Venue HIre

If you are interested in hiring one of our meeting rooms, please contact us to discuss how we might be able to meet your needs. You can call 01738444949 or email [email protected]

Whatever your event is we have comfortable and functional venues for hire situated in the centre of Perth. Perth and Kinross makes an ideal location for your event, situated in the heart of Scotland, with excellent road, rail and air transport links. The beautiful and historic City of Perth, perched picturesquely on the banks of the River Tay offers immediate access to some of Scotland’s most spectacular scenery. Our venues offer a platform for a variety of events in some of Perth’s most iconic and historic buildings. From lectures to group meetings, and from interviews to book launches, we offer modern and historic rooms, complete with audiovisual equipment and disabled access.

Spaces for hire

The Soutar Theatre

This is a purpose-built theatre that can hold up to 125 people in raked, fixed, theatre seating. Thanks to the pleasant interior, professional sound system and adjustable lighting we can create a great atmosphere for enjoyment, work or learning.

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The Sandeman Room

The Sandeman Room is named after Professor Archibald Sandeman, who bequeathed funds to build Perth’s first purpose built library in Kinnoull Street. The room is situated on the first floor of AK Bell Library in Perth and is a versatile meeting space that benefits from an abundance of natural light from the large west facing windows creating a pleasant venue that can be set up in a variety of ways depending upon your needs and is popular for AGMs, workshops, conferences and seminars. The Sandeman Room is located directly adjacent to The Mackenzie Room, and can be also used as a breakout room from our larger Soutar Theatre on the ground floor of the AK Bell Library.

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The Mackenzie Room

Located adjacent to our Sandeman Room, this space is ideal for smaller meetings, interviews or focus groups and benefits from natural light. The Mackenzie Room comes complete with the technology for laptop presentations, internet access and data projection, and can be used as a small breakout room from our larger Soutar Theatre on the ground floor of the AK Bell Library.

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Operating Hours

The spaces available to hire within the AK Bell Library can be hired out from Monday 08:30 am – 5:00 pm, and from Tuesday – Saturday 08:30 am to 10:00 pm (or beyond by arrangement).


There are two pay and display car parks on either side of the library with several accessible parking bays.

Spaces for hire

The Lecture Hall

Our Lecture Hall can accommodate up to 90 people in a lecture-style setting, or 24 in a boardroom style, thanks to our retractable seating. With a pleasant interior, professional sound system and adjustable lighting we can create a great atmosphere for enjoyment, work or learning. The space benefits from high ceilings and is well ventilated. The Lecture Hall is also available to hire at night with our Sculpture Court to give a more adaptable space.

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The Library

With ample space, the Library Room is ideal for smaller meetings, surgeries and interviews with the benefits of modern multimedia equipment. Twelve people can sit in a boardroom layout and twenty-four in a theatre layout. The room can accommodate a projector screen and other equipment for the duration of your meeting. This space benefits from high ceilings, natural daylight, and is well ventilated.

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Sculpture Court

Our Sculpture Court and foyer is spacious, bright and airy and benefits from the unique and distinctive setting of Perth Art Gallery. The layout is easily transformed and it offers a flexible space for conference registration, catering, or private gatherings and drinks receptions. The space benefits from high ceilings and is well ventilated.


Operating Hours

The Lecture Theatre and The Library are available for hire from Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 am to 10:00 pm (or beyond by arrangement), April – October, or Tuesday – Saturday 09:00 am to 10:00 pm (or beyond by arrangement), November – March.

Information & Costs


While you are very welcome to bring your own equipment to an event you host with us, we also have a range of helpful items you may book for use at no additional cost. These include:

  • Slide projectors
  • Laptops
  • Built-in LCD projector with automatic pointers
  • Fixed and roaming microphones


We can provide a wide range of catering options for you and your delegates, from teas and coffees to big buffet lunches. We source our produce locally wherever we can and guarantee the top quality of your meal. Let us know of any specific dietary requirements your delegates have, and we will be happy to cater for them as well. We can also provide alcohol at events through our Occasional Licence (providing sufficient notice is provided: minimum 8 weeks).

Lunch options and prices are available on application.

All our lunches are served with complimentary teas and coffees.

Prices for light bites and refreshment options are available on application.

Blended Meetings

We are now able to offer video conferences in our venues, the perfect opportunity to provide high quality blended meetings where both in-person and virtual attendees can meet. Please get in touch  for more information and to discuss technical specifications.

Venue hire charges are outlined below and exclude VAT where applicable.

Daytime Hours = 08:30 – 17:00. Evening Hours = 17:00 – 22:00 NB. later by special arrangement

VenueTime of HireCharge
AK Bell Soutar TheatreDaytime per hour£63.50
(max 125 people seated)Evening per hour£82.50
AK Bell Sandeman RoomDaytime per hour£27.50
(max 50 people seated)Evening per hour£44
AK Bell Mackenzie RoomDaytime per hour£21.50
(max 12 people seated)Evening per hour£37.50
Perth Art Gallery LibraryDaytime per hour£25.50
(Max 24 people seated)Evening per hour£37.50
Perth Art Gallery Lecture TheatreDaytime per hour (Theatre seating)£63.50
(max 99 people seated)Daytime per hour (Floor Only)£30
Evening per hour£82.50
Perth Art Gallery Courtyard / foyerDaytime per hour£93.50
Evening per hour£110
Onsite Technical Support for all PAG SpacesPer Hour, minimum booking 1hr£27.50
Use of online conferencing or streaming equipmentPer Meeting (excludes onsite technical support)£33