House, galleries, café and shop:
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm
+44 (0)1223 748 100
Kettle’s Yard is available for private and corporate hire, offering spaces for a wide range of events including small one-day meetings, product launches, recruitment events and elegant drinks receptions.
The beautiful House with its remarkable collection of modern art preserved in an intimate, domestic setting includes work by some of the most significant artists of the twentieth century. Complementing the world-class permanent collection are light-filled galleries displaying a changing programme of exhibitions.
Private tours of the House and exhibitions can be arranged after-hours, accompanied with a glass of wine or champagne, and before-we-open tours may include a delicious breakfast at the café. Special curator-led tours are also available for an in-depth exploration of the permanent collection and exhibitions.
“I have had many of the Partners email this morning to comment on how lovely the evening was.” Cooley LLP drinks reception
Two beautiful gallery spaces, designed by award-winning architect Jamie Fobert display an exciting quarterly programme of new art. The Sackler Gallery & Gallery 2 host world-class exhibitions – the perfect backdrop for out-of-hours events. Hire the welcome area with access to the current exhibitions on an exclusive basis for up to 300 guests for a drinks reception.
Please note no food is allowed in the galleries themselves. Drinks may be allowed, depending on the exhibition.
Kettle’s Yard meeting rooms provide the perfect setting for business meetings, presentations, workshops, product launches, seminars & team building events.
The Ede Room
The Ede Room is a light, spacious room with windows overlooking Castle Street on the second floor of the Education Wing. Providing a perfect backdrop for creative working days, this light and airy space is equipped with a fully integrated 96” HD screen with multiple AV connections and Wifi for Powerpoint.
Capacities: 50 standing / 40 theatre / 24 cabaret / 18 boardroom / 16 classroom / 16 U-shape.
The Clore Learning Studio
The Clore Learning Studio is a flexible self-contained space only steps away from our main galleries. Flooded with light from high windows, the Clore is located in the Education Wing and is equipped with a fully integrated HD screen with multiple AV connections and Wifi for Powerpoint.
Capacities: 60 standing / 30 theatre / 30 cabaret / 16 boardroom / 20 classroom.
Many consider the House a work of art in its own right. Seating 90, the House extension is available for talks, lectures and meetings. It is also available for private dinners. Private out-of-hours tours of the collection can be arranged.
Gallery & Foyer – 300 standing
Clore Learning Space – 60 standing / 30 theatre / 30 cabaret / 16 boardroom / 20 classroom
Ede Room – 50 standing / 40 theatre / 24 cabaret / 18 boardroom / 16 classroom / 16 U-shape
The House – 90 seated for talks / 36 seated for dinner
Below is an indication of the rates for venue hire at Kettle’s Yard, however please do get in touch so we can discuss your exact requirements and agree the rates, NB the rates are dependent on the number of guests, the nature of the event and the finishing time and do not include catering.
Evening Venue Hire (hire after 5pm)
Ede Room & Clore: from £500
Galleries: from £1500
House: from £2000
House & Galleries: from £3000
Photo Shoots and Filming
from £3000 for a day long shoot
Day time Venue Hire (8am-5pm)
Ede Room: from £400 per day
Clore Learning Studio: from £500 per day
All catering arrangements must be made directly with one of our approved caterers, a list of which will be provided. These suppliers have clear instructions of which food and drinks may be served at Kettle’s Yard. No drinks or food are allowed in the galleries or the House (unless by prior agreement).
The Garden Kitchen
Our on-site caterer is the Garden Kitchen, the café at Kettle’s Yard. Out of hours, the café can be hired for private dining. In the summer we can arrange dinners on the terrace for up to 20 diners.
Kettle’s Yard is available for photo shoots and filming all day each Monday and at certain other times by arrangement.
You can see example of previous shoots and filming below:
We recommend that large groups arrange private tours of the House outside of our regular opening hours. These can usually be arranged on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays before 11am or after 5pm depending on availability and must be booked at least one month in advance of your visit.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.
We are able to offer free, one-off venue hire to Cambridge-based community groups who receive a Cambridge City Council Community grant of less than £5,000 or are members of Cambridge Community and Voluntary Services (CCVS).
This is available on weekdays, during office hours in either the Ede Room or Clore Learning Studio as available.
Further information on these spaces can be found above.
Please contact email@example.com if you are interested.
To arrange or discuss an event, or to find out rates, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
All income generated through venue hire goes towards the conservation and care of the collection and the development of the on-going education and exhibition programmes.