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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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Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
17 Sep 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
Various times | 17 Sep 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Free

Free

Various times
16 Oct 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
Various times | 16 Oct 2019 - 17 Nov 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Toast to Beat poet, painter and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th birthday at this exhibition
Toast to Beat poet, painter and activist Lawrence Ferlinghetti's 100th birthday at this...
Bridget Riley, High Sky (detail), 1991. Oil on canvas. 165 x 227 cm. © Bridget Riley 2018. All rights reserved.
Various times
23 Oct 2019 - 26 Jan 2020
Various times | 23 Oct 2019 - 26 Jan 2020
art & exhibitions
A major retrospective exhibition spanning 70 years of this celebrated British artist’s work
A major retrospective exhibition spanning 70 years of this celebrated British artist’s work

Free

Free

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
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

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Wed 13 Nov 2019
1:30 pm | Wed 13 Nov 2019
performance & dance
dance
It may be cold outside, but you can shimmy away the winter chill at this month's fun and free tea dance
It may be cold outside, but you can shimmy away the winter chill at this month's fun and free...
Adults playing Gamelan
Various times
2 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
Various times | 2 Oct 2019 - 11 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Sarah Wegener, soprano

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Wed 13 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 13 Nov 2019
classical music
Soprano Sarah Wegener joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Strauss’ songs
Soprano Sarah Wegener joins the London Philharmonic Orchestra for Strauss’ songs
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
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
Various times | 3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
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

Free

Free

Various times
17 Oct 2019 - 14 Nov 2019
Various times | 17 Oct 2019 - 14 Nov 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Take part in a series of open workshops to discuss the future growth of the National Poetry Library
Take part in a series of open workshops to discuss the future growth of the National Poetry Library
Denis Kozukhin, pianist

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 14 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 14 Nov 2019
classical music
classical music
Trade dark autumnal London for the warmth and colour of Andalusia with music by Debussy and Ravel
Trade dark autumnal London for the warmth and colour of Andalusia with music by Debussy and Ravel
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
Various times | 3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
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
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
 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

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
Archipelago, band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 15 Nov 2019
Tidal waves of sound bear chaos, freedom, joy and darkness in a free lunchtime gig from the genre-crossing trio
Tidal waves of sound bear chaos, freedom, joy and darkness in a free lunchtime gig from the...
Animal Society, band

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 15 Nov 2019
gigs
Somewhere between Rage Against the Machine, Pat Metheny and EST, find this cutting-edge jazz band
Somewhere between Rage Against the Machine, Pat Metheny and EST, find this cutting-edge jazz band
7:15 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
7:15 pm | Fri 15 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Listen to gems from the Blue Note Records catalogue, reimagined by today’s jazz artists
Listen to gems from the Blue Note Records catalogue, reimagined by today’s jazz artists
Jazz Voice - EFG London Jazz Festival Opening Gala
7:30 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 15 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Now hear this: EFG London Jazz Festival’s opening-night gala showcases a stellar cast of voices
Now hear this: EFG London Jazz Festival’s opening-night gala showcases a stellar cast of voices
Trevor Watts, jazz musician
7:45 pm
Fri 15 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Fri 15 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
From the vanguard of British free improvisation, the avant-garde saxophonist presents his jazz quartet
From the vanguard of British free improvisation, the avant-garde saxophonist presents his jazz...
DJ Spinna
10:00 pm
15 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
10:00 pm | 15 Nov 2019 - 16 Nov 2019
gigs
electronic
Connect the dots between club culture and contemporary jazz at a collaboration with EFG London Jazz Festival
Connect the dots between club culture and contemporary jazz at a collaboration with EFG London Jazz...
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

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
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
Woman playing saxophone

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019
6:00 pm | Sat 16 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Raise a flag for women-identifying performers with an EFG London Jazz Festival showcase
Raise a flag for women-identifying performers with an EFG London Jazz Festival showcase
Various times
14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
Various times | 14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Omar Hakim, Rachel Z, Linley Marthe, Kurt Rosenwinkel
7:30 pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 16 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Groove with the new quartet from drummer Omar Hakim, featuring Rachel Z, Linley Marthe and Kurt Rosenwinkel
Groove with the new quartet from drummer Omar Hakim, featuring Rachel Z, Linley Marthe and Kurt...
Gary Bartz, saxophonist
7:30 pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 16 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Mark the 50th anniversary of legendary sax man Gary Bartz’s iconic record in this star-studded jazz concert
Mark the 50th anniversary of legendary sax man Gary Bartz’s iconic record in this star-studded...
7:45 pm
Sat 16 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 16 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Improvised jazz meets Baroque in a work for ensemble based on Picasso’s Guernica, here in its UK premiere
Improvised jazz meets Baroque in a work for ensemble based on Picasso’s Guernica, here in its UK...
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
BBC Radio 3's J to Z at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
2:00 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
BBC Radio 3’s jazz programme presents the best in jazz past, present and future
BBC Radio 3’s jazz programme presents the best in jazz past, present and future
Julia Hulsmann, jazz pianist and composer
2:30 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
2:30 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Mark 50 years of seminal jazz label ECM at a performance by the German pianist and her trio
Mark 50 years of seminal jazz label ECM at a performance by the German pianist and her trio
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
Joe Lovano, musician
5:00 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
5:00 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The great saxophonist’s intimate new project with pianist Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on drums
The great saxophonist’s intimate new project with pianist Marilyn Crispell and Carmen Castaldi on...
Numb Mob at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
6:30 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
electronic
Uncover the mysterious and oddly beautiful side of Hull with the avant-garde electronic duo
Uncover the mysterious and oddly beautiful side of Hull with the avant-garde electronic duo
 Jan Garbarek Group
8:00 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
8:00 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Meet the man said to set the tone of European jazz
Meet the man said to set the tone of European jazz
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
Debris Stevenson, poet
8:00 pm
Sun 17 Nov 2019
8:00 pm | Sun 17 Nov 2019
gigs
What’s next for the grime poet and pansexual ex-Mormon who created the musical show Poet in da Corner?
What’s next for the grime poet and pansexual ex-Mormon who created the musical show Poet in da...
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
Adult group playing Gamelan
Various times
30 Sep 2019 - 9 Dec 2019
Various times | 30 Sep 2019 - 9 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Emyr Williams, artist/writer
7:00 pm
Mon 18 Nov 2019
7:00 pm | Mon 18 Nov 2019
art & exhibitions
courses & workshops
Communicate with colour through paint and collage in a four-week course inspired by Bridget Riley
Communicate with colour through paint and collage in a four-week course inspired by Bridget Riley
Corinne Bailey Rae, singer
7:30 pm
Mon 18 Nov 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 18 Nov 2019
gigs
Taking a new, introspective turn, the soul star plays her first London headline show in three years
Taking a new, introspective turn, the soul star plays her first London headline show in three years
Black String, band
7:45 pm
Mon 18 Nov 2019
7:45 pm | Mon 18 Nov 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The masters of traditional Korean music and jazz create a musical language through intuition and idiom
The masters of traditional Korean music and jazz create a musical language through intuition and...
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...
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Free

Various times
17 Sep 2019 - 14 Jul 2020
Various times | 17 Sep 2019 - 14 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to explore gamelan and poetry in a series of free workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to explore gamelan and poetry in a series of free workshops

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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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