We’re proud to be transforming St John’s Waterloo into an inspirational community hub for talent and creativity. With Reignite 2021, we’re creating a sustainable and accessible space for all our arts and music activities. Our new home will enable our resident orchestra Southbank Sinfonia, and our visiting choirs and orchestras, to give more performances than ever before. Our audiences will enjoy comfortable, accessible facilities in a state-of-the-art performance space.
Our annual Waterloo Festival, held every June in and around St John’s Waterloo, will host bigger and better concerts and events, open to the whole community of Waterloo, Lambeth and beyond. The Festival, a showcase for emerging arts and fresh ideas, attracts over 2,000 visitors to its rich and diverse programme of events.
The beautiful wall paintings by Hans Feibusch, an artist refugee who fled to Britain from Germany just before the second world war, will be properly restored. All in the surroundings of our beautiful, replenishing garden, and pioneering carbon positive crypt.
Every year, Southbank Sinfonia welcomes 33 of the world’s most promising graduate musicians to embark on its renowned fellowship. The orchestra was founded in 2002 provide graduate musicians with a springboard into the profession. More than just an orchestra, this is a community where young talents can find their own creative strengths, fulfil personal goals, make lasting contacts, and take their musicianship to new frontiers.
Waterloo Festival is an annual celebration of emerging arts, music and ideas, hosted in and around St John’s Waterloo in the heart of London. We aim to bring together communities, create new artistic connections and provide fresh inspiration for all. The theme for 2020 is ‘Transforming Communities’. Every summer the Festival holds an outdoor art exhibition in the gardens of St John’s. Sign up for Festival email alerts.