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Nottingham Lakeside Arts

University Park, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG7 2RD
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Nottingham 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

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 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* 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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Tuesday, 2 October 2018 - Sunday, 27 January 2019

Nottinghamshire UnearthedThe University of Nottingham Museum at Nottingham Lakeside Arts opens a new exhibition showcasing archaeological finds from across Nottinghamshire that have been found by members of the public.  
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Saturday, 2 March 2019 - Saturday, 2 March 2019

Ardal O'Hanlon: 2019 Spring Tour - Warm UpSometimes thoughtful and sometimes silly, but always punchy, Father Ted star Ardal O'Hanlon has tickled audiences all over the world. Lurking beneath his mild-mannered demeanour resides a sharp and probing (and fairly mild-mannered) comic brain. In his latest stand-up show the subject matter is...
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Saturday, 9 February 2019 - Sunday, 10 February 2019

Nottingham Chinese New Year Gala 2019Fascinating performances by professional artist including Chinese Erhu, Guzheng and Bamboo Flute music, together with spectacular group-coordinated Kung Fu routines.
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Wednesday, 6 February 2019 - Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Film Screening: Be A Woman (2011)his documentary follows four drag queens of the 'Only Love' bar in Nanning over a span of three years to depict a touching and realistic perspective beyond flashy costumes, glamorous accessories, dazzling stage sets, and sensual dancing. 
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Saturday, 12 January 2019 - Sunday, 17 February 2019

Things From Home by Katrin MoyeA unique project by ceramicist Katrin Moye investigating our special relationships with objects of personal significance. Using descriptions by Chinese students of cherished things from home, Katrin has recreated those objects in ceramic form.
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Thursday, 7 February 2019 - Thursday, 7 February 2019

Film Screening: Soundless Wind Chime (2009)Ricky works as a delivery boy whilst living with his prostitute aunt and is pickpocketed by a thief, Pascal, who himself is in an abusive relationship. The two begin a romantic relationship, and the film follows their journey, exploring the nature of love or co-dependence.
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Wednesday, 6 February 2019 - Wednesday, 6 February 2019

Film Screening: Extravaganza (2018)July, 2017. Drag queen Miss Jade has brought together 12 of the city's drag performers for a one night show. Extravaganza takes you behind the scenes with the fiercest kings and queens in town.
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Thursday, 7 February 2019 - Thursday, 7 February 2019

Film Screening: Yvo and Chrissy (2017)Yvo and Chrissy explore the alternative lives chosen by two English people who between them gave up an inheritance of £1m, several properties and a phallus to become a poet, writer, performer, diver and transgender traveller, film maker and musician respectively.
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Saturday, 9 February 2019 - Saturday, 9 February 2019

Chinese New Year Drop in Arts and CraftsGrab a friend or take your little ones to Nottingham Lakeside Arts and try traditional Chinese arts and craft...
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Wednesday, 30 January 2019 - Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Thursday, 31 January 2019 - Thursday, 31 January 2019

Brush Painting WorkshopsThis workshop at Nottingham Lakeside Arts is open to anyone keen to learn about the beautiful traditional art of Chinese brush painting.
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Friday, 1 February 2019 - Friday, 1 February 2019

Lao Can ImpressionA co-production by Chinese Arts Now and Concert Theatre, Lao Can Impression, fuses the music of Debussy with a dramatic adaptation of the classic story The Travels of Lao Can by the famous Chinese writer Liu.
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Saturday, 12 January 2019 - Sunday, 24 February 2019

UKYA: Yiyuan Tang Art ShakeAs part of the UK Young Artists City Takeover, Nottingham Lakeside Arts is delighted to be hosting an exhibition of the work of young Chinese artists from Yiyuan Tang Art Shake. 
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Monday, 4 February 2019 - Monday, 4 February 2019

Citizens of Nowhere?A funny and moving real-time live audio drama which invites the audience to eavesdrop on the British Chinese Lo family at a moment of conflict as they prepare for a family wedding.
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Tuesday, 29 January 2019 - Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Film Screening: The Lord of MilanThe Lord of Milan is Left Lion's debut film documentary, about the life of Notts-born football pioneer Herbert Kilpin, acknowledged as the founder of AC Milan and said by some to be the "father of Italian football."
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Friday, 14 December 2018 - Tuesday, 7 May 2019

Sylva - 'To slowly trace the forest's shady scene'Foresters and felons, poets and poachers, discover the unusual tales of Nottinghamshire’s woodlands and the people who have worked, lived and been inspired by them, at this exhibition curated by Professor Charles Watkins of the School of Geography and Manuscripts and Special Collections at...
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