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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.

On now: Bridget Riley

UNTIL 26 JAN 2020: a major retrospective exhibition devoted to the work of the celebrated British artist.

Bridget Riley tickets

★★★★★ a shimmering, rolling, flickering spectacular
The Guardian on Bridget Riley

Hayward Gallery opening times

11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed. Late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.

Tue 24, Wed 25 & Thu 26 Dec: closed
Fri 27 – Mon 30 Dec: 11am – 7pm
Tue 31 Dec: closed
Wed 1 Jan: 11am – 7pm

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Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
Various times | 3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Orchestra in Royal Festival Hall
7:30 pm
Thu 12 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Thu 12 Dec 2019
classical music
350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra
350 voices in monumental harmony with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
Various times | 3 Oct 2019 - 12 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Various times
4 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
Various times | 4 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Shake, rattle and gong with your little ones
Ben Walker

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 13 Dec 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 13 Dec 2019
gigs
The folk guitarist shows his passion for putting old jewels in new settings in a warm and whimsical set
The folk guitarist shows his passion for putting old jewels in new settings in a warm and whimsical...
Ralph McTell, singer-songwriter
7:30 pm
Fri 13 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Fri 13 Dec 2019
gigs
folk & world
The folk singer-songwriter brings his songs to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative stories
The folk singer-songwriter brings his songs to life with virtuoso guitar picking and evocative...
Various times
23 Nov 2019 - 23 Feb 2020
Various times | 23 Nov 2019 - 23 Feb 2020
art & exhibitions
family & young people
Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements
Play in giant sandpits illuminated by beautiful graphics, creating music with your own movements
Christmas Carol Singalong at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sat 14 Dec 2019
Various times | Sat 14 Dec 2019
classical music
Deck the halls for a jolly afternoon of festive favourites with irrepressible showman Jonathan Cohen
Deck the halls for a jolly afternoon of festive favourites with irrepressible showman Jonathan Cohen
Alan Titchmarsh, television presenter
8:00 pm
Sat 14 Dec 2019
8:00 pm | Sat 14 Dec 2019
classical music
The presenter hosts a wonderful concert of festive classics and carols for all
The presenter hosts a wonderful concert of festive classics and carols for all
Orchestra in Royal Festival Hall
3:00 pm
Sun 15 Dec 2019
3:00 pm | Sun 15 Dec 2019
classical music
Get into the festive spirit with seasonal music from the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Bach Choir
Get into the festive spirit with seasonal music from the Philharmonia Orchestra and The Bach Choir
Christmas concert in Royal Festival Hall
7:30 pm
Sun 15 Dec 2019
7:30 pm | Sun 15 Dec 2019
classical music
Capture the true spirit of the season at a joyous concert of festive and traditional music
Capture the true spirit of the season at a joyous concert of festive and traditional music
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
17 Sep 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
Various times | 17 Sep 2019 - 18 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Circus 1903 at Southbank Centre
Various times
19 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
Various times | 19 Dec 2019 - 5 Jan 2020
performance & dance
family & young people
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Roll up, roll up for the daredevil entertainment and sensational animal puppetry of this circus
Chiminyo, musical artist

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Fri 20 Dec 2019
1:00 pm | Fri 20 Dec 2019
gigs
Era-spanning dance-scapes feature ethereal arpeggios, thumping acid basslines and heavy beats
Era-spanning dance-scapes feature ethereal arpeggios, thumping acid basslines and heavy beats

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Tue 24 Dec 2019
12:00 pm | Tue 24 Dec 2019
family & young people
dance
Jump, jive and wail at a free festive dance class and party to start your holiday in style
Jump, jive and wail at a free festive dance class and party to start your holiday in style
Queer Tango at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

2:00 pm
Thu 26 Dec 2019
2:00 pm | Thu 26 Dec 2019
courses & workshops
dance
Dance cheek to cheek at an afternoon of Argentinian tango lessons, social dancing and performances
Dance cheek to cheek at an afternoon of Argentinian tango lessons, social dancing and performances

