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Lakeside Arts

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


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.

Take a look at our brochure here

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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Friday, 15 May 2020 - Sunday, 14 June 2020

Nottingham Puppet Festival 2020Local, national and international artists will be bringing their puppetry talents to locations across Nottingham in 2020, with a medley of free street theatre, shows, workshops and music and plenty more spectacular sights and sounds taking place.
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Tuesday, 7 January 2020 - Sunday, 29 March 2020

Peaks and Pots: The Life and Work of Felix OswaldDiscover the story of Dr Felix Oswald, the Nottinghamshire Probate Officer, geologist, archaeologist and Roman pottery specialist whose work led to the creation of the University of Nottingham Museum in 1933.
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Tuesday, 3 March 2020 - Tuesday, 3 March 2020

Archaeology Now Talk: The Enduring Story of TroyThe story of the Trojan War has been reinvented and retold for 3,000 years. Vicky Donnellan will discuss the exhibition and the experience of displaying the myth, its reality and legacy.
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Sunday, 1 March 2020 - Sunday, 1 March 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshireJames Campbell: The Funny World Of...Hold onto your socks, take the banana out of your ears and enjoy the best comedy for kids from the man who invented Comedy 4 Kids.
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Saturday, 7 March 2020 - Saturday, 7 March 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshirePropellorUnmissable performances hat effortlessly blend folk, contemporary classical, electronic and jazz influences with field recordings and spoken word.
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Tuesday, 10 March 2020 - Tuesday, 10 March 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshireWithin This DustInspired by the iconic photographs by Richard Drew that capture a man falling from the World Trade Center, this hauntingly beautiful dance theatre explores the events surrounding 9/11.
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Thursday, 12 March 2020 - Thursday, 12 March 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshireJoglaresaJoglaresa's greatest hits – all delivered with Joglaresa's inimitable energy, irrepressible cheeriness, rebellion and, above all, fun! Medieval song is full of surprises – enjoy them with the harp, fidel, percussion and voices of Joglaresa.
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Saturday, 14 March 2020 - Sunday, 7 June 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshireMat CollishawAn exhibition by Mat Collishaw, who rose to prominence in the 1990s as one of the defining generation of Young British Artists alongside his contemporaries Damien Hirst and Sarah Lucas.
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Sunday, 15 March 2020 - Sunday, 15 March 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshireThe Merchant of VeniceIn this first co-production between Nottingham Playhouse and Lakeside Arts, Shakespeare's most controversial play is relocated to the modern day Goose Fair.
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Tuesday, 17 March 2020 - Tuesday, 17 March 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshirePricksThis urgent, funny new show blends warmly engaging storytelling with poetry and an original soundscape. It tells a surprisingly moving and uplifting story about families and learning to care for each other better.
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Wednesday, 18 March 2020 - Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshireGeorgian Delights: Talk - Two Sides of a Royal Coin: George IV as Husband and BrotherAcclaimed historical biographer Flora Fraser will speak about her research in the Royal Archives when writing The Unruly Queen: The Life of Queen Caroline and Princesses: The Daughters of George III.
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Thursday, 19 March 2020 - Thursday, 19 March 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshireHeath QuartetThe Heath Quartet perform pieces by Beethoven, Brahms, and Tippet
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Sunday, 22 March 2020 - Sunday, 22 March 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshireUniversity PhilharmoniaThe University Philharmonia Fauré, Milhaud, and Beethoven at University of Nottingham
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Wednesday, 25 March 2020 - Wednesday, 25 March 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshireHuw Warren Trio & Mark LockheartHighly regarded Welsh pianist Huw Warren performed last year at Lakeside with Quercus; he returns to perform music from two new albums: New Day with saxophonist Mark Lockheart and Everything In Between with bassist Dudley Phillips and son Zoot Warren on drums.
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Saturday, 28 March 2020 - Saturday, 28 March 2020

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, 28 March 2020 - Saturday, 28 March 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshireXzibitXzibit is an award-winning choreographic programme with professional mentoring that supports young people to create and present their own choreography. Curated by Nottingham-based dance artists Gareth Woodward, Xzibit is supported by Dance4, Inspire Youth Arts and Lakeside Arts.
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Sunday, 29 March 2020 - Sunday, 29 March 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshireEpisodesPresenting the best in youth dance talent from across the county, Episodes celebrates excellence in dance, choreography and performance by youth dance groups from Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
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Saturday, 18 April 2020 - Sunday, 19 April 2020

Lakeside Arts Centre | Visit NottinghamshireLittle Red Riding HoodHiccup Theatre brings you a hilarious and heart-warming new version of the classic story that is all the better to entertain you with! Magical and musical theatre from the team that brought Goldilocks and The Three Bears and The Gingerbread Man.
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