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RIBA Stirling Prize 2023 ceremony

Join us in Manchester for the RIBA Stirling Prize 2023 to celebrate the best of UK architecture with special guests, music, and more.

Join us on 19 October as we host the RIBA Stirling Prize 2023 at Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, celebrating the best of UK architecture with special guests, music, and more. 

Award-winning architecture 

Be part of a prestigious evening celebrating award-winning architecture and find out the winner of the Stirling Prize 2023, which is supported by our headline sponsor Autodesk. This is your chance to join us and celebrate with fellow architects and industry professionals whether you're on the shortlist or not.

We are proudly inclusive and welcome all. We encourage you to consider using this opportunity to include someone from your team who does not usually get the opportunity to attend events such as these or is often underrepresented. 

Kunle Barker to host this year’s celebrations

We’re excited to reveal the host of this year’s Stirling Prize ceremony, property expert, writer, and broadcaster Kunle Barker. Barker’s accomplishments include establishing Illustrious Homes in 2004 - an award-winning construction and design management company, and being a regular host and speaker at Grand Design and UK Construction week.

We can’t wait to welcome one of the country’s leading construction and housing experts to Manchester to celebrate the best of UK architecture. 

Special awards     

During the evening we’ll also announce special awards including Stephen Lawrence Prize, Client of the Year Award, Neave Brown Award for Housing, as well as our newest addition the Reinvention Award

What’s included with your ticket 

  • canapes and champagne reception  
  • three course meal curated by top caterers
  • special hosts and entertainment


  • 6pm - Champagne Taittinger reception 
  • 7pm - welcome and introduction followed by dinner and awards ceremony 
  • Midnight - carriages 


  • individual price: £349 (plus VAT)
  • tables of 10: £3,053.75 (plus VAT) - 12.5% discount

Dress code

We encourage you to embrace your personal style dressing in any way you feel comfortable and enables you to express your authentic self. The Stirling Prize 2023 ceremony is a celebratory event where you could dress to impress choosing anything from black tie, lounge suites, cocktail dresses to any outfit you’ve been waiting for a special occasion to wear.

Accessibility and inclusivity

We value inclusion and accessibility. That is why the venue is fully accessible with step free access. BSL interpretation, hearing loops and other accessibility measures are possible upon request. Full details coming soon. To support your access needs, and to confirm any dietary requirements, please contact

About the RIBA Stirling Prize 

First awarded in 1996, the RIBA Stirling Prize is the UK’s most prestigious architecture award. It is given to the architect of the building thought to be the most significant of the year for the evolution of architecture and the built environment. Find out more the 2022 winner.  

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Our sponsors and supporters

Headline sponsor: Autodesk

Autodesk is changing how the world is designed and made. Our technology spans architecture, engineering, construction, product design, manufacturing, media and entertainment, empowering innovators everywhere to solve challenges big and small. From greener buildings to smarter products to mesmerising blockbusters, Autodesk software helps our customers to design and make a better world for all.

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Client of the Year sponsor: Ibstock


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Champagne supporter: Champagne Taittinger

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