Installation view of Alicja Kwade's WeltenLinie, 2017 at Space Shifters, Hayward Gallery 2018
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Hayward Gallery

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

Current exhibition: Space Shifters, a major group show bringing together sculptures and installations that explore perception and space, now until 6 Jan 2019.

about the exhibition

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

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.

about Hayward Gallery Cafe

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Lee Child headshot
7:30 pm
Thu 15 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 15 Nov 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
Hear from the two masters of suspense about the art of creating compelling characters
Hear from the two masters of suspense about the art of creating compelling characters
Dave Douglas .September 27, 2017.www.johnabbottphoto.com.212-765-2342..
7:30 pm
Fri 16 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Fri 16 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Get lifted in this jazz concert led by the fearless trumpeter and composer and friends
Get lifted in this jazz concert led by the fearless trumpeter and composer and friends
7:45 pm
Fri 16 Nov 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 16 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Instantly recognisable, the music of Empirical returns to the EGF London Jazz Festival
Instantly recognisable, the music of Empirical returns to the EGF London Jazz Festival
Kandace Springs
7:30 pm
Sat 17 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 17 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Groove to the refined soulful sounds of singer-songwriter Kandace Springs
Groove to the refined soulful sounds of singer-songwriter Kandace Springs
Various times
until 18 Nov 2018
Various times | until 18 Nov 2018
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
Join us on a tour exploring decades of architectural innovation at Southbank Centre
James Reese Europe Marches, brass instrument

Free

Free

6:45 pm
Sun 18 Nov 2018
6:45 pm | Sun 18 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Stand to attention as young brass players parade in homage to infantry unit the Harlem Hellfighters
Stand to attention as young brass players parade in homage to infantry unit the Harlem Hellfighters
Shiva Feshareki
7:30 pm
Sun 18 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 18 Nov 2018
Classical music
Gigs
Jazz it up in this concert featuring works by Bramwell Tovey and Shiva Feshareki
Jazz it up in this concert featuring works by Bramwell Tovey and Shiva Feshareki
7:30 pm
Mon 19 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 19 Nov 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Van Morrison’s masterpiece gets a jazz and soul makeover
Van Morrison’s masterpiece gets a jazz and soul makeover

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Tue 20 Nov 2018
1:30 pm | Tue 20 Nov 2018
Performance & Dance
Boogie-woogie the afternoon away at this month's jazz-themed fabulous and free social dance
Boogie-woogie the afternoon away at this month's jazz-themed fabulous and free social dance
EFG London Jazz Festival in assoc with K-Music Festival present: Youn Sun Nah
7:30 pm
Tue 20 Nov 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 20 Nov 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Hear one of Korea’s great voices play a rare London concert
Hear one of Korea’s great voices play a rare London concert

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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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