The Main Gallery

A bright, open space with high ceilings and exposed brick. The Main Gallery is partitioned by bright, white walls into four separate display areas. The gallery is perfect for photo shoots, a filming location, product launch or a special event.

Click here to view the Main Gallery floorplan


The Main Gallery Space is located on the second floor of our building and is lift accessible.


Standing: 250


  • Half day (up to 4 hours) £250

  • Day (up to 8 hours) £480

  • Week £1400


  • 4.77 x 4.89m

  • 4.38 x 4.43m

  • 3.68 x 7.57m

  • 4.92 x 8.86m

The Project Gallery

A unique space on our new basement level, The Project Gallery is the hub of BACKLIT, located on ground level with large windows letting in plenty of natural light. With gallery-finish walls and original features, this spacious and flexible space, is perfect for exhibitions, coffee mornings, talks and special events. The space also benefits from its own private entrance.

Click here to view the Project Gallery floorplan


The Project Gallery is accessible from street level and has lift access.


Standing: 175


  • Half day (up to 4 hours) £150

  • Day (up to 8 hours) £230

  • Week £600


  • 6 x 18.12m

The Screening Room

Cosy and intimate, The Screening Room is a blacked-out, soundproofed space with cinema screen, projector, and sound equipment, making it perfect for large-scale presenations and screenings. It has a naturally lit breakout space for post-screening discussions and meetings.


The Screening Room is lift accessible.


Standing: 30


  • Half day (up to 4 hours) £150

  • Day (up to 8 hours) £280

  • Week £450


  • 5.8 x 7.033m

Technician Support: cost and hours

  • Half Day: No technician included

  • Day (8 hours): 1 hour install (included in cost)

  • Week: Half day install, half day de-install (included in cost)


  • Full days of install or deinstall are charged at £150 per day

  • Half days of install or deinstall are charged at £75 per day

  • For visual arts exhibitions we encourage an additional day or half day of technical support to ensure adequate health and safety measures and presentation is to a high standard

Discounted Rates

Discount hire rates are available to community groups, charities, students and BACKLIT Associate and Studio Members. Discount is only available on 1 week minimum hires only.

  • 10% discount for BACKLIT Associate and Studio Members, and Students.

  • 50% discount for incorporated community groups and charities that support BACKLIT’s wider aims. This discount is dependent on a separate application, please email info@backlit.org.uk for further info.



A BACKLIT Member of staff must be present for all single day hires outside of office hours (Wednesday - Friday 9am to 6pm). Staff time is included in hire fees. We can supply building health and safety training if your hire is longer than a day. A BACKLIT staff member will still need to be present for all evening events which will incur additional charges.


We require a minimum of 2 invigilators to be present for all public exhibitions and events. Invigilators will be supplied by the hiring person/organisation and will need to be trained in BACKLIT building Health and Safety procedures prior to the event.


We can provide tea and coffee at £0.50 per person. Alcohol must be provided bythe person hiring the space and must be supplied to visitors free of charge. There is no in-house catering but we’re happy to provide a list BACKLIT-approved caterers.


A deposit which is a percentage of the cost of renting out a space will be charged to each hire. This will be fully refundable after inspection of the space post-hire.


PA up to 8 hours is £50

PA for 1 week is £150

Projector up to 8 hours is £50

Projector for 1 week is £150