Light Night 2023

Various venues and locations across Nottingham, NG1 2LH

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Light Night Nottingham


Friday 3 & Saturday 4 February 2023
Nottingham City Centre
From 5pm until late

FREE event

This popular after-dark festival returns for its 15th year. Many immersive and interactive light-based installations, performances and activities feature right across the city centre.

You can see a full list of events on the Nottingham Light Night app, available to download here:


There is something to illuminate everyone’s imagination. Here's a taste of what to expect:

Old Market Square, Friday and Saturday 5pm - 10pm

A large-scale light sculpture exploring the perspectives of visual and auditory perception, offering a tightly synced and choreographed audio-visual journey for all ages. 

Sneinton Market Square, Friday and Saturday 5pm - 10pm

An immersive light and sound environment that aims to capture the concept of ephemerality and transience in a visual form: the bubble. This art-chitecture connects audiences with their environment and is designed to be truly inclusive.

Neon Dogs
Hounds Gate, Friday and Saturday 5pm - 10pm

Inspired by balloon dogs at children’s parties, this joyful collection of neon dogs is sure to make people of all ages smile. These colourful canines come complete with their own bones and dog poo!​​​​​​

Urban Explorers: Sub:Version
Nottingham Contemporary, Friday and Saturday 6pm, 7pm and 8pm shows (25 mins each)

Urban Explorers is Tom Dale Company’s flagship annual dance project integrating professionals with youth dancers from across Nottinghamshire, working in partnership with Inspire Youth Arts. Pre-book your free tickets via the Nottingham Contemporary website. If there is capacity, walk-ups will be accepted on the night.

The Nectary
Carrington Street, Friday and Saturday 4.30pm - 10.30pm

The Nectary invites visitors to immerse themselves in nature and hear ‘the hum of the earth’ as they mimic a pollinating insect, visiting six huge glowing flowers handcrafted from recycled packaging materials. 

Inspire Youth Arts: Re:Move
St Mary's Church, Friday and Saturday 6pm - 10pm

Inspire Youth Arts, working with visual artist Rebecca Smith and composer/sound designer CJ Mirra, have co-created this year's installation ‘Re-Move’ with young people across Nottinghamshire.

Light Night Lantern Parade
Starting at Lister Gate, Saturday 7pm - 7.45pm

City Arts presents a community lantern parade. Lovingly crafted by Nottingham residents and a range of local community groups, the beautiful, illuminated creations will cut a route through the city centre.

There will also be many more installations and activities across the city, featuring work by local artists and creatives.

Please note that some installations and events will contain flashing lights and loud noises, which could impact people with certain health conditions. Viewer discretion is advised.

Travel Offers

Broad Marsh Car Park 
Nottingham NG1 7EJ
Park for £4 between 5pm - 10.30pm (excludes payment via the RH App)
NET Tram
£8 group ticket offer (1 or 2 adults and up to 3 children)
Applies Mon-Fri after 4pm and at weekends
Trent Barton Buses
£2 single fare on all Trent Barton buses (excluding red arrow)
Nottingham City Transport Buses
£7 grouprider (2 adults and up to 3 children)
£2 single fare on all NCT buses


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  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Outdoor Event

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  • In town/city centre

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