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The Royal West Of England Academy

Location pin

Royal West of England Academy, Queens Road, Clifton, Bristol, BS8 1PX - 

  • Users

    Up to
    220 guests

  • Delivery truck

    External Catering
    allowed

Located in a spectacular Grade II* listed building in the heart of the city, the RWA is Bristol’s oldest art gallery bringing world-class visual art from around the world since 1844.

With beautifully constructed interiors filled with natural light, these 19th century galleries have housed works from the big names in British Art including Turner, Constable, Nash, and Grayson Perry. The building has recently completed a £4.5m transformation - opening up access for all and providing opportunities for everybody to get creative and feel inspired.

Capacity & layout

Standing

Standing

up to 220

Theatre

Theatre

up to 140

Boardroom

Boardroom

up to 12

Cabaret

Cabaret

up to 90

Classroom

Classroom

up to 12

Catering & drinks

Catering arrangements

Catering arrangements

Catering facilities

Catering facilities

Refreshments

Refreshments

Alcohol

Alcohol

Amenities

Cloakroom

Cloakroom

Disabled access

Disabled access

Lectern

Lectern

Natural light

Natural light

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Outdoor / Garden / Beach

Public transport

Public transport

Premises parking

Premises parking

Overnight accommodation

Overnight accommodation

Breakout rooms

Breakout rooms

Table / chairs included

Table / chairs included

Tea

Tea

Audio & visual

Sound system

Sound system

Microphone

Microphone

WiFi

WiFi

Space rules

Allowed events

alcoholLicense

Licensed for alcohol

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable deposit. Balance is paid after the event.

Other rules

Unfortunately we can no longer incorporate dancefloors at our gallery. We can only host seated dinners during our Annual Open Exhibitions, between approx September - December annually. Our venue is available for public evening hire from 5pm-11pm Tuesday- Sunday. We are available for hire all day on Mondays only. We cannot host multi-day events

Location

Reviews

  • Phil Parker

    April 2024

    We visited today to see the John Hoyland exhibition, which we've been really excited about for months. We were not disappointed! Seeing these playful ceramics of his and the work of the other sculptors was brilliant. Even more so, for us, was being able to stand in front of some of his wonderful paintings and just drink them in. It was an excellent experience. Also, as usual, the cafe was great 😂