Queen Elizabeth Hall is a leading London venue showcasing world-class talks, gigs, dance, performance and classical music.
Queen Elizabeth Hall reopened in April 2018 following almost three years of renovations with world class, environmentally-improved new facilities for audiences and artists.
The design led by architects Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios (FCBStudios), focused on refurbishing the auditoria, foyer and artists’ back of house facilities. Improved access, ventilation and lighting systems, and new production infrastructure enhance the experience for audience and performers alike. New leather upholstery revitalises the Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room’s distinctive and comfortable seating.
The building was originally opened in March 1967 by Her Majesty the Queen and this historic restoration has been made possible through generous support from Arts Council England and the Heritage Lottery Fund, thanks to National Lottery players, and through Southbank Centre friends, trusts and foundations supporting the Let The Light In campaign.
“One of the very best amateur groups in the country”
Classical Music Magazine
“The most professional-sounding of non-professional orchestras”
The Sunday Telegraph
“KSO once again scores over most professional orchestras”
Formed in 1956, Kensington Symphony Orchestra (registered charity number 1069620) enjoys an enviable reputation as one of the finest non-professional orchestras in the UK. Its founding aim is to provide amateurs with an opportunity to perform concerts at the highest possible level