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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 exhibitions

diane arbus: in the beginning explores the formative first half of the influential photographer’s career.

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Kader Attia: The Museum of Emotion traces several strands of the artist's work in his first UK survey 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.

Please note that bags of 40 x 25 x 25 cm and over cannot be taken into the exhibition. A cloakroom is available in the Hayward Gallery Foyer.

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Two pianos
7:45 pm
Sun 28 Apr 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 28 Apr 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Witness two of Britain’s most adventurous jazz pianists play together for the first time
Witness two of Britain’s most adventurous jazz pianists play together for the first time
Young pianists in Purcell School: Freddy Morgan Piano Recitals
7:45 pm
Mon 29 Apr 2019
7:45 pm | Mon 29 Apr 2019
classical music
Talented teenage pianists from The Purcell School perform works by Chopin, Liszt and Schumann
Talented teenage pianists from The Purcell School perform works by Chopin, Liszt and Schumann
Writer, Hisham Matar
7:15 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:15 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Hear the Pulitzer Prize-winning author on the themes of his work, from memory and family to war and repair
Hear the Pulitzer Prize-winning author on the themes of his work, from memory and family to war and...
Steve Williamson, saxophonist and composer
7:45 pm
Wed 01 May 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 01 May 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Catch the legendary saxophonist as he performs with his trio and young jazz talents StringTing
Catch the legendary saxophonist as he performs with his trio and young jazz talents StringTing
Mela Guitar Quartet, classical guitar quartet
7:00 pm
Sun 05 May 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 05 May 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Hear effervescent classical guitar music from the quartet's new album, plus three world premieres
Hear effervescent classical guitar music from the quartet's new album, plus three world...
Robert Macfarlane
7:15 pm
Tue 07 May 2019
7:15 pm | Tue 07 May 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
The author of The Lost Words takes us on a voyage into the Earth's underworlds with his new book
The author of The Lost Words takes us on a voyage into the Earth's underworlds with his new...
Kareem Roustom, composer
7:45 pm
Wed 08 May 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 08 May 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Chilingirian Quartet presents the European premiere of Roustom's latest, plus Musgrave and Tchaikovsky
Chilingirian Quartet presents the European premiere of Roustom's latest, plus Musgrave and...
Barb Jungr, singer
7:45 pm
Thu 09 May 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 09 May 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The cabaret vocalist turns her reinvention skills to exploring her relationship with Dylan and Brel
The cabaret vocalist turns her reinvention skills to exploring her relationship with Dylan and Brel
Southbank Sinfonia

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6:15 pm
Fri 10 May 2019
6:15 pm | Fri 10 May 2019
classical music
Janácek's appropriately named Youth is paired with the sprightly conclusion of Beethoven's Septet
Janácek's appropriately named Youth is paired with the sprightly conclusion of...
Southbank Sinfonia

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7:15 pm
Fri 10 May 2019
7:15 pm | Fri 10 May 2019
classical music
From Revueltas' Mexico to Hilary Tann's Wales: an exhilarating performance by young musicians
From Revueltas' Mexico to Hilary Tann's Wales: an exhilarating performance by young...

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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 the exhibition. 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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