Free

Free

1:00 pm
Wed 01 Jan 2020
1:00 pm | Wed 01 Jan 2020
gigs
folk & world
A rip-roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, heart-thumping, blood-pumping hoedown
A rip-roaring, thigh-slapping, pavement-stomping, heart-thumping, blood-pumping hoedown
Various times
14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
Various times | 14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
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
14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
Various times | 14 Sep 2019 - 25 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Get an introduction to the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra
Bridget Riley, Aria, 2012. © Bridget Riley 2019. All rights reserved.
7:00 pm
Thu 09 Jan 2020
7:00 pm | Thu 09 Jan 2020
art & exhibitions
talks & debates
US-based curator Lynne Cooke discusses Riley’s innovative practice
US-based curator Lynne Cooke discusses Riley’s innovative practice
From Festival of Love Gamelan Showcase, 9 July 2016.
Various times
11 Jan 2020 - 21 Mar 2020
Various times | 11 Jan 2020 - 21 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Aged 11 to 18? Come explore ensemble music-making on our Javanese gamelan
Dancers in the Johann Strauss Gala
2:30 pm
Sat 11 Jan 2020
2:30 pm | Sat 11 Jan 2020
classical music
Take a seat for a quintessentially Viennese experience in this gala event
Take a seat for a quintessentially Viennese experience in this gala event
OAE Tots at Southbank Centre
Various times
Sun 12 Jan 2020
Various times | Sun 12 Jan 2020
classical music
family & young people
The OAE’s interactive music-making session for ages two to five introduces Telemann’s noble steed
The OAE’s interactive music-making session for ages two to five introduces Telemann’s noble...
Headshot of  Jeremy Noel-Tod
2:00 pm
Sun 12 Jan 2020
2:00 pm | Sun 12 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
On the day of the TS Eliot Prize Readings, the poetry critic assesses this year's shortlist
Portrait of Poet, TS Eliot
7:00 pm
Sun 12 Jan 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 12 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
On the eve of the TS Eliot Prize, hear the shortlisted poets reading from their own work
On the eve of the TS Eliot Prize, hear the shortlisted poets reading from their own work
Various times
7 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
Various times | 7 Oct 2019 - 17 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
family & young people
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at new parents, carers and non-crawling babies
Join this relaxing music workshop aimed at new parents, carers and non-crawling babies
Woman playing Gamelan
Various times
13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
Various times | 13 Jan 2020 - 23 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
This spring, try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan with this beginners' course
This spring, try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan with this beginners' course
Workshop participants sat at a table
7:00 pm
Mon 13 Jan 2020
7:00 pm | Mon 13 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Poet Richard Scott helps you to apply your poetic skills to our art and artefacts in a six-session course
Poet Richard Scott helps you to apply your poetic skills to our art and artefacts in a six-session...
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools

Free

Free

Various times
17 Sep 2019 - 14 Jul 2020
Various times | 17 Sep 2019 - 14 Jul 2020
courses & workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to explore gamelan and poetry in a series of free workshops
We invite Lambeth primary schools to explore gamelan and poetry in a series of free workshops
Free Gamelan and Poetry workshop for Lambeth Schools
Various times
14 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Various times | 14 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Get a group together to have a go at playing the beautiful Javanese gamelan
Adult group playing Gamelan
Various times
15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
Various times | 15 Jan 2020 - 25 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Try your hand at playing the Javanese gamelan percussion orchestra with this beginners' course
Ravi Shankar, sitarist

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7:30 pm
Wed 15 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 15 Jan 2020
classical music
gigs
Revel in Ravi Shankar’s only opera, brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Revel in Ravi Shankar’s only opera, brought to life by the London Philharmonic Orchestra
A man playing Gamelan
Various times
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Various times | 16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Take your gamelan-playing skills to the next level with this intermediate course
Philharmonia Orchestra on-stage

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7:30 pm
Thu 16 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 16 Jan 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Birthday celebrations begin for the Philharmonia Orchestra with a new horn concerto
Birthday celebrations begin for the Philharmonia Orchestra with a new horn concerto
Group of people playing Gamelan
Various times
16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
Various times | 16 Jan 2020 - 26 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Put your gamelan experience to the test with our advanced course
Installation of Jesse Wine The Whole Vibe of Everything

Free

Free

12:00 pm
Sat 18 Jan 2020
12:00 pm | Sat 18 Jan 2020
courses & workshops
How do works of art actually get into a gallery space? What's it like to work with an artist?
How do works of art actually get into a gallery space? What's it like to work with an artist?
Stephane Degout, baritone

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7:30 pm
Sat 18 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 18 Jan 2020
classical music
Marvel at Fauré’s sublime choral-orchestral mass with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Marvel at Fauré’s sublime choral-orchestral mass with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

