Conferences, meetings and seminars

 Lecture TheatreGround Floor meeting roomLecture Room Cabaret

Manchester Art Gallery is the city’s most popular art gallery, with outstanding art collections and a superb Victorian and contemporary setting. We have two flexible meeting spaces available to hire for daytime events, whatever your meeting or conference needs.

The Lecture Room

A light and airy, purpose-built conference room with

  • in-built AV equipment
  • natural daylight with client-controlled blackout blinds
  • free WiFi access
  • flexible room layout, offering seating for 20-100 people
  • catering available within the Lecture Room, or ask us about a bespoke breakout area within the glass Atrium
    Dedicated Events Team

To help you make the most of your event at our unique venue, Manchester Art Gallery’s dedicated Events Team can arrange guided tours of the collection or group access to our temporary exhibitions. We can also help put together interactive sessions involving the Gallery’s displays and ensure your daytime event makes a lasting impression on your guests.

Energising breakfasts to decadent dinners

At the gallery we have our own experienced in-house chefs who can provide whatever you require, from breakfasts, lunches and buffets to formal dinners.

To view sample menus or to discuss your bespoke catering requirements*, please contact the events team.

* We may not be able to meet some religious dietary requirements.


NCP ManchesterDiscounted parking rates are available for all delegates and organisers of daytime events at NCP Chorlton Street. Please ask your event manager for details.

What our guests say

"Our event went like clockwork, thank-you so much for all your help. The venue was exquisite and much appreciated by our delegates and the access was great for our disabled delegate too. The lunch was lovely, we would certainly consider using Manchester Art Gallery again."

Lloyds TSB Foundations

To find out more

Download our Events Information Pack for more details on venue and meeting room hire at Manchester Art Gallery.

Or contact the Events Team to talk to us about your venue hire needs.

Tel: +44 (0)161 235 8866/62

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Christmas 2014

Evening event in the glass atrium

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