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Nottingham Playhouse

East Circus Street, Nottingham, 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 The Kite Runner – West End transfer and UK Tour; a revival of Touched in 2017, starring BAFTA-winning actress Vicky McClure and Aisling Loftus; a bold new production of the sixties musical comedy Sweet Charity; and a critically acclaimed production of Alan Bennett’s The Madness of George III, starring Olivier-Award winners Mark Gatiss and Adrian Scarborough which also streamed to hundreds of cinemas worldwide through National Theatre Live in 2018.

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 are fully equipped with modern facilities making it the perfect place to inject some creativity into your business.

Tickets for shows at 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 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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


  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Winner 2019 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Winner 2019 2019

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Monday, 17 February 2020 - Friday, 21 February 2020

February Family Fest 2020Shake off winter this February half term and head to Nottingham Playhouse for a fun-filled week of family activities.
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Sunday, 15 March 2020 - Sunday, 15 March 2020

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Wednesday, 29 January 2020 - Wednesday, 29 January 2020

Thursday, 30 January 2020 - Thursday, 30 January 2020

Friday, 31 January 2020 - Friday, 31 January 2020

Saturday, 1 February 2020 - Saturday, 1 February 2020

Stewart Lee at Nottingham PlayhouseSteward Lee - Snowflake/TornadoDouble-bill of two new 60 minute sets, back to back nightly from "the world's greatest living stand-up" (Times), Stewart Lee at Nottingham Playhouse.
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Saturday, 22 February 2020 - Saturday, 22 February 2020

Improv Triple Decker
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Saturday, 2 May 2020 - Saturday, 2 May 2020

It's A Trap - The Improvised Star Wars Show
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Sunday, 2 February 2020 - Sunday, 2 February 2020

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Friday, 13 March 2020 - Friday, 13 March 2020

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