Squire Performing Arts Centre

9 Arboretum Street, Nottingham, NG1 4JB
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Squire Performing Arts Centre


Squire Performing Arts Centre is a modern small-scale theatre in the heart of Nottingham city centre – a welcoming home to theatre, dance, music, comedy and much more. We are a unique venue with two distinct performance spaces – our Main House seating 260, and our intimate Weston Studio seating 74.

Since opening to the public in 2017, the centre has attracted a number of well-established local and national companies including Derby Theatre, New Perspectives Theatre Company, Dance4 and Feet off the Ground as well being host to comedian Scott Bennett and art historian and presenter Andrew Graham Dixon.

Based at Nottingham Girls’ High School the centre is named in honour of a former student Dame Rosemary Anne Squire, DBE, to reflect her support of the project, her association with the school and prominent position in British theatre.

Creative learning is at the heart of Squire Performing Arts Centre. As well as creating a broad events programme, they are committed to providing arts and performance education giving the opportunity to develop potential and boost engagement with the arts.


Wheelchair Spaces: All public areas are accessible to wheelchair users, including lift access to the circle level. We have allocated wheelchair spaces for every performance. If you wish to transfer to a theatre seat we can store the wheelchair upon request.

Accessible Toilets: Available on the stalls level, located off the foyer.

Accessible Parking: Available on Arboretum Street, adjacent to the theatre. Access is via Arboretum Street.

Assistance Dogs: Please advise during the booking process and a seat next to the aisle will be reserved for you.

Other Needs: If you have any other needs, which we have not covered elsewhere in this statement, please let us know so that we can do our very best to give you full and equal access to our service.

Coronavirus update: For the latest information on coronavirus and how it might impact your travel in and around Nottingham and Nottinghamshire, including information on which venues and attractions are closed, please visit our Know Before You Go page. We recommend that you check the website and social media of individual venues and attractions when planning a visit.

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  • All major credit/debit cards accepted

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  • In town/city centre

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  • Wi-fi available

Opening Times

Squire Performing Arts Centre (1 Jan 2023 - 31 Dec 2023)

* The venue will open 30 minutes before a performance begins.
Open by appointment outside normal opening times.

Location: We are located on the corner of Arboretum Street and Addison Street. The main entrance is accessed from the car park behind the school building, with an accessible entrance off Arboretum Street.

Travelling by car: Our free 120 space car park is located at the junction of Arboretum Street and Balmoral Road, behind the school buildings. Follow the signs down the ramp to park. The Theatre will be visible and access is via a stepped path. There is limited space to drop off outside the front of the Theatre.

Accessible Parking Information: Our car park for blue badge holders is located on Arboretum Street directly next to the theatre. This parking is opposite the sports pitch and signed ‘Nottingham Girls’ High School’. From here there is flat access inside.

Travelling By Tram: Nottingham High School is the nearest NET tram stop and we are a short walk away down Waverley Street and then into Arboretum Street.

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