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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 exhibition

12 JUN – 8 SEP 2019: Kiss My Genders celebrates more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity.

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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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Nelly Akopian-Tamarina, pianist
7:30 pm
Wed 26 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Jun 2019
classical music
The connoisseur’s pianist brings her magical artistry to works by Schumann and Brahms
The connoisseur’s pianist brings her magical artistry to works by Schumann and Brahms
Young musicians performing in Royal Festival Hall
7:00 pm
Thu 27 Jun 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 27 Jun 2019
classical music
Revel in the energy of Lewisham’s young people at an exuberant event showcasing their musical talents
Revel in the energy of Lewisham’s young people at an exuberant event showcasing their musical...
Christianne Stotijn, singer
7:30 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
classical music
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Young musicians performing on stage
7:30 pm
Sat 29 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 29 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Delight in a showcase of well-loved works performed by Trinity Laban’s talented young musicians
Delight in a showcase of well-loved works performed by Trinity Laban’s talented young musicians
Conductor, Oliver Zeffman
6:30 pm
Sun 30 Jun 2019
6:30 pm | Sun 30 Jun 2019
classical music
A concert performance of The Demon by Rubinstein
A concert performance of The Demon by Rubinstein
Young musician playing the saxophone
7:00 pm
Sun 30 Jun 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 30 Jun 2019
classical music
The talented young musicians of the Royal College of Music Junior Department perform live
The talented young musicians of the Royal College of Music Junior Department perform live
London Philharmonic Orchestra
7:30 pm
Mon 01 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 01 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The spotlight's on talented young musicians and composers in an exploration of cantus firmus chant
The spotlight's on talented young musicians and composers in an exploration of cantus firmus...
François Chaplin and Marcela Roggeri
7:45 pm
Mon 01 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Mon 01 Jul 2019
classical music
Be transported to 1920s Paris at a concert of spirited piano works including Ravel, Satie and Gershwin
Be transported to 1920s Paris at a concert of spirited piano works including Ravel, Satie and...
Andrew Gourlay, conductor
7:30 pm
Tue 02 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 02 Jul 2019
classical music
Hear awe-inspiring works by Rachmaninov and Holst with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Hear awe-inspiring works by Rachmaninov and Holst with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Tarang, Indian music ensemble
7:45 pm
Thu 04 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 04 Jul 2019
classical music
gigs
From the roots of Indian classical music come rich, soulful original works
From the roots of Indian classical music come rich, soulful original works
Audeince members at talks

Free

Free

11:30 am
Fri 05 Jul 2019
11:30 am | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
talks & debates
In the 21st century, how does new music get made?
In the 21st century, how does new music get made?
Khyam Allami

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Explore the confluence of the oud and electroacoustics in this free concert
Explore the confluence of the oud and electroacoustics in this free concert
The Belfast Ensemble

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
2:30 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
talks & debates
What 'sings' about a story? Composer Conor Mitchell leads a discussion on music and the art of theatre
What 'sings' about a story? Composer Conor Mitchell leads a discussion on music and the...
Numb Mob

Free

Free

5:15 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
5:15 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Adventure into the world of avant-garde electronic duo Numb Mob
Adventure into the world of avant-garde electronic duo Numb Mob
The Organ being played

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
6:30 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The Quietus dubbed Claire Singer’s debut album ‘genuinely magical’
The Quietus dubbed Claire Singer’s debut album ‘genuinely magical’
Painting of a women in a mirror

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Boys encounter ballet for the first time in a new 15-minute drama with dance, composed by Klein
Boys encounter ballet for the first time in a new 15-minute drama with dance, composed by Klein
New Music: Trespassing

Free

Free

9:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
9:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
What will music become in our rapidly changing cities? A new commission investigates
What will music become in our rapidly changing cities? A new commission investigates
Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble

Free

Free

10:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
10:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Dive into genre-bending electronic sounds at this free summertime club night
Dive into genre-bending electronic sounds at this free summertime club night
365 Stories and Music, Aidan O’Rourke and Kit Downes

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Words, music, the disarming drama of stripped-back storytelling
Words, music, the disarming drama of stripped-back storytelling
Shiva Feshareki, experimental composer

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
1:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Turntable artist Shiva Feshareki samples an orchestra live in a radical sonic sculpture
Turntable artist Shiva Feshareki samples an orchestra live in a radical sonic sculpture
James Robertson, writer
2:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Keep it short and sweet in this workshop on the art of the 365-word story
Keep it short and sweet in this workshop on the art of the 365-word story

