General Info

The cobbled courtyard of the neo-classical Somerset House


It is with a heavy heart that we have postponed Art Night 2020. We owe it to our team, our artists, and our audience (that's you) to follow the latest advice from the government – and to ensure that the all night contemporary art festival takes place in a responsible and safe way. As the medical community is now advising everyone to avoid large social gatherings, we have decided to postpone our festival by a year – to take place in June 2021.

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A girl hides behind an opened Visitor Guide booklet (Art Night 2019)


Art Night is London’s all-night free contemporary art festival. Each year, Art Night invites a leading cultural institution or curator to explore the history, culture and architecture of a different part of London, inspiring a series of new commissions, one off events and premieres by international and local artists from all stages of their careers. Curated by Helen Nisbet, Art Night celebrates five editions this summer — Transforming iconic and unexpected public spaces within the city from 6.00pm on Saturday 20 June into the early hours of Sunday 21 June.

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A large wooden Structure with a purple flag on top displays information and a map for Art Night 2018.


Got questions? Need a map? Come to one of two Information Hubs.

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A girl reads an orange and blue Visitor Guide form Art night 2017


Visitor Guides will be available in each of the venues and at both of the Information Hubs. A PDF version will also be available for download closer to the festival. In it you'll find a map so you can plan your night or take a look at the overall schedule of performances.

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A man cycles by a series of ART Night 2019 Posters on a cobbled street


Art Night is an urban event and we would like to ensure that our transport impact remains low. You can easily walk or cycle between venues, and we would encourage you to do so.

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A girl in a bright Orange ART Night Guides BSL T-shirt signs with a man


Any questions? Ask our Art Night Guides. Art Night Guides will be on hand at each of the venues across the trail throughout the night.

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People in costume on stage as part of Art Night 2016


Most performances will be filmed. By participating in our events, you consent to your likeness being used in any video, photography or audio materials of the event and waive rights to the usage of these materials.

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A group of men play instruments as part of a procession in Art Night 2018


We are in a very urban area, so please do respect our neighbours by arriving and leaving quietly, and not dropping litter.Bag searches will be in operation for every visitor at every venue. There are no cloakroom facilities along the trail, and those with large bags may be refused entry. We suggest that you travel light.

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