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The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall

Theatre Square, Nottingham, NG1 5ND
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The Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall


With over half a million visitors every year, the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall Nottingham are two of the UK's most successful touring venues, leading the way for arts and entertainment in the East Midlands region.

The Theatre's diverse programme of events includes internationally renowned orchestras, the highest quality ballet, contemporary dance, opera and touring drama alongside West End musicals, family shows, stand-up comedy and rock & pop music. Also offering a wide range of workshops and projects involving the local community, free foyer performances, backstage tours, conference and meeting facilities, plus it's bustling café bar and restaurant, there really is something here for everyone.

Royal Concert Hall

The superb visual and acoustic design of the Royal Concert Hall makes it one of the most unique and highly regarded music venues in the country.

Built in 1982, the Royal Concert Hall opened with a gala concert starring Sir Elton John. Since then, the roll call of famous names to have performed on its stage ranges from world-renowned classical soloists and conductors to a who’s who of the world’s biggest rock stars, pop bands and stand-up comedians.

The unique acoustic design of the Hall’s 2,497-seat auditorium gives it a warmth and clarity of sound much admired by orchestras and performers from across the globe. And audiences love to come here, too, as it sounds as good from the back of the top tier as it does from the centre of the stalls.

Theatre Royal

Brimming with history, the Theatre Royal is not only a city centre landmark but also one of the most beautiful Victorian theatres in Britain.
Built in 1865 by two successful Nottingham brothers, William and John Lambert, the new Theatre Royal’s elegant façade and opulent interior were widely admired. Thirty years later, in 1897, renowned architect Frank Matcham transformed the original auditorium, stage and backstage facilities, leaving the venue’s iconic columned portico as the only remaining original feature. The Theatre Royal Nottingham is considered one of the best surviving examples of Matcham’s work.

On 6 October 1952, Agatha Christie opened The Mousetrap at the Theatre Royal Nottingham, her ‘lucky theatre’, prior to the West End. Little did anyone anticipate that this production would become the longest-running play in theatre history.

In 1978, the Theatre Royal re-opened following a £5million refurbishment, boasting a stunning green and gold 1,186-seat auditorium and remodelled foyers. Today, the timeless beauty of Nottingham’s Grand Old Lady continues to ‘wow’ and she remains a vital and much-cherished part of the community.


Map & Directions

Public Transport Directions

Parking: Follow signs for city centre and the Royal Zone for public car parks. The nearest car park is Q-Park, which is 3-minute walk from the venue. Purchase a £5 Parking Voucher in advance on the Theatre Royal and Royal Concert Hall website, at the Box Office or over the phone for up to 5 hours parking at Q-Park (usually £8), Talbot Street NG1 5GG. Present your Theatre Royal or Royal Concert Hall event ticket, your Q-Park parking ticket and your parking voucher at the Box Office before the show (or to a member of the Front of House Team if the Box Office is closed) to get your parking ticket validated.

By Tram: Alight at Royal Centre tram stop, directly outside the venue. To plan your route visit NET. Buy a £2 tram return Travel Voucher in advance. Retain your performance ticket for inspection when travelling. Valid until midnight.

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Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Opening Times (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

* Box office opening hours:
Monday to Saturday 9am – 8.30pm


  • Regional and MiscellaneousNottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Winner 2018 Nottinghamshire Hospitality Stars Awards Winner 2018 2018

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Monday, 16 December 2019 - Monday, 16 December 2019

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Saturday, 19 October 2019 - Saturday, 19 October 2019

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Monday, 15 July 2019 - Saturday, 20 July 2019

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Friday, 28 February 2020 - Friday, 28 February 2020

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Monday, 8 July 2019 - Saturday, 13 July 2019

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Wednesday, 28 August 2019 - Sunday, 1 September 2019

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Saturday, 14 December 2019 - Saturday, 14 December 2019

Dr Hook 50th Anniversary Tour
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Friday, 2 August 2019 - Friday, 2 August 2019

That'll Be The DayBack by ever-growing popular demand, get ready to party as the UK's favourite rock & roll variety production, That'll Be The Day, returns with another brand new show!
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Sunday, 30 June 2019 - Sunday, 30 June 2019

