Pushkin House’s Gallery & Lecture Room is a space that can house up to 60 people and exhibit art collections.
The Room is equipped for Gallery exhibitions as well as intimate lectures that facilitate personal discussion and promote new creative ideas. The Room can also be used for classes, training courses and executive board meetings with all the technical support you need. The Room offers a Training Course / Executive Meeting Package that takes the hassle out of your workload, with croissants, drinks and other provisions for each individual in the booked party. The Room has all the necessary amenities in the Bloomsbury area that is perfect for lunch breaks and overnight accommodation.
DVD/Audio/Video/PC/Mac connectors for presentations and films
Sitting: 50 people // Standing: 70 people // Tables for Classes: 1-15 people.
Room Size: 43.13 sqm // 464 sqft
Chairs and tables available
Do you offer catering?
Yes, we do.
Tea, coffee and biscuits
for 15 people: £35 (£7 VAT) | Total £42
for 40 people: £65 (£13 VAT) | Total £78
Sandwiches + crisps
£30 (£6 VAT) per platter (for 4 - 5 people) | Total £36
per bottle: £10 (£2 VAT) | Total £12
Can I bring my own caterers?
If you hire our kitchen facilities at £75 + VAT (for the whole booking slot), you are welcome to bring caterers or simply serve drinks and snacks.
Do you recommend any caterers?
Yes, we've worked with the caterers listed below a number of times; they produce good quality food at a competitive price and always receive the top feedback from our clients.
* Lara Maynard Catering
* Zakusky London
Does your venue have a lift?
No, we don't have a lift
Do you have a disabled access?
We have a ramp which will allow a wheelchair user access the main hall and our Library room. However, the toilets are located on a separate floor. As a Grade II star listed building we are very limited to what we can install in our space but we are currently looking at ways we could make it happen in order to accomodate as many people as we can.
Does your Music Room have a projector and a screen?
We don't have a projector in our Music room but we can lend you a 50 inch TV free of charge. The TV can be connected to a laptop or a mac via HDMI or VGA cable.
Do you charge corkage?
No, we don't charge corkage
Can I host my event beyond opening hours?
Unfortunatly due to the nature of our centre, unless in exceptional circumstances, we don't allow events to continue beyond 9pm Mon-Fridays, 7pm Saturdays and 6pm Sundays.
*Can I leave something behind after my event? *
If the items are collected the following morning, it is fine to leave them behind.
Can I get things delivered to your venue prior to my booking slot?
You may be able to get items delivered either that same day, if your event is in the evening, or the evening before if your event is in the morning. Please speak to our staff to find out if it is possible.
Are you open during bank holidays?
No, we are not open during bank holidays.
Can I show an art exhibition at your venue?
Pushkin House is a Russian art and culture centre which hosts exhibitions on a regular basis. Although, we don't allow pop up exhibitions, if the show you want to display has Russian links, please fill in the form on our website to be reviewed by our curator.
Is there an extra charge for using the piano?
If you are renting our Music and Function room you are very welcome to invite a pianist. The only thing we ask is for guests not to put their glasses on top of the piano. If you would like the piano to be tuned specifically for your event (please note, we do tune our piano regularly), an additional charge of £80 + VAT will apply.
Can I remove art from walls?
It is crucial that none of the artworks are removed. We advise all our clients to view the space before committing to rent as exhibitions change on a regular basis and what you see on photos may not be what is on display at the time of your booking.
*Can you arrange waiting staff for our event *
As a small charity we can't guarantee that we will have somebody available to hire as a waiting staff. However, speak to us in advance and we will try to find someone to help. Extra staff cost is £10 + VAT per person per hour.
Welcome to Pushkin House
Pushkin House is the UK's oldest independent Russian cultural centre. Founded in 1954 in a house in Notting Hill by a group of émigré Russian friends, led by Maria Mikhailovna Kullmann (Zernova), their aim was to create a welcoming meeting-place ‘for the enjoyment, understanding and promotion of Russian culture in all its forms, and for the exchange of views in a lively, informal atmosphere, with freedom of speech a core principle’.