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Hayward Gallery

Hayward Gallery is a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of Brutalist architecture. The exhibition programme focuses on presenting a wide range of adventurous and influential artists from across the world, while its rich history includes exhibitions by modern pioneers such as Paul Klee, Lucio Fontana, Francis Bacon, Bridget Riley, and Anthony Caro.

Current exhibition: Andreas Gursky

25 Jan - 22 Apr 2018

See the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky.

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godlike visions from the great chronicler of our age ★★★★★
The Guardian

About our renovation project

Between September 2015 and January 2018, the gallery was closed for a two-year refurbishment project, the focus of which was the replacement of its 66 iconic pyramid rooflights. 

This project was made possible through the generous support of Arts Council England, the Heritage Lottery Fund, trusts and foundations and over 50,000 individuals and Southbank Centre friends supporting our Let The Light In fundraising campaign. You can still help support the refurbishment of our Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room venues.
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What the Hayward brings to the party is a genuine independence of vision: a sense that the crowd is being led, not followed. Hayward shows don’t preach, accuse or bang the drum. They dart about the perimeters of art, making clever connections and delightful observations.
Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times

Hayward Gallery opening times

11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed.
Late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.

Opening times for the final two weeks (Mon 9 – Sun 22 April)
Open at 10am daily (closed Tuesdays)
Late night opening on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays until 9pm

Cafe

11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery cafe is closed.
Late night openings on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays until 11pm.

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7:00 pm
Sat 21 Apr 2018
7:00 pm | Sat 21 Apr 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Witness a double-bill of iconic sitar and santoor to celebrate Queen Elizabeth Hall’s reopening
Witness a double-bill of iconic sitar and santoor to celebrate Queen Elizabeth Hall’s reopening

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sat 21 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 21 Apr 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Gil Shaham, Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO perform Beethoven’s great Violin Concerto.
Gil Shaham, Vladimir Jurowski and the LPO perform Beethoven’s great Violin Concerto.

Free

Free

Various times
until 1 Jul 2018
Various times | until 1 Jul 2018
Art
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Explore this new display on brutalist architecture, for both children and adults
Various times
until 29 Jul 2018
Various times | until 29 Jul 2018
Art
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
Join our musical tour with pop sensation ABBA in a one-of-kind exhibition, narrated by Jarvis Cocker
© Andreas Gursky/DACS, 2017. Courtesy: Sprüth Magers
Various times
until 22 Apr 2018
Various times | until 22 Apr 2018
Art
Hayward Gallery reopens with the first major UK retrospective of Andreas Gursky’s work
Hayward Gallery reopens with the first major UK retrospective of Andreas Gursky’s work

Free

Free

Various times
until 1 Jul 2018
Various times | until 1 Jul 2018
Southbank Centre Food Market delights food lovers and explorers alike
Southbank Centre Food Market delights food lovers and explorers alike
2:00 pm
Sun 22 Apr 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 22 Apr 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear readings from Doris Lessing’s masterpiece, performed by artists and authors
Hear readings from Doris Lessing’s masterpiece, performed by artists and authors
7:30 pm
Sun 22 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 22 Apr 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Thrilling live performer Joan As Police Woman returns with her new album, Damned Devotion
Thrilling live performer Joan As Police Woman returns with her new album, Damned Devotion
Stewart Lee
Various times
until 23 Apr 2018
Various times | until 23 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Comedy
Catch the hilarious Stewart Lee in his final comedy live show before he takes an extended break
Catch the hilarious Stewart Lee in his final comedy live show before he takes an extended break
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Free

Various times
until 17 Jul 2018
Various times | until 17 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
24 Apr 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Various times | 24 Apr 2018 - 19 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Tue 24 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Apr 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
William Whitehead performs two new commissions to ‘complete’ Bach’s Orgelbüchlein
William Whitehead performs two new commissions to ‘complete’ Bach’s Orgelbüchlein
7:30 pm
Tue 24 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 24 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Classical Dance
Experience a dance production that explores the artistic bond between dancing and weaving
Experience a dance production that explores the artistic bond between dancing and weaving

