Hire the Hayward Gallery

A decorated table with trees and flower arrangements
Victor Frankowski

This striking building is an unforgettable location for your event

Combining brutalist architecture with contemporary art, the Hayward Gallery offers a unique setting for events, receptions and functions for up to 300 guests.

The Hayward Gallery Building at the Southbank Centre
The Hayward Gallery Building Credit Morley von Sternberg
Interior of empty Hayward Gallery

Beloved by London’s creative communities, the Hayward Gallery is ideal for fashion events or super-stylish receptions set against a backdrop of some of the capital’s most talked about exhibitions.

The space is available for breakfast and evening hires. Whatever you need, our experienced and imaginative venue hire team is here to assist you in creating your perfect event.

Designed by a group of young architects including Dennis Crompton, Warren Chalk and Ron Herron, the Hayward Gallery was opened by Queen Elizabeth II on 9 July 1968. Over its 50-plus years it has become famous for hosting thought-provoking contemporary art exhibitions.

Venue hire rates

  • Breakfast (7am – 11am): £11,000
  • Evening (5pm – 11pm): from £15,500

All prices are exclusive of VAT. Set-up rates available on request. 

  • We offer a 10% discount to registered charities. 
  • Depending on the nature of the exhibition, food and drink may not be permitted in the galleries themselves, only in the foyer area.

By having your event at the Hayward Gallery, you are supporting our mission to keep the arts open and available to all.

Get in touch

Contact our specialist team for more information and to make a booking

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