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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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Ben Chatwin, composer and producer
7:45 pm
Thu 25 Jul 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 25 Jul 2019
gigs
contemporary classical
An evening of expansive music and visuals with live performances from CUTS, Ben Chatwin and Snow Palms
An evening of expansive music and visuals with live performances from CUTS, Ben Chatwin and Snow...
Yael Naim, singer-songwriter
7:45 pm
Sun 04 Aug 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 04 Aug 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Eleven years on from the runaway success of ‘New Soul’, hear irresistible folk-pop from the singer-songwriter
Eleven years on from the runaway success of ‘New Soul’, hear irresistible folk-pop from the...
anaïs, musician
7:45 pm
Mon 05 Aug 2019
7:45 pm | Mon 05 Aug 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
Following in the footsteps of Nina Simone, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, the soul artist sings of freedom
Following in the footsteps of Nina Simone, Bob Dylan and Bob Marley, the soul artist sings of...
Azekel, singer-songwriter
7:45 pm
Wed 07 Aug 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 07 Aug 2019
gigs
pop
Progressive R&B artist Azekel doesn’t linger on the standard love song
Progressive R&B artist Azekel doesn’t linger on the standard love song
Nakhane Toure, musician
7:45 pm
Fri 09 Aug 2019
7:45 pm | Fri 09 Aug 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
Surrender to the ravishing voice of the rising pop star behind emotionally charged debut You Will Not Die
Surrender to the ravishing voice of the rising pop star behind emotionally charged debut You Will...
Radiant Children, band
7:45 pm
Sun 11 Aug 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 11 Aug 2019
gigs
Brimming with grit and gloss, the transatlantic trio effortlessly blends R&B, soul, funk and jazz
Brimming with grit and gloss, the transatlantic trio effortlessly blends R&B, soul, funk and...
Devil's Pie (2019) film still
6:45 pm
Thu 15 Aug 2019
6:45 pm | Thu 15 Aug 2019
gigs
In an exclusive UK premiere, see the documentary about the disappearance – and return – of D’Angelo
In an exclusive UK premiere, see the documentary about the disappearance – and return – of...
Etgar Keret, writer
7:15 pm
Tue 03 Sep 2019
7:15 pm | Tue 03 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Hear from renowned short-story writer Etgar Keret as he presents a new collection, Fly Already
Hear from renowned short-story writer Etgar Keret as he presents a new collection, Fly Already
Ann Liebeck with musicians
7:45 pm
Fri 06 Sep 2019
7:45 pm | Fri 06 Sep 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
A seductive introduction to the sultriest music of the early 20th century
A seductive introduction to the sultriest music of the early 20th century
Ancient Roots New Leaves
7:45 pm
Sun 08 Sep 2019
7:45 pm | Sun 08 Sep 2019
classical music
Preserving the ancient tradition of classical Persian music, Maestro Dariush Talai performs with young virtuosos
Preserving the ancient tradition of classical Persian music, Maestro Dariush Talai performs with...
Nathan Filer, writer
7:15 pm
Mon 09 Sep 2019
7:15 pm | Mon 09 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
talks & debates
Hear from two award-winning writers as they challenge myths and misconceptions around patient care
Hear from two award-winning writers as they challenge myths and misconceptions around patient care
Atom String Quartet
7:00 pm
Tue 10 Sep 2019
7:00 pm | Tue 10 Sep 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
An improvisatory string quartet opens up the hidden region between classical and jazz
An improvisatory string quartet opens up the hidden region between classical and jazz
Empirical quartet
7:00 pm
Wed 11 Sep 2019
7:00 pm | Wed 11 Sep 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Find out what happens when rehearsal meets jam with a jazz/classical collaboration
Find out what happens when rehearsal meets jam with a jazz/classical collaboration
String Ting at Southbank Centre
7:00 pm
Thu 12 Sep 2019
7:00 pm | Thu 12 Sep 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
The strings are the thing as charismatic young trio StringTing perform jazz standards
The strings are the thing as charismatic young trio StringTing perform jazz standards
7:00 pm
Fri 13 Sep 2019
7:00 pm | Fri 13 Sep 2019
film screenings
tours & activities
The true story of Cornelius Walker, for whom everything changed when Damilola Taylor was killed
The true story of Cornelius Walker, for whom everything changed when Damilola Taylor was killed
Black is Beautiful with Mata
4:00 pm
Sat 14 Sep 2019
4:00 pm | Sat 14 Sep 2019
The 20-year-old make-up artist shaking up the industry shares her tips, tricks and story
The 20-year-old make-up artist shaking up the industry shares her tips, tricks and story
Africa Utopia Member's Salon at the Royal Festival Hall
3:30 pm
Sun 15 Sep 2019
3:30 pm | Sun 15 Sep 2019
talks & debates
Yes, there are roles outside rap for black men in the music industry - our panel explores
Yes, there are roles outside rap for black men in the music industry - our panel explores
Africa Utopia Member's Salon at the Royal Festival Hall
6:00 pm
Sun 15 Sep 2019
6:00 pm | Sun 15 Sep 2019
Be educated, be motivated and be moved by the stories behind the campaign that is challenging stereotypes
Be educated, be motivated and be moved by the stories behind the campaign that is challenging...
Rox, singer-songwriter
7:00 pm
Sat 21 Sep 2019
