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Hayward Gallery

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Hayward Gallery has a long history of presenting work by the world's most adventurous and innovative artists. For free entry to all exhibitions become a Southbank Centre Member.

Opened by Her Majesty The Queen in 1968, it is an outstanding example of sixties brutalist architecture and is one of the few remaining buildings of this style. It was designed by a group of young architects, including Dennis Crompton, Warren Chalk and Ron Herron. Hayward Gallery is named after the late Sir Isaac Hayward, the former leader of the London County Council.

Upcoming Exhibition

Our next exhibition is History Is Now: 7 Artists Take On Britain (Tue 10 Feb 2015–Sun 26 Apr 2015 ). Taking on the role of guest curators, the artists John Akomfrah, Simon Fujiwara, Roger Hiorns, Hannah Starkey, Richard Wentworth and Jane and Louise Wilson explore the cultural history of the United Kingdom, using  objects drawn from art collections alongside artefacts of everyday life. To find out more visit our History Is Now website.

Opening times

Monday 12 noon – 6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
and Sunday 11am – 7pm
Thursday and Friday 11am – 8pm


0844 847 9910

Full Price £12
Seniors 60+ £11
Students/Concessions £9
Young People 12 – 18 £7.50
Under 12 (out of school hours) Free
Southbank Centre Members Free
Supporters Circles Free


Prices include a small voluntary donation in support of Hayward Gallery. If you are a UK tax payer, thanks to Gift Aid, Southbank Centre can reclaim the tax you have paid on the whole entry fee, not just your donation. If you want to opt out of the donation, the standard admission charges are: Full Price £10.90, Seniors £10, Students £8, Young People (12 – 18) £6.50. 

Concessions include full-time students and those on benefits (Jobseekers Allowance, Income Support, Pension Credit or Disability Tax Credit). Appropriate documentation to be shown.


Book Tickets


Groups (Mon – Fri only, 10 people or more): 
Adult groups £8 per person 
College and University groups £5.50 per person
Secondary Schools £5.50 per person
Primary Schools ages 4-11 Free
Lambeth Schools ages 4-16 Free

Underground: Waterloo & Embankment
Buses: Waterloo Bridge, York Road, Belvedere Road and Stamford Street
Main-line rail stations:
Waterloo, Waterloo East and Charing Cross


Wheelchair users and ambulant disabled people may bring an able-bodied companion whose ticket is free. Southbank Centre is accessible to people with disabilities. Visitors with a disability can join our Access List: email 
accesslist@southbankcentre.co.uk or phone 0844 847 9910.


Southbank Centre Shop Hayward Gallery
Open Monday 12 noon – 6pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday
and Sunday 11am – 7pm
Thursday and Friday 11am – 8pm
The shop sells books, catalogues, posters, screenprints, postcards and specially
designed merchandise.


Concrete at Hayward Gallery
A programme of regular music and DJ nights take place throughout the year at Concrete, the Hayward Gallery’s day cafe/night bar.


Free entry with Membership 
Southbank Centre Members get free unlimited entry to all exhibitions at Hayward Gallery plus much more including 10% savings at the Hayward Gallery Shop, invitations to Members’ Hayward Gallery late viewings, a private Members’ bar with stunning views of London,
priority booking on all shows and special offers and events.
Join today

In person at all Southbank Centre Ticket Offices
Online at southbankcentre.co.uk/ membership
By phone 0844 875 0071

Supporting Southbank Centre 

Supporters Circles
The Supporters Circles enable individuals to develop a closer relationship with artists, performers and Directors at Southbank Centre whilst supporting our artistic vision.

Get involved today
By phone 020 7921 0825
or email circles@southbankcentre.co.uk

Supporters enjoy a programme of exclusive events like previews and private views of all Hayward Gallery exhibitions, rehearsals, drinks receptions, talks and annual party; unlimited free entry to the Hayward Gallery and use of the Members Bar for themselves and three guests; privileged booking including access to tickets for sold-out shows. 

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Charlie & Lola's Best Bestest play is here as part of #ImagineFest! For ages 3+ Book: t.co/3yAjvtohM7 t.co/m9gjK9ME0i

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