Venue hire

Crafting the perfect event

The art of fine events

Originally built to house the art collection of Joseph Shipley, the Shipley Art Gallery is an architectural jewel in the heart of Gateshead. The gallery is an excellent example of Edwardian architecture, which would add grandeur, and a sense of occasion to a range of corporate and private events

Rooms for hire

The main gallery and side galleries

The elegant main gallery houses a variety of permanent and temporary exhibitions and, along with the adjoining Designs for Life and beautiful side galleries, provides a spacious, alternative location for a variety of PR events, functions, dinners and concerts.

The main gallery and side galleries can be booked exclusively for a range of events from 6pm - 11pm, Tuesday - Saturday

Download the Shipley venue hire guide here

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Contact us

For more information about hiring the Shipley Art Gallery for evening corporate events, please contact us:

Tel: (0191) 277 2151

Email: leann.hay@live.co.uk

Capacity guide:

Reception

Theatre

Cabaret

Dinner

Reception/buffet

Whole gallery

120

120

48

60

120

Weddings

The Shipley Art Gallery is also available as a wedding venue.

Photo: Jeff Jones

Other spaces

The Workshop

The Shipley has a fully equipped workshop/learning room, which is available for daytime hire. This room is an ideal location for a variety of meetings, training sessions or practical activities such as group workshops.

The Workshop can be booked from 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday, and 10am – 5pm on Saturday



The Lounge

We offer a lovely room with wooden flooring and lots of natural light, with tables, chairs, sofas and floor cushions set up as you wish.

The lounge is available from 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday, and 10am – 5pm on Saturday.


Capacity guide:

Board room

Theatre

Standing

Workshop 42.7sqm

20

25

35

Lounge

6

15

30

Contact us

For more information about hiring the Shipley workshop or Lounge please contact us:
Tel: (0191) 477 1495

Email: info@shipey.org.uk

Booking is essential and subject to availability.

Children's parties

The Shipley lounge is available to hire for kids' parties. We offer a lovely room with wooden flooring and lots of natural light, with tables, chairs, sofas and floor cushions set up as you wish.

We have cinema facilities to screen your favourite movie or your own film / photo slide show of the birthday child! We also have a CD player which can be used at no extra cost. You just need to bring your own decorations, food and entertainment.

Budding artists can make use of our art trolley of pens, paper, crayons etc. and a range of exhibitions are ready to explore using our family-friendly trails.

And for older children, there’s a playing field just outside – ideal for outdoor games!

We've got a well-stocked gift shop with toys at pocket money prices, ideal for party bags. There are toilets with baby change facilities and step-free access, ideal for buggies. Space outside for a ‘party bus’ to park, if you are looking for somewhere to hold a mobile soft play party.


Cost:

1.5 hours: £15

2 hours: £20

After 2 hours, hire rate goes down to just £5 per hour.

Free set up / take down time either side of the booking.

The lounge is available 10am – 4pm Tuesday to Friday, and 10am – 5pm on Saturday. Booking is essential and subject to availability. Maximum capacity is twenty children.

To discuss your requirements please contact Hannah Mackay-Jackson on (0191) 477 1495 by email