As part of the commissioning process, discursive events are programmed in collaboration with commissioned artists, and contribute to Chisenhale Gallery’s Engagement Programme of public talks and events held at the gallery and offsite. 

In addition to the organisation's programme of exhibition events, Chisenhale Gallery organises workshops and talks for young people as part of Stop Play Record - a three-year initiative (2015-18) for young people aged 16-24, who live in London and are interested in experimental film. Events take place at the gallery throughout the programme, offering young people access to expert-led activities and the opportunity to meet their peers and share ideas.   

The majority of events are recorded and made available online via the Audio / Video section and forms a dynamic research resource. Visitors can access audio and video recordings from many of our past talks and events. The organisation's online archive also contains information about historic programmes including Interim 21st Century and talks and events programmed in association with the Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency.

Running from 2008 until 2015, Interim was a series of event-based projects that took place in between exhibitions and commissioned for Chisenhale’s unique gallery space. Established in 2009, 21st Century was a key strand of Chisenhale Gallery’s events programme, providing a platform for artists, writers and academics to connect with new audiences and develop dialogues around their practices. The Chisenhale Gallery Create Residency was a series of artist projects produced in partnership with Create, a creative agency connecting artists with communities in east London and beyond. For more information on the residency and associated events, please click here.