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Etherington House, Drawing Room
Etherington House, Music Room
Etherington House interior
Etherington House, Dining Room
Atrium, with dinner seating up to 85

Bring your event to the Agnes

Centrally located in the heart of Queen’s University’s historic campus, the Agnes Etherington Art Centre offers a range of facility spaces that can be rented alone or together. Both contemporary and historical spaces feature excellent amenities and all public areas are accessible. The high ceilings, historical legacy and cultural sophistication of the Agnes, combined with the hospitality of our staff, make every event a special occasion.

To explore availability, services and rates, contact Kyle Holleran at or (613) 533.2190.

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Etherington House

A charming and elegant historical space, the neo-Georgian Etherington House has been restored to reflect the taste and period of Agnes Etherington, the gallery’s founder. The beautifully appointed rooms include artwork, antiques, period furnishings and a Steinway grand piano. Perfect for wine and cheese receptions, private dinners, cocktail parties and theme nights, the Etherington House offers five spaces: the Green Room, Drawing Room, Study, Music Room and Dining Room, a linked sequence of distinctive surroundings. Maximum capacity is 75 guests.

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The Atrium is the flagship space for events at the Agnes. This flexible hall is appropriate for meetings, seminars, special lectures, symposium workshops, presentations, award ceremonies, weddings, receptions, dinners, media events, book launches, screenings, cocktail parties and end-of-life celebrations. The room may be divided for privacy and/or small functions. The space is bright, contemporary and climate-controlled. An adjacent catering kitchen supports food service. The Atrium capacity is 185.

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The André Biéler Studio is a generous and flexible studio space with the sinks, sturdy fixtures, wall-wide north-facing windows and black-out blinds ideal for group learning and creation. It offers a perfect environment for skills development workshops, birthday parties and creative seminars for up to 25 people, and seats 65 in a lecture format.

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The David McTavish Art Study Room

Suitable for meetings, seminars, staff retreats, conference sessions or catered dinners, this new space adjacent to the Atrium is now available for rental. Dinner capacity 18; room capacity 36.

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To ensure your event is successful, the following fixtures and access privileges are available:

  • Chairs (up to 100), with set up and take down at your direction
  • Podium with sound system and digital projector
  • Access to exhibitions: the gallery wing can be open for your guests.
  • Catering kitchen
  • Loading dock for ease of delivery
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Contact Kyle Holleran at (613) 533.2190 or to explore space availability and costs.


Space reservations require a booking fee payment. In addition to space rental fees, staffing and set-up charges may apply. Excepting Queen’s University departments, rental fees are subject to HST.


Cancellations of a space booking by the client must be made in writing to Kyle Holleran and must be received at least 45 days before the event start date. For bookings cancelled 45 days or more before the event date, remitted fees will be returned less a $200 administrative and lost opportunity charge. Cancellations after the 45-day advance deadline will relinquish remitted fees. Cancellations less than 48 hours before the event start date will be subject to an additional charge of $100.

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For inquiries, please contact Kyle Holleran at (613) 533.2190 or

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