Free Tate Modern Festival

UNIQLO Tate Play

Tickets required, see individual events for details

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Play, create and explore a world of art at our free family events

UNIQLO Tate Play is Tate Modern’s new free programme of art, activities and play for families of all ages.

Taking inspiration from the art on display at Tate Modern, our free activities and events offer families new ways to get creative and playfully explore art together.

This summer, you are invited to draw on the floor of the Turbine Hall and on banners in an ever-changing artwork, UNIQLO Tate Play: Mega Please Draw Freely, by artist Ei Arakawa. You can also participate in performances in the space. UNIQLO Tate Play: Mega Please Draw Freely is inspired by the Gutai group – radical Japanese artists who wanted to change the world through painting, performance and children’s play – everyone is welcome to scribble, doodle, sketch and become part of this collective artwork.

More things for families to see and do will be unveiled in upcoming school holidays, as well as free workshops and creative materials on offer during term time.

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A mother and two kids draw on the floor and laugh

Tate photography © Tate

Kids draw on a blackboard with their parent.

Photograph: Rob Harris

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

There are lifts to every floor of the Blavatnik and Nathalie Bell buildings. 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.

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. ​

​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


24 July – 29 August 2021


Free with ticket

See individual event pages for booking details

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