Lakeside Arts

University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2RD
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Update: Lakeside Arts plan a phased reopening from Tuesday 18 May.

For the latest information on coronavirus and how it might impact your travel in and around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, including information on which venues and attractions are closed, please visit our Know Before You Go page. We recommend that you check the website and social media of individual venues and attractions when planning a visit.

Nottingham Lakeside Arts is The University of Nottingham's unique public arts centre and museum presenting an eclectic programme of music, dance, theatre, visual art, special collections and family events all year round.

Based in the idyllic grounds of Highfields Park with two excellent cafés and a gallery shop with craft cabinets selling original works by leading craftmakers, there’s a varied programme including free events and workshops for both families and individuals.

With a direct tram stop outside, Nottingham Lakeside Arts is the ideal place to take time out, unwind and experience the best visual and performing arts. And now, you can get a reduced £2 tram return ticket for Lakeside ticketed events. All you need is your ticket for the Lakeside event/show, then select the event ticket on the tram ticket machine and board the tram!

For more information, get in touch @LakesideArts on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.


Box office:

Performance nights
Monday - Saturday: 10am until half an hour after start of the performance

Non-performance nights
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 12noon - 4pm

Djanogly Gallery, Gallery Shop & University of Nottingham Museum
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm
Sunday: 12noon - 4pm

Weston Gallery
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 4pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12noon - 4pm

Pavilion Cafe
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm

Click here to read or download the Access Guide for Lakeside Arts:

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Guide Prices

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Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Map & Directions



  • Facilities for Hearing Impaired Visitors
  • On-Site café/restaurant - Refreshments available

Parking & Transport

  • On site parking - Free parking available

Opening Times

Opening (1 Jan 2021 - 31 Dec 2021)

* Box office:

Performance nights,
Monday - Saturday: 10am until half an hour after start of the performance.

Non-performance nights,
Monday - Saturday: 10am - 5pm,
Sunday 12noon - 4pm.

Djanogly Gallery, Gallery Shop & University of Nottingham Museum,
Tuesday - Saturday: 11am - 5pm,
Sunday: 12noon - 4pm.

Weston Gallery,
Tuesday - Friday: 11am - 4pm,
Saturday & Sunday: 12noon - 4pm.

Pavilion Cafe,
Monday - Friday: 8am - 5pm.


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Sunday, 5 December 2021 - Sunday, 5 December 2021

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Saturday, 4 December 2021 - Saturday, 4 December 2021

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshireUniversity Choir & Chamber ChoirThe Chamber Choir performs a cappella music with origins in America with a decidedly jazzy flavour to herald the beginning of spring. The University Choir is joined by soprano soloist and jazz piano trio for Will Todd's popular choral jazz setting of the Latin Mass.
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Saturday, 11 December 2021 - Saturday, 11 December 2021

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Sunday, 14 November 2021 - Sunday, 14 November 2021

The Noise Next Door: Run Wild!Join the stars of ITV's Britain's Got Talent and BBC's The One Show at Lakeside Arts in Nottingham this November.
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Sunday, 14 November 2021 - Sunday, 14 November 2021

The Noise Next Door: In ChargeJoin comedy's unstoppable force for an evening like no other with The Noise Next Door at Nottingham's Lakeside Arts!
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Thursday, 28 October 2021 - Friday, 29 October 2021

The Gramophones Tarzanna MasterclassStop by Lakeside Arts and and work with the fantastic company who made Tarzanna! On this Gramophones Tarzanna Master Class you'll be having two days of animal drama fun.
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Wednesday, 17 November 2021 - Wednesday, 17 November 2021

Arctic Ice Music: 20:20One of Europe's most accomplished and innovative artists Terje Isungset marks 20 years of ice music with an international project that brings together artists with a long tradition of living in arctic conditions.
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Tuesday, 30 November 2021 - Tuesday, 30 November 2021

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Amatis Trio, Lakeside ArtsAmatis TrioAmatis Trio are a sensational piano trio who have performed in 34 countries and were voted BBC Young Generation Artists in 2016-2018. German violinist Lea Hausmann, British Cellist Samuel Sheperd, and Romanian pianist Andrei Gologan together bring to you this evoking Sunday afternoon concert. Read…
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Saturday, 27 November 2021 - Saturday, 27 November 2021

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Wednesday, 24 November 2021 - Wednesday, 24 November 2021

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Thursday, 9 December 2021 - Thursday, 9 December 2021

Saturday, 11 December 2021 - Saturday, 11 December 2021

Sunday, 12 December 2021 - Sunday, 12 December 2021

Saturday, 18 December 2021 - Saturday, 18 December 2021

Sunday, 19 December 2021 - Sunday, 19 December 2021

Tuesday, 21 December 2021 - Tuesday, 21 December 2021

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Tuesday, 28 December 2021 - Tuesday, 28 December 2021

Wednesday, 29 December 2021 - Wednesday, 29 December 2021

Thursday, 30 December 2021 - Thursday, 30 December 2021

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