G20 / Large Exhibition and Events Space

Wide-angle shot of the Drill Hall art studios, including studio space on the ground floor, first floor, exhibition hall and a cafe.


General info

340 sq m – maximum capacity 280

Out of the Blue regularly hosts exhibitions by both local and international artists. If you are interested in exhibiting and would like further information, please fill in the Space Hire Enquiries Form and we will get back to you.

Floorplan (all of the Ground Floor)

Full screen floorplan view

Main Hall sections

Main Hall

The Main Hall, with 340 square metres of sprung wooden floor, is ideal for exhibitions and large events. The below supplementary spaces may also provide more space.

Front Concrete (supplementary space)

The front concrete, approximately 70 square metres, is located on the left as you enter the building and has previously hosted workshops and exhibitions.

Back Concrete (supplementary space)

The back concrete is located at the rear of the Main Hall and is separated from the rest of the Main Hall by a small ramp. Unlike the the rest of the Main Hall, the floor is concrete. It is approximately 52 square metres.

Cafe Area

The cafe is located on the wooden floor of the Main Hall and may be moved to the Front Concrete for larger events and markets for an additional fee.


There are male, female and a unisex accessible toilet with baby changing facilities.

There is also a pallet jack, trollies and ladders to about 7m in height on hand.


The following are also available but there may be a cost involved for some;

  • tables
  • chairs
  • a piano
  • PA system
  • projector
  • CD player
  • flip charts

Each room booking comes with a standard ‘OOTB Space Hire’ WiFi.

Pricing info

Please follow the button below to view our rates card.

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