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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

15 MAY – 23 JUNE 2019: Kate Cooper presents a new large-scale video installation composed of video works that focus on the vulnerability and instability of the body, in a free HENI Project Space exhibition.

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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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Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 2 Jun 2019
art & exhibitions
family & young people
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and designs through movement
What if you could hear colour and feel sound? Come and play in giant sandpits, creating music and...
Kate Cooper, We Need Sanctuary, 2016. Image courtesy of the artist.

Free

Free

Various times
15 May 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
Various times | 15 May 2019 - 23 Jun 2019
art & exhibitions
15 MAY – 23 JUN 2019: A free HENI Project Space exhibition of a large-scale video installation exploring gender, technology and the body
15 MAY – 23 JUN 2019: A free HENI Project Space exhibition of a large-scale video installation...
Southbank Centre Food Market.Stall 1 - Elephant Juice.August 2016

Free

Free

Various times
4 May 2018 - 30 Jun 2019
Various times | 4 May 2018 - 30 Jun 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...
Various times
29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
Various times | 29 Sep 2018 - 27 Jul 2019
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
Christy Moore with his guitar singing into a microphone
Various times
24 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
Various times | 24 May 2019 - 25 May 2019
gigs
folk & world
Hear the Irish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist performing songs from throughout his career
Hear the Irish folk singer, songwriter and guitarist performing songs from throughout his career
Marcus Miller, jazz composer and musician
7:30 pm
Sun 26 May 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 26 May 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Feel the force of the bass superstar's next-level jazz as he presents new album Laid Black
Feel the force of the bass superstar's next-level jazz as he presents new album Laid Black
Various times
1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
Various times | 1 Oct 2018 - 15 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Stick by Me at Southbank Centre
Various times
27 May 2019 - 28 May 2019
Various times | 27 May 2019 - 28 May 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Treasure the little things at a quirky show about friendship and play for ages 3 - 6
Treasure the little things at a quirky show about friendship and play for ages 3 - 6
 Headshot of James Ellroy, American crime writer
7:30 pm
Mon 27 May 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 27 May 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
The ‘demon dog of American literature’ on new novel This Storm and his life in writing
The ‘demon dog of American literature’ on new novel This Storm and his life in writing
Barts Choir
7:30 pm
Tue 28 May 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 28 May 2019
classical music
Be awed by the powerful human drama of one of the great masterpieces of Western music
Be awed by the powerful human drama of one of the great masterpieces of Western music
Melanie De Biasio, singer
7:30 pm
Tue 28 May 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 28 May 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Catch the jazz singer and multi-instrumentalist as she performs from her critically acclaimed album
Catch the jazz singer and multi-instrumentalist as she performs from her critically acclaimed album
Kieran Hodgson, comedian
8:00 pm
Tue 28 May 2019
8:00 pm | Tue 28 May 2019
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
Uncover the tale of how Britain joined the EU on a comedy adventure through the 1970s
Uncover the tale of how Britain joined the EU on a comedy adventure through the 1970s
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
Various times
29 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
Various times | 29 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
classical music
Experience a pair of Gluck’s one-act operas
Experience a pair of Gluck’s one-act operas
Neil Gaiman, author
7:30 pm
Wed 29 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 29 May 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
The master storyteller reflects on reinventing the modern classic Good Omens for the screen
The master storyteller reflects on reinventing the modern classic Good Omens for the screen
Musician playing the horn
7:00 pm
Thu 30 May 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 30 May 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
See tomorrow's top artists compete for the prestigious ROSL Gold Medal and £15,000 first prize
See tomorrow's top artists compete for the prestigious ROSL Gold Medal and £15,000 first prize
Violet Nights at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Thu 30 May 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 30 May 2019
talks & debates
What does it mean to cancel your favourite artist, celebrity or brand and how effective is it?
What does it mean to cancel your favourite artist, celebrity or brand and how effective is it?
7:15 pm
Thu 30 May 2019
7:15 pm | Thu 30 May 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Funny and furious, bold and clear-sighted: the latest novel from the constantly evolving writer
Funny and furious, bold and clear-sighted: the latest novel from the constantly evolving writer
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Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor

