map of venice showing British Pavilion location
Map of Venice, Italy showing the location of the British Pavilion  ©

British Council

The Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia) takes place across two venues, the Giardini and the Arsenale, in the eastern part of Venice, Italy. The British Pavilion is located in the Giardini.

We will announce more news about the latest exhibition soon.

British Pavilion opening times

For more information on Venice Biennale venues and opening times, visit the Venice Biennale website.


From 1 April 2022, with the exception of children under 12 years of age, all ticket holders must present an EU Digital Covid Certificate, or equivalent certificate recognised by the Italian State, to access the 59th International Art Exhibition.

The 'EU Digital COVID Certificate' (EUDCC) is digital proof, valid in all EU countries, that a person has either been vaccinated against COVID-19, has recovered from COVID-19, or has received a negative test result.

For British visitors, the British Council has been informed that the NHS Covid Pass will be recognised for entry to La Biennale. Please visit the Venice Biennale website for full guidance and the most up-to-date information on entry requirements before booking.


Visitors need a ticket to enter the Venice Biennale and the British Pavilion. The price of a standard ticket is €25, with discounts available for concessions. More information and tickets are available on the Venice Biennale website.

How to get to the British Pavilion

The British Pavilion is located in the Giardini and the nearest Vaporetto stop is Giardini.

Find out more about transport, parking and the services available for visitors on the Venice Biennale website.


We hope you find the following information helpful but do also visit the Venice Biennale website for more details about access in the Giardini:

  • the British Pavilion is accessible to wheelchairs and mobility scooter users via a lift
  • we welcome guide dogs and hearing dogs at the Pavilion
  • large print exhibition guides in English and Italian are available at the Pavilion, and online
  • all films produced by the British Council for the Venice Biennale are captioned.