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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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 Toddlers enjoying a Jazz session
Various times
15 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
Various times | 15 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Get the kids syncopating at an interactive musical session for children aged 2 - 5
Get the kids syncopating at an interactive musical session for children aged 2 - 5
Sold out
Various times
21 Sep 2019 - 7 Dec 2019
Various times | 21 Sep 2019 - 7 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Various times
14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
Various times | 14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
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?
Illustrations of astronauts in space
Various times
Sun 17 Nov 2019
Various times | Sun 17 Nov 2019
family & young people
Find the first footprint on the moon in a jazz and funk-fuelled family adventure
Find the first footprint on the moon in a jazz and funk-fuelled family adventure
Sold out
Various times
4 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
Various times | 4 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
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
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...
Rug Rhymes puppet at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
13 Sep 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
Various times | 13 Sep 2019 - 13 Dec 2019
literature & poetry
family & young people
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s and their carers
A short session of nursery rhymes and poems for under-5s and their carers

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?
Various times
7 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
Various times | 7 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at new parents, carers and non-crawling babies
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at new parents, carers and non-crawling babies
Various times
23 Nov 2019 - 23 Feb 2020
Various times | 23 Nov 2019 - 23 Feb 2020
art & exhibitions
family & young people
Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements
Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements
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
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?
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
Violet Nights at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Thu 28 Nov 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 28 Nov 2019
talks & debates
family & young people
How are black women who shave their heads depicted in the media and greeted at the barbershop?
How are black women who shave their heads depicted in the media and greeted at the barbershop?
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
A man looking at puppet horse in Black Beauty production
Various times
14 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Various times | 14 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
performance & dance
performance & theatre
A five-star children’s show retells the much-loved tale of a courageous horse
A five-star children’s show retells the much-loved tale of a courageous horse
Carnival at the Southbank Centre

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sat 14 Dec 2019
4:30 pm | Sat 14 Dec 2019
gigs
folk & world
Soak up the spirit of the islands at a festive family party featuring traditional music and performances
Soak up the spirit of the islands at a festive family party featuring traditional music and...
Circus 1903 at Southbank Centre
Various times
19 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Various times | 19 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
performance & dance
family & young people
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Audience at performance in the Clore Ballroom

Free

Free

Various times
23 Dec 2019 - 30 Dec 2019
Various times | 23 Dec 2019 - 30 Dec 2019
family & young people
We’ve got some crackers for you at our free lunchtime gigs over the holidays
We’ve got some crackers for you at our free lunchtime gigs over the holidays

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Tue 24 Dec 2019
12:00 pm | Tue 24 Dec 2019
family & young people
dance
Jump, jive and wail at a free festive dance class and party to start your holiday in style
Jump, jive and wail at a free festive dance class and party to start your holiday in style
Kids Count Down, two girls in purple light

Free

Free

11:00 am
Tue 31 Dec 2019
11:00 am | Tue 31 Dec 2019
british sign language
accessible events
Start your family’s New Year revels early with ex-music hall singer turned hip-hop goddess Ida Barr
Start your family’s New Year revels early with ex-music hall singer turned hip-hop goddess Ida...

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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.

download our step-free access map

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

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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