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The Space

The Space

The Space

The Space

The Space

The Space

The Space

The Space

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The Space

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One of the most striking spaces in the country, this stunningly simple but breath-taking venue is at the heart of Nottingham Contemporary. The Space has been designed for maximum flexibility – seating, lighting and sound can transform it into a theatre, a conference hall, an in-the-round performance space, a cinema – or a party venue that can compete with the most elegant upmarket club.

Accommodating 120 people on tiered theatre style seating, or up to 300 standing - The Space lends a sense of real occasion to any event. State of the art video and audio systems ensure conferences and award ceremonies can be staged with superb professionalism. 

The Space is ideal for live performances, too, with a semi-sprung, natural oiled oak floor, professional acoustic design, digital projection facilities and a full scale hydraulic theatre lighting rig. With a downstairs DJ booth, as well as a full audio and visual mixing suite on the balcony, The Space has proved its popularity for partying too.

Situated on lower ground floor The Space is fully accessible by lift or stairs from our main entrance. It can also be hired along with our Cafe.Bar on the same level.

To hire this space or to arrange a look around call us on 0115 948 9750 or email events@nottinghamcontemporary.org  

“Thank you to all at the Nottingham Contemporary. Hiring out The Space enabled us to have a party with a difference. It turned out to be a fantastic and versatile venue, with all the technology and equipment we needed at our fingertips. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a venue with a new angle” - Jackie Hart, Project Manager, Paul Smith

Discounts

Become a Business Benefactors to get a substantial discount on the hire of our spaces, as well as priority booking and exclusive benefits for you and your employees throughout the year.

 

A venue with International prestige

With an excellent international reputation, Nottingham Contemporary's exhibitions programme provides an unrivaled opportunity to entertain from 5 to 300 guests alongside critically acclaimed exhibitions of contemporary art. To entertain and inspire your guests, private tours for small groups by Gallery Assistants and Curators can be arranged.

Excellent transport links

Nottingham Contemporary is easy to find, and easy to get to. You can’t miss our green and gold building – it’s in the city centre, on the edge of the Lace Market. We are on the tram route, just minutes from the rail station, while buses from the Park and Ride sites go past our building. Two of the main city centre car parks, the Broadmarsh and Fletcher Gate are minutes away.

In-house caterers

Our catering comes from the chefs at our Café Bar, one of the city’s most inviting restaurants. With a menu to suit a range of occasions and budgets; guests will be sure to have a memorable event at Nottingham Contemporary.

Registered charity

Nottingham Contemporary is a registered charity and all income generated through venue hire goes directly towards supporting our Education and Community programmes, working with children and diverse community groups. We have partnerships with both of the city’s universities and sixteen city schools.

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