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Nottingham Playhouse

East Circus Street, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 5AF
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Nottingham Playhouse


Nottingham Playhouse has been one of the UK’s leading producing theatres since its foundation in 1948. It welcomes over 110,000 customers through its doors each year and creates productions large and small from timeless classics and enthralling family shows to adventurous new commissions, often touring work nationally and internationally.

Notable productions include 1984 – three runs in the West End and currently on tour in Australia; Any Means Necessary, a new play about  undercover policing; Tony’s Last Tape which toured nationally this year; and a revival of Touched in 2017, starring BAFTA-winning actress Vicky McClure and Aisling Loftus.

Visiting dance, comedy and theatre complete the bill and the Playhouse's listed 1963 building is a drama in itself, enhanced by Anish Kapoora's stunning Sky Mirror.

Nottingham Playhouse also offers a superb conference venue.  With an auditorium seating over 700 and a meeting room for up to 50 both fully equipped with modern facilities it's the perfect place to inject some creativity into your business.

Tickets for shows at the Nottingham Playhouse are available from our Tourist Information Centre on Smithy Row, just off the Market Square by either popping in or by calling 08444 77 56 78.

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  • Family Fun - selected performances
  • Indoor Attraction
  • On-Site café/restaurant
  • Open by appointment outside normal opening times - behind the scene guided tours available

Payment Methods

  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In town/city centre

Opening Times

Nottingham Playhouse (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

* Our Box Office is open from 10am to 8pm Monday to Saturday, and two hours before the show on Sundays and Bank Holidays.

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Friday, 30 November 2018 - Saturday, 19 January 2019

Robin Hood and the Babes in the Woods at Nottingham PlayhouseRobin Hood and the Babes in the Wood at Nottingham PlayhouseThe Nottingham Playhouse panto is returning this festive season with Robin Hood and the Babes in the Wood. Great family fun!
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Saturday, 7 July 2018 - Sunday, 30 September 2018

Hoodwinked | Visit NottinghamshireHoodwinked 2018An exciting new art trail for Nottingham in summer 2018, Hoodwinked: a twist on the tale gives a modern-day take on the traditional stories of our mischievous outlaw Robin Hood
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Monday, 29 October 2018 - Friday, 2 November 2018

October Family Fest at Nottingham PlayhouseHead to Nottingham Playhouse this October half term as they bring in the light for a fun-filled week of family activities focused on festivals of light, fire and celebration! There will be something for all ages and abilities, with willow lantern making, shadow pupperty and a brilliant PMLD...
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Friday, 5 October 2018 - Saturday, 20 October 2018

KindertransportIn this 80th anniversary year, Kindertransport asks pertinent questions about our responsibility to those in need right now, and tells a raw and poignant story about the past’s powerful hold over the present.
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Friday, 2 November 2018 - Saturday, 24 November 2018

Madness of King George III | Visit NottinghamshireThe Madness of George IIIThe Madness of George III is an epic, multi-award-winning drama, familiar from both stage and screen. Expect grand costumes and royal pomp alongside nail-biting tension in Nottingham Playhouse’s brand new production of Alan Bennett’s moving and funny masterpiece.
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Wednesday, 12 December 2018 - Saturday, 5 January 2019

The Elves And The ShoemakerThe Elves and The Shoemaker is a magical, festive retelling of the much-loved Brothers Grimm fairytale about kindness and the joy we get from helping each other. Following in the traditions of previous productions The Princess and the Frog and Town Mouse and Country Mouse, expect a show filled...
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Friday, 12 October 2018 - Sunday, 14 October 2018

Hoodwinked | Visit NottinghamshireHoodwinked Art Trail Farewell to the FlockWhether you want to see 2 BRAND NEW robins, need to unlock those last few to complete the trail, see the stunning sight of the whole flock together illuminated at night, or you just want to say goodbye, here is your only chance to see all 35 Hoodwinked Robins in one place, for the last time, before...
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Tuesday, 25 September 2018 - Saturday, 29 September 2018

Kneehigh Theatre and o-region present FupKneehigh Theatre and o-region present FUPCome along to the Playhouse to see FUP, a beautiful telling of the novel by Jim Dodge
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Monday, 10 September 2018 - Monday, 19 November 2018

GlimmerGLIMMER at Nottingham PlayhouseA youth theatre for school years 1, 2 + 3; Explore and develop creative and performance skills. 
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Wednesday, 12 September 2018 - Wednesday, 21 November 2018

Beam performance schoolBEAM at Nottingham PlayhouseA youth theatre for school years 4, 5 + 6; Explore and develop creative and performance skills.
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Monday, 10 September 2018 - Monday, 19 November 2018

GLOW at Little PlayhouseThe playful and interactive sessions are a place where your child’s imagination is unleashed and each week you will go on magical adventures together.
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