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Institute Of Contemporary Arts

The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) is the UK’s original, not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary arts centre.

Established in 1947 by a collective of artists, poets and writers to explore contemporary culture across the broadest platforms, the ICA has been at the forefront of artistic experiment since its formation and has presented some of the most radical exhibitions, artists, films, music and thought to have shaped our world. It continues today as a dedicated space for new, experimental and independent arts practice and ideas.

Housing two galleries, two cinemas, a theatre, reading room, bookshop and café/bar, the ICA presents an international and contextualised programme of work across a variety of art forms.

Free entry to galleries.


Richard Hamilton at the ICA ( 12 Feb 2014 – 6 Apr 2014)
ICA Off-Site: Dover Street Market ( 11 Feb 2014 – 6 Apr 2014)
Jane Drew (1911-1996): An Introduction ( 12 Feb 2014 – 23 Mar 2014)

Exhibitions (5)

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Forthcoming exhibitions

Hito Steyerl (5 Mar 2014 – 27 Apr 2014)
Paperwork: A Brief History of Artists' Scrapbooks (1 Apr 2014 – 11 May 2014)
Tauba Auerbach: The New Ambidextrous Universe (16 Apr 2014 – 15 Jun 2014)
David Robilliard: The Yes No Quality of Dreams (16 Apr 2014 – 15 Jun 2014)
Walerian Borowczyk: The Listening Eye (20 May 2014 – 29 Jun 2014)
Journal (25 Jun 2014 – 7 Sep 2014)

Opening hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Sunday: 11am – 11pm

The galleries are open during exhibitions 11am – 6pm, except Thursday, 11am – 9pm

Box Office
Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 9pm

Monday: Closed
Tuesday – Sunday: 11am – 9pm

ICA Studio
Open to ICA Members from Tuesday to Friday, from 11am until 6pm

Getting there

Nearest Tubes: Piccadilly Circus / Charing Cross / Embankment


ICA Bookshop, Cinema, Theatre, Gallery, Bar and Cafe.

Museum internal and external photos (1)

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Student Forum
We want to encourage young people to become a part of the ICA. The ICA’s student forum respond to our programme, share opinions and connect with contemporary culture. The group encourages young people to become part of the ICA through events and workshops, as well as producing a quarterly zine, Institute


For as little as £10, you can enjoy a year of cutting-edge contemporary culture and make the most of the ICA’s vibrant multi-disciplinary programme by becoming an ICA Member.

- Be the first to find out about the ICA’s programme
- Member-only special events, film previews & private views for you and a guest
- At least 10% discount on books, ICA DVDs, all food and drink at the ICA Cafe & Bar for you and a guest
- Ticket discounts
- Access to the ICA Studio Tuesday to Friday, 11 to 6pm, for you and a guest
- Priority purchase and up to 25% off Limited Edition prints

Venue hire

Full facilities are available including catering.
020 7766 1413