Techniquest

Conference & Events

“…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.

Contact

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.

Email the Events Team or call Gareth McTiffin on 029 2047 5485.

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.

Previous private hire clients include:

  • Action for Children
  • Atradius
  • BAFTA
  • Bangor University
  • British Computer Society
  • British Science Association
  • Cardiff Blues
  • Cardiff University
  • Cardiff Young Professionals
  • Chwarae Teg
  • Confused.com
  • 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
  • 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. 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

Thank you very much to Techniquest for hosting our EU referendum debate and for your hospitality. The event was very professionally run and the staff support was second to none. It was a great venue to hold a science themed event — the displays were an added bonus!
Cardiff University, PR (2016)

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

Exhibition Hall

With 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.

Planetarium

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!

Catering

Techniquest 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.

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 A/V facilities
  • State-of-the-art digital Planetarium

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.

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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 our visitor 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 techniquest.

  • 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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