Hire Backlit

Backlit Gallery Nottingham Exhibition Space Hire

A very raw, but beautiful, light-filled former industrial space.” — Simon Starling, Turner Prize Winner

Key Info

BACKLIT offers a range of spaces from our galleries, project and learning spaces, and screening rooms that provide a unique and inspiring backdrop perfect for exhibitions, photoshoots, filming locations, product launches, film screenings or special events.


Originally a flourishing textile company established in 1872 by Samuel Morley, our building has a rich past of creativity, manufacturing and production. Today, BACKLIT is an internationally renowned independent public gallery and cultural organisation housed across three floors in Alfred House, a significant Nottingham landmark full of heritage and history.

Book a tour

You can book a tour with us for every last Friday of the month to view our available spaces for hire.


As a charity the income generated from hiring out our spaces is reinvested into our yearly free programme of exhibitions, events and workshops that support an essential framework for the public, local people, communities, students and creat­ives at all stages of life to develop, contributing to BACKLIT’s charitable objectives.