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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

12 JUN – 8 SEP 2019: Kiss My Genders celebrates more than 30 international artists whose work explores and engages with gender identity.

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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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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
Juliana Huxtable Untitled (Lil’ Marvel) 2015, image courtesy of the artist and Project Native Informant London.
Various times
12 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
Various times | 12 Jun 2019 - 8 Sep 2019
art & exhibitions
12 JUN – 8 SEP 2019: A group exhibition exploring gender identity and gender fluidity
12 JUN – 8 SEP 2019: A group exhibition exploring gender identity and gender fluidity
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
Young musicians performing in Royal Festival Hall
7:00 pm
Thu 27 Jun 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 27 Jun 2019
classical music
Revel in the energy of Lewisham’s young people at an exuberant event showcasing their musical talents
Revel in the energy of Lewisham’s young people at an exuberant event showcasing their musical...
Violet Nights: Queer Activism Now

Free

Free

7:00 pm
Thu 27 Jun 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 27 Jun 2019
Fifty years on from the Stonewall riots, examine and explore queer activism now and in the future
Fifty years on from the Stonewall riots, examine and explore queer activism now and in the future
Puppet from Rug Rhymes

Free

Free

Various times
3 May 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
Various times | 3 May 2019 - 19 Jul 2019
family & young people
literature & poetry
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
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...
Eleni Era

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
gigs
The classical pianist and vocalist presents a stripped-down version of her dream-pop album Rise Love
The classical pianist and vocalist presents a stripped-down version of her dream-pop album Rise Love

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
6:00 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
gigs
His track ‘Money God’ was described by The Fader as ‘angry and powerful’
His track ‘Money God’ was described by The Fader as ‘angry and powerful’
Mohsen Namjoo, singer
7:30 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
gigs
The revolutionary musician known as the Bob Dylan of Iran blends Persian classical with rock and blues
The revolutionary musician known as the Bob Dylan of Iran blends Persian classical with rock and...
Christianne Stotijn, singer
7:30 pm
Fri 28 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 28 Jun 2019
classical music
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
The Bach Choir performs Beethoven with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Digital drawing of a man's face
10:30 pm
28 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
10:30 pm | 28 Jun 2019 - 29 Jun 2019
gigs
electronic
A special edition of Harlecore, the euphoric hardcore series captained by Danny L Harle, aka DJ Danny
A special edition of Harlecore, the euphoric hardcore series captained by Danny L Harle, aka DJ...
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
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
Young musicians performing on stage
7:30 pm
Sat 29 Jun 2019
7:30 pm | Sat 29 Jun 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Delight in a showcase of well-loved works performed by Trinity Laban’s talented young musicians
Delight in a showcase of well-loved works performed by Trinity Laban’s talented young musicians
Emilie Jacomet in The Upsidedown Man
7:45 pm
Sat 29 Jun 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 29 Jun 2019
performance & dance
dance
What is it like to live between two countries, two cultures and two traditions?
What is it like to live between two countries, two cultures and two traditions?
The Light in the Piazza at Southbank Centre
Various times
14 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
Various times | 14 Jun 2019 - 5 Jul 2019
performance & dance
accessible events
Be transported to a sun-drenched Italian piazza by the Broadway hit musical
Be transported to a sun-drenched Italian piazza by the Broadway hit musical
Conductor, Oliver Zeffman
6:30 pm
Sun 30 Jun 2019
6:30 pm | Sun 30 Jun 2019
classical music
A concert performance of The Demon by Rubinstein
A concert performance of The Demon by Rubinstein
Young musician playing the saxophone
7:00 pm
Sun 30 Jun 2019
7:00 pm | Sun 30 Jun 2019
classical music
The talented young musicians of the Royal College of Music Junior Department perform live
The talented young musicians of the Royal College of Music Junior Department perform live
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
Sold out
Various times
8 Oct 2018 - 1 Jul 2019
Various times | 8 Oct 2018 - 1 Jul 2019
courses & workshops
family & young people
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at parents, carers and babies
Sold out
London Philharmonic Orchestra
7:30 pm
Mon 01 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Mon 01 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The spotlight's on talented young musicians and composers in an exploration of cantus firmus chant
The spotlight's on talented young musicians and composers in an exploration of cantus firmus...
François Chaplin and Marcela Roggeri
7:45 pm
Mon 01 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Mon 01 Jul 2019
classical music
Be transported to 1920s Paris at a concert of spirited piano works including Ravel, Satie and Gershwin
Be transported to 1920s Paris at a concert of spirited piano works including Ravel, Satie and...

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
Headshot of Ocean Vuong, American poet
7:15 pm
Tue 02 Jul 2019
7:15 pm | Tue 02 Jul 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
The poet reflects on his debut novel: an exploration of race, class and masculinity in contemporary America
The poet reflects on his debut novel: an exploration of race, class and masculinity in contemporary...
Andrew Gourlay, conductor
7:30 pm
Tue 02 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Tue 02 Jul 2019
classical music
Hear awe-inspiring works by Rachmaninov and Holst with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Hear awe-inspiring works by Rachmaninov and Holst with the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra
Hicham Berrada, Augures mathématiques, 2019 (detail). C-Print. © ADAGP Hicham Berrada. Courtesy the artist and kamel mennour, Paris/London

