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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.

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.

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.

Cafe

11am — 7pm Sunday, Monday & Wednesday
Closed Tuesdays 
11am — 11pm Thursday, Friday & Saturday

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all events

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
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
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
until 19 Jul 2018
Various times | until 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
7:30 pm
Tue 19 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 19 Jun 2018
Gigs
Welsh rock titans Manic Street Preachers play an intimate show, with support from The Anchoress
Welsh rock titans Manic Street Preachers play an intimate show, with support from The Anchoress
7:30 pm
Tue 19 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 19 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Following the sad loss of Scott Hutchison, a talk on mental health in the music industry replaces this event
Following the sad loss of Scott Hutchison, a talk on mental health in the music industry replaces...

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Tue 19 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 19 Jun 2018
Talks & Topics
Health & Wellbeing
Join us as musicians and mental health professionals discuss mental health within the music industry
Join us as musicians and mental health professionals discuss mental health within the music industry
7:45 pm
Tue 19 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 19 Jun 2018
Gigs
Hear electronic rockers Vex Red as they play their debut album at this intimate gig, with support from Douglas Dare
Hear electronic rockers Vex Red as they play their debut album at this intimate gig, with support...
International street artist Lakwena

Free

Free

14 Jun 2018 - 4 Jul 2018
Art
Feast your eyes on international artist Lakwena’s bold mural of the Help Refugees slogan
Feast your eyes on international artist Lakwena’s bold mural of the Help Refugees slogan

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
1 Jun 2018 - 19 Aug 2018
Art
Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape
Lee Bul transforms Hayward Gallery into a spectacular dream-like landscape
Yuan Goang-Ming Tomorrowland

Free

Free

Various times
20 Jun 2018 - 6 Aug 2018
Various times | 20 Jun 2018 - 6 Aug 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
A free exhibition of recent work by pioneering Taiwanese video artist Yuan Goang-Ming
A free exhibition of recent work by pioneering Taiwanese video artist Yuan Goang-Ming
7:30 pm
Wed 20 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 20 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Explore the musical edges of light and dark with indie rock group Low
Explore the musical edges of light and dark with indie rock group Low
7:45 pm
Wed 20 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Wed 20 Jun 2018
Gigs
Indulge in the synth-driven drone rock of this American duo at Robert Smith’s Meltdown
Indulge in the synth-driven drone rock of this American duo at Robert Smith’s Meltdown
Deftones
7:45 pm
Wed 20 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Wed 20 Jun 2018
Gigs
Experimental alt-metal band Deftones play a special one-off gig as part of Robert Smith's Meltdown
Experimental alt-metal band Deftones play a special one-off gig as part of Robert Smith's...
Various times
20 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Various times | 20 Jun 2018 - 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Discover an experimental new project by Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós in this live show for Meltdown
Discover an experimental new project by Icelandic rock band Sigur Rós in this live show for...
Sold out
7:30 pm
Thu 21 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 21 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Songwriter, guitarist and singer Kristin Hersh performs as part of Robert Smith's Meltdown
Songwriter, guitarist and singer Kristin Hersh performs as part of Robert Smith's Meltdown
7:45 pm
Thu 21 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Thu 21 Jun 2018
Gigs
The Swedish experimental instrumentalists bring their hybrid soundscapes to Meltdown
The Swedish experimental instrumentalists bring their hybrid soundscapes to Meltdown
8:00 pm
Thu 21 Jun 2018
8:00 pm | Thu 21 Jun 2018
Gigs
Glasgow’s experimental rock pioneers Mogwai play a one-off show for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
Glasgow’s experimental rock pioneers Mogwai play a one-off show for Robert Smith’s Meltdown

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
Audience at Performance

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 22 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Swing along with gypsy jazz string outfit Latchepen at a joyful Meltdown Friday Lunch acoustic gig
Swing along with gypsy jazz string outfit Latchepen at a joyful Meltdown Friday Lunch acoustic gig