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
gigs
contemporary classical
Inspired by water and ritual, Arun Ghosh presents a new composition for wind orchestra and percussion
Inspired by water and ritual, Arun Ghosh presents a new composition for wind orchestra and...
Musician on stage

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
4:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Hear a piece described as ‘a music of close whispers and myriad reflections’ by composer Edmund Finnis
Hear a piece described as ‘a music of close whispers and myriad reflections’ by composer Edmund...
Khyam Allami, musician

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
5:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Experience the oud-based sound installation and speak to its creator, Khyam Allami
Experience the oud-based sound installation and speak to its creator, Khyam Allami

Free

Free

Various times
6 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
Various times | 6 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Dip into nostalgia with this mesmerising symphony, provided by ice cream vans
Dip into nostalgia with this mesmerising symphony, provided by ice cream vans
Sarah Tandy, musician

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
7:00 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
gigs
Envelop yourself in jazz inspired by the ideas of poet Langston Hughes
Envelop yourself in jazz inspired by the ideas of poet Langston Hughes
New Music: Numb Mob

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
8:00 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Uncover the mysterious and oddly beautiful side of Hull with avant-garde electronic duo Numb Mob
Uncover the mysterious and oddly beautiful side of Hull with avant-garde electronic duo Numb Mob
9Bach, rock band

Free

Free

9:00 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
9:00 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Welsh-language band 9Bach present an atmospheric, genre-defying piece exploring miscommunication
Welsh-language band 9Bach present an atmospheric, genre-defying piece exploring miscommunication
Image of sheet music and piano

Free

Free

10:00 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
10:00 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Catch a set from one of the most in-demand pianists from the new UK jazz generation
Catch a set from one of the most in-demand pianists from the new UK jazz generation
New Music: Panopticon

Free

Free

11:00 am
Sun 07 Jul 2019
11:00 am | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The cimbalom governs the string ensemble in a new work by David Fennessy, performed by Psappha.
The cimbalom governs the string ensemble in a new work by David Fennessy, performed by Psappha.
A women playing the violin

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sun 07 Jul 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Music, installation and spoken text: see Northern Ireland’s capital afresh with the Belfast Ensemble
Music, installation and spoken text: see Northern Ireland’s capital afresh with the Belfast...
Ice Cream Van

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sun 07 Jul 2019
1:30 pm | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Listen to this nostalgic piece and hear from composer Dan Jones in a Q&A
Listen to this nostalgic piece and hear from composer Dan Jones in a Q&A
Sam Eastmond, composer

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Sun 07 Jul 2019
2:30 pm | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Peer into radical Jewish culture through a British lens in a new commission for big band
Peer into radical Jewish culture through a British lens in a new commission for big band
Choir performing on stage

Free

Free

Various times
Sun 07 Jul 2019
Various times | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Get a bite-sized dose of brand-new music in this pop-up
Get a bite-sized dose of brand-new music in this pop-up
Rolf Hind, pianist

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Sun 07 Jul 2019
3:30 pm | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Evoking a Bhutan monastery on a cliff, Rolf Hind’s work is for percussion, gamelan and piano
Evoking a Bhutan monastery on a cliff, Rolf Hind’s work is for percussion, gamelan and piano
Youth Choir performing on stage

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sun 07 Jul 2019
4:30 pm | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
gigs
Don’t miss the premiere of Jessica Curry’s work celebrating the powerful collective voice of women
Don’t miss the premiere of Jessica Curry’s work celebrating the powerful collective voice of...
Sona Jobarteh, holding a Kora

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Sun 07 Jul 2019
6:30 pm | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Sona Jobarteh composes music at the meeting point of the Western and African classical traditions
Sona Jobarteh composes music at the meeting point of the Western and African classical traditions
Chineke! Orchestra

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Sun 07 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 07 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
You heard it here first: a new addition to Chineke! Orchestra’s jazz-inspired programme
You heard it here first: a new addition to Chineke! Orchestra’s jazz-inspired programme
London Concert Choir performing on stage
7:30 pm
Wed 10 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 10 Jul 2019
classical music
Music for gods and heroes: London Concert Choir presents the Nelson Mass and Jupiter Symphony
Music for gods and heroes: London Concert Choir presents the Nelson Mass and Jupiter Symphony
7:45 pm
Wed 10 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 10 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The young musicians of London Sinfonietta Academy present the fruits of three days of intense training
The young musicians of London Sinfonietta Academy present the fruits of three days of intense...

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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 exhibitions. 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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