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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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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...
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
art & exhibitions
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the formative first half of the influential photographer’s career
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: An exhibition exploring the formative first half of the influential...
Kader Attia, Measure and Control, 2013
Various times
13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
Various times | 13 Feb 2019 - 6 May 2019
art & exhibitions
talks & debates
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s urgent, poetic and political work
UNTIL 6 MAY 2019: The first UK survey exhibition of Kader Attia’s urgent, poetic and...
Image credit Barrie Tullett

Free

Free

Various times
30 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
Various times | 30 Apr 2019 - 30 Jun 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
Journey to Paradise with artist Barrie Tullett in an exhibition responding to the Divine Comedy
Journey to Paradise with artist Barrie Tullett in an exhibition responding to the Divine Comedy
KERB food market at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
18 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
Various times | 18 Apr 2019 - 22 Apr 2019
Feast for a fiver at a curated takeover of our street food market featuring 25 new traders
Feast for a fiver at a curated takeover of our street food market featuring 25 new traders
People Dancing in the Clore Ballroom

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 19 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 19 Apr 2019
gigs
Hear a selection of up-and-coming artists, hand-picked by the trip-hop pioneer
Hear a selection of up-and-coming artists, hand-picked by the trip-hop pioneer
Peluche, band

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 19 Apr 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 19 Apr 2019
gigs
Irresistible Latin bass grooves, instrumental flourishes, funk breakdowns and a touch of magical lyricism
Irresistible Latin bass grooves, instrumental flourishes, funk breakdowns and a touch of magical...
Illustration for a James Lavelle event showing a paint-splattered horse in a room
7:45 pm
Fri 19 Apr 2019
7:45 pm | Fri 19 Apr 2019
gigs
electronic
Be among the first to hear the outfit’s new material live at a sensational show with special guests
Be among the first to hear the outfit’s new material live at a sensational show with special...
Bring Your Own Brass

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Sat 20 Apr 2019
2:00 pm | Sat 20 Apr 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
Tear up the dancefloor to the original 11-piece brass band Bring Your Own Brass
Tear up the dancefloor to the original 11-piece brass band Bring Your Own Brass
Various times
11 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
Various times | 11 Apr 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
tours & activities
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
Folk Dance Remixed

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sun 21 Apr 2019
1:30 pm | Sun 21 Apr 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Get on the dancefloor for a funked-up folky dance party for all the family
Get on the dancefloor for a funked-up folky dance party for all the family

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Mon 22 Apr 2019
1:30 pm | Mon 22 Apr 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Get partying with child-friendly hip-hop, funk and disco anthems
Get partying with child-friendly hip-hop, funk and disco anthems
Chineke! Junior Orchestra

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Mon 22 Apr 2019
3:30 pm | Mon 22 Apr 2019
classical music
Under the baton of Stephanie Childress, the Orchestra commemorates the first Stephen Lawrence Day
Under the baton of Stephanie Childress, the Orchestra commemorates the first Stephen Lawrence Day
Chineke! Orchestra performing on-stage
7:30 pm
Mon 22 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 22 Apr 2019
classical music
The orchestra presents works by BME composers to commemorate Stephen Lawrence Day
The orchestra presents works by BME composers to commemorate Stephen Lawrence Day
Southbank Centre Archive Visitors and Objects

Free

Free

Various times
13 Mar 2019 - 18 Jun 2019
Various times | 13 Mar 2019 - 18 Jun 2019
courses & workshops
Drop in and lend a hand with the organisation of Southbank Centre’s collections
Drop in and lend a hand with the organisation of Southbank Centre’s collections
Mary Jean Chan, author
7:00 pm
Tue 23 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 23 Apr 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Uncover the ways in which poetry enables us to utter what is unspeakable in a six-week course
Uncover the ways in which poetry enables us to utter what is unspeakable in a six-week course
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Women Rewriting Homer: Madeline Miller & Sharlene Teo
7:00 pm
Wed 24 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Wed 24 Apr 2019
literature & poetry
writers
How do we write different perspectives from our own?
How do we write different perspectives from our own?
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On The High Road by Clod Ensemble
Various times
24 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
Various times | 24 Apr 2019 - 25 Apr 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Feel the fever of a visual theatre performance featuring vital movement and a pulsating score
Feel the fever of a visual theatre performance featuring vital movement and a pulsating score
Charlie Brinkhurst-Cuff, writer

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Thu 25 Apr 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 25 Apr 2019
talks & debates
The Windrush scandal shocked a nation, but what do young people think about it?
The Windrush scandal shocked a nation, but what do young people think about it?
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...
Maria Chiara Argirò, musician

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
Jazz improvisation, electronic beats and alternative rock from the drum and piano duo
IORA, musician

