The Darkroom is suitable for beginners and experienced artists alike. After consultation with The Disabled Photographers Society and Ilford Daniel T Wheeler, it is the first fully accessible darkroom in the UK. A technician is regularly on-hand to provide support and to help you develop your artistic skills and practice; whether that be learning new skills or experimenting with alternative techniques and materials.

Annual MembershipTicket Price
Free darkroom induction£120 annual membership
Regular technician support£60 annual membership (student/grad)
Opportunity to sell in our shop and discount in our shop and Coffee House£7.50 p/h darkroom access / BYOC £4.50 p/h (that works out at just over £2.30 a week)

So what are you waiting for?

Become a Darkroom Member today and join a community of photographers from across West Yorkshire.


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Darkroom One-to-One

Not sure if you’re ready for a membership, why not try our Darkroom One-to-One?

This is available for both members and non-members and a great way to gain an insight into our darkroom.

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The Art House Benefits

As a registered charity, we strive to make our membership fees as affordable as possible whilst ensuring we are able to invest in maintaining industry-leading facilities.

By becoming a member at The Art House, you’re joining a community of makers who share your love of creative practices. Our female lead maker spaces are there to provide a calm environment to help develop and nurture your practice. Our members benefit from discounted 1-2-1 technician support, as well as discount in our coffee house and shop and our meeting rooms. Our monthly maker space newsletter lets us shout about your work and keep you up to date with what’s happening in the maker’s community.

Let your art be about the art. We’re here to provide affordable, accessible facilities, so that you can unlock your skills and further your creative journey.


  • 5x Custom designed and built power control adjustable height enlarger bays
  • 5x Enlargers o Leitz Focomat V35 Colour 35mm enlarger (autofocus)
    • LPL 7451 5×4 enlarger
    • LPL VCCE VC7700 6×7 enlarger
    • Durst M670 6×7 B&W enlarger
    • Durst M670 6×7 B&W enlarger
  • Custom designed and built wheelchair accessible darkroom sink with integrated archival wash
  • Print drying rack on adjustable pull rope
  • Developing tanks, trays and darkroom essentials, including long arm focus finders and MOD54

Looking for a starting point?

Our Workshops & Courses are a great place to start a new creative skill, have a browse at the range of sessions we offer!

Workshops & Courses