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7:30 pm
Thu 30 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 30 May 2019
classical music
Finnish artists Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Pekka Kuusisto present music infused with rhythmic vigour
Finnish artists Santtu-Matias Rouvali and Pekka Kuusisto present music infused with rhythmic vigour
Kuhmo Chamber Music

Free

Free

9:30 pm
Thu 30 May 2019
9:30 pm | Thu 30 May 2019
classical music
Music takes shape in gravity-defying movement in an adventurous performance
Music takes shape in gravity-defying movement in an adventurous performance
Bbymutha, rapper
10:30 pm
30 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
10:30 pm | 30 May 2019 - 31 May 2019
gigs
electronic
Get down with the lights down at this late-night gig with the rappers and DJ
Get down with the lights down at this late-night gig with the rappers and DJ
Fergus Ireland, double bassist

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 31 May 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 31 May 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Do you like your jazz inventive and compelling?
Do you like your jazz inventive and compelling?
States of Independence

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7:00 pm
Fri 31 May 2019
7:00 pm | Fri 31 May 2019
classical music
Rally around the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty
Rally around the definitive musical celebration of freedom and liberty
Spiritland
10:00 pm
31 May 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
10:00 pm | 31 May 2019 - 1 Jun 2019
gigs
electronic
Put on your disco shoes for a party with the founders of seminal club night Low Life
Put on your disco shoes for a party with the founders of seminal club night Low Life
12:00 pm
Sat 01 Jun 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 01 Jun 2019
classical music
talks & debates
Discover the transformative influence Stockhausen had on contemporary music in this study day
Discover the transformative influence Stockhausen had on contemporary music in this study day

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sat 01 Jun 2019
1:30 pm | Sat 01 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Develop your improvisational skills using Stockhausen’s techniques in this workshop
Develop your improvisational skills using Stockhausen’s techniques in this workshop
People mingling at a reception

Free

Free

5:00 pm
Sat 01 Jun 2019
5:00 pm | Sat 01 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Step into a space where composers, performers and industry professionals can meet and mingle
Step into a space where composers, performers and industry professionals can meet and mingle
Pierre-Laurent Aimard by piano

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7:30 pm
Sat 01 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 01 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Stockhausen’s seminal piano music
Southbank Centre Artist in Residence Pierre-Laurent Aimard performs Stockhausen’s seminal piano...
Orchestra Playing The Music of Zimmer vs Williams
Various times
Sat 01 Jun 2019
Various times | Sat 01 Jun 2019
classical music
See unforgettable scores from two of the world's greatest film composers performed live
See unforgettable scores from two of the world's greatest film composers performed live
Stimmung performance on stage
10:00 pm
Sat 01 Jun 2019
10:00 pm | Sat 01 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Hear the most maverick and experimental composition of its kind, performed by London Voices
Hear the most maverick and experimental composition of its kind, performed by London Voices
Naomi Wright, musician

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sun 02 Jun 2019
1:30 pm | Sun 02 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Take a lesson from the master of innovation at a composition and notation workshop led by Naomi Wright
Take a lesson from the master of innovation at a composition and notation workshop led by Naomi...
Apartment House performing on stage
2:30 pm
Sun 02 Jun 2019
2:30 pm | Sun 02 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Bypass the brain and experience the sound of pure intuition
Bypass the brain and experience the sound of pure intuition

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5:00 pm
Sun 02 Jun 2019
5:00 pm | Sun 02 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Hear transcendental, electronica-infused works by Stockhausen for percussion and two pianos
Hear transcendental, electronica-infused works by Stockhausen for percussion and two pianos

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sun 02 Jun 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 02 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Hear the world premieres by three emerging UK composers
Hear the world premieres by three emerging UK composers
Nicola Benedetti, violinist