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
gigs
pop
Haunting vocals and catchy pop riffs that are both familiar and extraordinary
Haunting vocals and catchy pop riffs that are both familiar and extraordinary
The Puppini Sisters, vocal trio
7:30 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The close-harmony group with perfect style and the UK’s premier dance band present Dance Dance Dance
The close-harmony group with perfect style and the UK’s premier dance band present Dance Dance...
7:30 pm
Fri 26 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 26 Apr 2019
classical music
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a programme of great English classics
Alan Titchmarsh hosts a programme of great English classics
Patrick Forge, DJ
10:00 pm
26 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
10:00 pm | 26 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
gigs
electronic
Feel the heat at a night of choice funk, soul, Latin, jazz and disco from DJ Patrick Forge
Feel the heat at a night of choice funk, soul, Latin, jazz and disco from DJ Patrick Forge
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
12:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18
Come and explore ensemble music-making, for ages 11 – 18
12:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
talks & debates
courses & workshops
Examine Philip Glass’ collaboration with Bowie in this study day
Examine Philip Glass’ collaboration with Bowie in this study day
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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
Various times
13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
Various times | 13 Apr 2019 - 27 Apr 2019
tours & activities
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

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
6:00 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
classical music
The sound of the future: hear the next generation of orchestral musicians perform British music
The sound of the future: hear the next generation of orchestral musicians perform British music
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

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7:30 pm
Sat 27 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 27 Apr 2019
classical music
Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces
Falstaff is one of British music’s most unexpected masterpieces
Illustration for A World of Magic at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sun 28 Apr 2019
Various times | Sun 28 Apr 2019
classical music
courses & workshops
Take your little ones to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute
Take your little ones to a dream world inspired by Mozart’s fairy tale opera, The Magic Flute
Image of Earth from the Moon
3:00 pm
Sun 28 Apr 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 28 Apr 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Feel the pull of the moon at a concert of lunar-themed works performed by Hertfordshire Chorus
Feel the pull of the moon at a concert of lunar-themed works performed by Hertfordshire Chorus

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7:30 pm
Sun 28 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 28 Apr 2019
classical music
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts an all-Russian programme culminating in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony
Vladimir Ashkenazy conducts an all-Russian programme culminating in Shostakovich’s Tenth Symphony
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
Wayne Marshall, organist

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7:30 pm
Mon 29 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 29 Apr 2019
classical music
Wayne Marshall returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform two major French organ works and an improvisation on submitted themes
Wayne Marshall returns to Royal Festival Hall to perform two major French organ works and an...
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...
Sarod Maestro Amjad Ali Khan, sarod player
7:30 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
gigs
Be captivated by the resonant sound of the sarod, played by two generations of masters
Be captivated by the resonant sound of the sarod, played by two generations of masters
Belcea Quartet.Photo: Marco Borggreve

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7:30 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
classical music
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski joins the Belcea Quartet to perform works of light and shadow
Pianist Piotr Anderszewski joins the Belcea Quartet to perform works of light and shadow
Image credit Barrie Tullett

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Tue 30 Apr 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 30 Apr 2019
art & exhibitions
literature & poetry
See the Divine Comedy anew at the launch of Barrie Tullett's exhibition responding to the epic poem
See the Divine Comedy anew at the launch of Barrie Tullett's exhibition responding to the epic...
Tubular Bells for Two, Aidan Roberts and Daniel Holdsworth
7:30 pm
Wed 01 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 01 May 2019
gigs
electronic
Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments live in a recreation of the classic album Tubular Bells
Two blokes juggle over 20 instruments live in a recreation of the classic album Tubular Bells
Kit de Waal, writer
7:30 pm
Wed 01 May 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 01 May 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
What does it mean to be working class in Britain today?
What does it mean to be working class in Britain today?
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
Kim Hyesoon, poet
8:00 pm
Wed 01 May 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 01 May 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Our new series of poetry salons continues with poets Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi
Our new series of poetry salons continues with poets Kim Hyesoon and Don Mee Choi
Francesco Piemontesi photo: Marco Borgreve

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7:30 pm
Thu 02 May 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 02 May 2019
classical music
Francesco Piemontesi is renowned for his refined musicianship, allied to a flawless technique
Francesco Piemontesi is renowned for his refined musicianship, allied to a flawless technique
Harry Pope, drummer

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 03 May 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 03 May 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Ready for a beat treat? Join us for a free lunchtime show from the drummer and his experimental jazz trio
Ready for a beat treat? Join us for a free lunchtime show from the drummer and his experimental jazz...
Lunch Money, band

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Fri 03 May 2019
5:30 pm | Fri 03 May 2019
gigs
electronic
Can you take robot music, and play it live? Hear experimental dub from the London-based collective
Can you take robot music, and play it live? Hear experimental dub from the London-based collective
Absolute Bird Australian Birdsong, City of London Sinfonia performing
7:30 pm
Fri 03 May 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 03 May 2019
classical music
Hear the sounds of the Australian skies in a programme featuring a UK premiere by Hollis Taylor
Hear the sounds of the Australian skies in a programme featuring a UK premiere by Hollis Taylor

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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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