Free

Free

15 June 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Let loose like you’re in the Big Easy with jazz collective The Old Jelly Rollers
Let loose like you’re in the Big Easy with jazz collective The Old Jelly Rollers

Free

Free

22 June 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Ever wondered what a gypsy Balkan brass band sounds like? Come along and find out from Op Sa!
Ever wondered what a gypsy Balkan brass band sounds like? Come along and find out from Op Sa!
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
MONO bring their instrumental post-rock symphonies to Robert Smith’s Meltdown
MONO bring their instrumental post-rock symphonies to Robert Smith’s Meltdown
Sold out
7:30 pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 22 Jun 2018
Gigs
Nine Inch Nails perform a one-off gig to celebrate Robert Smith's Meltdown
Nine Inch Nails perform a one-off gig to celebrate Robert Smith's Meltdown
Sold out
7:45 pm
Fri 22 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 22 Jun 2018
Gigs
The Welsh trio play an exciting set at Meltdown, with support from the dreamy indie pop of Kidsmoke
The Welsh trio play an exciting set at Meltdown, with support from the dreamy indie pop of Kidsmoke
Daniel P Carter will be performing at Friday I'm in Love

Free

Free

Various times
until 23 Jun 2018
Various times | until 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Finish off your Friday right at our aftershow party
Finish off your Friday right at our aftershow party

Free

Free

Various times
until 23 Jun 2018
Various times | until 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Robert Smith, curator of this year’s Meltdown, picks the best of London’s buskers
Robert Smith, curator of this year’s Meltdown, picks the best of London’s buskers

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
5:30 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Bring along your guitar and join in our massive big busk
Bring along your guitar and join in our massive big busk
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
See one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the folk music revival in this show for Meltdown
See one of the most brilliant singer-songwriters of the folk music revival in this show for Meltdown
7:30 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
My Bloody Valentine perform their first UK show in five years for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
My Bloody Valentine perform their first UK show in five years for Robert Smith’s Meltdown
7:45 pm
Sat 23 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 23 Jun 2018
Gigs
Turn up and tune in to hear the dark jazz rhythms and poetic lyrics of these post-punk stalwarts
Turn up and tune in to hear the dark jazz rhythms and poetic lyrics of these post-punk stalwarts
Eat Static DJ
11:00 pm
23 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
11:00 pm | 23 Jun 2018 - 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Don't miss a DJ set of timeless but unpredictable tunes at this Meltdown special of Concrete Lates
Don't miss a DJ set of timeless but unpredictable tunes at this Meltdown special of Concrete...

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 17 Jun 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 17 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Rock out on a Sunday afternoon with a line-up of emerging bands chosen by Robert Smith
Rock out on a Sunday afternoon with a line-up of emerging bands chosen by Robert Smith

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
1:00 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Rock out on a Sunday afternoon with a stellar line-up of emerging bands chosen by Robert Smith
Rock out on a Sunday afternoon with a stellar line-up of emerging bands chosen by Robert Smith
Various times
until 29 Jul 2018
Various times | until 29 Jul 2018
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
6:30 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
6:30 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Hear the minimal wave sounds of post-punk auteur The Soft Moon
Hear the minimal wave sounds of post-punk auteur The Soft Moon
7:30 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
The Leicester-based instrumental band reunites on stage for a special one-off performance at Meltdown
The Leicester-based instrumental band reunites on stage for a special one-off performance at...
7:30 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Curator Robert Smith closes the 25th Meltdown festival with an exclusive two-hour show
Curator Robert Smith closes the 25th Meltdown festival with an exclusive two-hour show
Sold out

Free

Free

10:30 pm
Sun 24 Jun 2018
10:30 pm | Sun 24 Jun 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Join us for the Meltdown afterparty to end all afterparties
Join us for the Meltdown afterparty to end all afterparties
Dragon Babies - Gamelan for 3-5 year olds, Gamelan Room
Various times
until 16 Jul 2018
Various times | until 16 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Sold out
7:45 pm
Mon 25 Jun 2018
7:45 pm | Mon 25 Jun 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Talented young pianists perform works by Ravel, Liszt, Debussy, and more
Talented young pianists perform works by Ravel, Liszt, Debussy, and more

