The Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) is a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary arts centre housing two galleries, two cinemas, a theatre, reading room, talks and discussion spaces, a bookshop, café/bar and function rooms. The ICA presents a daily programme of contemporary arts, films and theatre events.

Opened in 1947 and conceived by Herbert Read, alongside a group of artists and patrons including Richard Hamilton, Eduardo Paolozzi, Roland Penrose and Peter Watson, as a laboratory for contemporary arts, it continues today to challenge traditional ideas of art.

See Also: Tate Modern

Opening Hours:
Monday to Wednesday 12pm to 11pm
Thursday to Saturday 12pm to 1am
Sunday 12pm to 9pm

Telephone: 020 7930 0493

Address: The Mall, SW1

Website: Institute of Contemporary Arts

Nearby Stations: Charing Cross Station

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