Gladys Knight | Visit NottinghamshireGladys KnightThe Empress of Soul, Gladys Knight is delighted to come to Nottingham's Theatre Royal Concert Hall in 2019
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Saturday, 29 June 2019 - Saturday, 29 June 2019

Whats Love Got To Do With It | Visit NottinghamshireWhat's Love Got To Do With It?What's Love Got To Do With It? A Tribute To Tina Turner is the joyous new show celebrating the music of the incredible Tina Turner.
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Wednesday, 23 October 2019 - Wednesday, 23 October 2019

Thursday, 24 October 2019 - Thursday, 24 October 2019

Tim Minchin | Visit NottinghamshireTim Minchin: BACKTim Minchin, award-winning comedian, actor and composer, will return to the stage with his new show BACK at the royal concert hall in Nottingham.
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Friday, 8 November 2019 - Friday, 8 November 2019

Rob Beckett: WallopRob Beckett brings his brand new stand up show ' Wallop' to Nottingham at the Royal Concert Hall.
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Tuesday, 1 October 2019 - Saturday, 5 October 2019

Matthew Bourne's Romeo and Juliet | Visit NottinghamshireMatthew Bourne's Romeo and JulietMatthew Bourne brings his Romeo and Juliet to Nottingham's Theatre Royal in October 2019.
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Tuesday, 8 October 2019 - Tuesday, 8 October 2019

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Wednesday, 10 July 2019 - Wednesday, 10 July 2019

Lea Salonga, Royal Concert Hall | Visit NottinghamshireLea SalongaSinger, actress and Broadway royalty, Lea Salonga, known across the world for her powerful voice, perfect pitch and her Tony Award winning role in Miss Saigon and critically acclaimed role as Eponine in Les Misérables, has announced her first ever solo U.K. tour and she's coming to Nottingham's…
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Thursday, 19 September 2019 - Sunday, 22 September 2019

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Saturday, 13 July 2019 - Sunday, 14 July 2019

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Tuesday, 25 June 2019 - Saturday, 29 June 2019

Tuesday, 2 July 2019 - Saturday, 6 July 2019

Calendar Girls - The Musical, Theatre Royal | Visit NottinghamshireCalendar Girls - The MusicalCalendar Girls – The Musical by Gary Barlow and Tim Firth is the award-winning production based on the true story of the calendar girls – which received fantastic five-star reviews in London's West End now comes to Nottingham's Theatre Royal in June and July 2019.
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Wednesday, 2 October 2019 - Wednesday, 2 October 2019

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Sunday, 3 November 2019 - Sunday, 3 November 2019

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Friday, 6 December 2019 - Friday, 6 December 2019

The Australian Pink Floyd Show 2019
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Monday, 25 November 2019 - Saturday, 30 November 2019

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Saturday, 30 November 2019 - Sunday, 5 January 2020

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Tuesday, 29 October 2019 - Saturday, 2 November 2019

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Wednesday, 13 November 2019 - Sunday, 17 November 2019

Tom Gates Live On Stage!Based on the best-selling books by Liz Pichon, this brand new story of Tom Gates is brought to you by the award-winning team behind Horrible Histories and Gangsta Granny and for the first time ever it's live on stage!
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Tuesday, 19 November 2019 - Thursday, 21 November 2019

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Wednesday, 30 October 2019 - Wednesday, 30 October 2019

An Audience with Simon ReeveFollowing a sell-out theatre tour in 2018, Simon Reeve's UK tour has been extended by huge public demand into 2019. The show features the world-famous BBC travel presenter and adventurer recount tales from over fifteen years of travelling to the most remote and extreme corners of the planet.
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Thursday, 21 November 2019 - Thursday, 21 November 2019

The Sensational 60's 10th Anniversary TourThe Sensational 60's Experience returns to Theatre Royal Nottingham with a 60's spectacular of pure nostalgia.
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Sunday, 10 November 2019 - Sunday, 10 November 2019

Russell Kane: The Fast and The CuriousHe's back. The keenly-awaited brand new tour show is here. Packing more energy than a Duracell factory, Russell' s RS Turbo laugh engine will motor through love, family and life – once again proving that the fast and the curious amongst us, see more stuff, and get more done.
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Tuesday, 30 July 2019 - Saturday, 3 August 2019

