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Sharples and Winterstoke Galleries

With beautifully constructed interiors filled with natural light, these 19th century galleries have housed works from the big names in British Art including Turner, Constable, Nash and Grayson Perry.

You will have the opportunity to host your event among some of the best of contemporary and historic art for a one-of-a-kind experience. Guests are encouraged to make the most of complimentary admission to our exhibitions. Hire of the galleries also includes use of our historic marble landing and outdoor balcony, perfect for welcome drinks.

Our main galleries are suitable for up to 220 guests, and rates start from £975 + VAT. Please get in touch for specific capacities and a quote depending on your requirements.

First Floor Landing, Balcony and Kenny Gallery

 The RWA is opening its iconic Grade II* listed landing and balcony for exclusive evening hire as well as the smaller Kenny Gallery for more intimate events.   

Whether you’re planning relaxed summer cocktails, a special celebration or a formal canapé reception, our impressive marble landing, overlooked by a breath-taking atrium and historic west-facing terrace, is the perfect setting to treat your clients, colleagues, friends and family. 

The Kenny Gallery and first floor spaces are suitable for 20 to 60 guests and hire rates start from £675+VAT.

Youngwood Room

The RWA’s Youngwood room is the perfect place if you want to host a meeting, away day or even a creative workshop. The room is available for both day time and evening hire, and is a truly versatile space.

Suitable for meetings of up to 12 and theatre style seating of up to 30. Hire rates start from £105+VAT


 Hire a space at the RWA

For further information and to discuss your requirements please contact events@rwa.org.uk

The grandeur of the refurbished RWA galleries provided a magnificent space in which to host my ‘Big Birthday’ drinks celebration in June 2022, shortly after re-opening... We could not have been better looked after by the RWA staff and volunteers, both before and during the evening. Thank you all.

Private Hire Client, June 2022



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