Designed by architect Gustavo da Roza, the WAG is housed in an iconic modernist building that is the perfect backdrop for events of all shapes and sizes.

Whether you’re in one of our galleries surrounded by centuries of art; Eckhardt Hall with its grand, gleaming Tyndall stone walls; or on the breathtaking Rooftop Sculpture Garden overlooking Winnipeg’s skyline, you’ll fall in love with the WAG’s many, unique spaces.

Catering

The WAG Gallery is a fully-equipped event facility with onsite catering. To learn more about food and beverage options, contact Inn at the Forks at 204.942.5520, or email Sheila Kristinnson at skristinnson@innforks.com.

Spaces to inspire memorable events

Eckhardt Hall

The WAG’s signature event space is known for its soaring ceilings and backdrop of Manitoba Tyndall stone. Eckhardt Hall can be used for a wide range of events, from elegant sit-down dinners to cocktail receptions, trade shows, performances, and more.

Capacity: 300 standing; 180 for sit-down dinner

Features:

  • 21-foot ceilings
  • 3,000 square feet
  • Natural reception space following event in the adjacent Muriel Richardson Auditorium
  • Licensed
  • 9-foot Baldwin grand piano available

Floor Plan

Auditorium

The Muriel Richardson Auditorium (MRA) features outstanding acoustics and classic Eames chairs. This sleek, functional space is perfect for concerts, presentations, screenings, and performances.

Capacity: 319 theatre seating; 5 accessible spots

Features:

  • Fully equipped for audio/visual and multimedia presentations: PA system with flown speakers and digital mixing board, sprung hardwood stage floor, full theatrical lighting, and a sophisticated projection system with a 400-square foot screen
  • Adjoining lobby holds 125 for stand-up receptions
  • Bosendorfer grand piano with extended keys
  • Large backstage area with dressing rooms and green room

Muriel Richardson Auditorium Seating Chart (PDF)
Muriel Richardson Auditorium Stage Dimensions (side view) (PDF)
Muriel Richardson Auditorium Stage Dimensions (top view) (PDF)
Muriel Richardson Auditorium Technical Specs (PDF)

Rooftop Sculpture Garden

Guests feel on top of the world when relaxing in our private rooftop garden. The city skyline creates a dramatic backdrop for weddings, private parties, screenings, and outdoor activities.

Capacity: 200 seated theatre style; 250 stand-up reception

Features:

  • Available year-round
  • Rental includes the Penthouse Lobby
  • In summer, enjoy sculptures from the WAG collection and a reflecting pool
  • 13,125-sq.ft.
  • Licensed

Penthouse Lobby

With floor-to-ceiling windows, this open area encourages mingling while admiring the expansive Rooftop Sculpture Garden. This space is just the thing for stand-up receptions, bar service, or staging/reception.

Capacity: 90 for stand-up reception

Features:

  • Included when renting the Rooftop Sculpture Garden
  • In summer, overlooks sculptures from the WAG collection
  • 1,178-sq.ft.
  • Licensed

Boardroom

The Boardroom is retro cool with classic Eames furniture and a one-of-a-kind light fixture designed by the building’s architect, Gustavo da Roza. This space is particularly well suited for corporate meetings, presentations, and teleconferences.

Capacity: 20 at boardroom table; 40 in lecture format; 80 for stand-up reception

Features:

  • Located on the Mezzanine Level adjacent to gallery space
  • Seven-metre boardroom table, Eames chairs, and photographs from the WAG collection
  • Projection screen
  • 2,618 sq.ft.
  • Licensed

Lecture Room

This versatile and functional space is perfect for informal lectures, presentations, workshops, and meetings.

Capacity: 60 (classroom or presentation-style)

Features:

  • Conveniently located on the main floor between the Muriel Richardson Auditorium and Eckhardt Hall
  • Projection screen
  • 906-sq.ft.
  • Licensed

Booking Request Form

Contact

Doren Roberts
Rentals Coordinator
204.789.1765 Email Doren

We will have even more rental spaces available following the grand opening of the WAG Inuit Art Centre in 2020. Details will be available soon, but in the meantime, check out the concept for the stunning adjoining building.

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The Winnipeg Art Gallery is located on Treaty No. 1 the original lands of Anishinaabe, Ininiwak, Anishininiwak, Dakota, and Dene peoples, and on the homeland of the Métis Nation.
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