Dulwich Pavilion

What is the Dulwich Pavilion?

This summer we celebrate 200 years since we first opened to the public with the very first Dulwich Pavilion created in partnership with the London Festival of Architecture and Almacantar. Earlier this year, we hosted a competition open to emerging architects and IF_DO were selected for their design, After Image. Discover more about about their winning entry here

Pavilion opening hours: 2 June - 8 Oct. Tues – Thurs: 10am – 5pm. Fri: 10am – 10pm. Sat: 10am – 5pm. Sun: 10am – 9pm

Entry to the Pavilion is free throughout the summer, including themed Lates on Fridays and our world-class Permanent Collection. Start planning your weekend! 

The Pavilion Bar

Enjoy classic cocktails and delicious bar snacks. Open late on Fridays and Sundays, it’s the perfect place to start or end your weekend!

Pavilion Bar opening hours: Thurs: 3pm – 10pm. Fri: 3pm – 11pm. Sat: 12pm – 5pm. Sun: 12pm – 9pm

Pavilion Lates:

Fridays, June and July (except 7 July)

Join us on Fridays throughout June and July for themed evenings to feed your curiosity – all with a cocktail in hand. We’ll be bringing you face-to-face with experts through debate, film, performance, music, interactive workshops and more. What better way to welcome in the weekend and expand your mind this summer? And to celebrate 200 years of visitors, we are offering free admission to all Late activities and the Permanent Collection. Supported by Ingrid Beazley

Space/Places/People >>

Friday 16 June

Writer Tom Wilkinson will reveal the powerful and intimate relationship between society and architecture. Hear from Dulwich Pavilion architects IF_DO and, courtesy of the BFI, join us for a special screening of The Changing Face of Camberwell (1963).

Choreographing the Collection 

Friday 23 June >>

Friday 14 July >>

Join contemporary dance company Made By Katie Green and explore the Gallery’s paintings and unique architecture through an alternative dance tour of the collection that questions the relationship between our bodies and the artworks on the walls.

The Private Made Public >>

Friday 30 June

Delve into the Gallery’s founding idea: art for the public. Experience private music-making in a whole new way with viol player Liam Byrne and join special guests for a discussion on this seismic cultural shift – the opening of England's first purpose-built public art gallery.

Sargent: Wanderlust >>

Friday 21 July

Pack your suitcase – in celebration of Sargent: The Watercolours, we’re taking you on a journey from Tuscany to Turkey. Sargent’s travels will be brought to life through Art Macabre’s immersive drawing salons and tales of adventure with award-winning storyteller, Giles Abbott. Please note standard admission price to the exhibition still stands. 

Bloom >>

Friday 28 July

Enjoy the Gallery gardens by twilight, as we take inspiration from the collection's rich floral works for this botanical themed evening. Expect flower workshops, infused cocktails and plenty of green-fingered creativity.

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Event details

Start date
2 June 2017
End date
8 October 2017
Tues – Thurs: 12 – 5pm. Fri: 10am – 10pm. Sat: 10am – 5pm. Sun: 10am – 9pm
Free - click below to reserve your space at a Late