Space Rentals

Photo by Geoffrey Webster.

Looking to rent a unique space for your next event? Our Gallery offers a distinctive venue for functions or events connected to Dalhousie University or those related to arts and culture. Priority is given to Dalhousie-affiliated groups and organizations. Our foremost concern is the protection of the artwork on display and maintaining artistic integrity at all times.

Before reaching out, please review our rental terms below.


The Gallery is available for events outside of public hours. Our public hours are: Wednesday & Friday, 11 AM - 5 PM; Thursday, 11 AM - 8 PM; Weekends, 12 PM - 5 PM. Please note that the Gallery may be open outside these hours for special events, during which bookings are not available.


The Gallery’s capacity for seated events (talks, screenings, etc) is 60 people. For standing events, the capacity is 100 people. Please note that the capacity may be lower depending on the nature of the exhibition. 


The base rental fees are $175 for Dalhousie University functions; $250 for non-profit groups; and $300 for all other groups. Please note that a security fee, based on the event's duration, will be added. Additional security may be required depending on the event, incurring extra fees.

Equipment & Set Up

Chairs, some tables, and tech equipment are available on-site. Additional fees may apply.

Food and Beverage Policy

  • Sit-down dinners are not permitted.

  • No equipment for heating or cooking food is allowed.

  • Standing receptions with cold food and beverages may be permitted, subject to approval.

  • The Gallery reserves the right to determine the placement of food and beverage tables.

  • Depending on the exhibition, food and/or drinks may be restricted, and alcoholic beverages may not be allowed.

  • When permitted, all alcoholic beverages must be ordered through Dalhousie Arts Centre Bar Services.


The Gallery is wheelchair accessible. Washrooms are located one level above the Gallery. Please see our Accessibility page for more details. 

For further information and to book your event, please contact with "Space Rental" as the subject line. We look forward to hosting you!