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Filming, photography & launches

Our award winning, David Chipperfield designed building has over 1,600 square metres of light-filled gallery spaces, stunning contemporary public areas and event spaces varying in style - ready for you to hire for your product launch, film or photography shoot.

The Hepworth Wakefield is a blank canvas venue, ready to be transformed into the ultimate event space – putting the focus on your product in the perfect setting.

Our wider site comprises an imposing pedestrian bridge with views to the River Calder and local boatyard. The buildings concrete façade exterior provides an amazing backdrop for photo shoots and product showcases.

We can accommodate all sizes and types of filming, photography and launches. From product launches to feature films we have a space available for every event. Recent companies to have hired our venue include: Primark, Jeep UK, Mercedes, Channel 4 News, Netflix and the BBC.

“Thank you so much for such a fabulous event – your beautiful gallery is amazing and we had a great time working with you.” Mercedes Benz UK

Our spaces

Centrally located within the UK, The Hepworth Wakefield is at the heart of the North of England in West Yorkshire. We are located just a 5 minute drive from the M1 and a mainline route from London Kings Cross.

The gallery benefits from its own car park which can be used by your guests. The site has a private access road, ideal for supporting test drives.


This multi functional, versatile space is the perfect place to host presentations, showcase products and wow your guests with the ultimate dining experience overlooking the beautiful weir. Holds up to 125 people for a reception, 100 in theatre style and 90 in a cabaret layout.


Out of hours, this space can be transformed into a platform to showcase your product. With room to host vehicles and for guests to network, it is an ideal space for key note presentations and evening drinks receptions.

Studio Spaces

The studios are suited for smaller presentations and training activities and come completed with ceiling mounted projectors. Spaces can be used individually or in combination. The adjoining reception area is the perfect size to showcase a vehicle.


A particularly grand event demands an exclusive backdrop.  Our first floor galleries comprise 10 spaces hosting a world class collection of modern British art and contemporary exhibitions. The spaces themselves offer high ceilings, white walls and large windows with stunning views across the district.


The Hepworth Wakefield’s concrete façade nestled within the banks of the river Calder forms an amazing backdrop. Adjacent to the building is a sculpture garden and café terrace, perfect for al fresco entertaining.

Backstage areas

Private meeting rooms are available to use as a base for your event team.  These quiet rooms, away from the main event offer the ideal space to manage event logistics. Printing facilities can be provided and WiFi is available throughout. Our loading bay and goods lift can also be made available.

Food & Drink

Catering is provided through our own in-house team who also operate our café. Our menus use the finest local, seasonal produce to create the perfect food for your event – from exquisite canapés through to full formal dining. The café and adjoining riverside terrace can also be the perfect space to entertain your guests.

Contact us

To make an enquiry, please contact us on hire@hepworthwakefield.org or 01924 247362