Venue Hire

Venue hire

Treat your guests to an unforgettable event in the heart of Bristol, set in a magnificent Grade II* listed building with world-class exhibitions as a unique backdrop.

We have recently re-opened following the transformational Light and Inspiration Capital Project and have availability for your reception or event this year - please contact Ella Bleszynska (

The RWA has a number of spaces to hire, whether you're hosting an evening canapé reception, party, wedding reception, meeting or conference. 

Our spectacular, naturally-lit galleries are available for event hire throughout the year. Hire of these galleries also includes access to our impressive marble landing, overlooked by a breath-taking atrium, and spacious balcony overlooking Queen’s Road.

You can see photographs of the spaces to hire in our Flickr album.

Support the RWA, Bristol's First Art Gallery

The RWA is one of only five Royal Academies of Art in the UK. It is a registered charity which has been self-supporting for over 150 years. By hiring our spaces for an event you are kindly supporting the RWA to fund our activities and maintain our beautiful buildings. 

We have been featured as one of the 'Gorgeous Galleries' to hire in the UK by Hire Space



A unique wedding venue in the heart of Bristol


Our caterers offer delicious canape and feast menus to suit a wide variety of events at the RWA

Corporate Sponsorship

Our sponsors receive excellent staff benefits and fantastic marketing opportunities


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