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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.

Hayward Gallery opening times

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Balloon attached to a trumpet outside

Free

Free

Various times
12 Feb 2020 - 13 Apr 2020
Various times | 12 Feb 2020 - 13 Apr 2020
art & exhibitions
HENI Project Space presents a free exhibition of playful, musical works by Nevin Aladağ
HENI Project Space presents a free exhibition of playful, musical works by Nevin Aladağ
Jennifer Steinkamp, Blind Eye, 1, 2018. © courtesy the artist 2020.
Various times
4 Mar 2020 - 17 May 2020
Various times | 4 Mar 2020 - 17 May 2020
art & exhibitions
An exhibition of work by 38 international artists celebrates trees and forests
An exhibition of work by 38 international artists celebrates trees and forests
L Kiew, poet
Various times
Wed 22 Apr 2020
Various times | Wed 22 Apr 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Ten poets come together in Hayward Gallery to present poems in response to our exhibition Among the Trees
Ten poets come together in Hayward Gallery to present poems in response to our exhibition Among the...
Rodney Graham, Gary Oak, Galiano Island, 2012. © the artist 2020. Courtesy Hauser & Wirth.

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sun 26 Apr 2020
4:00 pm | Sun 26 Apr 2020
art & exhibitions
accessible events
Experienced tour guide Martin Glover delivers a BSL tour of Among the Trees
Experienced tour guide Martin Glover delivers a BSL tour of Among the Trees
7:00 pm
Mon 27 Apr 2020
7:00 pm | Mon 27 Apr 2020
art & exhibitions
talks & debates
Artist Mariele Neudecker discusses her submerged forests and landscapes with Pontus Kyander
Artist Mariele Neudecker discusses her submerged forests and landscapes with Pontus Kyander
Johanna Calle, Perímetros (Nogal Andino), 2012. © Archivos Pérez & Calle 2020. Courtesy Archivos Pérez & Calle. Photo: J.P. Gutiérrez
7:00 pm
Wed 13 May 2020
7:00 pm | Wed 13 May 2020
art & exhibitions
talks & debates
Join us for a talk with Johanna Calle and Ros Gray on environmental politics and social justice
Join us for a talk with Johanna Calle and Ros Gray on environmental politics and social justice
A view of trees near Hayward Gallery
12:00 pm
Sat 16 May 2020
12:00 pm | Sat 16 May 2020
Discover fascinating stories behind urban trees on this leafy walking tour with writer Paul Wood
Discover fascinating stories behind urban trees on this leafy walking tour with writer Paul Wood
Natalie Diaz, poet
7:45 pm
Wed 24 Jun 2020
7:45 pm | Wed 24 Jun 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Bend your ear for poetry inspired by our Hayward Gallery exhibition Reverb: Sound Into Art
Bend your ear for poetry inspired by our Hayward Gallery exhibition Reverb: Sound Into Art

opening times

We'll be closed for a while but look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Usual opening times are 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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