Whitechapel Gallery Venue Hire

 
 
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Whitechapel Gallery, 80-82 Whitechapel High Street, Tower Hamlets, London E1 7QX 
 
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Whitechapel Gallery

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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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Capacity

Reception
100
 
Dinner
45
 
 

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Lower Gallery

Lower Gallery
 
 

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Dimensions

Area
300m²
 
Height
6m
 
 
 

Upper Gallery

Upper Gallery
 
 

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Dimensions

Area
225m²
 
Height
6m
 
 
 

Auditorium

Capacity

Theatre
104
 

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Tom Bendhem Gallery

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Theatre
20
 
Reception
50
 

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Whitechapel Gallery events

 
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
Today Only
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.
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 al20th September 2014Wednesday 1st October 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Kader Attia
event 
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
The London Art Book Fair - Talk: Book Club Presents...The London Art Book Fair - Talk: Book Club Presents...26th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The London Art Book Fair - Talk: Book Club Presents...
event  Friday 26th September 2014
TIMES  Friday 26th September 2014 - 3pm-4pm  PRICING  Free
The London Art Book Fair - Talk: Unbinding The BookThe London Art Book Fair - Talk: Unbinding The BookArtists discuss a project explores the definitions of author and book.26th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The London Art Book Fair - Talk: Unbinding The Book
event  Friday 26th September 2014
TIMES  Friday 26th September 2014 - 3pm-4pm  PRICING  Free
Artists discuss a project explores the definitions of author and book.
The London Art Book Fair - Workshop: London Centre For Book ArtsThe London Art Book Fair - Workshop: London Centre For Book ArtsLearn basic book-binding techniques to create two different types of books.26th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
The London Art Book Fair - Workshop: London Centre For Book Arts
event  Friday 26th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
Learn basic book-binding techniques to create two different types of books.
The London Art Book Fair - Performance: Louise Herve & Chloe MailletThe London Art Book Fair - Performance: Louise Herve & Chloe MailletA narrative inspired by historical facts, autobiographical information, excerpts from science-fiction films and didactic books.26th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
The London Art Book Fair - Performance: Louise Herve & Chloe Maillet
event  Friday 26th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
A narrative inspired by historical facts, autobiographical information, excerpts from science-fiction films and didactic books.
The London Art Book Fair - Talk: How To Write About Contemporary ArtThe London Art Book Fair - Talk: How To Write About Contemporary ArtA discussion about contemporary critical dialogue.26th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
The London Art Book Fair - Talk: How To Write About Contemporary Art
event  Friday 26th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
A discussion about contemporary critical dialogue.
The London Art Book Fair: Talk: David and Stephen Batchelor: In ConversationThe London Art Book Fair: Talk: David and Stephen Batchelor: In ConversationArtist David Batchelor discusses art, writing and Buddhism with his brother, writer and Buddhist scholar, Stephen Batchelor.26th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
The London Art Book Fair: Talk: David and Stephen Batchelor: In Conversation
event  Friday 26th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
Artist David Batchelor discusses art, writing and Buddhism with his brother, writer and Buddhist scholar, Stephen Batchelor.
The London Art Book Fair - Talk: AA Bronson: In ConversationThe London Art Book Fair - Talk: AA Bronson: In Conversation26th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
The London Art Book Fair - Talk: AA Bronson: In Conversation
event  Friday 26th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
The London Art Book FairThe London Art Book FairThe annual fair for international art bookmakers, gallery presses, arts publishing houses, colleges and rare book dealers, with workshops, panel discussions, lectures and talks by artists, philosophers and writers including Tom Morton of frieze, and artists Pablo Bronstein, Ruth Ewan, and Jeremy Deller. There are talks and workshops on a variety o26th September 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
On Soon
The London Art Book Fair
event  Running from Friday 26th September 2014 until Sunday 28th September 2014
VENUE  Whitechapel Gallery 
The annual fair for international art bookmakers, gallery presses, arts publishing houses, colleges and rare book dealers, with workshops, panel discussions, lectures and talks by artists, philosophers and writers including Tom Morton of frieze, and artists Pablo Bronstein, Ruth Ewan, and Jeremy Deller. There are talks and workshops on a variety o... More about this event
 
 

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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

Chris Watson: Open City Tour
Tours | On 20th September 2014 

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The architect looks at the gallery's architectural history....More

The Quentin Dentin Show
Theatre | Until 21st September 2014 

The Rag Factory 4 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

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Tent London & Super Brands London
Tent London & Super Brands London
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

The Old Truman Brewery 7 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

The annual Tent London, one of the largest design shows taking place during the The London Design Festival each ...More

 
Eric Ranzoni
Concerts | Until 25th October 2014 

Boisdale Of Bishopsgate 8 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

The London-based pianist and singer-songwriter plays blues....More

Open House London 2014
Kids Events | On 20th September 2014 

Wilton's Music Hall 8 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

An ideal opportunity to see great architecture and design in and around London....More

Saturday at Cafe 1001
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 20th September 2014 

Cafe 1001 9 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

Enthral presents DJs spinning tracks ranging from Trip hop, Nu Jazz, Old School Hip Hop, Dub, Reggae, Electro, Funk, Soul, ...More

The Kit Cat Club
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th November 2014 

Proud Cabaret City 10 minutes walk from Whitechapel Gallery

1920s themed burlesque night featuring Miss Betsey Rose, Jolie Papillon, Sophia St. Villier and Mat Ricardo....More

Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
Tower Of London - Skip The Line Tickets
Attraction | Next performance 20th 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

 
 
 
 
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