Whitechapel Gallery

Whitechapel Gallery is a unique setting to hire for your corporate events, receptions and private functions.

You will also get the expert guidance of an event planner as part of the hire.

It was founded in 1901 to ‘bring great art to the people of the East End London’. Its distinctive Arts and Crafts building was designed by Charles Harrison Townsend. It re-opened its expanded premises in 2009.

The gallery is an internationally respected space with a diverse range of exhibitions, films and events.

It continues to enrich people's lives through access to art and experiences for all.

Renowned artists the gallery has featured include:

  • Pablo Picasso
  • Jackson Pollock
  • Mark Rothko
  • Frida Kahlo
  • Zarina Bhimji
  • Sophie Calle
  • Theaster Gates
  • Emily Jacir
  • Michael Rakowitz

Building details

The building now houses:

  • eight galleries
  • a bookshop
  • a restaurant
  • an auditorium
  • an archive
  • library
  • dedicated education and research tower

Education and Research Tower

The education and research tower boasts a beautiful creative studio overlooking the rooftops of the city. This provides a stunning setting for daytime and evening events.


The venue cannot be hired for art exhibitions, fundraising activities or publicly promoted events.


There is a 10 per cent discount to registered charities and local businesses within a mile.


Whitechapel Gallery,
77–82 Whitechapel High St,
London E1 7QX

Closest Tube stations: Whitechapel and Aldgate East.

Accessibility details

Whitechapel Gallery has step-free access across the site, large print text for exhibition blurbs and hearing loops available for use. 

Opening hours for private hire

Monday to Sunday between 9am-11pm (subject to availability)

Event spaces for hire

Whatever you need, the Galley's experienced and imaginative venue hire team will be there to help you in creating your perfect event.

The Whitechapel Gallery is a registered charity and by choosing it for your event you are also supporting the Gallery’s educational and community programmes.

Clore Creative Studio

Capacity: Boardroom 24 / Theatre 60 / Cabaret 36 / Standing 60
Price: £700 half day (4hrs) / £1,000 full day (8hrs) / £1,000 evening 7–9pm / £1,200 evening 7–11pm (exc. VAT)

Study Studio

Capacity: Boardroom 24 / Theatre 40 / Cabaret 18 / Standing 60
Price: £500 half day (4hrs) / £850 full day (8hrs) / £850 evening 7–9pm / £1,100 evening 7–11pm (exc. VAT)

Gallery 3

Capacity: Boardroom 16 / Theatre 30 / Cabaret 18 / Standing 80
Price: £400 half day (4hrs) / £750 full day (8hrs) / £750 evening 7–9pm / £1,000 evening 7–11pm (exc. VAT)

The Zilkha Auditorium

Capacity: 96 Theatre seated (bespoke audiovisual set-ups may reduce seated capacity)
Price: £900 half day (4hrs) / £1,400 full day (8hrs) / £1,500 evening 7–9pm / £2,000 evening 7–11pm (exc. VAT)

The Foyer 

Capacity: 250 Standing
Price: £1,700 evening 7–9pm / £2,200 evening 7–11pm (exc. VAT)

Gallery Spaces

Capacity: Standing 40-300 

Contact info

Phone: 020 7522 7888

Email: hire@whitechapelgallery.org

Website: Whitechapel Gallery