Rivington Place

Rivington Place opened in October 2007 in the heart of Shoreditch, East London and is home to Autograph ABP’s dynamic artistic programmes.

Rivington Place is the UK's first permanent public space dedicated to diversity in the visual arts and the first new public gallery to be built in London since the Hayward Gallery opened 40 years earlier.

The RIBA award-winning building was designed by David Adjaye OBE and is influenced by African and contemporary art as well as the history of the local area. Housing gallery and education spaces, the Stuart Hall Library, meeting rooms to hire and a café, it provides a space for viewing, learning about and researching contemporary art. It has also become a hive of activity and a meeting place for the local East London community.

How to visit Rivington Place

Autograph ABP, Rivington Place, London, EC2A 3BA

The main entrance is on the side of the building.

We are located in the heart of Shoreditch, a short walk from Old Street, Liverpool Street and Shoreditch High Street stations.
Buses: 26, 43, 48, 55, 67, 149, 205, 242 and 271

Exhibition opening times
Tues, Wed, Fri 11am – 6pm
Thurs 11am – 9pm,
Sat 12 – 6pm
The gallery is closed on Sundays, Mondays and Public Holidays

Entry to Rivington Place and all exhibitions is free.

Current exhibitions >

Rivington Place is fully accessible, with a lift and step free access to all areas of the building. Large print captions are available at reception. Please phone ahead to book a disabled parking bay, or if you would like to discuss your access needs: 020 7749 1240.

We welcome visitors with children to the gallery. Baby changing facilities are located in the ground floor toilet.

Stuart Hall Library (Iniva)

The Library is named after the hugely influential cultural theorist Professor Stuart Hall, and focuses on acquiring the work of British artists from different cultural backgrounds alongside contemporary African, Asian, Latin American and European Art.

It is run by Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts) and the holdings include exhibition catalogues, monographs, key texts on critical and cultural theory and periodicals. There is also audio visual material on DVD and CD, and a substantial collection of slides and ephemera.

To reserve a place for study, or for information on group visits, tours and study days
email library@iniva.org. 

Library opening times:
Tuesday–Friday 10am–1pm and 2pm–5pm
Saturday 12pm - 6pm

Read more about the Library >

Spaces for Hire

Rivington Place has unique, versatile spaces suitable for a range of events, including seminars, film screenings, workshops, product launches and film locations. The building is fully accessible, with a lift and step free access to all areas.

Gallery 1
This impressive space has a high ceiling and street level large front window. It can comfortably accommodate up to 100 people seated theatre-style, 180 standing for presentations and 80 seated for formal dinners. It is on the same level as the atrium which can be used as overspill from the main room.

Gallery 2
This gallery is an ideal space for film screenings, presentations, lectures, network events and workshops. It can seat up to 60 people on tiered theatre-style seating or 60 standing. Audio visual equipment such as speakers, projector, lapel mics, mixer and DVD player are available for use in the space.

Meeting room
This room can accommodate 15 people boardroom-style and is suitable for meetings, presentations and workshops. The room is equipped with wireless broadband, projector, speakers and telephone.

For further details on hiring the spaces please email hires@rivingtonplace.org or call 0207 749 1240.

Rivington Place. Photo courtesy Blenheim House Construction Limited.