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Hayward Gallery

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

Current free exhibition: DRAG: Self-portraits and Body Politics, HENI Project Space, now until 14 Oct.

about the exhibition

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

Coming soon: Space Shifters, 26 Sep 2018 – 6 Jan 2019: a major thematic exhibition featuring artworks that alter or disrupt our sense of space.

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.

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HM  Young  Offenders  Institution  Cookham  Wood,  acrylic  on  canvas

Free

Free

Various times
until 4 Nov 2018
Various times | until 4 Nov 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
Art by ex-offenders, secure patients and detainees from the 2018 Koestler Awards
Art by ex-offenders, secure patients and detainees from the 2018 Koestler Awards
Visitor inspecting documents in the archive

Free

Free

Various times
until 13 Jun 2019
Various times | until 13 Jun 2019
Uncover the history of Southbank Centre through archives from a single date across the decades
Uncover the history of Southbank Centre through archives from a single date across the decades

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Tue 25 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 25 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries
Jordi Savall and his Hesperion XXI bring to life the melodies of the 16th and 17th centuries
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
until 13 Dec 2018
Various times | until 13 Dec 2018
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the Javanese gamelan
Richard Wilson, 20:50 at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo, 2013
Various times
26 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Various times | 26 Sep 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
Art
Talks & Topics
A major thematic exhibition featuring artworks that alter or disrupt our sense of space
A major thematic exhibition featuring artworks that alter or disrupt our sense of space

Free

Free

22 Aug 2018 - 14 Oct 2018
Art
Talks & Topics
DRAG is an exhibition of radical self-portraiture from the 1960s to the present day
DRAG is an exhibition of radical self-portraiture from the 1960s to the present day
Anish Kapoor, British sculptor
7:00 pm
Wed 26 Sep 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 26 Sep 2018
Art
Artists & Thinkers
Meet the artists behind Space Shifters at a panel celebrating the opening of the exhibition
Meet the artists behind Space Shifters at a panel celebrating the opening of the exhibition

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 26 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 26 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
There’s a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh
There’s a special dynamic when a composer conducts – as if their music is being created afresh
Philharmonia Orchestra: VR Sound Stage

Free

Free

Various times
27 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Various times | 27 Sep 2018 - 30 Sep 2018
Classical music
Take the best seat in the house in our virtual reality experience with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Take the best seat in the house in our virtual reality experience with the Philharmonia Orchestra

Free

Free

3:00 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
3:00 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Find out what you can do with your school at Southbank Centre this academic year
Find out what you can do with your school at Southbank Centre this academic year

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Hear two contemporary vocal works with connections to Schoenberg's masterpiece, Erwartung
Hear two contemporary vocal works with connections to Schoenberg's masterpiece, Erwartung

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Glorious melodies and vivid orchestral colours open the Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season
Glorious melodies and vivid orchestral colours open the Philharmonia’s 2018/19 season
Concrete Lates x Spiritland: Jane Fitz & Lovefingers
10:30 pm
Thu 27 Sep 2018
10:30 pm | Thu 27 Sep 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Lovefingers and Jane Fitz bring forward-thinking dance music to Concrete Lates x Spiritland
Lovefingers and Jane Fitz bring forward-thinking dance music to Concrete Lates x Spiritland

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 28 Sep 2018
1:00 pm | Fri 28 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Swoon to the transatlantic tunes of melodic folk duo Mahoney & the Moment
Swoon to the transatlantic tunes of melodic folk duo Mahoney & the Moment

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 28 Sep 2018
5:30 pm | Fri 28 Sep 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Feel the rhythm of Solana’s bold fusion of world and folk styles
Feel the rhythm of Solana’s bold fusion of world and folk styles
Various times
until 28 Sep 2018
Various times | until 28 Sep 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes of Southbank Centre in a guided Members’ tour
7:45 pm
Fri 28 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Fri 28 Sep 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Catch the iconic vocalist live in concert as she marks her seventh decade of performance
Catch the iconic vocalist live in concert as she marks her seventh decade of performance
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bring your family and friends to play our Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Various times
until 29 Sep 2018
Various times | until 29 Sep 2018
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Get a glimpse behind the scenes and see our famous spaces up close on this tour
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sat 29 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sat 29 Sep 2018
Classical music
Choral
Gustav Mahler’s last word was ‘Mozart’, but he’d already said his farewells in music
Gustav Mahler’s last word was ‘Mozart’, but he’d already said his farewells in music
Sarathy Korwar with peacock feather over his eyes
7:45 pm
Sat 29 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Sat 29 Sep 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Jazz, hip-hop, Indian classical or electronics? Immerse yourself in a cross-cultural soundscape
Jazz, hip-hop, Indian classical or electronics? Immerse yourself in a cross-cultural soundscape
Various times
until 30 Sep 2018
Various times | until 30 Sep 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
Various times
until 28 Oct 2018
Various times | until 28 Oct 2018
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
Enjoy the most British of treats in the Members Area
HSKUL 20160913 Esa-Pekka Salonen harjoituttaa Kevätuhria . Kuva Mika Ranta / HS