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7:00 pm
Tue 26 Jun 2018
7:00 pm | Tue 26 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
The OAE and dancers recreate the sounds and sights of Versailles
The OAE and dancers recreate the sounds and sights of Versailles
7:30 pm
Tue 26 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Jun 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
The inimitable comedian dives into a hilarious and thought-provoking discussion of all things famous
The inimitable comedian dives into a hilarious and thought-provoking discussion of all things famous
7:30 pm
Tue 26 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 26 Jun 2018
Performance & Dance
Cabaret
The renowned LGBTQ+ literary salon returns, with readings by Philip Hensher and others
The renowned LGBTQ+ literary salon returns, with readings by Philip Hensher and others

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Wed 27 Jun 2018
1:00 pm | Wed 27 Jun 2018
Be uplifted by music celebrating refugees at a performance by London schoolchildren
Be uplifted by music celebrating refugees at a performance by London schoolchildren

Free

Free

Various times
27 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Various times | 27 Jun 2018 - 28 Jun 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Hear over 1000 young musicians from Wandsworth schools performing in this two-day gala
Hear over 1000 young musicians from Wandsworth schools performing in this two-day gala
Various times
until 26 Jul 2018
Various times | until 26 Jul 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
8:00 pm
Wed 27 Jun 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 27 Jun 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear the rhythms of South Indian Carnatic music fused with progressive rock
Hear the rhythms of South Indian Carnatic music fused with progressive rock

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 28 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 28 Jun 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Salonen conducts Schoenberg's operatic tale of love and jealousy.
Salonen conducts Schoenberg's operatic tale of love and jealousy.

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 29 Jun 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 29 Jun 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear traditional Syrian and Arabic folk songs at this free gig
Hear traditional Syrian and Arabic folk songs at this free gig

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 29 Jun 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 29 Jun 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear beautiful Kurdish folk music from this talented singer
Hear beautiful Kurdish folk music from this talented singer
Various times
Sat 30 Jun 2018
Various times | Sat 30 Jun 2018
Classical music
Talks & Topics
Introduce children to the wonder of the orchestra
Introduce children to the wonder of the orchestra
7:30 pm
Sat 30 Jun 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 30 Jun 2018
Classical music
Choral
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance's junior programme celebrates the end of the year
Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance's junior programme celebrates the end of the...
.......
3:00 pm
Sun 01 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sun 01 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
Hear Carmina Burana and Les Noces sung in English by Crouch End Festival Chorus
Hear Carmina Burana and Les Noces sung in English by Crouch End Festival Chorus
headshot
7:30 pm
Sun 01 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 01 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear Margo Jefferson talk to Reni Eddo-Lodge about pop icon Michael Jackson
Hear Margo Jefferson talk to Reni Eddo-Lodge about pop icon Michael Jackson

Free

Free

1:15 pm
Mon 02 Jul 2018
1:15 pm | Mon 02 Jul 2018
Marvel at the musical mastery of Lambeth’s primary Year 4 Musitrax Band
Marvel at the musical mastery of Lambeth’s primary Year 4 Musitrax Band
Various times
until 2 Jul 2018
Various times | until 2 Jul 2018
Talks & Topics
Children & Young people
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Sold out

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Mon 02 Jul 2018
5:30 pm | Mon 02 Jul 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Lambeth’s primary year 4 string musicians take the stage for the eighth Lambeth Musitrax Festival
Lambeth’s primary year 4 string musicians take the stage for the eighth Lambeth Musitrax Festival

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Mon 02 Jul 2018
6:30 pm | Mon 02 Jul 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Consider the Nobel Prize-winning musician’s lyrics from throughout his storied career
Consider the Nobel Prize-winning musician’s lyrics from throughout his storied career
matt haig, autor, 2015
7:30 pm
Tue 03 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 03 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
How do we stay sane in an anxious world? In this talk, Matt Haig considers how to feel happy
How do we stay sane in an anxious world? In this talk, Matt Haig considers how to feel happy
7:45 pm
Tue 03 Jul 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 03 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
See some of the exceptionally talented musicians enrolled at London conservatoires in this concert.
See some of the exceptionally talented musicians enrolled at London conservatoires in this concert.