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7:30 pm
Sun 02 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 02 Jun 2019
classical music
Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti interprets Bruch’s First Violin Concerto
Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti interprets Bruch’s First Violin Concerto
Seamus Heaney with librarian Mary Enright
6:30 pm
Mon 03 Jun 2019
6:30 pm | Mon 03 Jun 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Get digging into the work and legacy of the beloved poet and mark what would’ve been his 80th year
Get digging into the work and legacy of the beloved poet and mark what would’ve been his 80th year
Karen Armstrong, author
7:15 pm
Mon 03 Jun 2019
7:15 pm | Mon 03 Jun 2019
literature & poetry
talks & debates
One of the world’s leading commentators on religion speaks on the use and abuse of holy texts
One of the world’s leading commentators on religion speaks on the use and abuse of holy texts

Free

Free

Various times
18 Sep 2018 - 16 Jul 2019
Various times | 18 Sep 2018 - 16 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to free gamelan and poetry workshops
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
Various times | 7 May 2019 - 18 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
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
The Boyd Duo, string duo
7:45 pm
Tue 04 Jun 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 04 Jun 2019
classical music
The brothers play passionate piano and cello works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms
The brothers play passionate piano and cello works by Beethoven, Mendelssohn and Brahms
Music of the Spheres figure looking out to space
7:30 pm
Wed 05 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 05 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Hear Aurora Orchestra explore celestial sounds in an eclectic programme featuring choreography and illustration
Hear Aurora Orchestra explore celestial sounds in an eclectic programme featuring choreography and...
ArsLonga Piano Trio performing on stage
7:45 pm
Wed 05 Jun 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 05 Jun 2019
classical music
A programme of Grieg, Mendelssohn and Smetana illuminates the rich diversity of the Romantic era
A programme of Grieg, Mendelssohn and Smetana illuminates the rich diversity of the Romantic era
8:00 pm
Wed 05 Jun 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 05 Jun 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Poets Kate Davis, Abi Palmer and Meryl Pugh reflect on gender, disability, place and the body
Poets Kate Davis, Abi Palmer and Meryl Pugh reflect on gender, disability, place and the body
7:30 pm
Thu 06 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 06 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
BBC Concert Orchestra continue their series of concerts inspired by colours
BBC Concert Orchestra continue their series of concerts inspired by colours
Lalgudi GJR Krishnan & Lalgudi Vijayalakshmi
7:45 pm
Thu 06 Jun 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 06 Jun 2019
classical music
gigs
Be dazzled at an evening of South Indian music and dance following the National Indian Arts Awards
Be dazzled at an evening of South Indian music and dance following the National Indian Arts Awards
Woom, band

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 07 Jun 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 07 Jun 2019
gigs
Lush, harmonious choral interpretations of well-known songs, performed by a four-part all-female choir
Lush, harmonious choral interpretations of well-known songs, performed by a four-part all-female...
Jitwam, musical artist

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 07 Jun 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 07 Jun 2019
gigs
The multi-instrumentalist, producer and vocalist plays from his soulful second album, Honeycomb
The multi-instrumentalist, producer and vocalist plays from his soulful second album, Honeycomb
Lisa Gerrard with The Mystery of the Bulgarian Voices
7:30 pm
Fri 07 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 07 Jun 2019
gigs
Contemplate the secrets of the human voice in this ravishing musical experience
Contemplate the secrets of the human voice in this ravishing musical experience
Joy Lisney, musician
7:45 pm
Sat 08 Jun 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 08 Jun 2019
classical music
Bach’s awe-inspiring Chaconne takes centre stage in a programme with Brahms and Chopin
Bach’s awe-inspiring Chaconne takes centre stage in a programme with Brahms and Chopin
Howard Shelley, pianist and conductor
3:00 pm
Sun 09 Jun 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 09 Jun 2019
classical music
Reclaiming a genius: London Mozart Players and Howard Shelley celebrate Hummel, Mozart and Beethoven
Reclaiming a genius: London Mozart Players and Howard Shelley celebrate Hummel, Mozart and Beethoven

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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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