|Queen Elizabeth Hall|
Exterior view of venue (c.2018)
|Town or city||London SE1|
|Opened||1 March 1967|
|Design and construction|
- Hubert Bennett
- Jack Whittle
- F.G West
- Geoffrey Horsefall
|Structural engineer||Ove Arup & Partners|
|Main contractor||Higgs and Hill|
The Queen Elizabeth Hall (QEH) is a music venue on the South Bank in London, England, that hosts daily classical, jazz, and avant-garde music and dance performances. The QEH was opened in 1967 with a concert conducted by Benjamin Britten.
The QEH was built along with the smaller Purcell Room as part of Southbank Centre arts complex. It stands alongside the Royal Festival Hall, which was built for the Festival of Britain of 1951, and the Hayward Gallery which opened in 1968.
Queen Elizabeth Hall - auditorium building with later added restaurant on walkway
The QEH stands on the former site of a shot tower, built as part of a lead works in 1826 and retained for the Festival of Britain.
The QEH and the Purcell Room were built together by Higgs and Hill and opened in March 1967.
The venue was closed for two years of renovations in September 2015. It reopened in April 2018.