• 14th-16th September: three days of games and play on London’s South Bank
  • 17th September: "Playing In Public", the Hide&Seek Weekender Conference

Four days of talks, games, and play

Come along to the Southbank Centre on the 14th, 15th and 16th of September for a weekend of play for adults and families alike. The Clore Ballroom will be filled with drop-in fun combining games with other art forms: balls that make sounds, lights that watch you move, custard that needs punching, boxes that need stacking and restacking, giant birds that just want a giant nest to rest in. Plus there’ll be scheduled games throughout: deceptive tours, frozen gargoyles, performances and more.

All the games have been created by artists and designers working to make them as much fun to play as they are to watch, and most of them are free, so drop by to see what’s going on and get involved.

Then on the 17th, join us for a conference investigating play in public space, and discover more about some of the games and themes explored across the weekend. You can buy your tickets for the conference right now.

Why not play?


Friday 6:30pm-10:00pm
Clore Ballroom

Ordnungswissenschaft is a physical game in which four players are moving stacked boxes according to rigid instructions.

Find out more

Where is it?

Most events take place in or around the South Bank Centre. Individual games will show where they are. Some games are ticketed and require purchase of tickets prior to attendence.

When is it?

The Weekender events run from the evening of Friday 14th September to the evening of Sunday 16th September.

Playing In Public: The Hide&Seek Conference is on Monday 17th September.

For more detailed timings, look at the individual schedules for Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and the Conference.