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7:30 pm
Sun 19 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sun 19 Jan 2020
classical music
Contemplate fresh musical horizons after the Second World War with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Contemplate fresh musical horizons after the Second World War with the Philharmonia Orchestra
Jude Yawson, writer
7:00 pm
Mon 20 Jan 2020
7:00 pm | Mon 20 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
writers
How can your writing tackle the climate crisis?
How can your writing tackle the climate crisis?
Various times
21 Jan 2020 - 5 Feb 2020
Various times | 21 Jan 2020 - 5 Feb 2020
art & exhibitions
courses & workshops
Book your place on a bespoke sensory and interactive day exclusively for SEND school groups
Book your place on a bespoke sensory and interactive day exclusively for SEND school groups
Sandi Toksvig, writer and broadcaster
7:30 pm
Thu 23 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 23 Jan 2020
performance & dance
comedy & cabaret
The Bake Off host is back with her one-woman show, packed with tall stories and funny facts
The Bake Off host is back with her one-woman show, packed with tall stories and funny facts
Sean Shibe holding his guitars

Free

Free

6:30 pm
Fri 24 Jan 2020
6:30 pm | Fri 24 Jan 2020
courses & workshops
Spend an evening with the innovative musician, exploring ways of writing new repertoire for guitar
Spend an evening with the innovative musician, exploring ways of writing new repertoire for guitar
Participants of a workshop
1:00 pm
Sat 25 Jan 2020
1:00 pm | Sat 25 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
By the metre: navigate the world of poetry at our monthly three-hour weekend writing workshop, facilitated by leading UK/US poets.
By the metre: navigate the world of poetry at our monthly three-hour weekend writing workshop,...
Martin and Sherlie Kemp
7:30 pm
Sat 25 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 25 Jan 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
It's big, it's brassy, it’s the music of Broadway!
It's big, it's brassy, it’s the music of Broadway!
School children singing next to a piano
10:30 am
Wed 29 Jan 2020
10:30 am | Wed 29 Jan 2020
courses & workshops
Tune up at a day of interactive, artist-led music workshops for primary schools
Tune up at a day of interactive, artist-led music workshops for primary schools
Paul Burston, journalist and author
7:30 pm
Wed 29 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 29 Jan 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Welcome the new year with an edition of the LGBTQ+ literary salon headlined by the novelist and critic
Welcome the new year with an edition of the LGBTQ+ literary salon headlined by the novelist and...
Participants of podcasting course

Free

Free

Various times
26 Sep 2019 - 27 Mar 2020
Various times | 26 Sep 2019 - 27 Mar 2020
courses & workshops
Want to make your own podcast? Find out how on a free two-day course for ages 18 – 25
Want to make your own podcast? Find out how on a free two-day course for ages 18 – 25
Little Louie Vega Project
7:30 pm
Thu 30 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 30 Jan 2020
gigs
jazz & blues
Playing house-infused jazz, funk, dance and soul music, it's the live band project of the house music icon
Playing house-infused jazz, funk, dance and soul music, it's the live band project of the house...
IPS 2016/17/18
7:30 pm
Fri 31 Jan 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 31 Jan 2020
classical music
Enjoy two piano concertos, each with a story to tell, performed by Mozart’s greatest interpreter
Enjoy two piano concertos, each with a story to tell, performed by Mozart’s greatest interpreter
Vladimir Jurowski, conductor
3:00 pm
Sat 01 Feb 2020
3:00 pm | Sat 01 Feb 2020
classical music
Join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the third part of Wagner’s magnificent Ring Cycle
Join the London Philharmonic Orchestra for the third part of Wagner’s magnificent Ring Cycle
NieR orchestra on stage
Various times
Sun 02 Feb 2020
Various times | Sun 02 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Unearthly music from the cult video game is performed live in a European premiere
Unearthly music from the cult video game is performed live in a European premiere
Sold out
Gerard Brooks, organist

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7:30 pm
Mon 03 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 03 Feb 2020
classical music
You may be familiar with the Toccata of Widor’s Symphony No.5 - but the rest deserves repeating
You may be familiar with the Toccata of Widor’s Symphony No.5 - but the rest deserves repeating
Mark Wigglesworth, conductor

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7:30 pm
Tue 04 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 04 Feb 2020
classical music
Meditate on night skies full of wonder with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Meditate on night skies full of wonder with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
Musicians, Aly Bain and Jerry Douglas
7:30 pm
Thu 06 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 06 Feb 2020
gigs
folk & world
Today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians revisit shared roots and forge new common ground
Today’s finest Celtic and Americana musicians revisit shared roots and forge new common ground
Cecelia Bruggemeyer, double bass