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7:00 pm
Wed 04 Jul 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 04 Jul 2018
Classical music
Choral
Sir András Schiff and the OAE perform magical and playful works by Haydn.
Sir András Schiff and the OAE perform magical and playful works by Haydn.
Installation view of Lee Bul, Willing To Be Vulnerable - Metalized Balloon, 2015-16 at Hayward Gallery, 2018. © Lee Bul, Photo: Linda Nylind

Free

Free

Various times
until 4 Jul 2018
Various times | until 4 Jul 2018
Art
Be one of the first to see this solo show of the artist’s pioneering multidimensional work
Be one of the first to see this solo show of the artist’s pioneering multidimensional work
8:00 pm
Wed 04 Jul 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 04 Jul 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear alt-folk singer Ana Silvera perform her BASCA-nominated song cycle
Hear alt-folk singer Ana Silvera perform her BASCA-nominated song cycle

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 04 Jul 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 04 Jul 2018
Literature
Poetry
Discover the work of the countercultural poetry publisher in this showcase
Discover the work of the countercultural poetry publisher in this showcase
7:30 pm
Thu 05 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 05 Jul 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
An outlandishly funny multimedia adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
An outlandishly funny multimedia adaptation of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein
Adapted hero image of AM Homes
7:30 pm
Thu 05 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 05 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join the bracingly insightful author as she discusses her new book Days of Awe
Join the bracingly insightful author as she discusses her new book Days of Awe
Concrete Lates: Laurel Halo, Cocou Chloe, Covco & Object Blue
Various times
5 Jul 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Various times | 5 Jul 2018 - 6 Jul 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Join four electrifying female artists for a night of beats and musical treats
Join four electrifying female artists for a night of beats and musical treats
People enjoying the Southbank Centre Food Market

Free

Free

Various times
6 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Various times | 6 Jul 2018 - 2 Sep 2018
Southbank Centre Food Market delights food lovers and explorers alike
Southbank Centre Food Market delights food lovers and explorers alike
Various times
6 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 2018
Various times | 6 Jul 2018 - 29 Jul 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
Various times
6 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
Various times | 6 Jul 2018 - 7 Jul 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The illustrious Burt Bacharach returns to the stage to perform two shows in Royal Festival Hall
The illustrious Burt Bacharach returns to the stage to perform two shows in Royal Festival Hall
Man Booker 50 headshots
128733 BBC World Book Club: Hilary Mantel 2018

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7:30 pm
Fri 06 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 06 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear from two masters of the genre about how historical fiction can shed a light on our present
Hear from two masters of the genre about how historical fiction can shed a light on our present
8:00 pm
Fri 06 Jul 2018
8:00 pm | Fri 06 Jul 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Groove to this Yorubeat pioneer’s stand-out mix of Yoruba rhythms with jazz, pop, and funk
Groove to this Yorubeat pioneer’s stand-out mix of Yoruba rhythms with jazz, pop, and funk
Man Booker 50 headshots

128737 Eleanor Catton and Colm Tóibín: From Page to Screen 2018,

128824 How to Edit Your Novel 2018,

128825 Eleanor Catton: The First Page 2018

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10:30 am
Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30 am | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
The prize-winning author shares her tips in this interactive workshop
The prize-winning author shares her tips in this interactive workshop
Sold out
Howard Jacobson headshot

Free

Free

10:30 am
Sat 07 Jul 2018
10:30 am | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
The Man Booker Prize winner delivers a keynote lecture on the necessity of the novel
The Man Booker Prize winner delivers a keynote lecture on the necessity of the novel
Man Booker 50 headshots

