Nottingham Contemporary

  • Location: Weekday Cross, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 2GB, United Kingdom
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About Nottingham Contemporary

Nottingham Contemporary is at the heart of Nottingham’s city centre in the historic Lace Market area. There are few more unique places to entertain, inspire and hold key corporate events.

Whether you are hosting clients, staff, partners or simply celebrating, our spaces for hire range from a full scale and fully equipped performance space ideal for conferences, lectures, or staff parties. To smaller and more intimate spaces that are perfect for meetings and informal gatherings.

Our Building

Designed by the award-winning architects Caruso St John in 2009. Inspiration was taken from the surrounding Lace Market, specifically the bold, elegant design of the warehouses that serviced the city’s world famous trade in the 19th century. Its irregular structure was created by maximizing the use of the available land. The site is said to be oldest in the city – it was the site of a Saxon fort, a medieval Town Hall, and finally a late Victorian railway cutting. The steps at the side of the building have recreated a historic right of way.

At over 3,000 square metres, Nottingham Contemporary is one of the largest contemporary art centres in the UK. It has four galleries – lit by 132 skylights – a performance and film Space, a study, meeting room, shop and Café.Bar.Contemporary. The building appears larger on the inside than outside, since much of its north end is sunk into the sandstone cliff that runs the length of the city centre. At the same time, it is a remarkably open building: large windows offer direct views from the street into the galleries, shop, café and offices.

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Venue Location


Nottingham Contemporary
Weekday Cross
United Kingdom
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L(m) W(m) H(m) Max Capacity
  • Cabaret 90
  • Dinner 100
  • Reception 250
  • Theatre 50

The Meeting Room

L(m) W(m) H(m) Max Capacity
  • Boardroom 25
  • Dinner 22
  • U-shape 18

The Space

L(m) W(m) H(m) Max Capacity
  • Cabaret 180
  • Reception 300
  • Theatre 250

The Studio

L(m) W(m) H(m) Max Capacity
  • Boardroom 25
  • Cabaret 35
  • Dinner 24
  • Theatre 35
  • U-shape 18
Name Availability Distance (Miles)
Cinema On Site 0

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Venue Details

On-site parking No
Location Nottingham
Disabled Access No
East Midlands Airport 18.41 km
Nottingham Train Station 0.42 km
Nottingham City Centre 0.34 km

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