Concrete Dreams at Southbank Centre

Concrete Dreams celebrated the reopening of Southbank Centre’s brutalist buildings with an exclusive glimpse into the backstage world of the performer. Visitors discovered the rich history and behind-the-scenes secrets of the venues through installations, audio-visual content and previously unseen archives. Entering through Queen Elizabeth Hall Artists’ Entrance, audiences followed in the footsteps of legendary artists who performed on these stages at the start of their careers in the swinging 60s, with a soundscape of music from Pink Floyd to Cleo Laine and 1940’s musique concrète. After collecting stage passes, visitors were given rare backstage access, travelling through the working Scene Dock, visiting the Artists’ Lounge & production lifts, experiencing pre-concert jitters in the dressing rooms and ending on a surprise performative finale. Collaborators: Heritage Lottery Fund, Klanghaus & LYN Atelier