Martin Hall Exhibition Space

We have our very own exhibition space on campus, based in Martin Hall and accessed directly from Shirley Pearce Square.

This space is for University use only to showcase the work and achievements of staff and students. It can be booked by departments / schools, research groups, academics, students, societies, professional services or other groups.

We want to showcase the breadth of what the University does so exhibitions are welcomed from all corners of the campus. Exhibitions must be good quality, well put together and portray the University in a positive light. *

How big is the space and what is there?

The space is 56.72 sq m. One wall has glass doors which open out on to Shirley Pearce Square with windows along an adjacent wall. The remaining two walls are solid measuring 514cm and 632cm.

There is power, computer networking, exhibition lighting, plinths, a built-in projector and a vitrine (glass display case).

How much does it cost?

The space itself is free to use. However, you will need to factor in the costs of staging your exhibition. This might include getting work framed and mounted, producing graphics and interpretation panels, hiring equipment, paying for staffing for the opening hours of the exhibition and hiring a technician to help with installation.

You will also be responsible for making good the space once the exhibition has finished e.g. removing any shelving, filling in holes and painting the walls.

How long can I book the space for?

Exhibition bookings need to be for a minimum of four working weeks and normal opening times for an exhibition are 12-2pm Monday-Friday.

Standard exhibition opening hours are 12-2pm weekdays only and anyone booking the space must be able to resource the staffing of the gallery during these opening hours. Please ensure that you can mange this before booking a slot. You can book Student Ambassadors to help cover this at a rate of £11.89 per hour (correct as of August 2023). You are welcome to hold a private view and/or opening event oustide of these times. 

Will my exhibition be secure?

The exhibition space will be open to students, staff and the general public on the days and times of your choosing within the period you have booked. It will only be staffed if you are able to do this yourself or pay someone to do this; student ambassadors can be booked for this work.

The space is fitted with security cameras which are linked to the University’s Security Gatehouse but we would not advise you to include any valuable content in your exhibition.

How do I book an exhibition?

Firstly, download the information sheet below and read in full as this contains important information about using the exhibition space. Please check the availability of your preferred dates on the calendar below. Finally, complete the brief and email it to Lisa Pickford at

* The University reserves the right to refuse to display or to remove an exhibition that contravenes any of the University’s policies and it believes would damage the University’s or Loughborough Students’ Union’s reputation.

Recent exhibitions