Vintage New Year's Eve

Party through the decades in one unforgettable night at Southbank Centre, with a front-row seat to London’s iconic New Year’s Eve firework show.

For one night, the world-famous Royal Festival Hall is transformed into a set-dressed spectacular: five floors of themed club nights (including 2 new themed rooms to see in 2020), six bars, spectacular live acts, fifteen DJs, continuous dance lessons, and outdoor spaces offering the perfect view of the UK’s largest annual fireworks display.

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Six themed pop-up nightclubs will transport you with music from the 20s to the present day, interspersed with live orchestras, specialist DJs, dance lessons and photo studios that will make your New Year’s Eve the most memorable yet. 


Come along and indulge in the Sticky Wicket Swing Orchestra who will whisk you back to a bygone era. Be swept off your feet by the dynamic Moonlight Serenaders followed by glamorous diva Laura B who will take centre stage with Charlie Thompson, Raina Brody & Jackson Sloan - all joining her for this truly sassy swinging extravaganza. DJ Daddy Rich will be spinning some of his favourite vinyl from the 20s, 30s and 40s and our spiffing dance teachers, Hoc & Mark will be guiding you through the steps of some of the novelty dances of the period.

After midnight, The Clore Ballroom transforms into an intimate cabaret club bringing you smoking hot 40s rhythm & blues. Claire Austin (aka Voodoo Doll) is your compere for the night, seeing you smoothly into 2020.


Brand new for 2019, The Land of a Thousand Dances takes you on a journey through some of the most popular dances of the 20th and 21st century via rolling lessons. Are you a top Twister? Maybe you’ll be great at Twerking too! Love to embarrass your partner by doing the Robot? Impress them with your skills at Jiving or the Bunny Hop!  Dust off your dancing shoes and shimmy & strut your stuff into 2020 with our expert teachers on hand to introduce you to some new moves & grooves!  (And maybe book in a leg massage for New Year’s Day!)


Step into the future in this immersive venue, brand new for 2019, bringing you futuristic sounds from the 60s to the 80s. Think New Romantics, Mary Quant, Barbarella, trashy 60s sci-fi and Courreges with eclectic, kitsch dance tunes from DJs Mark Moore (S’Express), Nathan G and Spanish duo Lastitis.


Disco Royale brings you pure 1970s and 1980s disco, with an hour of funk before the fireworks and an hour of disco motown after midnight. Blow your whistle, cos this is better than a good time – it’s Marie, Dave and Andrew of Six Million Steps collective


It’s an all killer, no filler set of musical bangers, featuring ​1980s and 1990s pop, rock and dance anthems. Dance with abandon as DJs Anna Greenwood and Jess Indeedy at Bar Bonkers lead you into 2019. Joined by DJ Helix and the hilarious dancing grannies, Jess Indeedy delivers an unforgettable NYE edition of Indeedy Musical Bingo.


Shimmy and shake all night while sipping colourful cocktails high above the River Thames in the Honolulu sky lounge, hosted by the bongo-tastic House of Bamboo.  Sambas, mambos and cha-cha-chas are selected by exotica expert Martin Green and Martin Karminsky, while Hawaiian hostesses hold limbo dance competitions for urban castaways.

Book a three-course meal in The Clore Ballroom at Royal Festival Hall and you'll have a reserved space for the whole evening.

Or fancy food on the go? Buffet style options also available throughout the night. Hot and cold food delights, everything from mac & cheese and tagines to meat & cheese platters and sushi (vegan options available).  Serving up all you need to keep you dancing into 2020.

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