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Hayward Gallery

See all events taking place in Hayward Gallery

Find out more about our current exhibition and our current Hayward Project Space exhibition

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.

Current Exhibition
Our current 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.

Hayward Gallery Project Space

The current exhibition in the Hayward Gallery Project Space is by Sheila Hicks, marking the artist’s first solo show in a UK public institution. Renowned for blurring boundaries between textile traditions, art, design and architecture, Hicks has distinguished herself over the past five decades as one of the most influential figures in contemporary art working with supple materials. Hicks has created an environment in the Hayward’s Project Space as a response to the gallery’s unique location and design which houses Dan Graham’s Waterloo Sunset Pavilion. Through the curved, translucent walls of the Pavilion, Hicks’ brightly coloured masses of pigmented fibres will be clearly visible to the passing traffic on Waterloo Bridge. For further details on the exhibition, visit Sheila Hicks: Foray into Chromatic Zones.

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

Given the high volume of works in the exhibition and the amount of detailed information included, we are very pleased to allow same day re-entry. Please speak to our ticketing hosts in the foyer for more information and do take this into consideration when planning your visit. 

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 Students aged 18+ £6
Secondary Schools or College students ages 12-17 £3 per person
Primary Schools ages 4-11 Free
Lambeth Schools ages 4-16 Free
Please book in advance of your visit.
To book​ please​ ​phone 0844 875 0070 ​(​Monday - Friday 9.30 - 5.30pm​)​

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 or phone 0844 847 9910. More Access information can be found here.

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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