Conference & EventsConference and Events

At Techniquest, we’ve made it easy to host all types of events, from small meetings of 4 delegates to large parties for 800 guests.

Situated in the heart of Cardiff Bay, our architecturally-acclaimed building boasts impressive views of the bay and provides a truly unique venue for both formal and informal functions.

Set in a prime location, with nearby parking, our venue has been selected by a number of high-profile organisations and individuals looking for somewhere different to host their events.

With many years’ experience of hosting and coordinating events, our dedicated team can deliver family fun days, parties, awards and celebration dinners and networking events, not to mention conferences, VIP after-hours access and even weddings.

Whether you want to chill out and watch the universe unfold in our 360° digital planetarium or discover something new in our 5 themed zones, we’ve got the perfect venue for you.

Contact us

Techniquest’s dedicated team understands that every client’s needs are different. We’re available to help you every step of the way, ensuring your event is a success.
Email us 029 2047 5475

Why choose Techniquest for your next event?

  • We make event management simple by offering all-inclusive packages
  • As well as the main exhibition space, we have lots of unusual event spaces for hire including a planetarium and a theatre
  • We have a fully equipped Boardroom facility complete with a breakout room, private kitchen and waterfront balcony
  • Guests can interact with hands-on exhibits during events
  • We work with high quality, reliable and friendly suppliers to make every event a success
  • Our unique venue is easily accessible off the A4232 link road in Cardiff and close to nearby parking
  • We are a short walk from Cardiff Bay railway station, and are also accessible on bus routes 1,2, Baycar 6, 7 and 8

Event spaces

The Exhibition

The Exhibition space can be adapted to host a wide range of events including dinners and networking events. With an exhibition space full of interactive exhibits, there is plenty to see and do.

The venue can accommodate a stage for awards, guest speakers or live entertainment. Our AV partners can also help brand the space with lighting, screens and other added extras.

Science Theatre

The 85-seater Science Theatre is fully equipped with audio-visual facilities and is ideal for presentations, lectures and award ceremonies.

Themed Techniquest shows hosted by our Science Communicators can also be added to any event package.


Relax under the stars in Techniquest’s purpose-built digital Planetarium and watch as the Universe unfolds around you. A truly out-of-this-world experience, perfect for providing a talking point at your next networking event!

Planetarium Star Tours can be added to any Techniquest event package.

The Conference Suite

The fully equipped intimate conference facility is complete with a separate breakout room, kitchen and private waterfront balcony.

With a maximum capacity of 10 delegates, our brand-new suite is perfect for hosting interviews, small meetings and virtual conferences.

3D virtual tour

We now also have a virtual tour available, which allows you to view all of our hireable spaces in 3D.

Open this tour in a separate window.
With thanks to Picture It 360.

Client testimonials

“Thank you very much for your hospitality. We thought the whole event ran very smoothly. 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.”
Welsh Government (Conference)

“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 tannoy calls and general supervision of the administration requirements of a large audience.”
British Computer Society (Family Fun Day)

“Thank you very much to Techniquest for hosting our EU referendum debate. The event was 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 (Conference)

Speak to us about creating your perfect event.
Call 029 2047 5475 or email


Find us

  • Techniquest, Stuart Street, Cardiff, CF10 5BW

Contact us

  • 029 2047 5475
    Mon–Fri: 9am–5pm Sat–Sun: 10am–5pm
    While we always endeavour to answer calls, when the centre is busy it may not always be possible.
    If you leave us a message we will respond to you as quickly as we can.

Opening hours

  • Techniquest’s opening hours vary — visit the Opening Times page to find out the current hours.

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  •   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.

    We regret that there is no parking on-site at Techniquest.

  •   Who is it for?

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

  • I have a different question.

    Please see our dedicated FAQ page.

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