With a variety of stunning spaces available to hire, The Hepworth Wakefield is the perfect venue to host your next event. Our spaces are extremely versatile and can be adapted to suit meetings, conferences, private parties, weddings, photo shoots, product launches and many more! Ranging from our purpose built Auditorium suitable for larger conferences and parties to our Studios and Café Bar, perfect for smaller meetings and informal gatherings; we have a space to suit every occasion.
Our elegant, purpose-built auditorium is a modern space located on the ground floor of the gallery. The space offers flexibility and comfort for a variety of events with the expansive window providing breath-taking river views. The Auditorium is fully fitted with Wi-Fi and extensive audio-visual facilities including large screen, integrated projector and free standing lectern. Available to hire seven days-a-week including evenings. Holds up to 100 people theatre-style or up to 90 for dining.
The Learning Studios
Located off the ground floor foyer area, the Learning Studios comprise four beautifully lit, event spaces. Used in combination or individually, the Learning Studios provide a flexible option for breakout areas when used in combination with the Auditorium or smaller meeting spaces when used independently. Individual studios can accommodate up to 60 in theatre-style or 120 if used in combination.
The Calder is The Hepworth Wakefield’s contemporary art space. A large converted 800 square metre Victorian Mill set on the heritage waterfront. Its scale and aesthetic make it a wonderful space for large-scale special events, launches, gala dinners, photo shoots and weddings. Holds up to 280 people in a theatre – style, cabaret and a reception lay out.
Our fully licensed Cafe Bar is open to the visiting public during the daytime and by night doubles-up as a beautiful space available to hire . The space comes complete with a riverside terrace and sculpture garden, ideal for private parties, dinners and evening drinks receptions. The Café Bar seats 80 cabaret style, 70 for formal dining or up to 180 standing.
Our stunning collection of modern British art and changing contemporary exhibitions are showcased in our 10 award winning galleries. Events held during opening hours include free access to the galleries. Out of opening hours, access to the galleries can be used to host your private event. Gallery spaces can be hired exclusively for drinks receptions, networking and dining.
Take a tour
Our tours are a fantastic way to find out about one of the UK’s most important collections of art. Our expert gallery team will provide you with a tour of our galleries including an insight into the highlights of the current temporary exhibitions. Out of hours gallery introductions are also available for groups who would enjoy more exclusivity during their visit.
Creative workshops & Team building
Take the opportunity to introduce creativity and team building into your event by including one of our bespoke workshops or activities and create a personal and unique souvenir of your visit. Choose from painting, print-making, felt-making, carving or photography (to name but a few) to create that extra special, memorable event.