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7:00 pm
Fri 07 Feb 2020
7:00 pm | Fri 07 Feb 2020
classical music
Investigate Mozart’s last three symphonies with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Investigate Mozart’s last three symphonies with the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment
Marco Blaauw, trumpeter

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7:30 pm
Sat 08 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 08 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Masterworks from 1801, 1901 and 2001 open the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Masterworks from 1801, 1901 and 2001 open the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Santtu-Matias Rouvali, conductor

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3:00 pm
Sun 09 Feb 2020
3:00 pm | Sun 09 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
From Russia with love: Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in the country’s classics
From Russia with love: Santtu-Matias Rouvali conducts the Philharmonia Orchestra in the country’s...
Isabel Allende, author
7:00 pm
Sun 09 Feb 2020
7:00 pm | Sun 09 Feb 2020
british sign language
speech to text
For the first time in 12 years, one of the most widely read novelists in the world visits the UK
For the first time in 12 years, one of the most widely read novelists in the world visits the UK
Chris Braide and Marc Almond, British songwriters
7:30 pm
Mon 10 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Mon 10 Feb 2020
gigs
pop
The inimitable singer performs a selection of hits and material from new album Chaos and a Dancing Star
The inimitable singer performs a selection of hits and material from new album Chaos and a Dancing...
The Bach Choir Mass in B Minor. Robin Blaze, countertenor
7:30 pm
Tue 11 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Tue 11 Feb 2020
classical music
The Bach Choir sings Bach’s magnificent mass
The Bach Choir sings Bach’s magnificent mass
Child and adult at Southbank Centre during Imagine Children's Festival

Free

Free

Various times
12 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
Various times | 12 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
family & young people
Step this way for stories and games to spark your imagination
Step this way for stories and games to spark your imagination
Baby in multi-sensory tent
Various times
12 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
Various times | 12 Feb 2020 - 14 Feb 2020
family & young people
Wonder at the world in a multi-sensory experience for pre-walking babies and their grown-ups
Wonder at the world in a multi-sensory experience for pre-walking babies and their grown-ups
Pop Crimes gig at Southbank Centre
7:30 pm
Wed 12 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 12 Feb 2020
gigs
rock & alternative
Ten years after the release of his final album, pay tribute to the legacy of visionary musician Rowland S Howard
Ten years after the release of his final album, pay tribute to the legacy of visionary musician...
Child drawing on a giant chalkboard at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
13 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
Various times | 13 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
family & young people
See where your imagination takes you, and watch how the picture grows and changes throughout the day
See where your imagination takes you, and watch how the picture grows and changes throughout the day

Free

Free

6:00 pm
Thu 13 Feb 2020
6:00 pm | Thu 13 Feb 2020
classical music
Janacek completed his String Quartet No.2, the passionate Intimate Letters, just months before he died
Janacek completed his String Quartet No.2, the passionate Intimate Letters, just months before he...
Lahav Shani, conductor

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7:30 pm
Thu 13 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 13 Feb 2020
classical music
Fall in love with the Philharmonia Orchestra’s rendition of excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet
Fall in love with the Philharmonia Orchestra’s rendition of excerpts from Prokofiev’s ballet
Child enjoying Rug Rhymes at Southbank Centre

Free

Free

Various times
Fri 14 Feb 2020
Various times | Fri 14 Feb 2020
family & young people
The focus is on the grown-ups with hand massages and self-care tips
The focus is on the grown-ups with hand massages and self-care tips
Illustration of Mmm Ahh Whoosh with Mellow Baku

Free

Free

Various times
Fri 14 Feb 2020
Various times | Fri 14 Feb 2020
family & young people
Sing along with songs for under-fives from a jazz and soul singer
Sing along with songs for under-fives from a jazz and soul singer
Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, piano

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7:30 pm
Fri 14 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 14 Feb 2020
classical music
classical music
Take your significant other for a night out in Paris with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Take your significant other for a night out in Paris with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Children with facepaint

Free

Free

Various times
15 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
Various times | 15 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
family & young people
Get glitzy, colourful, and creative with face painting by The Glitterbox
Get glitzy, colourful, and creative with face painting by The Glitterbox
Supertato illustration
11:00 am
Sat 15 Feb 2020
11:00 am | Sat 15 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Supertato's always there for you when the chips are down
Supertato's always there for you when the chips are down
Friday Lunch: Harmonise, children and young people on stage singing

