Southbank Centre  are offering some of the most versatile and ground breaking shows this summer. Here is the lowdown on what’s happening there, from a genre-defying theatre performance, to boundary-smashing circus. If you needed any more reasons to hang out by the river this July and August, here are five!

Klanghaus: 800 Breaths

Until 23 July, get ready to experience a multi-sensory explosion of shifting colours, sounds, and lights created by the visual artist Sal Pittman, and art rock band The Neutrinos.

Part gig, part art installation, part promenade performance, KlangHaus sold out last year, and for good reason: it will blow your mind. Here is all you need to know. 

Cirkus Cirkör: Limits

If you are looking for a thrilling escape, then Cirkus Cirkör is for you. The masters of Scandinavian circus present a boundary-smashing circus performance, where they will make you believe that anything is possible.

This show is all about breaking boundaries, as they combine energy and acrobatic artistry to achieve their goal. Cirkus Cirkör is based in Sweden, and is known as one of Europe’s most exhilarating contemporary circus companies. Find out more about their poignant and unique show.

Tero Saarinen Company: Morphed

Eight men perform contemporary dance that is strong and soft, aggressive and sensual, in this stunning piece by acclaimed Finnish choreographer Tero Saarinen.

With expressive dancers, great music by Esa-Peeka Salonen, and a set design made of swaying ropes, let Morphed carry you away from London and into another sphere. Check out the trailer here.

Holly Blakey’s Some Greater Class

Dive into the hyper sexualised physical language of music videos, with choreographer and artist Holly Blakey, who is well-known for her work with Florence and the Machine.

Can dance question our ideas of gender and how we connect with our bodies? Yes it can, and here is the proof. Find out more. 

Iceland Dance Company: Sacrifice

Film, art and dance come together in Iceland Dance Company’s Sacrifice, under the creative minds of visual artists Matthew Barney (Cremaster cycle), and Ragnar Kjartansson.

Made up of three parts, Sacrifice is inspired by religion and art rituals: should we just make art our new religion? Here is more.

Book now and discover something new this summer.