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12:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
12:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Hear two award-winning authors discuss their fictional depictions of opposing worlds and eras
Hear two award-winning authors discuss their fictional depictions of opposing worlds and eras
Hilary Mantel headshot

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
1:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Highly acclaimed author Hilary Mantel discusses her chart-topping novel Bring Up the Bodies
Highly acclaimed author Hilary Mantel discusses her chart-topping novel Bring Up the Bodies
Emma Paterson headshot

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1:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
1:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Have all your questions answered by this panel of top literary agents
Have all your questions answered by this panel of top literary agents
Sold out
Various times
until 7 Jul 2018
Various times | until 7 Jul 2018
Children & Young people
Talks & Topics
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Man Booker 50 headshots

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3:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
The master storyteller and poet shares techniques for lighting the creative fire
The master storyteller and poet shares techniques for lighting the creative fire
Sold out
Man Booker 50 headshots

128763 Colm Tóibín and Rachel Whiteread: The Art of Collaboration 2018

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3:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
3:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Join award-winning authors and film-makers as they weigh in on what makes a great adaption
Join award-winning authors and film-makers as they weigh in on what makes a great adaption
Man Booker 50 headshots

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4:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Listen in as two renowned writers discuss family dynamics, memory and desire in literature
Listen in as two renowned writers discuss family dynamics, memory and desire in literature
Man Booker 50 headshots

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4:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
4:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Get top tips from some of the publishing world’s leading figures
Get top tips from some of the publishing world’s leading figures
Man Booker 50 headshots

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6:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Hear from the prize-winning author on the relationship between humour and suffering
Hear from the prize-winning author on the relationship between humour and suffering
Ben Okri headshot

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6:00 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
6:00 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Hear the acclaimed novelist and poet discuss the creative act of reading
Hear the acclaimed novelist and poet discuss the creative act of reading
Various times
7 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Various times | 7 Jul 2018 - 21 Jul 2018
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Peek into our behind-the-scenes history and famous spaces on this tour
Various times
until 7 Jul 2018
Various times | until 7 Jul 2018
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Sold out
Man Booker 50 headshots

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7:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
See Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai in conversation with her mother, award-winning writer Anita Desai
See Booker Prize winner Kiran Desai in conversation with her mother, award-winning writer Anita...
Man Booker 50 headshots

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7:30 pm
Sat 07 Jul 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 07 Jul 2018
Literature
Talks & Topics
Watch the award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s classic novel before a Q&A with the author
Watch the award-winning adaptation of Michael Ondaatje’s classic novel before a Q&A with the...
Man Booker 50 headshots

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11:30 am
Sun 08 Jul 2018
11:30 am | Sun 08 Jul 2018
Literature
Writers
Hear four boundary-pushing writers discuss experimentation in fiction
Hear four boundary-pushing writers discuss experimentation in fiction

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Access

For gallery, foyer, cafe and shop, use:

JCB Glass Lift (Blue Side Foyer, Royal Festival Hall) to exit onto Riverside Terrace (Level 2) and use main entrance into Hayward Gallery. Alternatively, use the car park lift to the Hayward Gallery Foyer. All floors are accessible from main foyer. Please use the main foyer lift to access the Hayward 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. 

Read more about access 

Cloakroom

Due to the nature of the Lee Bul exhibition, bags of 40 x 25 x 25 cm and over will not be allowed in the exhibition. A cloakroom is available in the Hayward Gallery foyer at a charge of £1 per item. 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. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

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 Gallery Car Park is now closed to cars. There are four Blue Badge parking spaces available for visitors located on the Queen Elizabeth Hall Slip Road off Belvedere Road (the road between Royal Festival Hall and Hayward Gallery). Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis, and use of them is free. You are required to display your Blue Badge as you enter the site. Vehicles that do not display a Blue Badge are refused entry.

Alternative parking is available nearby at the National Theatre car park (330 metres) and APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park (490 metres), subject to charges.

Blue Badge Parking National Theatre

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.

Blue Badge Parking APCOA Cornwall Road

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.

exhibitions

exhibitions

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