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Hayward Gallery

Hayward Gallery is a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of brutalist architecture.

Current free exhibition: DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics, HENI Project Space, now until 14 Oct.

about the exhibition

The year-round exhibition programme focuses on presenting a wide range of adventurous and influential artists from across the world.

Coming soon: Space Shifters, 26 Sep 2018 – 6 Jan 2019: a major thematic exhibition featuring artworks that alter or disrupt our sense of space.

About our renovation project

Between Sep 2015 and Jan 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.

Hayward Gallery & Cafe opening times

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

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all events

Photo portrait of the musician Masayoshi Fujita
7:30 pm
Sun 23 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 23 Sep 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Hear the Berlin-based composer and vibraphonist’s latest experimental sounds from his new album
Hear the Berlin-based composer and vibraphonist’s latest experimental sounds from his new album
HM  Young  Offenders  Institution  Cookham  Wood,  acrylic  on  canvas

Free

Free

Various times
until 4 Nov 2018
Various times | until 4 Nov 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Art by ex-offenders, secure patients and detainees from the 2018 Koestler Awards
Art by ex-offenders, secure patients and detainees from the 2018 Koestler Awards
Visitor inspecting documents in the archive

Free

Free

Various times
27 Sep 2018 - 13 Jun 2019
Various times | 27 Sep 2018 - 13 Jun 2019
Uncover the history of Southbank Centre through archives from a single date across the decades
Uncover the history of Southbank Centre through archives from a single date across the decades

Free

Free

22 Aug 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
DRAG is an exhibition of radical self-portraiture from the 1960s to the present day
DRAG is an exhibition of radical self-portraiture from the 1960s to the present day
 James Richardson, television presenter
8:00 pm
Mon 24 Sep 2018
8:00 pm | Mon 24 Sep 2018
Performance & Dance
Comedy
It’s not quite over for the Totally Football Show team as they look back on the World Cup
It’s not quite over for the Totally Football Show team as they look back on the World Cup

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Tue 25 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 25 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
until 13 Dec 2018
Various times | until 13 Dec 2018
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
Richard Wilson, 20:50 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, 2013
Various times
26 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Various times | 26 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
A major thematic exhibition featuring artworks that alter or disrupt our sense of space
A major thematic exhibition featuring artworks that alter or disrupt our sense of space
Anish Kapoor, British sculptor
7:00 pm
Wed 26 Sep 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 26 Sep 2018
Art
Artists & Thinkers
Meet the artists behind Space Shifters at a panel celebrating the opening of the exhibition
Meet the artists behind Space Shifters at a panel celebrating the opening of the exhibition

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 26 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
There’s a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh
There’s a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh

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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.

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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).

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.

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