Manchester Art Gallery Christmas Party M2
Manchester Art Gallery, with its magnificent Victorian architecture sitting alongside a contemporary glass Atrium is a beautiful and unforgettable setting and provides the perfect venue for your Christmas party this year. Where else can you drink and mingle, surrounded by some of the world’s most inspiring works of art, then dance the night away to Christmas disco classics?!
Situated in the heart of the city centre, the gallery is easily accessible and is home to one of the most important art collections in the region. Choose from a varied range of event spaces, from elegant cocktail parties in amongst the treasured masterpieces of the Pre-Raphaelite collection, to stylish dinner dances in the modern glass Atrium and Restaurant. For daytime events, the Lecture Room is a light and airy, purpose-built conference room located at the heart of the gallery.
Drinks receptions, dinners and parties
With spaces for intimate drinks receptions to lavish Christmas parties, we’ll help you put on an evening to remember – whether you want to wow your guests in our vibrant contemporary galleries or steep them in the rich history of our atmospheric Victorian galleries.
You’ll have the run of the gallery after hours, allowing your guests to explore our beautiful event spaces and exhibitions in private. One of our talented curators can even offer your guests a tour of the artworks housed within these impressive, historic surroundings.
Your evening event can also make use of our bar, mobile PA system, and 85” screens for presentations or photography.
To help you make the most of your event at our unique venue, Manchester Art Gallery’s dedicated Events Team can arrange guided tours of the collection or group access to our temporary exhibitions. The venue can also help put together interactive sessions involving the Gallery’s displays and ensure your daytime event makes a lasting impression on your guests.
With exclusive hire of the gallery and a selection of packages available
Manchester Art Gallery Christmas PartyPackages
Contact us today for our fantastic Christmas packages, dates and prices.
The bright glass atrium connects the old and the new buildings of Manchester Art Gallery, creating a contemporary space filled with light. A central hub for the gallery in the daytime, the Atrium is transformed to become a striking and sometimes surprising event space after hours. It’s the perfect space for drinks receptions and dining. The Atrium is fully equipped with two large ceiling flown plasma screens and integrated PA system ideal for presentations, awards ceremonies or for ensuring those embarrassing childhood photos are seen by all during your wedding breakfast!
Dinner – 120 pax / Reception – 200 pax / Dance – 100 pax
The Victorian Hall is the original grand entrance to the Royal Institution. Filled with natural light from the expansive skylights, and artworks from the collection, guests will enjoy the period features of the imposing Victorian architecture. Utilise our in-house equipment to wash the space with coloured lighting, add a bar, a twinkling dance floor, a string quartet or even a brass band to welcome your guests! All your event needs taken care of.
Dinner 50 pax / Reception – 100 pax / Dance (with adjacent room) 100 pax
Galleries 3 to 10 show works from the Manchester Art Gallery collection on a number of themes. From the first painting ever bought for the collection, through to recently acquired contemporary works, these galleries hold a trove of fascinating art and design, making a fabulous surrounding for your special event. Wine and dine your guests in these beautiful spaces and really give them something to talk about.
Dinner – 80 pax / Reception – 300 pax / Theatre – 100 pax