Free

Free

Various times
3 Jul 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
Various times | 3 Jul 2019 - 18 Aug 2019
art & exhibitions
3 JUL – 18 AUG: A free HENI Project Space exhibition of kaleidoscopic works bringing together art and science
3 JUL – 18 AUG: A free HENI Project Space exhibition of kaleidoscopic works bringing together art...
In Harmony Lambeth – 10th Anniversary Concert

Free

Free

7:30 pm
Wed 03 Jul 2019
7:30 pm | Wed 03 Jul 2019
family & young people
Get ready for a gala performance of young musicians with Southbank Sinfonia and Pegasus Opera
Get ready for a gala performance of young musicians with Southbank Sinfonia and Pegasus Opera
Maps, musician
7:45 pm
Wed 03 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 03 Jul 2019
gigs
electronic
Hear the impressionistic new album from the Mercury Prize-nominated artist behind We Can Create
Hear the impressionistic new album from the Mercury Prize-nominated artist behind We Can Create
Kayo Chingonyi, poet

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Wed 03 Jul 2019
8:00 pm | Wed 03 Jul 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Hear the freshest voices in contemporary poetry read from their new pamphlets
Hear the freshest voices in contemporary poetry read from their new pamphlets
Tarang, Indian music ensemble
7:45 pm
Thu 04 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 04 Jul 2019
classical music
gigs
From the roots of Indian classical music come rich, soulful original works
From the roots of Indian classical music come rich, soulful original works
Audeince members at talks

Free

Free

11:30 am
Fri 05 Jul 2019
11:30 am | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
talks & debates
In the 21st century, how does new music get made?
In the 21st century, how does new music get made?
Khyam Allami

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Explore the confluence of the oud and electroacoustics in this free concert
Explore the confluence of the oud and electroacoustics in this free concert
The Belfast Ensemble

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
2:30 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
talks & debates
What 'sings' about a story? Composer Conor Mitchell leads a discussion on music and the art of theatre
What 'sings' about a story? Composer Conor Mitchell leads a discussion on music and the...
Audeince Members at Talks

Free

Free

3:45 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
3:45 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
talks & debates
courses & workshops
Get clued up on writing music using the microtonal intervals of the Arabic musical scale
Get clued up on writing music using the microtonal intervals of the Arabic musical scale
Khyam Allami

Free

Free

Various times
5 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
Various times | 5 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
gigs
folk & world
Contemplate the challenges of the 21st century in this oud-based sound installation
Contemplate the challenges of the 21st century in this oud-based sound installation
Numb Mob

Free

Free

5:15 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
5:15 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Adventure into the world of avant-garde electronic duo Numb Mob
Adventure into the world of avant-garde electronic duo Numb Mob
The Organ being played

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
6:30 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
The Quietus dubbed Claire Singer’s debut album ‘genuinely magical’
The Quietus dubbed Claire Singer’s debut album ‘genuinely magical’
Painting of a women in a mirror

Free

Free

8:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Boys encounter ballet for the first time in a new 15-minute drama with dance, composed by Klein
Boys encounter ballet for the first time in a new 15-minute drama with dance, composed by Klein
New Music: Trespassing

Free

Free

9:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
9:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
What will music become in our rapidly changing cities? A new commission investigates
What will music become in our rapidly changing cities? A new commission investigates
Forest Swords and Immix Ensemble

Free

Free

10:00 pm
Fri 05 Jul 2019
10:00 pm | Fri 05 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Dive into genre-bending electronic sounds at this free summertime club night
Dive into genre-bending electronic sounds at this free summertime club night
365 Stories and Music, Aidan O’Rourke and Kit Downes

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
12:00 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Words, music, the disarming drama of stripped-back storytelling
Words, music, the disarming drama of stripped-back storytelling
Shiva Feshareki, experimental composer

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
1:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Turntable artist Shiva Feshareki samples an orchestra live in a radical sonic sculpture
Turntable artist Shiva Feshareki samples an orchestra live in a radical sonic sculpture
James Robertson, writer
2:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Keep it short and sweet in this workshop on the art of the 365-word story
Keep it short and sweet in this workshop on the art of the 365-word story

Free

Free

2:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
2:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
gigs
contemporary classical
Inspired by water and ritual, Arun Ghosh presents a new composition for wind orchestra and percussion
Inspired by water and ritual, Arun Ghosh presents a new composition for wind orchestra and...
Gazelle Twin, composer

Free

Free

3:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
3:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
gigs
Prepare for a melding of genres as two innovative musicians perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Prepare for a melding of genres as two innovative musicians perform with the BBC Concert Orchestra
Musician on stage

Free

Free

4:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
4:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Hear a piece described as ‘a music of close whispers and myriad reflections’ by composer Edmund Finnis
Hear a piece described as ‘a music of close whispers and myriad reflections’ by composer Edmund...
Pxssy Palace X BBZ

Free

Free

5:00 pm
6 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
5:00 pm | 6 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
gigs
pop
Usher in the summer at a bumper Pride party on our Riverside Terrace
Usher in the summer at a bumper Pride party on our Riverside Terrace
Khyam Allami, musician

Free

Free

5:30 pm
Sat 06 Jul 2019
5:30 pm | Sat 06 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Experience the oud-based sound installation and speak to its creator, Khyam Allami
Experience the oud-based sound installation and speak to its creator, Khyam Allami

Free

Free

Various times
6 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
Various times | 6 Jul 2019 - 7 Jul 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Dip into nostalgia with this mesmerising symphony, provided by ice cream vans
Dip into nostalgia with this mesmerising symphony, provided by ice cream vans

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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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