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Hayward Gallery

Hayward Gallery is a world-renowned contemporary art gallery and a landmark of Brutalist architecture. The exhibition programme focuses on presenting a wide range of adventurous and influential artists from across the world, while its rich history includes exhibitions by modern pioneers such as Paul Klee, Lucio Fontana, Francis Bacon, Bridget Riley, and Anthony Caro.

Current exhibition: Andreas Gursky

25 Jan - 22 Apr 2018

See the first major UK retrospective of the work of acclaimed German photographer Andreas Gursky.

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godlike visions from the great chronicler of our age ★★★★★
The Guardian

About our renovation project

Between September 2015 and January 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. You can still help support the refurbishement of our Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room venues.
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What the Hayward brings to the party is a genuine independence of vision: a sense that the crowd is being led, not followed. Hayward shows don’t preach, accuse or bang the drum. They dart about the perimeters of art, making clever connections and delightful observations.
Waldemar Januszczak, The Sunday Times

Hayward Gallery opening times

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

Cafe

11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery cafe is closed.
Late night openings on Thursday, Fridays and Saturdays until 11pm.

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Various times
10 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Various times | 10 Apr 2018 - 29 Apr 2018
Journey behind the scenes in an immersive installation going behind the scenes of our 1960s buildings
Journey behind the scenes in an immersive installation going behind the scenes of our 1960s...
7:45 pm
Fri 04 May 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 04 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
A powerful solo dance performance, combining traditional Kathak dance with theatre, comedy and spoken word
A powerful solo dance performance, combining traditional Kathak dance with theatre, comedy and...
7:45 pm
Sat 05 May 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 05 May 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Join today’s leading feminist South Asian authors as they explore age-old questions in a modern-day context
Join today’s leading feminist South Asian authors as they explore age-old questions in a...
Goa august 2017
7:45 pm
Sun 06 May 2018
7:45 pm | Sun 06 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Contemporary Dance
A new work by two rising stars of the dance world, exploring our sense of place and purpose within the world
A new work by two rising stars of the dance world, exploring our sense of place and purpose within...
7:00 pm
Mon 07 May 2018
7:00 pm | Mon 07 May 2018
Dance & Performance
Comedy
A slick, smart, subversive stand-up show from top Muslim comedian Tez Ilyas
A slick, smart, subversive stand-up show from top Muslim comedian Tez Ilyas

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Sat 12 May 2018
1:00 pm | Sat 12 May 2018
Classical music
Hear the set of eleven pieces for piano performed by Royal College of Music musicians
Hear the set of eleven pieces for piano performed by Royal College of Music musicians

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sun 13 May 2018
2:00 pm | Sun 13 May 2018
Classical music
Experts discuss Ligeti’s work with recorded examples
Experts discuss Ligeti’s work with recorded examples
7:45 pm
Mon 14 May 2018
7:45 pm | Mon 14 May 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Reiko Fujisawa performs Bach’s masterpiece alongside works by Haydn and Adès
Reiko Fujisawa performs Bach’s masterpiece alongside works by Haydn and Adès
7:45 pm
Tue 15 May 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 15 May 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
Remember Debussy 100 years after his death, with singers Claire Booth and Susa Bickley
Remember Debussy 100 years after his death, with singers Claire Booth and Susa Bickley
7:45 pm
Thu 17 May 2018
7:45 pm | Thu 17 May 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The Cohen Ensemble returns to Southbank Centre with music on the themes of love and transformation
The Cohen Ensemble returns to Southbank Centre with music on the themes of love and transformation

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Cloakroom

The charge is £1 per item, which must be collected on the same day they are stored. 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. The cloakroom is for coats, umbrellas and small bags and has a limited capacity. Hayward Gallery reserves the right to check any item being carried into the gallery. We regret any inconvenience this may cause. We regret that we cannot accept suitcases, holdalls or large backpacks in the cloakroom or in the gallery.

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.

Access

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. 

Read more about access 

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 car park is now closed to cars. Alternative parking is available nearby at the National Theatre car park (330 metres) and APCOA Cornwall Road Car Park(490 metres), subject to charges. 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.

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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See how the return of Hayward Gallery, and its opening Gursky exhibition, went down with art lovers, instagrammers, critics and press.
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Read an interview with the artist and sculptor on his current Hayward Gallery roof commission

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