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 25 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 25 Apr 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The LPO performs Debussy’s sensuous Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.
The LPO performs Debussy’s sensuous Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.
Various times
until 21 May 2018
Various times | until 21 May 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall Organ in a hands-on students workshop
Get up close and personal with the Royal Festival Hall Organ in a hands-on students workshop

Free

Free

26 Apr – 1 Jul 2018
Art
Literature
Don't miss this world-first exhibition
Don't miss this world-first exhibition

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Thu 26 Apr 2018
7:00 pm | Thu 26 Apr 2018
Talks & Topics
Join gamers, experts and developers in this lively conversation about the idea of control in gaming
Join gamers, experts and developers in this lively conversation about the idea of control in gaming

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 26 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Apr 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Benjamin Grosvenor enchanted audiences when he won the piano final of Young Musician of the Year.
Benjamin Grosvenor enchanted audiences when he won the piano final of Young Musician of the Year.
7:30 pm
Thu 26 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Apr 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents atmospheric music by Sibelius, Bruch and Elgar
The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra presents atmospheric music by Sibelius, Bruch and Elgar
Hashtag for the National Poetry Library's Instagram poetry submission competition

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Thu 26 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 26 Apr 2018
Art
Literature
Launch the first Instapoetry exhibition with readings from Akora, Claire Trévien and Shruti Chauhan
Launch the first Instapoetry exhibition with readings from Akora, Claire Trévien and Shruti Chauhan

Free

Free

Various times
until 13 Jul 2018
Various times | until 13 Jul 2018
Literature
Poetry
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under 5s and their carers
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under 5s and their carers
Southbank Centre Archive.Researchers and Staff.August 2016

Free

Free

Various times
27 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Various times | 27 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Art
Gain insight into the artistic significance of our buildings through special archival footage
Gain insight into the artistic significance of our buildings through special archival footage

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 27 Apr 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 27 Apr 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Spend your lunchtime with award-winning ensemble The Hermes Experiment
Spend your lunchtime with award-winning ensemble The Hermes Experiment

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 27 Apr 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 27 Apr 2018
Classical music
Dance & Performance
Celebrate with us as Southbank Centre’s gamelan returns to the site of its inaugural performance
Celebrate with us as Southbank Centre’s gamelan returns to the site of its inaugural performance

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Fri 27 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 27 Apr 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The LPO performs Debussy’s sensuous Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.
The LPO performs Debussy’s sensuous Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune.

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Fri 27 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 27 Apr 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
The charismatic soprano Danielle de Niese joins with Menahem Pressler, Sir James Galway and Mark Simpson for an evening of musical reflections.
The charismatic soprano Danielle de Niese joins with Menahem Pressler, Sir James Galway and Mark...

Free

Free

8:15 pm
Fri 27 Apr 2018
8:15 pm | Fri 27 Apr 2018
Talks & Topics
Politics & History
Explore the inspired intentions and visions of 1960s buildings at this debate
Explore the inspired intentions and visions of 1960s buildings at this debate
10:00 pm
Fri 27 Apr 2018
10:00 pm | Fri 27 Apr 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Join experimental composer Shiva Feshareki in this special club night
Join experimental composer Shiva Feshareki in this special club night

Free

Free

Various times
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Various times | 28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
Get hands-on with material showcasing Southbank Centre’s varied artistic history
Get hands-on with material showcasing Southbank Centre’s varied artistic history

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Try something new this weekend – bring family and friends to try our Javanese gamelan
Try something new this weekend – bring family and friends to try our Javanese gamelan

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 28 Apr 2018
Various times | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Experience an exuberant carnival performance along the South Bank
Experience an exuberant carnival performance along the South Bank

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
1:30 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Classical Dance
Enjoy this trio of classical Indian dance performances
Enjoy this trio of classical Indian dance performances

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
2:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
See two original dance performances by Candoco’s youth dance company Cando2
See two original dance performances by Candoco’s youth dance company Cando2
London, UK. 19.09.2016. Uchenna Dance presents 'The Head Wrap Diaries' at The Place. Photo shows: Picture shows: Shelia Attah, Shanelle Clemenson, Habibat Ajayi. Photo - © Foteini Christofilopoulou.

