11. The programme consists of music, dance, literature, food, debate and fashion, including free classical and folk dance workshops.

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