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The Studio

The Studio

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The Studio


With a floor to ceiling window overlooking The Space, The Studio encourages creativity - and creative thinking. It has hidden facilities for all kinds of artistic activities – making it perfect for workshops and training courses. It can also be set up with full audio and visual facilities for a seminar or talk. It can accommodate meetings and discussions, whether around a large table, or in groups. Seats up to 35 theatre style - or round table meetings of around 24.

The Studio is fully accessible by lift or stairs from our main entrance or our Cafe.Bar.

To hire this space or to arrange to have a look around call us on 0115 948 9750 or email   


Become a Business Benefactor 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 twenty-six city and regional schools.