Free

Free

2:15 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
2:15 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
Join this dance workshop that blends styles like house, waacking, African and contemporary
Join this dance workshop that blends styles like house, waacking, African and contemporary

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
3:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Attend this Big Sing workshop inspired by the pop stars who first performed in Queen Elizabeth Hall
Attend this Big Sing workshop inspired by the pop stars who first performed in Queen Elizabeth Hall

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
4:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Come to a Big Sing inspired by pop stars who performed in Queen Elizabeth Hall in its first decade
Come to a Big Sing inspired by pop stars who performed in Queen Elizabeth Hall in its first decade

Free

Free

Various times
28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Various times | 28 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
Enjoy pop-up dance performances from Shobana Jeyasingh Dance
Enjoy pop-up dance performances from Shobana Jeyasingh Dance

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
5:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Classical Dance
Watch an array of uplifting dance performances by Sonia Sabri Company
Watch an array of uplifting dance performances by Sonia Sabri Company

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Consider folk music’s current trends and history with Shirley Collins and Sam Lee
Consider folk music’s current trends and history with Shirley Collins and Sam Lee
7:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
7:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
As Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece turns 50, mark the occasion in a film screening with live soundtrack
As Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece turns 50, mark the occasion in a film screening with live...

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 28 Apr 2018
Various times | Sat 28 Apr 2018
See this performance piece inspired by Queen Elizabeth Hall and its unfinished aesthetic
See this performance piece inspired by Queen Elizabeth Hall and its unfinished aesthetic
7:30 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Classical music
Gigs
Genre-defying composer Anna Meredith performs her innovative music alongside Southbank Sinfonia
Genre-defying composer Anna Meredith performs her innovative music alongside Southbank Sinfonia
10:00 pm
Sat 28 Apr 2018
10:00 pm | Sat 28 Apr 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear the live harmonies of folk star Sam Lee and the nightingales that sing with him
Hear the live harmonies of folk star Sam Lee and the nightingales that sing with him

Free

Free

11:30 am
Sun 29 Apr 2018
11:30 am | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Join this creative, contemporary dance workshop designed for toddlers
Join this creative, contemporary dance workshop designed for toddlers

Free

Free

12:30 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
12:30 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Classical music
Opera
Join Streetwise Opera for a performance of music from the opera Satyagraha by Philip Glass
Join Streetwise Opera for a performance of music from the opera Satyagraha by Philip Glass
1:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Classical music
Delve into the impact and legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolution in talks, films and live music
Delve into the impact and legacy of the 1917 Russian Revolution in talks, films and live music

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
See a dance piece reimagined from past performances at Southbank Centre
See a dance piece reimagined from past performances at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
1:30 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Hear a new composition inspired by the brutalist architecture of Queen Elizabeth Hall
Hear a new composition inspired by the brutalist architecture of Queen Elizabeth Hall

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
See ZooNation Youth Company perform a hip-hop show and learn the moves yourself
See ZooNation Youth Company perform a hip-hop show and learn the moves yourself

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Hear the young musicians of Chineke! Junior Orchestra perform
Hear the young musicians of Chineke! Junior Orchestra perform

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
4:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Watch as young musicians show off their skills in this jazz finale concert
Watch as young musicians show off their skills in this jazz finale concert
6:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
6:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Celebrate the jazz greats at this evening featuring some of today’s top talent
Celebrate the jazz greats at this evening featuring some of today’s top talent
7:00 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
7:00 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join ten of the UK’s finest poets to mark 50 years of our much-loved Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room
Join ten of the UK’s finest poets to mark 50 years of our much-loved Queen Elizabeth Hall and...

