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Hayward Gallery

Hayward Gallery is a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of brutalist architecture. The year-round exhibition programme focuses on presenting a wide range of adventurous and influential artists from across the world.

Last chance: Bridget Riley

UNTIL 26 JAN 2020: a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of the celebrated British artist.

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★★★★★ a shimmering, rolling, flickering spectacular
The Guardian on Bridget Riley

Hayward Gallery opening times

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

Under-30 tickets

Join our free under-30s scheme to get £10 tickets to Bridget Riley.

Offer available in person on Mondays and Thursdays, subject to availability.

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Members go free

Get free entry to all exhibitions at Hayward Gallery and enjoy Members' private views.

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all events

From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
Various times
11 Jan 2020 - 21 Mar 2020
Various times | 11 Jan 2020 - 21 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Participants of a workshop
1:00 pm
Sat 25 Jan 2020
1:00 pm | Sat 25 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
By the metre: navigate the world of poetry at our monthly three-hour weekend writing workshop, facilitated by leading UK/US poets.
By the metre: navigate the world of poetry at our monthly three-hour weekend writing workshop,...
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Hagen Quartet

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sat 25 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 25 Jan 2020
classical music
‘One of the finest quartets of our time’ (Washington Post)
‘One of the finest quartets of our time’ (Washington Post)
Martin and Sherlie Kemp
7:30 pm
Sat 25 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 25 Jan 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
It's big, it's brassy, it’s the music of Broadway!
It's big, it's brassy, it’s the music of Broadway!
Wes Peden on stage
Various times
24 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
Various times | 24 Jan 2020 - 26 Jan 2020
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Master of technical innovation and manipulation, juggler Wes Peden presents his new solo show
Master of technical innovation and manipulation, juggler Wes Peden presents his new solo show

Free

Free

Various times
8 Jan 2020 - 5 Feb 2020
Various times | 8 Jan 2020 - 5 Feb 2020
art & exhibitions
Get to know the people featured in our exhibition of photographs by artist Liz Johnson Artur
Get to know the people featured in our exhibition of photographs by artist Liz Johnson Artur

Free

Free

Various times
5 Dec 2019 - 29 Mar 2020
Various times | 5 Dec 2019 - 29 Mar 2020
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Joo Yeon Park’s new exhibition commemorates the 30th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s death
Joo Yeon Park’s new exhibition commemorates the 30th anniversary of Samuel Beckett’s death
Installation view of Bridget Riley,  Red with Red Triptych, 2010 at Hayward Gallery 2019 © Bridget Riley 2019, Photo: Stephen White & Co
Various times
23 Oct 2019 - 26 Jan 2020
Various times | 23 Oct 2019 - 26 Jan 2020
art & exhibitions
A major retrospective exhibition spanning 70 years of this celebrated British artist’s work
A major retrospective exhibition spanning 70 years of this celebrated British artist’s work
Elephant Juice Stall at the Southbank Centre Food Market

Free

Free

Various times
24 Jan 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
Various times | 24 Jan 2020 - 29 Mar 2020
Tangy, spicy, sticky, sweet and fresh: our street food market is bursting with flavours for you to try
Tangy, spicy, sticky, sweet and fresh: our street food market is bursting with flavours for you to...
Various times
4 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
Various times | 4 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones

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opening times

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

cafe

Hayward Gallery Cafe has the same opening times as the gallery.

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ticketing

Tickets to all of our exhibitions and events can be booked online, by telephone or in person. Please note that the Ticket Office at Hayward Gallery is cash free. Visitors are still able to buy tickets with cash at the Ticket Office, Level 2, Royal Festival Hall.

bag restrictions

Please note that bags of 40 x 25 x 25 cm and over cannot be taken into exhibitions. A cloakroom is available in the Hayward Gallery Foyer.

access

For access to the gallery, foyer, cafe and shop, use:

JCB Glass Lift, Blue Side, 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 Hayward Gallery Foyer lift to access the cafe.

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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

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).

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.

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