Venue Hire

Join us for a private reception in the newly refurbished contemporary venue.

Our city centre location makes us an ideal venue to hold a drinks and canapés reception.

The Hatton Art Gallery Is a modern exhibition space set within the beautiful surroundings of the Quadrangle in the oldest part of Newcastle University.

The gallery will be showing a programme of temporary exhibitions, including works from the Hatton’s diverse collection alongside loaned works. On permanent display is the Kurt Schwitters' Merz Barn Wall taking pride of place in the centre of the gallery.

After a £3.8 million redevelopment supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Hatton’s State of the art Learning Room and galleries are now available to hire for private evening receptions.

Join us for a private reception for up to 60 guests in the newly refurbished contemporary venue. Enjoy drinks and canapés in the Learning Room, followed by the opportunity to explore the magnificent exhibitions on display. 


Catering can be provided including drinks, buffet food and canapés. Contact us to find out more. 

Please note food and drink can only be served and consumed within the Learning Room.

Capacity Guide 



Hatton Gallery

60 guests 

 Learning Room Equipment

  • PA system
  • Built in sound system, compatible with iPod, MP3 and CD
  • Built in projector screen
  • Projector
  • Chairs and trestle tables are available

Contact us

To find out more about hiring the Hatton Art Gallery please contact us on: 

Telephone: (0844) 856 1074 Email: and state that you're interested in hiring the Hatton Art Gallery. 

Your event enquiry will go directly to our catering and events concession Sodexo Prestige.

Find out about hiring our other museums and galleries.