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Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Sun 30 Sep 2018
7:30 pm | Sun 30 Sep 2018
Classical music
Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Wagner, Schoenberg and Bruckner at their most heartfelt
Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Wagner, Schoenberg and Bruckner at their most heartfelt
7:45 pm
Sun 30 Sep 2018
7:45 pm | Sun 30 Sep 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Ring in ten years of an innovative group with chamber favourites and a new piece by John Woolrich
Ring in ten years of an innovative group with chamber favourites and a new piece by John Woolrich
Five participants of the Cloud Video Installation

Free

Free

Various times
4 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Various times | 4 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Art
Fifty young Londoners share their visions of the future in this video installation
Fifty young Londoners share their visions of the future in this video installation
Model wearing costume in the clouds

Free

Free

Various times
2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Various times | 2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Art
Survey fantastical new costumes from designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Survey fantastical new costumes from designer Tim Yip (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon)
Various times
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
Various times | 1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Adult group playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Mon 01 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Mon 01 Oct 2018
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Yazz Ahmed, Bahraini-British musician
7:30 pm
Mon 01 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Mon 01 Oct 2018
Gigs
Jazz & Blues
Trumpeter and composer Yazz Ahmed presents an evening of psychedelic Arabic jazz
Trumpeter and composer Yazz Ahmed presents an evening of psychedelic Arabic jazz
LIli, art installation

Free

Free

Various times
2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Various times | 2 Oct 2018 - 13 Oct 2018
Art
Meet a visitor from a future without humans: Lili, an art installation by designer Tim Yip
Meet a visitor from a future without humans: Lili, an art installation by designer Tim Yip
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Free

Various times
until 16 Jul 2019
Various times | until 16 Jul 2019
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
7:30 pm
Tue 02 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Tue 02 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Needcompany make a rare visit to the UK with this extraordinary piece of theatre
Needcompany make a rare visit to the UK with this extraordinary piece of theatre
Ssing Ssing, South Korean band
7:45 pm
Tue 02 Oct 2018
7:45 pm | Tue 02 Oct 2018
Gigs
Folk & World
Give in to glitter at a live performance from the glam-rocking Korean band
Give in to glitter at a live performance from the glam-rocking Korean band
Adults playing Gamelan
7:00 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Try your hand at this beginners' course in playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Josiah McElheny, Interactions of the Abstract Body at White Cube, London 2012

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:00 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Art
Enjoy our major new exhibition Space Shifters away from the crowds at a Members’ private view
Enjoy our major new exhibition Space Shifters away from the crowds at a Members’ private view

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Classical music
Chamber & Recital
Llyr Williams makes his International Piano Series debut in the season's opening concert
Llyr Williams makes his International Piano Series debut in the season's opening concert
7:30 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Gigs
Rock & Pop
Be swept away as the disco diva performs her hits backed by a full live orchestra for the first time
Be swept away as the disco diva performs her hits backed by a full live orchestra for the first time
Illustration by Nury R. Melgarejo

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 03 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Wed 03 Oct 2018
Literature
Spoken word & Live literature
What kind of difference does poetry make?
What kind of difference does poetry make?

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
1:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Calling all 11- to 18-year-olds – join a poetry revolution in this free event
Calling all 11- to 18-year-olds – join a poetry revolution in this free event
Anthony Ananxagorou, poet and writer

Free

Free

Various times
Thu 04 Oct 2018
Various times | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Literature
Poetry
Join us to hear radical poetry that looks at this year's theme of change
Join us to hear radical poetry that looks at this year's theme of change
Group of people playing Gamelan
6:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
6:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Various times
4 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 2018
Various times | 4 Oct 2018 - 28 Oct 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
7:30 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
7:30 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Classical music
Contemporary Classical
The former Genesis lead guitarist returns to an orchestral format with his electric band
The former Genesis lead guitarist returns to an orchestral format with his electric band
Various times
4 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Various times | 4 Oct 2018 - 5 Oct 2018
Performance & Dance
Theatre
Look again at a famous Chinese ballet from the period of the Cultural Revolution
Look again at a famous Chinese ballet from the period of the Cultural Revolution
James Holden
8:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Gigs
Electronic
Go on a folk-trance trip with electronic music producer James Holden and his new, bigger band
Go on a folk-trance trip with electronic music producer James Holden and his new, bigger band
Group of people playing Gamelan
8:00 pm
Thu 04 Oct 2018
8:00 pm | Thu 04 Oct 2018
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Chinese food

Free

Free

Various times
5 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
Various times | 5 Oct 2018 - 7 Oct 2018
Have you eaten yet? Sample the dishes of a country with at least 15 major cuisines
Have you eaten yet? Sample the dishes of a country with at least 15 major cuisines

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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.

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. 

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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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