7:00 pm | Sat 21 Sep 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Meet the music of Roxanne Tataei with a listening session, interview and live performance
Meet the music of Roxanne Tataei with a listening session, interview and live performance
Gustav Mahler, composer
7:15 pm
Sun 22 Sep 2019
7:15 pm | Sun 22 Sep 2019
classical music
A rare chance to hear Mahler’s poignant masterwork in an intimate version for chamber orchestra
A rare chance to hear Mahler’s poignant masterwork in an intimate version for chamber orchestra
Sabrina Mahfouz, poet
7:45 pm
Mon 23 Sep 2019
7:45 pm | Mon 23 Sep 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Join us for the launch of this anthology of working-class artists on art, life and making it happen
Join us for the launch of this anthology of working-class artists on art, life and making it happen
LCO soloists
3:00 pm
Tue 24 Sep 2019
3:00 pm | Tue 24 Sep 2019
gigs
contemporary classical
Get a glimpse of how music is made at an open session with producer Rival Consoles and LCO
Get a glimpse of how music is made at an open session with producer Rival Consoles and LCO
Ryan Lee West, known under the name Rival Consoles
7:45 pm
Tue 24 Sep 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 24 Sep 2019
gigs
electronic
Hear experimental sounds from Rival Consoles and LCO in this performance
Hear experimental sounds from Rival Consoles and LCO in this performance
Tunday Akintan, singer-songwriter
7:45 pm
Wed 25 Sep 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 25 Sep 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Looking for a rare Yoruful groove? Look no further than the saxophonist and his intoxicating rhythms
Looking for a rare Yoruful groove? Look no further than the saxophonist and his intoxicating rhythms
Out-Spoken: September at Southbank Centre
7:45 pm
Thu 26 Sep 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 26 Sep 2019
gigs
literature & poetry
Kick off Out-Spoken’s Southbank Centre residency with a night of superlative poetry and live music
Kick off Out-Spoken’s Southbank Centre residency with a night of superlative poetry and live music
Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh + Thomas Bartlett
7:45 pm
Fri 27 Sep 2019
7:45 pm | Fri 27 Sep 2019
gigs
The fiddler and pianist from Irish folk supergroup The Gloaming perform music of exceptional beauty
The fiddler and pianist from Irish folk supergroup The Gloaming perform music of exceptional beauty
Julia Morneweg, cellist
7:45 pm
Tue 01 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 01 Oct 2019
classical music
Pianist Yulia Chaplina curates a programme of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Stravinsky
Pianist Yulia Chaplina curates a programme of Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninov, Scriabin and Stravinsky
Dillon, singer
7:45 pm
Wed 02 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 02 Oct 2019
gigs
rock & alternative
Eerie piano arrangements and electronic soundscapes from the singer-songwriter’s new EP
Eerie piano arrangements and electronic soundscapes from the singer-songwriter’s new EP
Jambinai, rock band
7:45 pm
Thu 03 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 03 Oct 2019
gigs
The Korean band perform their groundbreaking post-rock mix of folk, metal, jazz and traditional music
The Korean band perform their groundbreaking post-rock mix of folk, metal, jazz and traditional...
Jasdeep Singh Degun, musician
7:45 pm
Fri 04 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Fri 04 Oct 2019
classical music
Rich, cinematic and emotionally charged Indian music from the award-winning sitarist
Rich, cinematic and emotionally charged Indian music from the award-winning sitarist
Reiko Fujisawa
7:45 pm
Sat 05 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Sat 05 Oct 2019
classical music
Pianist Reiko Fujisawa illuminates the life and work of Clara Schumann through music and words
Pianist Reiko Fujisawa illuminates the life and work of Clara Schumann through music and words
Reckless Sleepers
Various times
11 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
Various times | 11 Oct 2019 - 12 Oct 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
It's a love story. It's a slapstick comedy. It's slasher, action, melodrama - and not a word is spoken
It's a love story. It's a slapstick comedy. It's slasher, action, melodrama - and not...
7:45 pm
Wed 16 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Wed 16 Oct 2019
performance & dance
performance & theatre
Part philosophical monologue, part whimsical dance performance, wholly original
Part philosophical monologue, part whimsical dance performance, wholly original
Out-Spoken: October at Southbank Centre
7:45 pm
Thu 17 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Thu 17 Oct 2019
gigs
literature & poetry
Ring in Poetry International festival with your monthly dose of stellar live music and poetry
Ring in Poetry International festival with your monthly dose of stellar live music and poetry
Heaux Noire illustration
6:30 pm
Fri 18 Oct 2019
6:30 pm | Fri 18 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Listen up as womxn* of colour share their stories through poetry and music
Listen up as womxn* of colour share their stories through poetry and music
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1:30 pm
Sat 19 Oct 2019
1:30 pm | Sat 19 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Poets Raymond Antrobus, Ilya Kaminsky and Lisa Kelly share the stage to perform their latest works
Poets Raymond Antrobus, Ilya Kaminsky and Lisa Kelly share the stage to perform their latest works
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Nineb Lamassau

