Private and Corporate Hire

…we still think that the session was one of the best we’ve done to date mainly due to the intimacy of the theatre and the great facilities you’ve got there. — Welsh Government


Techniquest is the ideal venue for any occasion, from corporate events, meetings and product launches to wedding receptions, birthday celebrations and anniversary dinners.

Situated in the heart of Cardiff Bay, our architecturally acclaimed building is located close to the Senedd and Wales Millennium Centre, with impressive views of the Bay and providing a truly unique venue for both formal and informal occasions.

Techniquest offers a range of services and facilities, and with many years experience of hosting and coordinating events, it can help ensure that your event is one you and your guests will remember.

Techniquest offers fun and entertainment for all ages, making it the ideal venue for family events, ensuring that children and adults alike have a great time.

Enthral your guests with some Science Busking, get the grey cells working with Exhibit Challenges, or relax under the stars in the state-of-the-art Planetarium.


Techniquest’s dedicated Events Team understands that every event is unique and is available to help you every step of the way, ensuring your event is a success.

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  • Why choose Techniquest for your event?

    • Exceptional customer service and hospitality
    • A dedicated Events Team with years of experience
    • The opportunity to interact with Techniquest’s award-winning exhibits
    • Professional catering to suit all tastes and budgets
    • Access to the Science Theatre for shows, presentations and entertainment, with full AV facilities
    • State-of-the-art digital Planetarium.


    Exhibition Hall

    TECHNIQUEST023With more than 120 hands-on exhibits, there’s plenty to see and do. The Exhibition Hall can be adapted to host almost any kind of event.

    The Exhibition Hall can accommodate a stage, branding displays and/or decorations to suit any organisation or party.

    Science Theatre

    The 100 seat Science Theatre is fully equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual facilities.

    Ideal for presentations, lectures and award ceremonies, The Science Theatre offers an intimate space that will put even the most nervous speakers at ease.


    Relax under the stars in Techniquest’s purpose built state-of-the-art digital Planetarium and watch as the Universe unfolds around you. A truly out of this world experience!


    TECHNIQUEST067Techniquest is pleased to work with excellent caterers to offer you catering options which are as memorable as the venue itself. From hand-made canapés and home-made dishes to bespoke menus, there is something to suit every palate… and every budget.

    Fully catered sit-down meals can be provided for up to 100 guests, or alternatively Techniquest can offer buffets for up to 300.

    Using locally sourced produce wherever possible, a bespoke menu can be devised for your event that ensures your guests won’t be left wanting. Whether you opt for a hearty taste of Wales, or a more delicate evening nibble, it will be served in our Exhibition Hall and be an integral part of the event.

  • TECHNIQUEST068Previous private hire clients include:

    • Action for Children
    • Atradius
    • Bangor University
    • British Computer Society
    • British Science Association
    • Cardiff University
    • Cardiff Young Professionals
    • Chwarae Teg
    • Design Wales
    • English Speaking Union
    • Flexicare Medical
    • Foresters
    • Go Compare
    • Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme
    • ING Direct
    • Institution of Engineering and Technology
    • Institution of Structural Engineers
    • Leonard Cheshire Disability
    • Openreach (a BT Group company)
    • Rotary International District 1150
    • Royal College of Nursing
    • RSPB
    • St John Wales
    • Thrive (Cardiff)
    • Welsh Government

    And here’s what they had to say...

    Thank you very much for your hospitality. We thought the whole event ran very smoothly and your colleagues in Cafe Quest were extremely accommodating, so please pass on our thanks to them too. In fact we still think that the session was one of the best we've done to date mainly due to the intimacy of the theatre and the great facilities you've got there. Welsh Government

    I just wanted to send a sincere thank you to you and your team for your fantastic support at yesterday’s event – I appreciate that you went above and beyond any ‘normal’ support from a host venue, which certainly helped me to do my job, and also helped to make the event such a success. Heads of the Valleys Innovation Programme

    They (the team) certainly threw themselves into the event helping all our guests, young and old, make the very most of the Techniquest experience. They also ensured the event went smoothly with their tannoy calls and general supervision of the administration requirements of a large audience. British Computer Society

  • By choosing Techniquest to host your event, you are not only choosing excellent facilities and customer service, you are also choosing to support a charity which delivers science education to some of Wales’ most deprived areas and engages young people with science, technology, engineering and maths.

    Day Delegate Packages include:




    • Tea, coffee & choice of breakfast on arrival

    • Hire of Techniquest meeting room including Science Theatre, full day exclusive access to our main exhibition and a Techniquest team building experience
      (on selected days)
    • Mid morning tea, coffee & biscuits
    • Choice of hot or cold Fork Buffet
    • Mid afternoon tea, coffee & biscuits
    • Jugs of iced water
    • Tea, coffee & bacon rolls on arrival

    • Hire of Techniquest meeting room, including Science Theatre and full day exclusive access to our main exhibition
      (on selected days)

    • Mid morning tea, coffee & biscuits

    • Finger buffet & dessert

    • Mid afternoon tea, coffee & biscuits

    • Jugs of iced water
    • Tea & Coffee on arrival

    • Hire of Techniquest meeting room with
      1 hour access to the main exhibition
    • Mid morning tea & coffee

    • Finger Buffet

    • Mid afternoon tea & coffee

    • Jugs of iced water

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    * Prices quoted above are per head.

    * Minimum 40 delegates to apply, offer only applicable on selected days for silver & gold packages.

    For bespoke events, please contact our dedicated Events Team.


    Extras and room capacities

    Catering Supplements

    Stationary Supplements

    Hospitality Supplements

    Tea: £2.00

    Fresh Coffee: £2.00

    Soft Drinks: £1.00

    Fruit Juices: £1.50

    Mineral Water: £2.50
    (2L Bottle)

    Fruit Basket: £1.50

    Bacon/Sausage Roll:£2.20

    Pastry Selection: £2.00

    Biscuits: £0.50

    Flip Chart: £21.00

    Lectern: £10.00

    Data Projector & Screen:  £20:00

    PA System w Mic: £50.00

    Planetarium Show: £30.00 (per show)

    Team Building Activity : £38.99 (per 25 people)


    Gluten, dairy-free, halal and vegetarian options are available with all menu options. Please advise us of any special dietary requirements no later than two weeks before the event. All catering prices are per person and all prices exclude VAT.

    Room Capacities

    Main Exhibition

    Max Capacity Standing – 1000

    Max Capacity Cabaret Style - 100
    (Ground Floor)

    Max Capacity Theatre Style - 300
    (Ground Floor)


    Theatre Space

    Max Capacity Seating – 90



    Max Capacity Seating - 50

    Blue Room

    Max Capacity Theatre Style - 70

    Crow’s Nest

    Max Capacity Seating - 30


    Download the Delegate Rates Document  (2.27MB)

    For more information, to book one of our rooms, or to talk to our dedicated Venue Hire Team:

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