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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.

On now: Bridget Riley

UNTIL 26 JAN 2020: a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of the celebrated British artist.

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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.

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Get free entry to all exhibitions at Hayward Gallery and enjoy Members' private views.

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Various times
8 Nov 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Various times | 8 Nov 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Eat, drink and be merry beside the River Thames at our Winter Market
Eat, drink and be merry beside the River Thames at our Winter Market
Up, cover photo

Free

Free

Various times
12 Nov 2019 - 10 Dec 2019
Various times | 12 Nov 2019 - 10 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
Go up, up and away with the heartwarming Pixar film in our pop-up cinema
Go up, up and away with the heartwarming Pixar film in our pop-up cinema
Finding Nemo, artwork

Free

Free

Various times
13 Nov 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
Various times | 13 Nov 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
Just keep swimming in the search for the plucky clownfish at a screening of the classic Pixar film
Just keep swimming in the search for the plucky clownfish at a screening of the classic Pixar film
The Lion King

Free

Free

Various times
14 Nov 2019 - 26 Dec 2019
Various times | 14 Nov 2019 - 26 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
A small lion just can’t wait to be king in the original blockbuster Disney musical
A small lion just can’t wait to be king in the original blockbuster Disney musical

Free

Free

Various times
6 Sep 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
Various times | 6 Sep 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
Tangy, spicy, sticky, sweet and fresh: our street food market is bursting with flavours for you to try
Tangy, spicy, sticky, sweet and fresh: our street food market is bursting with flavours for you to...
The Little Mermaid, artwork

Free

Free

Various times
15 Nov 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
Various times | 15 Nov 2019 - 27 Dec 2019
classical music
family & young people
With a flick of your tail, enter a wondrous undersea world in a beloved Disney adventure
With a flick of your tail, enter a wondrous undersea world in a beloved Disney adventure

Free

Free

Various times
16 Nov 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
Various times | 16 Nov 2019 - 14 Dec 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
There are monsters in the closet, and they’re harvesting our children’s screams
There are monsters in the closet, and they’re harvesting our children’s screams
Beauty and the Beast, artwork

Free

Free

Various times
17 Nov 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
Various times | 17 Nov 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
An enchanted castle, a monstrous prince and a magic rose - who has the power to lift the curse?
An enchanted castle, a monstrous prince and a magic rose - who has the power to lift the curse?
A young person watching a performance
Various times
17 Nov 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
Various times | 17 Nov 2019 - 15 Dec 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
Everybody give a cheer for the Tim Burton recreation of the magical world of candy
Everybody give a cheer for the Tim Burton recreation of the magical world of candy
Various times
17 Nov 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
Various times | 17 Nov 2019 - 29 Dec 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
Nothing says the festive season is here like cosying up for a Richard Curtis romcom
Nothing says the festive season is here like cosying up for a Richard Curtis romcom
The Jungle Book, artwork

Free

Free

Various times
18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
Various times | 18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
Look for the bear necessities in Disney’s story of a boy surviving in the jungle
Look for the bear necessities in Disney’s story of a boy surviving in the jungle
Audience members at Imagine festival
Various times
18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
Various times | 18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
Kevin McCallister is back, and this time he's all alone in New York City
Kevin McCallister is back, and this time he's all alone in New York City
Various times
18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
Various times | 18 Nov 2019 - 16 Dec 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
Don't wanna be all by myself: the archetypal 30-something singleton is brought to life by Renee Zellweger
Don't wanna be all by myself: the archetypal 30-something singleton is brought to life by Renee...
A Bug's Life

Free

Free

Various times
19 Nov 2019 - 17 Dec 2019
Various times | 19 Nov 2019 - 17 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
There’s more going on in the world beneath our feet than we could ever imagine
There’s more going on in the world beneath our feet than we could ever imagine
Finding Dory

Free

Free

Various times
20 Nov 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
Various times | 20 Nov 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
Dory may not remember much but she knows what’s most important in a tale full of oceans of emotion
Dory may not remember much but she knows what’s most important in a tale full of oceans of emotion
One Hundred and One Dalmatians

Free

Free

Various times
21 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
Various times | 21 Nov 2019 - 19 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
Two dalmatians fall in love, start a doggy resistance and set out to rescue 99 pups from a furry fate
Two dalmatians fall in love, start a doggy resistance and set out to rescue 99 pups from a furry...

Free

Free

Various times
22 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
Various times | 22 Nov 2019 - 20 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
What happens when superheroes have to hang up their capes and start a family?
What happens when superheroes have to hang up their capes and start a family?

Free

Free

Various times
23 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
Various times | 23 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
In the prequel to Monsters Inc., Mike and Sulley are far from the best of friends
In the prequel to Monsters Inc., Mike and Sulley are far from the best of friends
Bolt

Free

Free

Various times
24 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
Various times | 24 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
The crime-fighting dog has a crisis of confidence when he realises his superpowers aren’t real
The crime-fighting dog has a crisis of confidence when he realises his superpowers aren’t real
Various times
24 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
Various times | 24 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
What the Dickens? The classic Christmas tale is retold by a bunch of puppets in this family film
What the Dickens? The classic Christmas tale is retold by a bunch of puppets in this family film
Audience watching a performance
Various times
24 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
Various times | 24 Nov 2019 - 22 Dec 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
Fleeing their relationship problems, two women organise a transatlantic house-swap in this candy-coated romcom
Fleeing their relationship problems, two women organise a transatlantic house-swap in this...
Moana

Free

Free

Various times
11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
Various times | 11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
Go on a voyage of discovery with the adventurous teenager who sails out across the Pacific Ocean
Go on a voyage of discovery with the adventurous teenager who sails out across the Pacific Ocean
Various times
11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
Various times | 11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
family & young people
tours & activities
What happens when an eight-year-old boy is left alone over the holidays?
What happens when an eight-year-old boy is left alone over the holidays?
Various times
11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
Various times | 11 Nov 2019 - 23 Dec 2019
tours & activities
film screenings
Nobody puts Baby in a corner at a screening of the 1987 coming-of-age film
Nobody puts Baby in a corner at a screening of the 1987 coming-of-age film

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opening times

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.

find out more about Hayward Gallery Cafe

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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