Tuesday, 6 August 2019 - Saturday, 10 August 2019

Tuesday, 13 August 2019 - Saturday, 17 August 2019

Tuesday, 20 August 2019 - Saturday, 24 August 2019

Classic Thrillers Season 2019This summer, the much-loved Colin McIntyre Classic Thrillers Season returns to the Theatre Royal with four thrilling dramas over four weeks. Get ready for another season of blackmail, murder and revenge with Wait Until Dark (Frederick Knott), Murder With Love (Francis Durbridge), Anybody For…
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Wednesday, 26 February 2020 - Saturday, 7 March 2020

Royal Shakespeare Company 2020Direct from the Royal Shakespeare Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Royal Shakespeare Company returns to the Theatre Royal with a season of exhilarating Shakespeare plays
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Saturday, 6 July 2019 - Sunday, 7 July 2019

Dinosaur World LiveDare to experience the dangers and delights of Dinosaur World Live in this roarsome interactive show for all the family!
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Thursday, 4 July 2019 - Thursday, 4 July 2019

Here Come The BoysThree giants of the ballroom and Latin world battle it out on the dance floor at The Royal Concert Hall on 4 July 2019
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Monday, 16 March 2020 - Wednesday, 18 March 2020

Riverdance: The New 25th Anniversary Show, NottinghamRiverdance: The New 25th Anniversary ShowA powerful and stirring reinvention of this beloved family favourite, celebrated the world over for its Grammy Award-winning music and the thrilling energy and passion of its Irish and international dance. Twenty-five years on, composer Bill Whelan has rerecorded his mesmerising soundtrack while…
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Monday, 28 October 2019 - Monday, 28 October 2019

The Songs Of Barry White Starring Peabo Bryson, Royal Concert Hall NottinghamThe Songs Of Barry White Starring Peabo BrysonInternational soul star Peabo Bryson, who won Grammy awards for his chart-topping Disney duets with Celine Dion and Regina Belle, is the latest act announced as part of BBC Radio 2's Friday Night Is Music Night LIVE, a new initiative which sees a range of high profile acts touring the UK in…
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Saturday, 26 October 2019 - Saturday, 26 October 2019

OMD: 40 Years - Greatest HitsOrchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark (OMD) continue their 40th anniversary celebrations with the announcement of a special world tour. Including 21 UK dates this autumn, the band will be joined by both Martin Cooper and Stuart Kershaw. See them in Nottingham at the Royal Concert Hall.
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Monday, 14 October 2019 - Monday, 14 October 2019

Hancock & Co NottinghamHancock & CoFollowing James Hurn's sell out tour of 2018, he's back with his popular One Man-Many Voices celebration of the radio comedy classic, Hancock's Half Hour, and this time he's stopping off in Nottingham. James, a multi-talented actor and impressionist, will be performing a BRAND NEW programme of…
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Thursday, 10 October 2019 - Sunday, 13 October 2019

The Gruffalo - Live On Stage in NottinghamThe Gruffalo - Live On StageJoin Mouse on a daring adventure at Theatre Royal Nottingham, through the deep, dark wood in Tall Stories' magical, musical adaptation of the classic picture book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
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Thursday, 26 September 2019 - Thursday, 26 September 2019

Boycott and Aggers in NottinghamOut of the AshesNo Ashes year would be complete without An Evening With Boycott and Aggers and there's nothing like a battle with the old enemy to bring out the belligerent best in our Geoffrey!
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Tuesday, 24 September 2019 - Tuesday, 24 September 2019

Ant Middleton in Nottingham. SAS Who Dares WinsAnt Middleton: Mind Over MuscleBringing his incredible experiences to life and demonstrating how mental strength and self-discovery can help overcome huge challenges, don't miss star of Channel 4's SAS: Who Dares Wins, Ant Middleton.
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Monday, 16 September 2019 - Saturday, 21 September 2019

On Your Feet! Musical in NottinghamOn Your Feet!The Broadway and West End production of Gloria and Emilio Estefan's smash-hit musical embarks on a UK and Ireland tour this Autumn, including a visit to Nottingham's Theatre Royal. On Your Feet! is the inspiring true love story of Emilio and Gloria and charts their journey from its origins in…
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Saturday, 3 August 2019 - Saturday, 3 August 2019

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Monday, 22 July 2019 - Saturday, 27 July 2019

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