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Information about Nottingham Theatres
Nottingham has a wide range of theatres producing and/or performing hundreds of shows each year. Below is a selection of them, and information on where to find out more.
Internationally-Renowned Professional Theatre
Nottingham Playhouse has been producing theatre for over 60 years.
The Grade II building contains a Proscenium Arch theatre with an auditorium that can seat 750.
In front of the Theatre on Wellington Circus is the Sky Mirror, created by acclaimed artist Anish Kapoor.
Forthcoming Events can be viewed here.
A guide to the buildings of Nottingham, which includes some of the Theatres including Nottingham Playhouse which features on the cover.
The Theatre Royal
Large Receiving Theatre
The Theatre Royal Nottingham is one half of the Royal Centre Nottingham.
The Theatre Royal is a very busy receiving house that welcomes large touring west-end shows and musicals, Opera, Ballet and traditionally holds a Classic Thriller Season each summer.
The Royal Concert Hall
Top-Rated Concert Venue
The Nottingham Royal Concert Hall is the other half of the Royal Centre Nottingham.
The Concert Hall is a well known venue on the concert-circuit and is used by a mixture of internationally-renowed musicians and top comedians.
The Albert Hall, Nottingham
Conference, Banqueting and Entertainment Venue
The Albert Hall comprises of the Great Hall and a further 10 conference rooms of varying sizes. It attracts a wide variety of local and national conferences, as well as local orchestras and school/voluntary events.
You can find details of What's On here.
It is located next to Nottingham Playhouse and opposite Nottingham Cathedral.
The Lakeside Arts Centre
University of Nottingham's Arts centre
The Lakeside Arts Centre consists mainly of 4 venues. However events are sometimes performed in other areas of the University Campus. The Lakeside has an eclectic programme of music (particularly World and Classical), dance, theatre, comedy, visual art and family events.
The main venues are:
Djanogly Theatre (Part of the D.H. Lawrence Pavilion)
150-seat Amphitheatre (next to the D.H. Lawrence Pavilion)
Djanogly Art Gallery
Djanogly Recital Hall
Their latest brochures can be found on Issuu here.
The New Theatre
Lace Market Theatre
Nottingham Arts Theatre
National Ice Centre
Capital FM Arena Nottingham
The Capital Fm Arena, which is part of the National Ice Centre includes the odd theatrical event in it's programme which would be too large for the other theatres to stage.
Recent events include 'Walking with Dinosaurs', 'Thriller - Live', Cirque Du Soleil and Disney Live!.
Capital FM Arena Nottingham was previously known as the Trent FM Arena and before that, Nottingham Arena.
The Nottingham Contemporary is a recently built art gallery, in the centre of Nottingham.
While its focus is on visual art, it does occasionally host Performance Art and other theatrical work. Its listings page is here.
Which Theatre is your favourite?
Some websites that feature reviews of local shows:
Left Lion - They also produce a free paper magazine, available from many local bars and attractions.
Platform Magazine - A student magazine from Trent University.
Kev Castle - Local blogger and host at Nottingham Hospital Radio.
Phil Lowe - Local blogger and writer.