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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.

Current exhibitions

diane arbus: in the beginning explores the formative first half of the influential photographer’s career.

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Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion traces several strands of the artist's work in his first UK survey exhibition.

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Hayward Gallery opening times

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

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

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Tommy Emmanuel with his guitar
7:30 pm
Wed 20 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 20 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Hear music from the new collaborative project of the international master of solo acoustic guitar
Hear music from the new collaborative project of the international master of solo acoustic guitar
Nick Costley-White trio

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 29 Mar 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 29 Mar 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Bring laid-back swing and acoustic jazz to your Friday lunch-time
Bring laid-back swing and acoustic jazz to your Friday lunch-time
Stewart Copeland Lights Up the Orchestra
7:30 pm
Sat 30 Mar 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 30 Mar 2019
Gigs
Contemporary Classical
From The Police to Hollywood: A high-impact orchestral review of Stewart Copeland’s legendary career
From The Police to Hollywood: A high-impact orchestral review of Stewart Copeland’s legendary...
Alex Hitchcock Quintet

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 05 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 05 Apr 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Pack your lunch-break with adventurous melodies and virtuosic improvisation
Pack your lunch-break with adventurous melodies and virtuosic improvisation
A still from Shiraz: a Romance of India (1928)
7:30 pm
Tue 09 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 09 Apr 2019
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Journey to India at a screening of an epic silent film with live score by sitarist Anoushka Shankar
Journey to India at a screening of an epic silent film with live score by sitarist Anoushka Shankar
7:30 pm
Thu 18 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 18 Apr 2019
Gigs
Witness a live performance by the critically acclaimed American indie-alternative band
Witness a live performance by the critically acclaimed American indie-alternative band
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Illustration for a James Lavelle event showing a paint-splattered horse in a room
7:30 pm
Fri 19 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 19 Apr 2019
Gigs
Electronic
Be among the first to hear the outfit’s new material live at a sensational show with special guests
Be among the first to hear the outfit’s new material live at a sensational show with special...
Maria Chiara Argirò, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan, sarod player
7:30 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
Gigs
Be captivated by the resonant sound of the sarod, played by two generations of masters
Be captivated by the resonant sound of the sarod, played by two generations of masters
Sergio Mendes sat at the piano
7:30 pm
Sun 05 May 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 05 May 2019
Gigs
Be transported to Brazil by a legend of the bossa nova revolution of the 1960s
Be transported to Brazil by a legend of the bossa nova revolution of the 1960s

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Opening times

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

Hayward Gallery Cafe has the same opening hours. The cafe does not open when the main galleries are closed for installation.

Ticketing

Hayward Gallery is cash free. Visitors are able to buy tickets with cash from 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 the exhibition. A cloakroom is available in the Hayward Gallery Foyer.

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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