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6:30 pm
Sat 19 Oct 2019
6:30 pm | Sat 19 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Be here for the launch of a groundbreaking anthology of poetry written in endangered languages
Be here for the launch of a groundbreaking anthology of poetry written in endangered languages
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Patricia Smith, poet

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1:30 pm
Sun 20 Oct 2019
1:30 pm | Sun 20 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
poetry
Fire up disruptive poetry in this live reading and discussion with internationally renowned poets
Fire up disruptive poetry in this live reading and discussion with internationally renowned poets
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Fatima Bhutto, writer

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7:15 pm
Mon 21 Oct 2019
7:15 pm | Mon 21 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Mass culture from the East is taking on Hollywood and finding a truly global audience
Mass culture from the East is taking on Hollywood and finding a truly global audience
Baby Yaga, part of London Literature Festival
Various times
22 Oct 2019 - 23 Oct 2019
Various times | 22 Oct 2019 - 23 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
performance & dance
A new take on an old Russian folktale, guaranteed to give you lots to chew on
A new take on an old Russian folktale, guaranteed to give you lots to chew on
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Louise Doughty, writer

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7:45 pm
Tue 22 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 22 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Journey into the minds of the dead with the renowned authors’ latest narratives
Journey into the minds of the dead with the renowned authors’ latest narratives
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Gérard Pesson, composer

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6:00 pm
Thu 24 Oct 2019
6:00 pm | Thu 24 Oct 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Discover the music of French composer Gérard Pesson with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Discover the music of French composer Gérard Pesson with the Philharmonia Orchestra
King Midas Sound

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8:00 pm
Thu 24 Oct 2019
8:00 pm | Thu 24 Oct 2019
gigs
electronic
Lean into the sound of loss with a live performance of the group’s ‘deep and dark’ fourth album
Lean into the sound of loss with a live performance of the group’s ‘deep and dark’ fourth...
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Maggie Aderin-Pocock, scientist
2:00 pm
Fri 25 Oct 2019
2:00 pm | Fri 25 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
writers
Get set for the cosmic trip of a lifetime on this interactive tour
Get set for the cosmic trip of a lifetime on this interactive tour
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Kamini Ramachandran

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8:00 pm
Fri 25 Oct 2019
8:00 pm | Fri 25 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Live performance meets film and haunting writing in this event showcasing Singaporean writing
Live performance meets film and haunting writing in this event showcasing Singaporean writing
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Muhammad Khan, author
11:30 am
Sat 26 Oct 2019
11:30 am | Sat 26 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Gear up for all things YA with some of the genre’s most exciting fiction authors
Gear up for all things YA with some of the genre’s most exciting fiction authors
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Matthew Sadler and Natasha Regan

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7:15 pm
Sat 26 Oct 2019
7:15 pm | Sat 26 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
Three board game champions come together to discuss being the first in their field to take on AI
Three board game champions come together to discuss being the first in their field to take on AI
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Women Rewriting Homer: Madeline Miller & Sharlene Teo

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12:00 pm
Sun 27 Oct 2019
12:00 pm | Sun 27 Oct 2019
literature & poetry
What is it about tales of monsters, witches, green children and talking animals that speak to the present?
What is it about tales of monsters, witches, green children and talking animals that speak to the...
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Ives Ensemble presents UK premières. Richard Rijnvos, composer
7:45 pm
Mon 28 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Mon 28 Oct 2019
classical music
contemporary classical
Enter the glistening soundworld of UK-based composer Richard Rijnvos, with the cutting-edge ensemble
Enter the glistening soundworld of UK-based composer Richard Rijnvos, with the cutting-edge ensemble
SB Circle, band
7:45 pm
Tue 29 Oct 2019
7:45 pm | Tue 29 Oct 2019
gigs
jazz & blues
Playing the zither-like gayageum, Kyungso Park flows easily between traditional and contemporary music
Playing the zither-like gayageum, Kyungso Park flows easily between traditional and contemporary...

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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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