Private events and guided tours
With a building that is considered an emblem of 20th-century architecture, an incomparable collection of more than 100,000 artworks and a hugely varied programme of events, the Centre Pompidou is one of the two major museums of modern and contemporary art in the world.
Its strong brand image, large capacity and diversity of spaces in a range of sizes makes it the venue for all kinds of event: product launches, fashion shows, drinks receptions, awards ceremonies, ceremonial addresses, conferences, dinners, seminars, press conferences, marketing presentations and more.
The upper piazza (or “Triangle”, as it’s known) offers a street-level public space that is unique in central Paris, while the upper floors of the building offer magnificent and unforgettable views over the city. With a range of spaces of different kinds, moods and sizes, the Centre Pompidou offers a variety of space-hire solutions for every kind of event. Space hire can be combined with access to the museum or exhibitions, with or without guided tour.
Georges: 600 m2 + 270 m² terrace
Espace U: 580 m2 + 250 m² terrace
Accommodates up to 1,500 people
Designed by the well-known Jakob + MacFarlane agency, the Georges restaurant, with its panoramic terrace, offers a spectacular view of Paris.
The Georges is ideal for drinks receptions, dinners and dances. Espace U, which is adjacent to the restaurant, overlooks Galeries 1 and 2, where the Centre Pompidou's largest exhibitions are staged. Level 6 opens out on to the structure of the Centre Pompidou and beyond, to the city, and can accommodate up to 1,500 people for a cocktail-style reception, plus a private tour.
80 m² + 580 m² terrace
including 250 m² of pool area
Accommodates up to 100 people
A true haven in the heart of one of the largest collections of modern art in the world, the Salon du Musée is available to hire for meetings and receptions, followed by private tours.
This space, which runs to approx. 80 m², can accommodate around 50 people for a sit-down meal and up to 100 people for a drinks reception. The contemporary lines of the space open out on to a vast terrace, which, with its reflective pool, overlooks the Parisian skyline.
2 000 m2
Accommodates up to 2,000 people
The 2,000 m² Forum is the Centre Pompidou’s entrance hall and, with its large windows, is considered the true heart of the building.
A symbol of the Centre Pompidou since its inauguration in 1977, it embodies its identity and modernity.
Its height and scale mean it is totally flexible and suited to all sorts of events. Available to hire on Tuesdays.
Central: 280 m2
Mezzanine: 500 m²
Accommodates up to 250 people or 500, with the mezzanine on
Designed as an “oasis” overlooking the entrance hall of the Centre Pompidou, Café Le Central is the work of the Spanish artist-designer Jaime Hayon and officially opened in 2019. It is based around geometrically-shaped pavilions made from transparent, multicoloured glass, which allow for both privacy and conviviality.
It is available to hire every day from 5.00 pm and all day on Tuesdays.
Organise memorable events in the Foyer, level −1, 800 m2 of space comprising the Galerie de Photographies, Cinema 2, the Petite Salle and the Grande Salle.
Our performance venues and adjoining screening rooms are perfect for hosting your welcoming coffee or drinks receptions, conferences and business meetings.
250 m2 of available space
+ 130 m terrace
Accommodates up to 100 people
The timeless setting of Brancusi’s Studio offers a private space filled with light streaming in from the roof windows and its own peaceful garden.
Sculptor Constantin Brancusi’s studio was reconstructed by the architect Renzo Piano and is located on the corner of the Piazza, in the heart of the Marais.
Perfect for breakfast meetings and drinks receptions for around a hundred people, or sit-down meals in an elegant atmosphere, Brancusi’s Studio is available to hire on weekdays and all day on Tuesdays.
Street level, outside
Adjoining the Rue Saint-Merri, one of the busiest streets in Paris, which links the Marais with the Forum des Halles, the “Triangle” is the 330 square metre area in front of the Centre that stands above the south end of the sloping Piazza.
Level with the street and entirely open to the public, it is the perfect spot for product launches, promotional campaigns or direct marketing.
On Saint-Merri Street: 250 m2
On Saint-Merri Church: 316 m2
Place Stravinsky is located close to Ircam and the Centre Pompidou. The Fountain – the result of a collaboration between Jean Tinguely and Niki de Saint Phalle – is 17 metres wide by 33 metres long. Within the 580 m2 basin are 16 sculptures inspired by the works of the composer Igor Stravinsky.
The spaces on both sides of the fountain can be privately hired, so they are ideal for public events or film shoots.
In 2009, the Centre Pompidou unveiled a new Atelier des Enfants aimed at a young audience and families.
In a completely white space, conceived by the mind of designer Mathieu Lehanneur, the three studios offer the flexibility for organising all types of private event: product launches, drinks receptions, birthday parties, ceremonial addresses, fashion shows, private parties, etc.
In 2010, the Centre Pompidou became the first major museum in the world to create a space especially for adolescents. The unique Studio 13/16 is a generous-sized space of 250 m2 under a double-height, 4.8 m ceiling. Its location on Forum -1 means it is closely associated with the live-show and cinema programmes. In the capable hands of designer Mathieu Lehanneur it has been arranged in a flexible way, in the form of workshops.
Studio 13/16 is available to hire for private parties or business events and offers a unique and compelling atmosphere, located as it is at the heart of the Centre Pompidou, within a unique design space.