Introduction to Venue Hire

This course will cover the main factors to take into consideration when building your venue hire business, so that you can confidently establish an income stream which is sustainable and profitable.


Who is it for?

Anyone who is thinking of starting a venue hire business as part of your cultural venue’s activity, or those who already have some experience of hiring out rooms or creating events, but would like to develop your understanding of this area to boost revenue or diversify income streams.

What will I learn?

  • WHY establish a venue hire offer?
  • WHAT are you offering?
  • WHERE to offer venue hire
  • HOW to run your venue hire business
  • WHO are you hiring to?
  • WHEN to launch your venue hire offer

How do I access this course?

  • This course is FREE for Members. Make sure you’re logged in, hit the enrol button below and follow the booking form. If you don’t have the option to enrol for free, please email to check you’re linked to your organisation’s membership
  • Non-Members can purchase the course below

Once booking is complete you will receive an email giving you access to the course.

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About the course creator

This course has been written by Amy Haigh who works as the Commercial Lead at Manchester Art Gallery. Amy has worked in the cultural sector for over ten years and has developed commercial activities, including successful venue hire operations, within several Greater Manchester cultural venues.

This course is presented by actress and voice over artist Alex Tahnee.

Venue hire is a very crowded marketplace and it’s essential that you can articulate what makes your venue special in order to secure bookings

Amy Haigh

On average, this course takes around 2.5hrs to complete initially. You’ll be provided with a learning diary to put your learning into practice.

Learn any time, anywhere

The course is available on-demand, and can be accessed 24/7 via a computer, tablet, or mobile phone through a web browser. All video content is subtitled / captioned.

Evidence of CPD

On successful completion of the course, you’ll receive a digital certificate as proof of your skill level, and commitment to continuing professional development.

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