Hepworth Wakefield venue space to open in May

The Hepworth Wakefield is set to open in west Yorkshire on 21 May with a 100-seat auditorium and ten gallery spaces.

Hepworth Wakefield to open 21 May 2011
Hepworth Wakefield to open 21 May 2011

The £26m development, which has been built in Wakefield’s waterfront area overlooking the River Calder, will be available for private venue hire after its opening in May.

The project, designed by award-winning architect David Chipperfield, contains ten gallery spaces, a garden, learning studios and an auditorium for 100.

It will be one of the UK’s largest purpose-built galleries outside London and is named after 20th century sculptor Barbara Hepworth.

Wakefield Council and the Hepworth Wakefield Trust are running an event in London today (3 February) to announce further plans for the opening.

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