About this room

An impressive contemporary space, the Atrium is well-suited to hosting corporate dinners for 120, charity balls for 100, or evening receptions, presentations and product launches for up to 200.

It features plenty of natural light, cloakroom, bar and a flexible room layout which can be configured in a variety of ways to display exhibition materials.




up to 200



up to 120



up to 130



up to 80

Starting prices

Hire Fee


18:00 - 22:00

from £1495 Per day

*All guide prices are inclusive of VAT

Note on pricing

Along with the hiring of The Atrium it is possible to hire The Gallery Cafe and Victorian Entrance Hall at no additional charge.

The Atrium can be hired along with the Victorian Galleries for £1995 .

Hire free for additional hours after 22:00 is :
- £350 per hour for Monday-Friday from 22:00 - 1:00
- £350 per hour for Saturday-Sunday from 22:00 - 0:00
- £480 per hour for Saturday-Sunday from 0:00 - 1:00

Send me a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event.
Mentioning your budget will help me propose the best option for your needs.

Sample catering prices

Canapes from £12 pp + vat
Hot buffets from £27 pp + vat
Three course dinners from £35 pp + vat

Drinks packages available on request


In-house catering

Allows external catering

Approved caterers only

BYO alcohol allowed

Can provide alcohol

Kitchen facilities available

Can provide halal

Can provide kosher

Complimentary water

Extensive vegan menu

Extensive gluten-free menu

Complimentary tea and coffee

Buyout fee for external catering


Alcohol licence until 01:00

Room features

Wi-Fi Wi-Fi

Natural light Natural light

Disabled access Disabled access


Flatscreen TV



Audiovisual (AV) equipment

Conference call facilities

Air conditioning

Storage space

Accommodation available

Parking available

Venue welcomes

Own music equipment /DJ

VIP events

Rules of the space

Evening hire is generally from 6pm with access to set up from 5pm once the gallery closes
Clients hire the gallery exclusively for evening events
Hire is available until 1am
We are located approx one mile from Piccadilly train station and the nearest tram stop is just across the road at St Peters Square.
We don't have on site parking but we do have a 20% discount at a local NCP
We can help make recommendations for suppliers, from hotels to entertainment, equipment to event planners.

Beautiful architecture. Light filled spaces. Home to one of the country's finest collections of art, design and fashion.

Manchester Art Gallery is an inspired choice for private events, weddings, business meetings, networking sessions and conferences.

Located in the heart of the city centre, the gallery provides a perfect backdrop to extraordinary events.

With facilities ranging from a purpose built lecture room to on-site catering, and with our team ready to tailor packages to suit your needs, hosting your event at Manchester Art Gallery is hassle free.

All our catering is in-house and our menus have been created by our award-winning chef Mary-Ellen McTague. Mary-Ellen is best known for her restaurant, Aumbry, as well as working in Michelin-starred kitchens.

Other rooms and event packages at this venue

from £31
per person / day

Lecture Room

up to 100 guests

from £995
hire fee / evening

Victorian Galleries

up to 300 guests

from £1995
hire fee / day

Gallery 16

up to 100 guests

from £1495
hire fee / day

The Gallery Café

up to 150 guests

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