Re-opening - Trailer 7 (19/03/18)

Let The Light In

Thanks to you, we’ve reached our goal and let the light in to Hayward Gallery, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room.

The incredible support of over 53,000 generous individuals and our partners Arts Council England, Heritage Lottery Fund along with Trusts, Foundations and companies means that our 1960s arts venues have been restored ready for the next 50 years.

Hayward Gallery reopened on 25 January to much acclaim, and Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room followed suit on 9 April with The Observer commenting that these much loved concert halls are now 'glowing with renewed lustre’

...the Hayward Gallery has had a glorious rebirth
The Times

Through the campaign, the importance of these buildings has been recognised by artists, supporters and audiences sharing personal stories, career defining moments and life-changing experiences.

Queen Elizabeth Hall, Purcell Room and Hayward Gallery have now been firmly reinstated as places for new work, new ideas and new artists. Without your support, this wouldn’t have been possible.

The artistic possibilities for the future are limitless. Thank you for the part you have played. We couldn’t have done it without you.

It’s not about donating to a building. It’s about making a real contribution to the cultural life of Britain for many decades to come.
Susan Gilchrist, Chairman of Southbank Centre Board of Governors

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Installation view of Richard Wilson's 20:50 (1987) at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018. Photo: Mark Blower
Various times
until 6 Jan 2019
Various times | until 6 Jan 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
Now until 6 JAN 2019: a major group exhibition bringing together sculptures and installations that explore perception and space
Now until 6 JAN 2019: a major group exhibition bringing together sculptures and installations that...
Dead Reckoning, miniature boats on the floor

Free

Free

11:00 am
Mon 22 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Mon 22 Oct 2018
Art
Commemorate the people behind migration statistics by helping to sew an ambitious temporary artwork
Commemorate the people behind migration statistics by helping to sew an ambitious temporary artwork

Free

Free

11:00 am
Wed 24 Oct 2018
11:00 am | Wed 24 Oct 2018
Art
Literature
Cast a long shadow with puppets inspired by the gods and monsters in The Odyssey
Cast a long shadow with puppets inspired by the gods and monsters in The Odyssey

Free

Free

Various times
25 Oct 2018 - 24 Dec 2018
Various times | 25 Oct 2018 - 24 Dec 2018
Art
25 OCT – 24 DEC 2018: A free HENI Project Space exhibition showcasing Emmanuelle Lainé's disorienting site-specific installation
25 OCT – 24 DEC 2018: A free HENI Project Space exhibition showcasing Emmanuelle Lainé's...
Olafur Eliasson: Experience
7:30 pm
Fri 26 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 26 Oct 2018
Art
The Danish-Icelandic artist opens a window onto his practice and asks how art can create change
The Danish-Icelandic artist opens a window onto his practice and asks how art can create change
Richard Wilson, 20:50, Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery, 2018. Photo: Mark Blower
7:00 pm
Thu 01 Nov 2018
7:00 pm | Thu 01 Nov 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Hear artists from our Space Shifters exhibition discuss how contemporary art relates to architecture
Hear artists from our Space Shifters exhibition discuss how contemporary art relates to architecture
Studio of Fred Eversley. © the artist. Photo: Maria Larsson
9:30 am
Sat 03 Nov 2018
9:30 am | Sat 03 Nov 2018
Art
Get the most out of the exhibition with a half-day of in-depth exploration
Get the most out of the exhibition with a half-day of in-depth exploration
Visitor looking over Richard Wilson: 20:50, (1987) at Space Shifters at the Hayward Gallery
7:00 pm
5 Nov 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
7:00 pm | 5 Nov 2018 - 10 Dec 2018
Art
Literature
Find poetic inspiration at our exhibition in this six-week poetry writing course
Find poetic inspiration at our exhibition in this six-week poetry writing course
Josiah McElheny, Interactions of the Abstract Body at White Cube, London 2012

Free

Free

Various times
until 7 Nov 2018
Various times | until 7 Nov 2018
Art
Enjoy our major new exhibition Space Shifters away from the crowds at a Members’ private view
Enjoy our major new exhibition Space Shifters away from the crowds at a Members’ private view
Installation view of Jeppe Hein's 360° Illusion V, 2018 at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018
7:00 pm
Mon 12 Nov 2018
7:00 pm | Mon 12 Nov 2018
Art
Get closer to the ideas behind the intriguing artworks of Space Shifters in a four-week course
Get closer to the ideas behind the intriguing artworks of Space Shifters in a four-week course

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Let The Light In stories

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After two years of painstaking restoration and refurbishment, our iconic art gallery is open to the public once again
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Take a look at some of the first acts and events to grace our reopened venues
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Electronic music and Queen Elizabeth Hall grew up together – find out all about it