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Venue Hire

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Gallery Hire

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The Gallery has a number of spaces with varying capacities. Rooms are available for product launches, lectures, client entertainment, book launches, conferences or meetings. In addition to the room hire, we can also provide guided tours of the collections and exhibitions. If required, the Gallery in association with the Crawford Gallery Café can also offer dinner and/or canapés for any event.


The Gallery has seven spaces that are available for hosting events/meetings. The availability of each space will depend on what exhibition is on view in that gallery.

Sculpture Gallery
Capacity: 60 Standing, 60 Seated

Crawford Gallery Lecture Theatre

Lecture Theatre
Capacity: 90 Seated
Projector Screen
Grand Piano
Fixed Seating

Long Room
Capacity: 80 Seated, 80 standing
Air Con: No
No Fixed seating

Gibson Gallery

Gibson Gallery
Capacity: 60 seated, 60 standing

Upper Gallery

Upper Gallery
Capacity: 300 Standing,
150 seated


Capacity: 15 seated
Fixed Table and chairs


Capacity: 50-70 seated
(The café is run independently, see more info on the café below)


  1. Rental of Gallery room for Ceremony only
  2. Rental of Gallery room for Ceremony plus drinks & Canape reception
  3. *Option to follow on to the award-winning Gallery Café with your guests

Crawford Gallery Café

Crawford Gallery Café

Crawford Gallery Café, a venue with a difference, is located on the ground floor of Crawford Art Gallery and run by Sinead Doran. The roots of the Crawford Gallery Cafe go back to 1986 when the doors were originally opened by Mrs Myrtle Allen and her daughter Fern. That Ballymaloe ethos - taking the very best quality food and cooking it simply but beautifully - continues to underscore the cafe in its modern incarnation. 

This award-winning Café serves quality local produce and is a favourite of Corkonians and visitors alike. Whether it’s a drinks and Canape reception in a Gallery space or a sit-down meal in the Café, Sineád is available to discuss menus, costs and capacities with you at:
Phone: +21 427 4415


Claire Lynch
Tel: 021 4805042

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Emmet Place, Cork, Ireland
T12 TNE6
Tel: 021 480 5042

General Opening Hours
N.B. Last entry is 16:45

Monday–Saturday 10.00am–5.00pm
(2nd floor closes at 4:45 pm)
Late opening Thursdays until 8.00 pm
(2nd floor will remain open until 7:45 m on Thursdays commencing 19 March)

Sundays and Bank Holidays
Gallery: 11 am4 pm
Café: 11 am4 pm

Crawford Gallery Café
Tuesday to Saturday 8.30am - 4:00pm
Crawford Garden Café
Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm
(weather permitting!)

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