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sun 29 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 29 Apr 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
How did fear and repression manifest themselves in Shostakovich’s music?
How did fear and repression manifest themselves in Shostakovich’s music?

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Mon 30 Apr 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 30 Apr 2018
Join London Music Masters for a celebratory 10th Anniversary Showcase
Join London Music Masters for a celebratory 10th Anniversary Showcase

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 02 May 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 02 May 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Don’t miss the incomparable violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performing with the LPO.
Don’t miss the incomparable violinist Anne-Sophie Mutter performing with the LPO.
7:30 pm
Wed 02 May 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 02 May 2018
Talks & Topics
Artists & Thinkers
Join us for a discussion about the themes of our Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future exhibition
Join us for a discussion about the themes of our Adapt to Survive: Notes from the Future exhibition

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 02 May 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 02 May 2018
Literature
Poetry
Hear an expert on poet Dylan Thomas outline the lesser-known aspects of his writing life
Hear an expert on poet Dylan Thomas outline the lesser-known aspects of his writing life

Free

Free

Various times
3 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
Various times | 3 May 2018 - 7 May 2018
KERB returns to Alchemy with the best street food offerings from 30 independent traders
KERB returns to Alchemy with the best street food offerings from 30 independent traders
Various times
3 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Various times | 3 May 2018 - 31 May 2018
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre

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Access

To access the gallery, foyer, cafe and shop, use the JCB Glass Lift (Blue Side Foyers, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall) exit onto Riverside Terrace and use main entrance into Hayward Gallery. All floors are accessible from main foyer. Please use the main foyer lift to access the Gallery Cafe.

Download our step-free access map

We welcome wheelchair users and guide companion dogs. Wheelchairs and gallery stools are available for visitors by visiting the Hayward Gallery cloakroom when you arrive (subject to availability).

Talk to a member of staff at the foyer entrance if you have a disability that means you can’t queue, or you need extra assistance. 

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Cloakroom

The charge is £1 per item, which must be collected on the same day they are stored. Items left here are at the owner’s risk and we cannot accept any responsibility for loss or damage, from any cause, to items left in the cloakroom. The cloakroom is for coats, umbrellas and small bags and has a limited capacity. Hayward Gallery reserves the right to check any item being carried into the gallery. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. We regret that we cannot accept suitcases, holdalls or large backpacks in the cloakroom or in the gallery.

Toilets

Toilets are located in the foyer and inside the gallery. An accessible toilet and gender neutral inclusive toilets are located in the foyer.

​A Changing Places toilet is located on Level 1, Royal Festival Hall, next to the JCB Glass Lift, for the exclusive use of disabled people who need personal assistance to use the toilet. The key for this room is available from the Welcome Hub, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall. The facility includes a height-adjustable bench, tracking hoist system, a centrally-placed toilet, a height-adjustable basin and a shower. For health and safety reasons we do not provide slings. Visitors are asked to bring their own which should be compatible with the loop system. The maximum weight for the hoist and the height adjustable bench is 200kg. The facility is open daily 10am – 11pm.

Parking

Blue Badge holders and those with access requirements can be dropped off on the Queen Elizabeth Hall slip road off Belvedere Road (the road between Royal Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery).

The Hayward car park is now closed to cars. Alternative parking is available nearby at the National Theatre car park (330 metres) and APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park(490 metres), subject to charges. Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting Southbank Centre can be found at the National Theatre car park (330 metres). Just take your badge and car park ticket to Royal Festival Hall Ticket Office on Level 2, for validation before you leave.

Please note: on Sunday when the National Theatre building is closed there is no step-free access from the car park.

Alternative parking for Blue Badge holders visiting Southbank Centre can also be found at the South Bank Car Park – APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park. Just take your badge and car park ticket to the parking attendant office at the entrance to the car park for validation before you leave.

A drop-off point at Royal Festival Hall (30 metres) has been created for visitors who are unable to walk from alternative car parks.

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