Venue Hire

Exceptional opportunities for entertaining in one of the most prestigious buildings in central London

Home to one of the greatest art collections in the UK and located in the historical setting of Somerset House, private venue hire at The Courtauld provides the unique opportunity to host your guests amongst iconic works by Manet, Degas, Monet, van Gogh, Gauguin, and Cézanne, amongst other remarkable Impressionist and Post-Impressionist paintings.

With a range of various spaces available across the Gallery to suit all interests, venue hire at The Courtauld allows you to immerse your guests in an inspirational setting surrounded by art curated with the utmost academic rigour.

The Courtauld is available for hire out of public opening hours for a variety of events ranging from intimate private dining in our Blavatnik Fine Rooms, drinks receptions in our LVMH Great Room to light breakfasts in our relaxed Art Café.

With unrivaled access to both our permanent and temporary collections, gallery highlights and thematic tours can be also arranged to elevate each event, providing your guests with expert insight into key works from the Collection from our highly regarded academic community.

In our Denise Coates Exhibition Galleries, we are currently hosting an exciting exhibition by eccentric 18th century artist, Henry Fuseli, which explores Fuseli’s fascination with female sexuality and the modern woman and provides an insight into late 18th and early 19th century anxieties about gender, identity, and sexuality during a transformative period in European history. Our Gilbert and Ildiko Butler Drawings Gallery features an exhibition on a forgotten female abstract artist, Helen Saunders, with our Project Space presenting a display centred on a lost piece created by Saunders in the early 1900s, which was rediscovered in 2019 by two Courtauld students as part of their studies.

A private view of any of the above exhibitions can be added on to your venue hire event to elevate the evening. Previous temporary exhibitions include the The Morgan Stanley Exhibition: Van Gogh. Self-Portraits.

For enquiries or further information, please contact our experienced Events Team at

Corporate support

We invite industry leaders to partner with The Courtauld to champion excellence in art history, conservation, and curating.

Our Corporate Partners and Corporate Members also receive venue hire benefits.

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Somerset House building viewed from below i The Courtauld Gallery, 2016 © Benedict Johnson