Venue Hire

Treat your guests to an unforgettable event in the heart of Bristol, set in a magnificent Grade II* listed building and with world-class exhibitions as a unique backdrop.

From conferences, training days and meetings, to evening canapé receptions or intimate dining, the RWA is a stunning setting for truly special events.

Your guests will be welcomed on to our impressive marble landing, overlooked by a breath-taking atrium, and are invited to mingle on the spacious terrace overlooking Queen’s Road and the Victoria Rooms.

The RWA offers five spectacular, naturally-lit galleries on the first floor that are available for event hire throughout the year. With every hire of the Main Galleries, we offer a complimentary introduction to the current exhibition, offering your guests an exclusive insight into the themes of our world-class exhibitions.

The RWA is one of only five Royal Academies of Art in the UK. It is a registered charity which has been self-supporting for over 150 years. By hiring our spaces for an event you are kindly supporting the RWA to fund our activities and maintain our beautiful buildings. The RWA receives no regular national or local government funding, and is dependent on self-generated income, investment and charitable support.

You can see further photographs of the Galleries in our Flickr album.

To discuss your unique event requirements and pricings, contact Meggie Wood on or call 0117 906 7609.

Take a look at our Venue Hire Brochure below.

Venue Hire Brochure

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