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Whitechapel Gallery

Hire this venue for your own event - it has five function rooms the largest of which can hold a maximum of 104 guests and the smallest is ideal for 20.

Designed in a distinctive Arts and Crafts architecture style by Charles Harrison Townsend, the Whitechapel, Britain's first purpose-built arts gallery, is renowned both for the beauty of its light, airy space and for embracing the local community in its work. Founded in 1901, extensive refurbishment saw the gallery, reopened in April 2009, double in size. The gallery does not have a permanent collection, preferring instead to host a constantly evolving programme of works and there is always something free to see. Community projects and retrospective exhibitions now rest alongside landmark examples of contemporary work. The Pop Art 'This is Tomorrow' exhibition of 1956 is often hailed as the gallery's most iconic event, although there are a number of other exhibitions worthy of note. Picasso's 'Guernica' was displayed here in 1938, Jackson Pollock had work exhibited at the gallery in the 1950s, David Hockney's first show was held here in 1970 and Lucian Freud had a major exhibition in 1993. With its pillared supports and high ceilings, The Lower Gallery, in particular, is a fantastic exhibition space. The expansion means the Whitechapel has a number of new exhibition spaces offering a fantastic backdrop for corporate and private events. Renowned chef Angela Hartnett has also taken over the Whitechapel Gallery Dining Room, which relaunched in January 2011.

 

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Artists' Film InternationalArtists' Film InternationalScreenings of moving image works on the theme of gender. Those being shown are Season Of Migration To The North by Lars Laumann, Deserto by Jacopo Miliani and Techno Gender: Pyramid Revealed By A Sandstorm by Raju Rage.21st April 2019Sunday 2nd June 2019 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
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Free EventNow On
Artists' Film International
event  Running until Sunday 2nd June 2019
TIMES  16th April to 2nd June 2019 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
Screenings of moving image works on the theme of gender. Those being shown are Season Of Migration To The North by Lars Laumann, Deserto by Jacopo Miliani and Techno Gender: Pyramid Revealed By A Sandstorm by Raju Rage.
Sophia Al-Maria: BCESophia Al-Maria: BCEThe artist draws on a year of performances and readings, her audio-visual display centres around two creation myths: one from the ancient past, one from the distant future.21st April 2019Sunday 28th April 2019 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Sophia Al-Maria: BCE
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TIMES  8th February to 28th April 2019 - Various Times  PRICING  Free
The artist draws on a year of performances and readings, her audio-visual display centres around two creation myths: one from the ancient past, one from the distant future.
Is This Tomorrow?Is This Tomorrow?Is This Tomorrow?More than 60 years on from its groundbreaking 1956 exhibition, This is Tomorrow, the Whitechapel Gallery asks, Is This Tomorrow? Taking the 1950s exhibition as its model, this current display of ten installations shows visions of the future, collaborations between over 30 leading architects and artists. The ground floor room reveals sheep pens put 21st April 2019Sunday 12th May 2019 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
Ongoing
Is This Tomorrow?
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TIMES  14th February to 12th May 2019  PRICING  £12.95 (Adults), £9.50 (Concessions)
More than 60 years on from its groundbreaking 1956 exhibition, This is Tomorrow, the Whitechapel Gallery asks, Is This Tomorrow? Taking the 1950s exhibition as its model, this current display of ten installations shows visions of the future, collaborations between over 30 leading architects and artists. The ground floor room reveals sheep pens put ... More about this event
 
La Caixa Collection Of Contemporary ArtLa Caixa Collection Of Contemporary ArtInternationally acclaimed authors explore Spain's leading collection of contemporary art in this series of four displays taking place over the course of a year, with works by Gerhard Richter, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Enrique Vila-Matas, Dora Garcia, Carlos Pazos, Miquel Barcelo and Andreas Gursky.21st April 2019Sunday 28th April 2019 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
La Caixa Collection Of Contemporary Art
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TIMES  17th January to 28th April 2019 - 11am-6pm  PRICING  Free
Internationally acclaimed authors explore Spain's leading collection of contemporary art in this series of four displays taking place over the course of a year, with works by Gerhard Richter, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Enrique Vila-Matas, Dora Garcia, Carlos Pazos, Miquel Barcelo and Andreas Gursky.
Rising Up In The Infinite SkyRising Up In The Infinite SkyThis performative event features readings by Sophia Al-Maria and a live performance by artist Victoria Sin.28th April 2019Sunday 28th April 2019 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
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Rising Up In The Infinite Sky
event  Sunday 28th April 2019
TIMES  Sunday 28th April 2019 - 3pm  PRICING  £5, concs £3.50
This performative event features readings by Sophia Al-Maria and a live performance by artist Victoria Sin.
City Poems & City Music Live Part TwoCity Poems & City Music Live Part TwoThe showcase presents experimental music from Escape-Ism and Odes, plus poetry from Libby Houston and Pete Brown.2nd May 2019Thursday 2nd May 2019 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
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City Poems & City Music Live Part Two
event  Thursday 2nd May 2019
TIMES  Thursday 2nd May 2019 - 7pm  PRICING  £10, concs £15
The showcase presents experimental music from Escape-Ism and Odes, plus poetry from Libby Houston and Pete Brown.
City Poems & City Music Live Part ThreeCity Poems & City Music Live Part ThreeThe showcase presents Thurston Moore and his band, alongside Fast Speaking Music and poetry readings.23rd May 2019Thursday 23rd May 2019 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
 
City Poems & City Music Live Part Three
event  Thursday 23rd May 2019
TIMES  Thursday 23rd May 2019 - 7pm  PRICING  £20, concs £15
The showcase presents Thurston Moore and his band, alongside Fast Speaking Music and poetry readings.
Michael RakowitzMichael RakowitzMichael RakowitzIraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, whose winged bull that once guarded the gates of Nineveh in Iraq, currently sits on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth, has his first major European survey. Drawing on architecture, cultural artefacts and cuisine, the installations within the Whitechapel Gallery tell stories of social ritual, conflict and loss.3rd June 2019Sunday 25th August 2019 Where:
Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82  Whitechapel High Street      E1 7QX
Category: event
Free Event 
Michael Rakowitz
event  Running from Monday 3rd June 2019 until Sunday 25th August 2019
TIMES  3rd June to 25th August 2019  PRICING  Free
Iraqi-American artist Michael Rakowitz, whose winged bull that once guarded the gates of Nineveh in Iraq, currently sits on Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth, has his first major European survey. Drawing on architecture, cultural artefacts and cuisine, the installations within the Whitechapel Gallery tell stories of social ritual, conflict and loss.... More about this event
 

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Reception
100
 
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45
 
 

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Lower Gallery

Lower Gallery
 
 

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Area
300m²
 
Height
6m
 
 
 

Upper Gallery

Upper Gallery
 
 

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Area
225m²
 
Height
6m
 
 
 

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Theatre
104
 

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Tom Bendhem Gallery

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Theatre
20
 
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50
 

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