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Venue hire

Hastings Contemporary is an iconic building, nestled between Victorian net huts, funiculars and Europe’s largest beach-launched fishing fleet. We offer a range of unique spaces for private celebrations, corporate events, and workshops.

As a registered charity, all income generated from venue hire directly supports our education and artistic programmes.


A perfect place for some blue sky thinking. Let your ideas and imagination be stimulated by surroundings which provoke reaction but allow for personal reflection. This space can accommodate 30 seated and 50 standing and is ideal for workshops, private events, talks and screenings.

Hire of the space includes use of a projector and sound system, broadband, 30 plug sockets, two messy sinks, and hot and cold drink facilities can be provided upon request at an additional fee.

To hire our Studio, or any of our other spaces – including the Foreshore Gallery and café – please email