Why not host your event in one of the most exclusive and adaptable galleries in London?
The Saatchi Gallery is one of London’s most exciting venues. Its unique nature not only stems from its fascinating history, but also because the space itself offers a range of possibilities and flexibility for your event.
The Gallery interiors are modern, simple, and very well proportioned with high ceilings, and make an ideal blank canvas for production of all sorts of events. Ideal for both large and more intimate events, the Gallery has a capacity of up to 1,500 people.
The entire 70,000 sq ft Saatchi Gallery is available for hire, and boasts a range of spaces which are modern, light, airy and elegant. This prized cultural setting is ideal for large conferences or dramatic parties that will leave guests more than impressed.
Should you wish to host a smaller event at the Saatchi Gallery you might want to consider hiring galleries individually. The venue offers a range of galleries which can be booked exclusively, as well as private dining rooms and private viewing galleries.
The Saatchi Gallery has a range of technical and audiovisual equipment which may be supplied if required. The gallery’s event management partners, GSP, are also on hand to assist clients and provide any event services required.
The Saatchi Gallery was founded by the businessman Charles Saatchi in 1985 and has been located in a number of different London premises.
The Saatchi Gallery at its current location at the Duke of York’s HQ in Chelsea opened in 2008 with an exciting exhibition dedicated to new art from China.
Originally, the gallery had been located in St John’s Wood when it first opened it in 1985. Based in a disused paint factory the gallery had held its first exhibition that year and exhibited work by US artists Cy Twombly and Brice Marden for the very first time in the UK. In 1988, Saatchi’s focus changed from US artists and Minimalism to the work of young British artists with the seminal ‘Freeze’ show featuring the likes of Damien Hirst.
In 2003 the gallery moved to County Hall on the Southbank and launched its opening with a “nude happening” of a staged group of over 200 naked people. Following a tragic fire of 2004 that famously destroyed much of the gallery’s works, the gallery moved to its current location in 2008.