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Lakeside Arts

University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2RD
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Lakeside Arts


Due to Coronavirus Lakeside Arts will be closed from Tuesday 17 March until further notice. For the latest information and advice on Coronavirus in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, please click here.

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:

Guide Prices

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Adult PriceFree

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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

* 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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