Free Tate Modern Workshop

Power to Change: Action Workshops

A large orange banner with the words ‘change things’ written on it

© Dan Weill Photography

Take part in workshops themed around re-use and re-cycling and discover the small actions you can take to have a real impact on our climate future

Pour Decisions with Sam Ayre & Claire Ratinon

Blavatnik Building, Level 2; 11.00–17.30

Pick up a pencil for an illustration workshop that asks big questions about small acts for the environment. Sam Ayre and Claire Ratinon (re)use discarded items from Tate Modern and invites you to reflect on use and reuse.

Upcycling with The Forest Recycling Project

McAulay Studio, Natalie Bell Building, Level 1, 11.00–17.30

Using discarded and reclaimed waste textiles and plastics, drop in to learn more about reusing materials and create your own upcycled weavings and banners with The Forest Recycling Project team.

Footwear for the Future with Re-Sole

Turbine Hall, Level 0 (under the stairs)

Connect to stories of people and planet through trainers and discover how you can make a real impact on climate and community through the footwear you choose. Come along in your trainers and have them cleaned by Re-Sole, giving your footwear a new lease of life.

Power to Change is supported by the AKO Foundation.

Power to Change considers the artistic, museum and cultural sectors’, emotional and practical responses to climate and ecological emergency. We are amplifying the voices of artists, designers, industry leaders, sustainable practitioners, our neighbours and local community, to inspire and accelerate action around climate.

The launch of Power to Change coincides with COP26, the 26th annual United Nations summit on climate change. Taking place in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12 2021, it will see world leaders, government representatives, business and citizens come together for twelve days of talks.

Tate declared a climate and ecological emergency in July 2019, recognising the unique role art and art museums can play in creating fundamental societal change. As an institution, Tate is committed to reducing its carbon emissions by 50 per cent by 2023 and to reducing emissions to net zero by 2030. Find out more about our ongoing work to reduce our carbon footprint and protect the environment.

Tate Modern's entrance is via the Turbine Hall on Holland Street. There are automatic sliding doors and a ramp down to the entrance.

The accessible entrance is the South entrance of the Blavatnik Building, via Park Street.

There are lifts to every floor. Alternatively, you can take the stairs.

  • Fully accessible toilets are located on every floor on the concourses.
  • A quiet room is available to use in the Natalie Bell Building on Level 4.
  • Ear defenders can be borrowed from the Ticket desks.

To help plan your visit to Tate Modern, have a look at our visual story. It includes photographs and information of what you can expect from a visit to the gallery.

For more information before your visit:

Check all Tate Modern accessibility information

Visitor numbers are being carefully managed. There are increased cleaning regimes in high use areas, protective screens on desks and counters and hand sanitiser dispensers throughout the gallery.

To help everyone keep at a safe distance we are limiting and managing visitor numbers with tickets. You will be given individual packs or sanitised materials to use at creative workshops. Enhanced cleaning is in place and we’ll ask you to wear a face covering, unless you’re exempt.

When you visit:

  • Keep your distance from others
  • Follow the one-way route
  • Please wear a face covering unless you are exempt

Most importantly, if you or anyone you live with has COVID-19 symptoms please stay at home.

For more information take a look through our frequently asked questions.

Tate Modern

London SE1 9TG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

30 October 2021 at 10.00–17.30


Free with ticket

All activities are free with a pre-booked ticket to the Collection route or any exhibition

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