Somerset House has announced it will be throwing the doors open to its largest and most exclusive indoor space this autumn, previously used for exhibitions such as Valentino: Master of Couture and Isabella Blow: Fashion Galore!
Running the entire length of the South Wing, and situated on two floors with capacity for 800 people standing, the opening of the 1,059sqm Embankment Galleries for the 2017/18 season will significantly increase event capacity at Somerset House.
The contemporary event space features stunning vaulted ceilings and has previously played host to exhibitions celebrating fashion’s most influential figures, including Martin Margiela and Guy Bourdin.
Somerset House is running an open house event on 19 and 20 April, to showcase the Embankment Galleries’ versatility. The space will be transformed by production company Light Motif and florist Pinstripes and Peonies, to illustrate the variety of events which can be staged.
Jenny Freestone, head of corporate events for Somerset House Trust, commented: “This is a very exciting time for Somerset House, as we’re able to offer our largest venue to event organisers for autumn and winter 2017-18. Up until now, this exclusive space has not been available for such an extended period of time.
“We expect demand to be very high for this versatile venue.”