Free entry Tate Britain Festival

Queer and Now 2020

This event has been postponed

The dates for this event are being updated and will be announced soon. This is due to the disruption caused by coronavirus. For more information see our FAQs.

Celebrate the powerful role of LGBTQIA+ arts and culture in today's society

In 2017, Tate Britain’s exhibition, Queer British Art (1861–1967) looked through a queer lens at a century of art prior to the partial decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. But the history of art doesn’t only teach us about the past. It can also make us think about the kind of future we want to paint.

Returning for its third year, Queer and Now 2020 will shape and preserve space for the UK’s LGBTQIA+ communities in amongst Tate Britain’s collection.

Curated by E-J Scott with a dynamic cast of artists, cultural producers, commentators, activists, supporters and Tate’s own LGBTQIA+ staff network, Queer and Now 2020 places queer culture at the heart of the gallery.

People of all ages and identities are invited to a day of live performances, talks, family tours, workshops, music, film and dance from artists rooted in the UK’s queer community.

The use of different acronyms and language with reference to identity throughout this programme express the personal wishes of each individual or group involved in the Queer and Now festival.

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Tate is committed to the creation of an open and welcoming environment for everyone. On the day there will be:
  • gender neutral and accessible toilets
  • step free access throughout Tate Britain
  • access to a quiet, safe space
We also welcome guide dogs, hearing dogs and assistance dogs in the gallery and outdoor spaces


Members of Tate staff will be acting as designated Vibe Checkers to ensure that all visitors are able to fully participate and enjoy their experience.

If you overhear any exclusionary language or behaviour, come across a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable, or need to find a quiet, time-out space, Tate’s Vibe Checkers will be on hand to assist and respond.

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