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.

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

Our five 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.

The Fedden Room can be hired to host a meeting or training day, equipped with projector and sound system. 

You can see photographs of the spaces to hire in our Flickr albumor take a look at our Venue Hire Brochure. 

Please note: Due to coronavirus, there may be restrictions on event dates and capacity. If you would like to hire one of our spaces, please contact Arianne Fournier-Carey, Events Manager at or call 0117 906 7609. We will do all we can to ensure that your event can go ahead safely and with the appropriate safety precautions. 

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


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