Free

Free

Various times
Sat 15 Feb 2020
Various times | Sat 15 Feb 2020
family & young people
under 5s
All together now: join us for a day of belting tunes for kids
All together now: join us for a day of belting tunes for kids
Illustration of The Little Island
Various times
Sat 15 Feb 2020
Various times | Sat 15 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
A fable for our times about coming together, and the power of friendship, tolerance and cooperation
A fable for our times about coming together, and the power of friendship, tolerance and cooperation
Illustrations of a child and a cat running
2:00 pm
Sat 15 Feb 2020
2:00 pm | Sat 15 Feb 2020
talks & debates
family & young people
Meet Rocket - she's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has ever lived!
Meet Rocket - she's going to be the greatest astronaut, star-catcher, space-traveller that has...
Slug and Caterpillar from SLIME
Various times
15 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
Various times | 15 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020
accessible events
british sign language
Being a slug is hard. Everyone thinks you’re disgusting
Being a slug is hard. Everyone thinks you’re disgusting

Free

Free

Various times
15 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
Various times | 15 Feb 2020 - 23 Feb 2020
british sign language
accessible events
Find out about courageous children who tried to make the world a better place
Find out about courageous children who tried to make the world a better place
Creating New Music for Chinese and Western Instruments

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sat 15 Feb 2020
4:00 pm | Sat 15 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Find harmony between East and West with your own voice or instrument at a practical workshop
Find harmony between East and West with your own voice or instrument at a practical workshop
 Lucy O'Brian, author
7:30 pm
Sat 15 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Sat 15 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
poetry
Mark LGBTQ+ History Month with a specially curated edition of London’s popular literary salon
Mark LGBTQ+ History Month with a specially curated edition of London’s popular literary salon
Child playing the trumpet at a workshop

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12:00 pm
Sun 16 Feb 2020
12:00 pm | Sun 16 Feb 2020
classical music
family & young people
Bring your family to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
Bring your family to celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday with the London Philharmonic Orchestra
OAE Tots: Funharmonics at a school
Various times
Sun 16 Feb 2020
Various times | Sun 16 Feb 2020
classical music
family & young people
An interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five
An interactive introduction to music-making for children between two and five

Free

Free

1:30 pm
Sun 16 Feb 2020
1:30 pm | Sun 16 Feb 2020
family & young people
Shout 'Arrr' at our rollicking pirate-themed party
Shout 'Arrr' at our rollicking pirate-themed party
Photo taken on mobile phone

Free

Free

4:00 pm
Sun 16 Feb 2020
4:00 pm | Sun 16 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Discover a world of augmented reality and musical composition in a workshop with composers
Discover a world of augmented reality and musical composition in a workshop with composers
Timberlina sitting on chair outside with arms outstretched

Free

Free

Various times
Mon 17 Feb 2020
Various times | Mon 17 Feb 2020
performance & dance
family & young people
How do you stick up for planet Earth?
How do you stick up for planet Earth?
Josephine Bean looking at a scrapbook
Various times
17 Feb 2020 - 19 Feb 2020
Various times | 17 Feb 2020 - 19 Feb 2020
family & young people
Slowly, page-by-page, a scrapbook becomes a window into a secret world in a show for ages 7+
Slowly, page-by-page, a scrapbook becomes a window into a secret world in a show for ages 7+
Photo of an audience of children and adults at the National Poetry Library at Southbank Centre
Various times
18 Feb 2020 - 19 Feb 2020
Various times | 18 Feb 2020 - 19 Feb 2020
family & young people
Dive into the stormy waves of Lampie and the Children of the Sea with art and a reading for ages 8+
Dive into the stormy waves of Lampie and the Children of the Sea with art and a reading for ages 8+
Workshop in Archive Studio
Various times
18 Feb 2020 - 19 Feb 2020
Various times | 18 Feb 2020 - 19 Feb 2020
family & young people
Go around and around, climb and sliiide through playful poems by Edward van de Vendel
Go around and around, climb and sliiide through playful poems by Edward van de Vendel
Children Craft Workshop

