Facility & Room Rental

Within walking distance from the historic Halifax waterfront, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia Halifax offers a unique environment for a meeting, seminar, presentation, or reception. Located in the heart of the local business district and near all major hotels, your group will enjoy the diverse exhibitions and works displayed from the Permanent Collection and temporary exhibitions from around the world.


Windsor Foundation Lecture Theatre

Accommodates 80 people in its fixed theatre seating. This space is perfect for your next panel discussion, presentation, or press conference.


  • Podium
  • Fixed microphone with speakers
  • Projector
  • Large pull-down screen
  • Internet connection


  • Half Day (up to 4 hours) - $175
  • Full Day (8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.) - $300

The Windsor Foundation Lecture Theatre is not available from November 4, 2019 to April 5, 2020 due to exhibition schedule.

Windsor Foundation Lecture Theatre

Gallery Spaces

The Gallery brings a unique atmosphere to any special event, reception, or gathering. Gallery spaces are most suitable for stand-up receptions, however, we can be flexible with special arrangements as long as Gallery standards and regulations are followed.

Gallery space bookings are only possible when the Gallery is closed to the public.


  • $700* for up to 4 hours

*Additional staffing and consultation may apply

Rental Information

The Windsor Theatre is available during both regular Gallery hours and when the Gallery is closed to the public. Open Gallery spaces are only available when the Gallery is closed to the public. All events are subject to exhibition schedules and layout, art conservation restrictions, and legal requirements of the lenders of work in the Gallery spaces.

For all facility and room rental enquiries please email info.agns@novascotia.ca or call 902 424 5280.


Space is subject to availability and a signed rental agreement is required prior to the event. A cancellation fee will apply with less than 72 hours (3 business days) notice.

Ask in advance about arranging a guided tour of Gallery exhibitions. Fees apply.


Security fees and/or additional fees apply if room is required prior to 8:30 a.m. or after 5 p.m. Clean-up fees may also apply. Prices may vary depending on the level of staff involvement and set-up required.


The meeting rental rooms are part of a public gallery. Noise should be kept at a minimum and activities are to be contained to the meeting room and not flow to other areas. All rooms must be left in good order when vacated.

Liquor is only permitted when the Gallery is closed. Red wine consumption is restricted to certain areas because of the threat it poses to artwork.

The Gallery does not supply:

  • Tablecloths, glassware, china, etc.
  • Entertainment (report technical requirements at least 2 weeks prior to event)
  • Extension cords for coffee percolators, entertainment equipment, etc.

The Gallery will not assume liability for personal injury, loss, theft, or damage to equipment resulting from actions of any person or group renting museum facilities. Smoking is not permitted in the Gallery or near public entrances. For the comfort of all visitors, the Gallery is scent-free.