Whitechapel Gallery Venue Hire

 
 
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Whitechapel Gallery, 80-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 7QX 
 
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The Whitechapel Gallery has five function rooms; the largest can hold a maximum of 104 guests, the smallest is ideal for 20.

Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty of its light, airy space and for embracing the local community in its work. Founded in 1901, extensive refurbishment saw the gallery, reopened in April 2009, double in size. The gallery does not have a permanent collection, preferring instead to host a constantly evolving programme of works and there is always something free to see. Community projects and retrospective exhibitions now rest alongside landmark examples of contemporary work. The Pop Art 'This is Tomorrow' exhibition of 1956 is often hailed as the gallery's most iconic event, although there are a number of other exhibitions worthy of note. Picasso's 'Guernica' was displayed here in 1938, Jackson Pollock had work exhibited at the gallery in the 1950s, David Hockney's first show was held here in 1970 and Lucian Freud had a major exhibition in 1993. With its pillared supports and high ceilings, The Lower Gallery, in particular, is a fantastic exhibition space. The expansion means the Whitechapel has a number of new exhibition spaces offering a fantastic backdrop for corporate and private events. Renowned chef Angela Hartnett has also taken over the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, which relaunched in January 2011.

 

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Reception
100
 
Dinner
45
 
 

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Lower Gallery

Lower Gallery
 
 

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Area
300m²
 
Height
6m
 
 
 

Upper Gallery

Upper Gallery
 
 

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Area
225m²
 
Height
6m
 
 
 

Auditorium

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Theatre
104
 

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Tom Bendhem Gallery

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Theatre
20
 
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50
 

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Whitechapel Gallery events

 
Giulio Paolini: To be or not to beGiulio Paolini: To be or not to beGiulio Paolini: To be or not to beItalian artist Giulio Paolini (b.1940) believes that a work of art is not just itself in the here and now but also the record of earlier traditions, has led him to investigate art's relation to the past.Paolinis installations are deeply rooted in art history from the Renaissance to today, from plaster casts of classical sculptures shattered on the 3rd September 2014Sunday 14th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Ongoing
Giulio Paolini: To be or not to be
event 
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
Italian artist Giulio Paolini (b.1940) believes that a work of art is not just itself in the here and now but also the record of earlier traditions, has led him to investigate art's relation to the past.Paolinis installations are deeply rooted in art history from the Renaissance to today, from plaster casts of classical sculptures shattered on the ... More about this event
 
Kader AttiaKader Attia The Whitechapel Gallery has commissioned a site-specific installation from French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, which marks his first solo project in the UK. The towering floor-to-ceiling structure of bookshelves is inspired by the biblical story of Jacob's Ladder, in which the prophet had visions of angels ascending from earth to heaven. It al3rd September 2014Wednesday 1st October 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Free EventOngoing
Kader Attia
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TIMES  26th November 2013 to 1st October 2014  PRICING  Free
The Whitechapel Gallery has commissioned a site-specific installation from French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, which marks his first solo project in the UK. The towering floor-to-ceiling structure of bookshelves is inspired by the biblical story of Jacob's Ladder, in which the prophet had visions of angels ascending from earth to heaven. It al... More about this event
Nayia Yiakoumaki On Stephen Willats: Guided TourNayia Yiakoumaki On Stephen Willats: Guided TourThe curator looks at the artist's projects.4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
Nayia Yiakoumaki On Stephen Willats: Guided Tour
event  Thursday 4th September 2014
TIMES  Thursday 4th September 2014 - 7pm-9pm  PRICING  Free, adv booking essential
The curator looks at the artist's projects.
Where Is My Territory': ShortsWhere Is My Territory': Shorts6th September 2014Thursday 11th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
Where Is My Territory': Shorts
event  Running from Friday 5th September 2014 until Thursday 11th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
Whitechapel WalksWhitechapel WalksWalking tour.7th September 2014Sunday 7th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Whitechapel Walks
event  Sunday 7th September 2014
TIMES  Sunday 7th September 2014 - 3pm-4pm  PRICING  Free
Walking tour.
The Real World: Social Shifts: TalkThe Real World: Social Shifts: TalkWith artists Jordan McKenzie and Emma Smith.11th September 2014Thursday 11th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
The Real World: Social Shifts: Talk
event  Thursday 11th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
With artists Jordan McKenzie and Emma Smith.
Open ScreeningOpen Screening11th September 2014Thursday 11th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
Open Screening
event  Running from Friday 5th September 2014 until Thursday 11th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
Giulio Paolini: SymposiumGiulio Paolini: SymposiumAcademics and curators discuss the artist's work.12th September 2014Friday 12th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
Giulio Paolini: Symposium
event  Friday 12th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
Academics and curators discuss the artist's work.
Helmut Draxler: Exhibition Histories: TalkHelmut Draxler: Exhibition Histories: TalkA talk by the Curator and Professor of Art Theory at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart.18th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
Helmut Draxler: Exhibition Histories: Talk
event  Thursday 18th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
A talk by the Curator and Professor of Art Theory at the Merz Academy in Stuttgart.
Chris Watson: Open City TourChris Watson: Open City TourThe architect looks at the gallery's architectural history.20th September 2014Saturday 20th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
Chris Watson: Open City Tour
event  Saturday 20th September 2014
TIMES  Saturday 20th September 2014 - 3pm-4pm  PRICING  Free, adv booking essential
The architect looks at the gallery's architectural history.
 
 

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Giulio Paolini: To be or not to be
Giulio Paolini: To be or not to be
Exhibitions | Until 14th September 2014 

Whitechapel Gallery

Italian artist Giulio Paolini (b.1940) believes that a work of art is not just itself in the here and now ...More

 
Kader Attia
Exhibitions | Until 1st October 2014 

Whitechapel Gallery

The Whitechapel Gallery has commissioned a site-specific installation from French-Algerian artist Kader Attia, which marks his first solo project ...More

Electric Elizabethans
Concerts | On 3rd September 2014 

Wilton's Music Hall 8 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

Guitarist and composer David Braid and pianist Sergei Podobedov present Renaissance and Baroque music with a fresh, contemporary twist, alongside ...More

Do Book Talk and Q&A with James Victore
Exhibitions | On 3rd September 2014 

Rough Trade East 8 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

James Victore will talk about how to make work that matters and live a creative life. Taking in his signature ...More

Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 3rd September 2014 

Tower Of London 11 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

With close to 1,000 years of royal history lurking within its highly fortified walls, a trip to the Tower of ...More

 
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red
Exhibitions | Until 11th November 2014 

Tower Of London 11 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

888,246 ceramic poppies, each representing a British and Colonial military fatality during the First World War, fill the dry moat ...More

 
Omar Ba: State of Emergency
Exhibitions | Until 4th October 2014 

Hales Gallery 11 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

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Computer Club: Workshop (Under 16s)
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2014 

Idea Store Whitechapel 12 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

A weekly session for enjoyment and learning....More

Multilingual Poetry Group
Exhibitions | Until 15th October 2014 

Idea Store Whitechapel 12 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

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Welfare Benefits Advice Session
Exhibitions | Until 29th October 2014 

Idea Store Whitechapel 12 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

Drop-in welfare benefits advice with the Stifford Centre....More

 
 
 
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