Opening Hours

Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 11am – 5pm
Wednesday: 11am – 5pm
Thursday: 11am – 5pm
Friday: 11am – 5pm
Saturday: 11am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Please note the House opens at 12pm, with last entry to the House at 4.20pm

Kettle’s Yard will be closed between 23 December 2021 – 3 January 2022 inclusive.

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Private dinner in the House. Photo: My Linh Le.
Drinks reception in the welcome area. Photo: Josh Murfitt.
Drinks reception between the galleries. Photo: Martin Bond.
Sackler Gallery. Photo: Hufton + Crow, 2018.
Sackler Gallery. Photo: Stephen White.
Gallery 2. Photo: Stephen White.
Drinks and canapés reception. Photo: Martin Bond.
Ede Room, second floor. Photo: Hufton + Crow, 2018.
Ede Room, second floor.
Stairwell. Photo: Hufton + Crow, 2018.
Clore Learning Studio. Photo: Hufton + Crow, 2018.
Edlis Neeson Research Space. Photo: Liz Seabrook.
Edlis Neeson Research Space. Photo: My Linh Le.
Edlis Neeson Research Space. Photo: Stephen White.
Courtyard. Photo: Evelina Gumileva.
Courtyard. Photo: Evelina Gumileva.
Dinner in the House. Photo: Josh Murfitt
Drinks reception between the galleries. Photo: Josh Murfitt.
Private lunch in the Clore Learning Studio.
Discussion event in the House. Photo: Josh Murfitt.

About Kettle’s Yard

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

Spaces for Hire

The Galleries

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.

Meeting rooms

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.

The House

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.

Room Capacities

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.

Filming & Photography

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:

Group tours

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 to find out more.

Community Venue Hire

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 if you are interested.

Contact Us

To arrange or discuss an event, or to find out rates, please email

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.