Free

Free

Various times
Tue 18 Feb 2020
Various times | Tue 18 Feb 2020
family & young people
Get an appetite for adventure at a workshop inspired by the story of Pippi Longstocking
Get an appetite for adventure at a workshop inspired by the story of Pippi Longstocking
Sita Brahmachari, author
Various times
Tue 18 Feb 2020
Various times | Tue 18 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Create your own environmental pledge with the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning author
Create your own environmental pledge with the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize-winning author

Free

Free

Various times
Wed 19 Feb 2020
Various times | Wed 19 Feb 2020
british sign language
accessible events
Draw your way through fantastical lands and tongue-twisting characters
Draw your way through fantastical lands and tongue-twisting characters
Jennie Poh, illustrator
Various times
Wed 19 Feb 2020
Various times | Wed 19 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Ahoy there, matey! Become a pirate for the day and sail the stormy seas
Ahoy there, matey! Become a pirate for the day and sail the stormy seas
Children enjoying concert
Various times
19 Feb 2020 - 20 Feb 2020
Various times | 19 Feb 2020 - 20 Feb 2020
classical music
family & young people
Listen, sing, dance and play at a storytelling concert for under-fives
Listen, sing, dance and play at a storytelling concert for under-fives
Vasily Petrenko, conductor

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7:30 pm
Wed 19 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Wed 19 Feb 2020
classical music
contemporary classical
Bold works from 1802, 1902 and 2002 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision project
Bold works from 1802, 1902 and 2002 continue the London Philharmonic Orchestra’s 2020 Vision...
Hannah Lee illustration
1:00 pm
Thu 20 Feb 2020
1:00 pm | Thu 20 Feb 2020
family & young people
Dreads, twist out or braids – a girl chooses a birthday style in a picture book read by the author
Dreads, twist out or braids – a girl chooses a birthday style in a picture book read by the author
ShayShay, Sophie Brain and Mahatma Khandi

Free

Free

Various times
Thu 20 Feb 2020
Various times | Thu 20 Feb 2020
family & young people
Set sail for adventure with ShayShay, Sophie Brain and Mahatma Khandi in search of the greatest treasure in the world
Set sail for adventure with ShayShay, Sophie Brain and Mahatma Khandi in search of the greatest...
Jakub Hrůša, conductor

Multi-buy discount

Multi-buy discount

7:30 pm
Thu 20 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Thu 20 Feb 2020
classical music
Mahler’s monumental symphony is championed by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Mahler’s monumental symphony is championed by the Philharmonia Orchestra
Illustration of groovy animals in a forest playing musical instruments

Free

Free

Various times
Fri 21 Feb 2020
Various times | Fri 21 Feb 2020
family & young people
Venture into the deep dark woods on a jazz- and funk-fuelled family adventure for ages 3 – 7
Venture into the deep dark woods on a jazz- and funk-fuelled family adventure for ages 3 – 7
Illustration of a bird escaping arrows in the sky
Various times
Fri 21 Feb 2020
Various times | Fri 21 Feb 2020
family & young people
under 5s
Take flight at a colourful workshop on making your own paper bird with collaged feathers
Take flight at a colourful workshop on making your own paper bird with collaged feathers
Atinuke, author
2:00 pm
Fri 21 Feb 2020
2:00 pm | Fri 21 Feb 2020
literature & poetry
spoken word & live literature
Did you know that the first human beings to walk this earth were African?
Did you know that the first human beings to walk this earth were African?
YolanDA's Band Jam performed on stage
2:00 pm
Fri 21 Feb 2020
2:00 pm | Fri 21 Feb 2020
family & young people
Boogie along at a performance of crowd-pleasing songs for children
Boogie along at a performance of crowd-pleasing songs for children
Gurzenich Orchestra performance
7:30 pm
Fri 21 Feb 2020
7:30 pm | Fri 21 Feb 2020
classical music
The pioneering orchestra presents its interpretation of Beethoven’s ‘academy’ performances
The pioneering orchestra presents its interpretation of Beethoven’s ‘academy’ performances

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opening times

11am – 7pm every day except Tuesdays when the gallery is closed. Late night opening on Thursdays until 9pm.

cafe

Hayward Gallery Cafe has the same opening times as the gallery.

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ticketing

Tickets to all of our exhibitions and events can be booked online, by telephone or in person. Please note that the Ticket Office at Hayward Gallery is cash free. Visitors are still able to buy tickets with cash at the 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 access to the gallery, foyer, cafe and shop, use:

JCB Glass Lift, Blue Side, 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 Hayward Gallery Foyer lift to access the 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).

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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