Techniquest

6 reasons to hold your next event at Techniquest

Finding the right venue can be a tricky business. With so much choice and so many people to please, how do you decide what’s right for your event?

We know making decisions can be difficult, so we’ve put together a list of reasons why events at Techniquest promise to provide something a little bit different…

Let your inner child run free!

Home to over 130 hands-on exhibits, a 360° planetarium and a science theatre, there’s plenty of ways to embrace your inner child when you hold an event with us.

Whether you want to use our exhibition floor as a breakout area for conferencing, or fancy adding a bit of spontaneity (and added entertainment!) to your dinner gala, you and your guests can throw on your lab coats and experiment with our celebrated exhibitions. We guarantee no one will be able to leave the floating beach ball alone…

Interactive workshops available for events at Techniquest
Interactive workshops available for events at Techniquest

Looking for something dishy? We work with Cleverchefs to get your taste buds tingling

Everyone knows that while an event can look the part, it can often fall short when it comes to the food. With great planning and attention to detail, we attempt to satisfy even the pickiest of eaters.

Last year, we appointed Cleverchefs as our sole catering partner for all our events and conferencing services, and with their expertise, we provide a range of dining options.

Working side by side with them and using the best in local produce, we cook up innovative catering options that work for any event.

To get a taste, take a look at our brand-new Christmas menu for shared parties or our cocktails and canapé selection

We collaborate with local AV experts

We’ve also enlisted the help of South Wales-based premier event specialists, the Orchard Media and Events Group. Providing our AV support, the company is also on hand to deliver unforgettable experiences after previously working with us to bring virtual reality to our After Hours events.

We can put on a show…

If our collection of hands-on exhibits wasn’t enough to keep you busy, we can also add one of our science theatre or Planetarium shows to your event package.

Whether it’s an intergalactic trip into the starry night sky or a fiery science spectacle, we can add a healthy dose of entertainment to your event. Who said learning couldn’t be fun?

We’ll work with you to plan the ultimate party

All event organisers know that planning is everything, and with our expertise and commitment to throwing parties with a difference, we’ll work with you to create the ultimate event – whether it’s a big corporate fundraiser, an end of year party, or even a wedding.

We’re even on hand to help you think of a funny, memorable hashtag, if that floats your boat.

We know that good planning starts early, which is why we’re already putting together our biggest Christmas bashes of the year. If you’re one of our first bookings, you can benefit from exclusive goodies.

Our building is like no other in south Wales

Not to blow our own trumpet, but we’re lucky enough to call an architecturally celebrated building our home. Set in the heart of Cardiff Bay and against a backdrop of enviable ocean views, your guests will feel like they’ve got the ultimate view of the Bay.

Our exhibition floor means your party, away day or conference will look as interesting as it feels, with vibrant exhibits and Insta-worthy backdrops adding a good helping of technicolour (get it?) to any event. We’re also great at puns, no additional charge.

Conferences and Event at Techniquest
Science Theatre at Techniquest in Cardiff

For more information on holding events at Techniquest, please get in touch with our events team.

 

Find us

  Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  029 2047 5475
  info@techniquest.org

Opening hours

  During local school holidays
10.00am–5.00pm Bank Holidays, seven days a week.

  School term
9.30am–4.30pm Tuesday–Friday;
10.00am–5.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

Charity & company

  Registered charity no. 517722
  Registered in Wales no. 01955696

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FAQs

  •   What is Techniquest?

    Techniquest is an educational charity, with a science centre in Cardiff Bay. Our mission is to embed science in Welsh culture through interactive engagement. We provide a range of services to schools and teachers to complement formal education provision in Wales and work extensively with public audiences.

  •   Where can I park?

    We are pleased to be able to offer all of our visitors discounted parking with Q-Park, our preferred parking partner.

    The Q-Park operates the Cardiff Bay car park in Pierhead Street which is around 8 minutes walk from Techniquest.

    We have agreed a special discount rate for our customers of 15% off all pre-bookings.
    Pre-book and guarantee your space here using the code TECHNI15.

    There are also nearby pay-and-display car parks on Stuart Street and Havannah Street. Please do not park on Havannah Street itself.

  •   Who is it for?

    Techniquest is suitable for all ages! We do have special events for certain groups, however — see Toddler Days, After Hours and Home Educator days.

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